Tag Archives: Grandparent

Driving Miss Baby

In the 70’s when I started working, single career moms weren’t common in my part of south Texas.  I was lucky to find Frances who provided affordable care for several children and who was willing to keep GE. There was … Continue reading

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Over the river and through the woods…

…to Grandma’s house we go. In our case, it was just an 80 mile road trip up Hwy 281 through Three Rivers, Whitsett, Campbellton, and Pleasanton from George West, Texas to San Antonio. Growing up, my family customarily travelled to … Continue reading

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Day 5—A Special Memory

I have so many special memories that it’s hard for me to isolate one.  I gave thinking a break and one particular memory popped into my mind.  The day GE had Sophia and the days that followed are golden.  It … Continue reading

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Where’s the cradle?

After things fell through with the Montell lumber, we stalled for two weeks.  I suspect Bob was as sad as I was about the lack of a plan.  I fielded calls from the Boerne and Gonzales sawmill operators.   I didn’t … Continue reading

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Cradle, cradle, cradle, I made it out of….

Oh, wait.  That’s a dreidel. When Bob’s daughter announced she would have a baby in the fall, he decided to build his first grand baby a cradle.  Twenty four years ago Bob built a rocking crib for his kids, one … Continue reading

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My favorite love story

Bob and I checked out St. Luke’s cemetery on our way back from MA and Gerald’s house a couple of weeks ago.  The St. Luke’s Catholic Church I remember was a small painted white church and on a back road … Continue reading

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March 27th

The first person I thought of today was my mother, Dorothy Marie Palmer Coleman.  Today is her 96th birthday; she’s celebrating in heaven with her family and friends. I don’t know the story of her birth as intimately as I … Continue reading

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