Family Life

Farewell To “The Biscuit”

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Lately, our minds have cast back to the winter of 2003-2004, when a certain vehicle -- eventually to be known as "The Biscuit" -- came into our lives. Michael and I were fairly newly married and we'd moved to a 2 bedroom apartment in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, where the alternate-side on-street parking restrictions were loose [...]

Rest In Peace, John E. Parker (Pamela’s Father)

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My father passed away last night. Here's the full, detailed obituary that we published in the Groveton newspaper: John Elvin Parker of Groveton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, February 12, at Houston Hospice at the age of 78, after a battle with leukemia. He was born on September 26, 1933 in Groveton, Texas, on Magee [...]

Memories of Warren Street

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On the eve of our big move, I have this need to honor, to remember, to sanctify, somehow, the home in which we spent the last two and a half years or so. As always seems to happen, I have this fear that I'll forget, and somehow deny the significance of, all the marvellous and [...]

Signing Time

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Intrepid readers of this site (if there are any left), may notice that I haven't yet given any updates on Rory's burgeoning vocabulary, as I did with Callum here and here. It's not just because I've been so busy, what with two kids and all. It's because Rory, at 22 months, doesn't exactly have a [...]