Tag Archives: Babysitting

7th Grade

It should have been a banner year, a year of achievement in a young life. It went mostly unnoticed. It came up a few days ago when a classmate posted a photo of my YWCA Babysitter Certification class from 1964. … Continue reading

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Soda Jerk

It was the first real job. I had a steady babysitting gig with the owners of a local pharmacy, just walking distance from my home. They lived in an apartment above the store.  When I turned 15, they moved me … Continue reading

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On Raising Siblings

Big families are a mixed bag of tricks. For one thing, it is never lonely, even if you try your best to be alone. It is also never quiet, seldom peaceful, and almost completely devoid of privacy. If your parents … Continue reading

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