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The Legacy of My Grandparents

I went to the cemetery today and cried over the graves of my grandparents.  I cried because I miss them and because they would have been as disappointed as I am at the course my marriage is taking.  780 more words


Day 196: Adventures with Grandma

Took Grandma to the urologist today. As they lead her towards the bathroom to drop off a sample, she asks, “there aren’t any red lights here, are there? 341 more words

... on raising grampa

That’s First Dinner, with Mac, Sam, and Grampa circa 1998.

For a long time, we couldn’t figure out why Mac and Sam never really ate their dinner. 1,079 more words

Just Ponderin'

Any Color's All Right As Long As It's Green (for Lucille)

While I was working on “Any Color’s All Right As Long As It’s Red” in honor of my Grandpa Clark, I realized Red was the first in a series for my grandparents.  269 more words

Hilary Clark

Ants (a nonfiction memoir)

I wrote this nonfiction piece during my junior year of college. It seemed like the perfect essay to post in memory of my grandfather, Robert Awes, who passed away on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. 2,559 more words


The Gushing Grammie and Mini-Farmgirl

We have the great honor of babysitting our granddaughter, Maryjane, five days a week during the day.  Many of you know our sweet Maryjane in person and many of you know her through my writings.  294 more words


Sunday Dinner: Writing 101

I have fond memories of Sunday dinners at my grandparents’ house in Lemon Grove, a suburb of San Diego. We only lived about a mile away, so every Sunday for several years, we would drive over to their house in the late afternoon and visit until dinner was ready. 285 more words