Solidarity with the Grandchildren

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When his sister got married a couple of years ago, Stephan walked his Hero Mama grandmother down the flower-strewn path. As the first-born grandson he’s always had a special place in the hearts of all the grandparents. Back then he was employed at Colonial Williamsburg. Facial hair was not in style and long hair was. [Read More...]

In Search of Restoration

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I arrived home from Seattle on Saturday. It had been an eventful last week of radiation for Mama. We learned on Thursday that she had blood clots in her legs and a tinsy brain bleed. The problem, of course, was that the treatment for the blood clots — blood thinner — can make the brain [Read More...]

Root Little Pig

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  The blinds drawn, lights off, I leaned over Mama’s hospital bed and rubbed her neck. “I don’t know how you manage to be so strong,” I said. “It’s like my mama always told me,” she answered. “Root little pig or die.” My mother has spent a lifetime figuring out how to survive only to [Read More...]


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