Category Archives: Memories

Christmas, Chanukah, and the Necessity of Dogs

**Jean Foster Akin** SCENE: Christmas week, throughout my childhood. There was always a dog and that dog was always doing something my mother could not tolerate (although she did tolerate it, she just wanted to sound authoritative and in control … Continue reading

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Writing About the People of Our Past

In honor of my maternal grandmother’s birthday today (October 8, 1900), I wanted to re-post this piece which I composed for a writing cooperative in April 2013.    by Jean Foster Akin My grandmothers: one, a wiry, little Michigan farm … Continue reading

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The Proper Way to Eat Worms

I wasn’t interested in math when I was eight, only in reading and writing, but my third grade teacher, Mrs. Lane, let me know that math was important too (how would I be able to tell if I had received the correct … Continue reading

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