Tag Archives: mothers

On This Day

Sixty-one years ago today a 32-year-old immigrant from Holland gave birth to a baby girl – her 4th child. It was almost a tragic day, for the child was strangled during birth by the umbilical cord. There were several frantic, … Continue reading

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Z = Zorro

Today’s Z-word – and the final in this Challenge – was inspired by a photo I stumbled across not long ago. The Zorro of my story is not the steamy, heart-melting Antonio Banderas from the 1998 Mask of Zorro, but the cheesy … Continue reading

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A Stitch In Time

My mother was from the generation of women who cooked meals from scratch, knit sweaters, and made most of our clothing … and like most women of her generation, she taught these skills to her daughters.  I learned how to … Continue reading

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