family
A Gallup poll found that the happiest people live in the poorest countries. Is it because their lives revolve around their loved ones instead of material abundance? Also, seven days in Iowa taught me that I basically want to be my grandmother.
death
“Upon death, freeze the head,” read the bracelet on his wrist.
grandparents
Sometimes it's very easy to just forget the past. We really, really shouldn't.
moving back home
I knew my dad was relieved. He kept thanking me, saying, “At least I sleep better at night knowing you’re here.”
grandparents
If I have a daughter someday who inherits my frame, I will try my best to lead by the examples instilled in me by all of the strong women I’ve come to look up to in my lifetime.
death
Like so many other things that are quickly becoming outdated, obituaries are a useful form of communication that is lacking a user base.
family
Where else are you supposed to go to hear stories about one-room schoolhouses and exploding corsets when all your grandparents are gone?
death
I learned from her that taking care of yourself was one of the easiest and comforting things you could do. Even when things weren't going well, you could get your hair done.
family
A tree (with a plaque on it, dedicated to my existence) grows in Indiana.
in

Dec 8, 2011 at 1:00pm | 0 comments

acceptance
Despite what’s been drilled into my head by certain family members and classmates for much of my life, I tried to own that having great ideas and being a smarty-pants isn’t necessarily a bad thing.