ON THE BACK BURNER

June 6

When I was a kid kid,like in early grade school, I had a friend ,Ann Rausch. I went to her house often. Now that I think about it, she never came to mine. She had Winnie the Pooh books and books about "make belief". We spent hours rewriting fairy tales . We spent whole Saturdays doing this, with a pencil on lined paper. I never had my own books. We went to the library. I did not read "Fairy Tales". I read "Gone With the Wind ", after my Mother finished it. We read comic books. Wonder Woman was a winner in our house. When I think of how much my Mother knew in only a short time in this country, is now amazing to me. At the time, I wanted her to be more like Mrs Rausch. More white bread than rye bread. My Mother read, spoke (with a French accent) and wrote English. She did math. I just never appreciated how quickly she adapted to America. I was first generation American. That did not mean anything to me then, but it does now.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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