Tag Archives: Siblings

Birth Order. The Follow Up.

According to the comment thread from a year ago, most bloggers/writers are first-born children. It was not even close. My very unscientific results: First Born – 33.   Middle Child – 4.  Last Born –  4  Clone – 1. ******************************************************************** … Continue reading

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Falling off the Roof

A few months after our father died, my brother fell off the roof, both literally and figuratively. He was the treasured first born son, arriving after 3 attempts resulted in daughters. At the advice of physicians, my mother got pregnant … Continue reading

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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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The Boys Club

The birth of my brother saved my mother’s life. There is no other way to see it. He was the first son. There were already 3 daughters, the baby girl named after my father, just in case there was never … Continue reading

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“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.” Khalil Gibran Happy Mother’s Day

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The Gathering

She had been given 2 months to live. They discovered a grapefruit-sized tumor on her bladder, inoperable. Two years later, after multiple sessions of chemo and radiation, and a few experimental drug therapies, she was still with us. My mother, … Continue reading

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