Happy Father’s Day, Bob

I don’t know that I’ve ever written about my father on Father’s Day. The reality of our relationship is that I really didn’t know the man. The marriage with my mother was brief (less than five years). I was a small child when they divorced, and...
One Last Gift From Mama

One Last Gift From Mama

When I was in North Carolina I found a box on Mama’s kitchen table in among some mail. It had a bracelet inside. Upon the bracelet was engraved the initials “WRL”. I thought about who that might be. Mama was always buying little things for people. But I couldn’t think...

Celebrating Mama Peggy

Today is my mother’s birthday. She’s a hard woman to buy gifts for. Every year, in the weeks and months leading up to her birthday, I start pondering the possibilities. But I always wind up feeling like Mama has been short-changed. The problem is, what possible gift...