Tag Archives: growing up in Connecticut

A Connecticut Christmas

I’ve just turned 4, as I sneak a peek at our tree, already suspecting Santa is really my mother, because why else would she be putting stuff under it in her nightgown. I may be short, but I’m not stupid. … Continue reading

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Crowned

I was hoping more for a tiara, but instead, got one in porcelain that sadly, no one will see… all because I was chomping on cheap candy…sigh I love to lie in bed in cozy jammies, with Jelly Beans, Chuckles, … Continue reading

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I’m Old Enough To Be Your…Big Sister

While sitting in front of my house going through mail, I was politely propositioned by an impressive young man, in daylight no less. He was 30ish, good looking with Kennedy like hair falling coyly across his forehead.  What got my … Continue reading

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A Mother Of A Mother

I’m always taking cheap shots (she so deserves) at me mother, so I’ve decided to write about her assets for Mother’s Day of which she had many, starting with her marinara sauce to this day is unrivaled. I have the … Continue reading

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Susannah Lays Down With The Lamb

I cried every Easter as a kid because my mother served lamb. When she finally switched to ham, I was already in therapy.  Why a pig in the oven bothered me less remains a mystery.  But that lamb was another … Continue reading

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My First Great Love

My grandfather. At 3, I knew he was the one for me. I’d toddle after him like a kitten tangled in his feet as he charmed and enchanted the whole neighborhood. My granddad was what you would call an altruist…a … Continue reading

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226 Church Hill Road

Originally posted on athingirldotcom:
It’s funny how scent evokes memory. This morning as I entered the park I got a massive whiff of freshly cut grass. When I gazed in the distance Dog Hill was being mowed in perfectly even…

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Meeting The Man On The Couch

Back around forty posts or so ago, I wrote about a man sparking my interest at the library I go to. (https://athingirl.com/2014/04/22/the-man-on-the-couch) I fantasized, mused and mustered over this reserved, well-heeled guy often seated next to me on the couch. … Continue reading

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Cyberly Challenged

I recently put athingirl.com on Facebook, something I said I’d never do. I figured, she had a heartbeat of her own that had zip to do with Susannah becoming my justification in doing so. The site itself remains foreign. I … Continue reading

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226 Church Hill Road

It’s funny how scent evokes memory. This morning as I entered the park I got a massive whiff of freshly cut grass.  When I gazed in the distance Dog Hill was being mowed in perfectly even sections. Made me think … Continue reading

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