Tag Archives: grandparents

Grandmom Goes “Grey”

One of the best and worst things that happened to me in 2012 was that I broke my Kindle. I am both a voracious reader and a broke paycheck-to-paycheck schmuck. It isn’t hard to understand why I’d put the death … Continue reading

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Tunnelton, Granddad and Peace

I have been wanting to write about my grandfather’s funeral for a few weeks now. One of the reasons I hadn’t up until now was, of course, the demise of my former computer and with it my ability to write … Continue reading

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10 Random Holiday Things

A little while back, Catie Rhodes put her own unique spin on the “10 Random Things About Me” blog post idea. She took the challenge to the next level and posted “10 Random Holiday Things.” I enjoyed reading Catie’s post, … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays 1: The Box

The holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and making memories. But let’s get real. They are also a time for real-life TV sitcom moments. One of my favorite Christmas memories involves, of all things, a tampon box. My father … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville #2: Norman and the Newcomers

He was always larger than life to me, even though I only knew him through his childrens’ stories and old family pictures. My Great-Grandad Norman Ruggles died before I was born. But when I visited my Great-Grandmother Katie in Tunnelton, WV, he … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville 1: The Night I Was A Ghost

Throughout October, Mondays will be dedicated to Haunted Hawleyville, a series of sometimes silly and fun and sometimes downright spooky memoirs. Check out the full lineup here. I’m not sure I believe in ghosts. But I’m also not sure that I … Continue reading

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Weaselin’ My Way Through A Hurricane

If you blog-reader types are anything like my people, you are completely and totally sick of talking heads telling you about the wild ride that was Hurricane Irene. You probably especially feel that way if she stopped by your neighborhood. … Continue reading

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