Archive | February, 2013

Can You Make Your Kids Eat Vegetables?

Olivia Newport daughter photo

“I guess I’d better eat my daily weeds.” My mom said that on more than one occasion, letting me know vegetables are not her favorite food. But she always served them to us kids, and somewhere along the way I learned to eat them. And like them. And crave them. So nobody can accuse me […]

Installment 8: The Corner Trumpet

Fifteen August 1942 ¬†After that Charlie and I spent a lot more time together. Teasing the girls out on the Island and spying on Margaret with me under the porch had proven to me that Charlie was all right. And I remembered how he had all of us singing that old hymn while Daddy played. […]