Monthly Archives: July 2013

Into the Dark

Any of us whose parents live to be elderly are likely to experience their long, sad decline at the end of life.  I’ve had both extremes–Daddy died suddenly at a relatively young age, of a heart attack, while Mother spent … Continue reading

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Generations of Irises

My mother was always fond of flowers.  Wherever we lived, she planted bulbs and weeded flower beds.  Our yard was never elaborate or manicured, and she certainly never read gardening books or drew plans.  But I remember four o’clocks which bloomed in … Continue reading

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Heat Wave

My friend Ed observed the other day that the two forces which made the modern South possible are integration and air conditioning.  The more I think about that statement, the truer it becomes.  We obviously still have huge issues with … Continue reading

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The Moving Wall

I went with some friends to a park in Hastings today to see the Moving Wall.  It was an extremely hot day, but another friend who is a Vietnam vet was volunteering at the traveling exhibition, and his wife was … Continue reading

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