I spent much of the day watching the commemorations of the D-Day landings 75th anniversary, and tearing up. Watching those veterans, who'd been so young when they had to go through something so horrible, was incredibly moving. Especially when they showed the Normandy veterans laying their wreaths at the memorial and you could see the … Continue reading D-Day 75th Anniversary
Omygoshomygoshomygosh! You guys, I'm so ridiculously happy I can't stop grinning. Even when I'm sleeping. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and realised there was a great big grin on my face...at 2a.m. My oldest boy surprised me by coming to visit! I had no clue...he was very good at … Continue reading Happy momma, right here!
I've been re-captured by the story of my mother-in-law and her boyfriend in WWII. His name was Robert Stalker, and he was an American bombardier stationed in Thurleigh, England. I first started hearing this story three or four years ago. Recent discussions with my mother-in-law have reminded me how much I like this story and … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
I wrote this poem several years ago, at a difficult time between me and the father of my son. This was when I was living in Washington State, where wolf spiders are common. They're big, furry, and ugly; they look a bit like thin tarantulas. However, when I was researching titles for my poem, I … Continue reading Spider Love