A Dedication to My Grandfather

Goodbye Poppop: A Dedication to My Grandfather

Last year I lost the first of my grandparents and about a month later I officially lost both grandmothers.  In the year since I have had a chance to spend time with both my grandfathers.  I see my Grampa in Boston all the time since I live so close.  This year he turned 97 andRead more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and What I Am Thankful For

As 2016 comes to an end, the US starts the holiday season with Thanksgiving.  This year my parents are coming into town to celebrate the holiday.  This is the first Thanksgiving we are celebrating without either of my grandmothers.  This Thanksgiving happens on a year of a variety of good times and bad times.  I am goingRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Orlando Memories

I depart for Orlando in a few days!  Getting ready for the trip has me thinking back to last year’s conference, which was one of the events that prompted me to both start this blog and adopt Cedric Doggery.  It has me thinking of the last time I went to Orlando at the age ofRead more

Saying Goodbye to My Nana

It’s hard to believe that within 2 months of losing my Grammy, my other grandmother- my Nana- has now passed away. I had the chance to speak at her funeral and I spoke about the shift in understanding people as you get older.  I have very fond memories of my grandmother from my childhood.  MyRead more

Goodbye Grammy…

My grandmother, Grammy, passed away yesterday.  I wanted to write a tribute to her for the blog, but I have been struggling with it.  I am almost 40 and, until this weekend, I had 4 living grandparents.  Grammy was my father’s mother.  I have written in the past about my father’s influence on my reading.Read more