Category: Family

O, Holy Night!

From The Oystercatcher of Southwark by Erica Colahan-Ruggieri Copywrite 2022 “O, Holy Night, hmm hmm…” Mary hummed as she helped Mollie into her little bed, tucking the blankets around her. “Pretty, Muter,” Mollie sighed, rubbing her eyes and reaching her chubby arms up to hug Mary’s neck. “I am the most blessed mother in the […]

O Stolen Christmas Tree

“Psst…go back to that empty lot and grab one of those Christmas trees.” Grandmom nudged us back into the minivan. “What?” My eyebrows shot up in surprise. My brother looked at me, then at Grandmom. “You can’t be serious. We can’t just steal a Christmas tree.” “Why not?” Our Grandmom, Edna, was forceful. “Here, leave this in […]

Anyone Need a Crumb Collector?

We’re clearing out Grandmom’s house. She’s already settled in at the nursing home, reluctantly. I live close by, so I’ve been here all week packing tea cups, glassware, odds & ends—the detritus left behind after inhabiting a place for fifty years. I wrap everything in newspaper, my hands turning black as the tears fall and […]