• Memory Lane-La Serenata

    Posted on April 16, 2013 by Admin in Maria's Blog.

    I spent most of my teenage years with my maternal grandparents. They lived in the three story house my grandfather built—the same one mentioned in my Love Thy Sister book. Life was good. We still didn’t have TV, phones, and the only movie theater was owned and managed by the parish and open on Saturday […]

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  • You say Tomato, I say…HELP!

    Posted on April 9, 2013 by Admin in Maria's Blog.

    I’ve been living in Arizona for so long I consider myself a native. Even so, I can’t get my yard to look good. I don’t mean Wisteria Lane good, I mean average Arizona yard good. Truth is, had I placed a headstone by every plant I killed over the years, my yard would look like […]

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  • There Once Was a Cat

    Posted on April 2, 2013 by Admin in Maria's Blog.

    The pets were part of my married life. Over the years we had two dogs, several cats, birds, turtles, rabbits—yet this story is about a cat I never owned. While our new home was being built, we lived in an older house now under the black top of Highway 51. It was on a large […]

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  • The Tablecloth

    Posted on March 16, 2013 by Admin in Maria's Blog.

    Because we didn’t have television, computers, or any other type of home entertainment, during the long winter evenings we listened to stories. My grandmother could tell fantastic tales of fairies and monsters. My cousins and other neighborhood kids will gather in our kitchen/living room to listen to Grandma spin her magic.  There were a few […]

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