Tag Archives: mothers

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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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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Day 1-Where I began

I was trying to decide where I did begin. I was born in Rockport so I began physically in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Our parents gravitated to small towns to raise us.  I was born … Continue reading

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Let it go…

Let it go, let it go, let it go All this sorrow disappears when I finally shake this fear And let it go. I’ve been up high and I’ve been down low But mostly I’ve been tired I’ll tell you … 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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Mom tales

Yesterday was the first OB/GYN visit for Bob’s daughter and I got to ride shot-gun with her.  The baby delivery business has changed considerably since I had GE.  In the mid 70’s, there were no sonograms and the doctor was King.  … Continue reading

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Angel dates

After Jack died, I attended meetings of Compassionate Friends.  I hated being there. Maybe it was too soon to mingle my grief with the grief of others who were ahead of me on the loss journey.  Whatever it was, I … Continue reading

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