Tag Archives: Canada

On my 53rd birthday

On my 53rd birthday, I stood at a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles at the edge of the plaza outside my neighborhood library, thinking. Then I was interrupted. “Was it a n-gg-r?” the older man in the captain’s hat … Continue reading

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Mom 1954-1957: Her own way

Papa was not very happy when he found out about Clara’s new secretarial position. Perhaps there were elements of old school thinking: the youngest daughter needs to stay nearby her aging parents; a young, unmarried woman should definitely not be moving halfway across the … Continue reading

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