August 28, 2011
On Alice’s 96th birthday she received a ring from a stranger. Read the rest of this entry »
August 19, 2011
When I heard about Yvonne, the runaway Austrian cow, I was reminded of Mattie’s notes about the family cow in her memoir on childhood. Nebba, a black and white Holstein, was named after a mountain in Norway. Such a grand name, according to Mattie, gave the cow an inflated sense of herself.
August 13, 2011
Not long ago, Alice asked me if it was okay for her to wear her “white jeans” to the dining room. She’d unearthed a pair from one of the Iowa clothing boxes she keeps in the back of her closet.
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August 9, 2011
“My feet are getting smaller and my stomach is getting bigger,” Alice announced when I came for a visit. Read the rest of this entry »