Remember

Remember

This is a favorite poem of mine–I have it almost by heart; but I did Google it to make sure and found it on a wonderful website with a collection of quotations and other resources for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Remember me when I am gone...

Discouraging

I am extremely upset to hear the latest on the investigation into Henry Granju’s death.  I hope that the celebration of his life that his family has planned for tomorrow morning will not be overshadowed by this latest controversy.  Their already impossibly...

Fearful parenting

Pictured above is the Weigel’s on Fox Lonas, a frequent post-school stop for our family.  We are also daily–or more–patrons of the Weigel’s at the corner of Morrell and Northshore.  It’s one of the perks of moving–for the first time...

Misunderstandings

Emily, while reading a book, to me:  “I hate linen.” Me: “Why?  Because it wrinkles?” Emily: “No, because he was a terrible person.” (Holds up book:  Nicholas and Alexandra) John, walking into the room: “I thought she was...

A mother's plea for justice

Nothing can make up to his family for the loss of Henry, of course.  But that doesn’t mean that they don’t want justice to be done.  News of his death finally hit the Knoxville paper this morning.  He was assaulted over a month ago.  Up till now I would...

Scary

Years ago, John and I were Hillary and Bill Clinton for Halloween.  For some reason, the little people love to pull out the Hillary mask and chase each other around laughing madly.  I thought it looked interesting discarded there on my “antique” porch...

Just for fun

Once again I have pulled out some random pictures from my bottomless box for some quick inspiration: This was taken in February 1996, at Teddy’s first birthday party.  I remember it well–an Italian dinner for 27, followed by cake and presents.  Watching...
The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Here’s a column I wrote in August 2007, that seems especially appropriate today. “The circle of life” isn’t just an idea dreamed up by Disney. Every day we are confronted with its reality–births, deaths, and every stage and milestone in between. Rarely, though,...

A celebration

Henry’s mama has shared the details of the services for him, and a way those who wish can honor his memory, on her blog, which is back up after having crashed earlier today from the traffic of the hundreds of people who came to wish the family well. Share...

One way to help

Katie’s co-workers at Ackermann PR have asked friends to pass along this link which has information on how people can contribute to a fund to help the family with the financial burdens which they will be facing on top of everything else after Henry’s 37...
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