Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

When I was in graduate school, my mom started collecting pieces of china from the grocery store. They were plain, simple white china plates with gold edging. I have about twenty of them and cups and saucers and salad plates that match. I even think there is a gravy boat that goes with the set—somewhere …

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My mother lived what could be called an ordinary life. She travelled when young, then settled down with a family, involved herself in the lives of her children and friends, and enjoyed a brief retirement. Her main interests were her faith and her family. She served at church, helped at the hospital and supported causes …

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