Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

We visited my husband’s parents down in Rockford, IL, for an early celebration of my birthday. So, as I sit down to write, I am thinking a lot about birthdays and anniversaries of major life events. Cheese Grits, my newspaper column and the seed for this blog, first appeared in my local newspaper on February …

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My dad recently sent me a box of papers that he had found. Several of them were papers from college—old tests and lab reports. Some of them were older, my immunization record from my pediatrician and the record of the registration of my birth. Others were older still: several mimeographed pages of family ancestry on …

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