In Mississippi, my grandmother used to chew gum, then stick it in the cabinet. There were rows and rows of Juicy Fruit and Spearmint. I was afraid of it. Even now I don’t allow gum in the building where I work.
To me, life is a pet peeve. Nothing makes sense. Do you realize that everyone has to have a brilliant child in this society? Have you ever met anybody who has a stupid kid? Or have you ever met anyone who said, “I have an ugly grandchild”? I would like just once to have a […]
My grandparents were from Kentucky—I’m related to Daniel Boone. He was my great-great-great uncle.
Going to see my grandparents was like going back 50 years. Every weekend was a history lesson in Southern food.
I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain.