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I’ve been thinking about my grandparents a lot lately. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about the families that they raised and what life must’ve been like back then. In the not-so-old days. I have an interesting family dynamic: My mother married my father.My mother’s brother married my father’s sister. Two families more closely intertwined by marriage…

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We were trimming the tree. Decorating the house for Christmas. My daughter and son had found the nativity scene music boxes in the box of Christmas decorations and were staring at them. Studying them. Obsessed with them, really.  Both music boxes were given to me by my mother on Christmases past. They mean a lot…

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