Category Archive: school stories

Jack-O-Lantern Smile

    Jack (c. 1972)                                              My mother, age 12 (c. 1949)… Continue reading

Complementary

  My best memories are of color. It is summer. I am two. My mother sets me in the red laundry basket on the lawn while she does what she needs to do… Continue reading

Jump-Scare

“Coffee and Tea” surprised me when I came across it in a compendium of Mother Goose rhymes. I had never heard the rhyme before, even though it would make a dandy jump rope… Continue reading

In Praise of Windows

Third grade. We rode buses to the newly built school on the edge of town. It was our first experience with a seventies “open floor” plan, with only partitions separating classrooms. In spite… Continue reading