Monthly Archives: March 2017

Day Thirty – Eric the Great

So it’s not often you can say that someone changes your life but Eric Wolff changed mine. After my darling Dad died and as my great kid was getting ready to head off to college, I really was at loose … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-Nine – Miss Beans

So I met Miss Beans as a freshman in high school (DC girls rock!) and during our first Christmas season we had a secret Santa event and she played my Secret Santa. (I don’t know if she even remembers this … Continue reading

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Days Twenty-Seven and Twenty-Eight – Cooky and Dom

So I wrote about my Vernola boys recently but I can’t talk about how amazing and gifted and wonderful they are without going back to where it started: their parents, Cooky and Dom. College sweethearts who were both teachers, both … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-Six – Pat

So my family and I are lucky enough to have as our friend and car advisor extraordinaire the great Pat. My Dad was someone who knew everything about cars and could figure out how to fix whatever needed to be … Continue reading

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Days Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four and Twenty-Five – Susan and Karen and Steven

So I have often talked about my Burke cousins, the children of my father’s older brother. There were 9 of them originally (the typical Irish-Catholic family) and their early lives were difficult for many reasons. They lost their sister, Julie, … Continue reading

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Days Twenty-One and Twenty-Two – Helen And Dale

So I will be honest and say I didn’t know my friend, Helen, at all when we were in high school. I don’t think we ever took the same class in all 4 years we were there and she was … Continue reading

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Day Twenty – Mackenzie

So the very first person I met in high school was Mary McKenna. She was a great student but also a bit of a wild child, getting in trouble more than once with various nuns like Sr. Florence Rose (naught, … Continue reading

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