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“Good-bye Ballet School…”

Officially it is “The Silverado Ballet School”, but we always say …”theballetschool”, all five syllables smashed together like it’s one word. The way you have a nickname for or car, or Aunt Lucile’s sewing machine, or your favorite sports team, … Continue reading

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670 Myra Way

At my parents’ house, we are little bored and a little worried. Mama has been sick. But let’s not talk about that, let’s talk about real estate. No, let’s talk about homes. “Home” and “house” aren’t synonyms, not at all. … Continue reading

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The Jam Chronicles

“You’re about to need some more jam,” I said to my parents at the breakfast table the other day as I scooped the penultimate spoonful of Marionberry yum from the jar. “That’s actually my jam,” said Daddy. “Your mother got … Continue reading

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Legacy of a Teacher

As the first grandchild on both sides I was very close to all of my grandparents, and always spent alone each summer in sizzling-hot Fresno with Daddy’s parents, Grandpa Fred and Grandma Myrtle. We didn’t do anything fancy. If Grandma … Continue reading

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