February 2, 2015


November has always been a momentous month in my life. I married in November, had my first child in November, and last year, I published Maude my grandmother’s biography, on November 17th. I worked on it off and on for ten years and knew the time had come to complete the work. After two agents…

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Comfort Food

January 24, 2015


There were no cookbooks or recipe cards in Grandma Mayse’s pantry. Grandma never measured anything. When she got up in the morning, she put her cobbler’s apron over her housedress and went to the kitchen. Most of her day was spent there, preparing one meal or another. I remember her chicken and dumplings as my…

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