Category Archives: Nostalgia

The Zen of Sewing

We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…. I come from a long tradition of sewing. My grandmother was a talented seamstress, starting when she was very young, designing and constructing ensembles that … Continue reading

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"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." (Spanish proverb)

In addition to influencing your kids as they grow up, one of the interesting things about motherhood is that you get to hear, on a regular basis, pearls of wisdom, as well as just plain funny interpretations of things that, … Continue reading

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Beer Bottle Boogie

                                                                         What’s your pleasure? I … Continue reading

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I Want Candy

Spending my childhood on Long Island in the late fifties and early sixties was a treat in lots of ways (although somehow I probably didn’t appreciate it as much then as I do now), not least in the number and … Continue reading

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The Sidewalks of New York

East Side, West Side, all around the town The tots play Ring around Rosie, London Bridge is Falling Down Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O’Rourke Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York. This could have … Continue reading

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Sail On, Sailor

John Thomas Laughlin, 60-year resident of Williston Park, NY, died on March 3, 2013, in Hospice at the Tuttle Center. John was born on December 2, 1925, to James Loughlin and the former Mary Mulligan, both relatively recent immigrants from … Continue reading

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Let’s Misbehave

There’s something wild about you child That’s so contagious Let’s be outrageous–let’s misbehave!!! – Cole Porter Just today, a friend, hearing an anecdote about my childhood (related to food), said she thought growing up with me would have been fun. … Continue reading

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