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Month: February 2017

2/13/17 The Salt Shakers

By erica

  I keep hearing my son in my mind, “write it, mom!”  So here goes… When I got back from vacation, I couldn’t find the salt.  We had two salt shakers and they weren’t anything special.  My husband had bought them and they looked like the kind you find on the table at a cheesy…

2/15/17 After Valentine’s Day

By erica

Today my daughter and I went for a walk on the same route as I mentioned in my Valentine’s post. She raced ahead of me and I walked slowly by the place we took the picture of the heart in the sidewalk.  It was GONE!!!  I couldn’t believe it.  I searched carefully.  The spot was…

2/14/17 Happy Valentine’s Day!!

By erica

As usual I must provide you with a little history to help you understand the context of this picture. My children and I go for walks after school about 3-4 days a week. We live in a neighborhood with few through streets and therefore lots of dead ends. As a result, we have a fairly…

2/2/17 Tattoos

By erica

I’ve been meaning to write about tattoos for a while. I have to ask you to humor me a little here. I don’t have any tattoos of my own but I have tried to understand my son, Shawheen who had tattoos covering his left arm and leg as well as his shoulder blades. I try…

2/2/17 When another young man dies

By erica

Today I was shopping at the local members only coop and I got to talking to some of the other members I enjoy visiting with. They told me another member had lost her son. I always hate that when people say “lost”. We know exactly where they are, they just aren’t here anymore. I know…