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say cheese

One morning, Stephen knocked at the back door, incredibly excited — he had made a camera! He showed me the camera, which looked really cool, and took a picture of me. He’d taken a picture of Mrs. Hawkins, too. Of … Continue reading

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other woman

When Stephen was fourteen, he finally talked his parents into letting him go to school. High school! His excitement was incredible, when I would have loved to have stayed home and be tutored. Little things tickled him to no end, … Continue reading

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reversal

Stephen, Donna (one of the twins), and I had been playing one day when we started talking about how boring for us when I was always the wife, and he was always the husband. What if we switched roles? Even … Continue reading

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honeysuckle

As it always seemed to be, it was a miserably hot day. Stephen and I were sitting in the double swing in his backyard, just swinging to try to cool off and talking. We were making plans for our family … Continue reading

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highland games

My father was sent on a business trip to Scotland when we were little. I can’t remember how long he was gone — it seemed like forever — and when he came back he had little plaid skirts and matching … Continue reading

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first kiss — and other teenage boys were jerks

My cousins were visiting one holiday — maybe Thanksgiving? — and a couple them — older teens — were outside my house when Stephen and I were playing. My cousins immediately started teasing me about having a boyfriend. At that … Continue reading

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shell lady

Of all of Stephen’s treasures, the Shell Lady was the most enchanting. I could hold her and just stare in wonder that such a beautiful lady could be created out of shells — shells that matched perfectly. I still can’t … Continue reading

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