I Never Knew My Grandmother

Mamacita says:  I never knew my grandmother. Oh, I knew the woman who bore my mother and my aunt and my uncles, but I never knew the woman she really was.  I only knew the woman she became after the … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Mothers’ Day

Mamacita says: This Sunday will be, appropriately enough, a day filled with mothers. Mine, my sisters, my niece, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, cousins, me. . . . all mothers, and several of them more than one KIND of mother. (no, not … Continue reading

Half A Pot Roast, and a Mashed Grilled Cheese, Please

(From 2004) Mamacita says:  Remember that anecdote about the young bride whose husband asked her why she cut the beef roast in half before she put it in the pan? She told him she did it that way, because her … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday, on Sunday: Mothers

Mamacita says:  This Sunday will be, appropriately enough, a day filled with mothers.  Mine, my sisters, my niece, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, cousins, me. . . . all mothers, and several of them more than one KIND of mother.  (no, not … Continue reading

. . . And Your Little Dog, Too. . . .

Mamacita says:  Halfway through class this afternoon, we heard the city tornado sirens.  These sirens go off every Friday at noon, but today isn’t Friday, and 3:30 isn’t noon. We’d all been watching the weather closely through our tiny classroom … Continue reading

Great Things, One Of Which Is ME!

Mamacita says:  As of around 10 this morning, I am now a Great Aunt.  Yes, “great” as in “awesome.”  And, she said with a sigh, “great” as in “Criminy, I’m old.”  My Other Sister is now a grandmother.  Tumorless Sister … Continue reading