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Month: August 2017

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In the summer of 1966, when I was seventeen, my nineteen-year-old cousin James Kajiwara and I spent endless hours discussing our plans for the future. Then Jimmy was  drafted into the  Army. His eventual destination was  Vietnam. Before  leaving for advanced infantry training  at  Fort Benning, Georgia, he  gave me my Christmas, birthday, and  graduation […]

February 1992 was a devastating time  for my family. My  son-in-law Robert died in a scuba-diving accident at age  thirty. My daughter Meryl was left to raise their son Daniel, who was  only five

When I was a teenager we lived  in Kalamazoo,  Michigan,  in  the last house on a court. The house all were large and  old, and no doubt many children have run and played in that court. One summe

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My Mother lived with me in the 1940’s  in the  village of  Pacheco, California. She often went  to San Jose  by bus  to visit another daughter, and on these  occasions  we planned  that I would pick her up at the  Greyhound bus station in Concord, two miles away, when she returned.Her  only  delay  was a […]

On Christmas Eve,  1959, I drove along the  Old Roman road  between Greenhead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The  night was wet but I was  anxious to reach home and help the children decorate the Chris

My daughters, Mildred Crow, died on June 11, 1963 at 1:50  A.M. I did not  have the money to attend her funeral in Texas  and remained at my home in Vienna, Ohio. At 10:00 P.M. on July 19, a little

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World War II was  in its second year in 1942, and our men were away fighting for their country.  I was fifteen years old  and living in a small three-room apartment in the heart of  staid old Boston with Mother, who is a solid, no-nonsense person with green eyes, freckles,  and naturally curly red that […]
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