Category Archives: Childhood

Bittersweet Transitions

My son went away to university tonight. Actually I drove him there – a whole 3 1/2 miles away. I sobbed on the drive home. And on into the house, where my younger son so lovingly consoled me. Saying, “Just … Continue reading

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Fifteen Candles

We looked at pictures from last July today.  I think you’ve doubled in size.  Can it be that it was only a year ago when we sold your bike to the man who answered our add?  He met us in … Continue reading

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Dairy Ripple Delight

Tiny little shop Small town, USA. Double walk-up window Bright sunny day. “Order when your ready.” Tiny red-haired girl. “Make mine the usual vanilla lemon swirl.” Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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Remembering

Hot summer days Small town pool. Last stop ice cream Make mine lemon swirl. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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No Frills Here

I have never been a frilly girl.  Always preferring to look at the flowers rather than wear them.  Growing up I spent my days digging in the dirt, and wading in creeks, not fretting over being pretty or pristine.  I … Continue reading

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Growing Pangs

The child who always wanted to grow up, When faced with adulthood, Clings, with a most ferocious grip, to the childhood that is slipping away. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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