Monthly Archives: November 2014

Recipe: Mr. Clancy’s Baked Onions, a Family Tradition

The Thanksgiving holidays, when we were kids, were magic times mostly spent with Aunt Peggy and her brood – either at our house in Century or theirs in Atlanta – when long-settled family food traditions could be counted upon to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vichyssoise!

Though I didn’t really realize it at the time, one of the great blessings of going on the annual Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir tour – and I did three: to Texas, to Philly/D.C./Williamsburg, and to Chicago/Gary/St. Louis – was the … Continue reading

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Berlin Lights

After posting such a long and emotionally draining piece last week about the year Mama died, I was already thinking it was about time for another poem – something short and sweet – and just as I was pondering that … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cedar House Banana Bread

When we were kids in Century during the Kennedy/Johnson years, Saturday night was a special family time, and as we sprawled on the den rug (oval, braided, brown) with eyes glued to “Perry Mason” or “Gunsmoke” on our 1954 DuMont … Continue reading

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THE DRAGONFLY

Mama was dying, and that was that. There just wasn’t any way around it. It was what it was. And I couldn’t sleep for the worry of it all. If ever there was an “annus horribilis” for our family, it … Continue reading

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