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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It wasn’t supposed to affect me like it did. I put on a front, feigning great relief at the fact that I will no longer be responsible for hauling an over-sized pillowcase filled with sleeping bag, pillow and favorite blanket into the daycare every week—through snow, rain, cold, heat or ice. I am, actually, relieved …

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