Category Archives: Family History

Lisa

Six years ago, my Aunt Lisa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  I started this post with the intention of writing about a fundraiser for the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation but instead I sit here struggling to find the words … Continue reading

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The greatest lesson

A package arrives from my grandfather, full of beautiful pencil sketches, ink drawings and poetry. I pour over each one, amazed and inspired. One in particular holds my attention. An ink sketch of a bear wrapped in chains. It’s one … Continue reading

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The cop on the beat

Recently, I wrote about my parent’s courtship and the role my grandfathers (the cop and the mafia man) played in it, and I’d like to start sharing other stories that have been passed down through my family over the years, … Continue reading

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The story of my parent’s courtship … a mafia man, a cop, and 25 cases of government eggs

She was gorgeous, he was cocky.  She was a cheerleader, he was a baseball player.  She was the rich daughter of a mafia man, he was the middle class son of a cop.  He told his friends the first day … Continue reading

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