Before he was anything, my dad was a brother

Before he was anything, my dad was a brother

Before he ever picked up a football, went to school, married my mother, or built a business, my dad was a brother. He shared a large room at the back of my grandparent's green slate house on 20 Row with his older brother George and his younger sister Martha. Together, he and George were known [...]

A night at the Abbey

A night at the Abbey

We toasted generosity Saturday night during a fascinating evening in a place that holds great meaning to both my husband and me. Invited by our friends, Guy and Gina, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at St. Procopius Abbey, home of the Benedictine Monks. The Abbey, cited by the American Institute of Architects as one of [...]

Oh brother!

My brother Mike and Ronnie Pitts may be the only two students in the history of Romper Room to have been kicked off the televised nursery school. Spiffed and spit shined, the two boys misbehaved subtly throughout the hour-long show, upsetting even Mr. Don't Bee, then launched into an all out brawl as the credits rolled. The feistiness that made [...]