Category Archives: Grandparents

The Root Beer Legacy

The Bells haven’t had a lot to hand down through the generations. ┬áMy inheritance from my paternal grandparents consisted of a handful of miscellaneous items whose value is purely sentimental- a swiss army knife, a canteen, a hatchet, all probably … Continue reading

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Christmas Remembrances

“Nothing good ever happened there for a special little boy afflicted with A.D.D. Piano practice, hour-long Family Home Evening lessons, meetings with a creepy old lady trying to motivate you to stop wetting your bed by giving you Strawberry Shortcake stickers, and one-on-one parental conversations about awful topics like puberty. These were the ugly ghosts haunting that living room, and I had no use for the place.” Continue reading

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