It’s a Little Too Late To Do the Right Thing Now

Listening to tunes on the radio often brings inspiration for story telling. After all, isn’t that what most songs are? A particular title has been hovering and buzzing around in my head and it is just seems right to tell the tale now. Mother had difficulty in parenting, people skills, work skills and just about […]

Write the Little Story

As my dear sister Abby and I have been sharing our memories, each one seems to spark another story. And so it seems that although each vignette may be just a little story, if one puts them altogether, they become a mighty blend of our lives. I have been the lucky one in many ways. […]

It Is What It Is

One of my stepmother Beatrice’s favorite quotes is: It is what it is. This was her refrain when she didn’t know what else to say or if she thought you expected her to jump into action about a particular situation. It usually stopped the conversation cold because what was there left to add? I have […]

I Love You To The Moon And Back

One of that favorite sayings in our family is: I love you to the moon and back. It is that special, unconditional love that a parent has for their children or how a child who has grown up, especially in a far from normal home, feels for that parent who was always there for them. […]

Dysfunctional Benefits (Do Not Try This At Home)

Believe it or not, there are several benefits to being part of a dysfunctional family. The main benefit came to me when I was listening to a so called “normal” mother explain the difficulties of having a child who suffered from nightmares. Now, of course, I completely understand what nightmares are, but have I ever […]

A Memory from Dad’s Other Life

As I reminisced about Dad’s other life, especially the part involving Virginia, it brought to mind a childhood experience where I learned a valuable lesson. Dad had taken us to Virginia’s cute little tidy house and we all had such fun. It was always a reprieve from the hell our mother tried to keep us […]