I started my new job this week and one thing I couldn’t let go of was the weirdly urgent need to find maternity pantyhose. This was weird on the grounds that I scarcely ever wear pantyhose. I hate the control top; in fact, ten years ago I took all of my tights and cut them … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Hosiery
Often when I’m doing research about my great grandmothers, I wonder what they were thinking and feeling about their experiences as they went through them. Time seems to dampen the drama of the story, just like reading the ending of a story sometimes ruins the excitement of seeing it unfold. I wonder if they felt … Continue reading Working Mothers: Then and Now
My husband and I always have a very busy holiday season because, given that both of our parents split up, we have many family groups we want to celebrate with. This year, we had four Christmases (down from five last year) and we thoroughly enjoyed them all. Through all the hustle and bustle, I barely … Continue reading Christmas with the Loney’s
I have a bug bite on my foot. Also, I am drinking a raspberry lime gin rickey at the moment, so please forgive any typos. It’s raspberry season. When we moved into our house, the raspberry plant was already threatening to overgrow the stairs to our back porch. I’m now pruning them to wrap around … Continue reading The Harvest
And now the fun begins! There’s been a lot going on at our house in the past few weeks. On Tuesday, our behemoth tree in the backyard was removed and all the wood was saved for my fiance’s new workout routine, which will be wielding chainsaw and hatchet to break down all the logs into … Continue reading School’s Out!
Because copious amounts of artless jump-cuts and turkey neck were standard during the silent film days… Continue reading Smart Cookie
I’ve been trying to hunt down Louie’s father on Ancestry.com to try and figure out where he disappeared to after the death of his wife, Louie’s mother. He continues to elude me. Here’s what I know about the man from the records I found on Ancestry. Bert was born in Wells City, Minnesota and was … Continue reading The Missing Father