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Pat Wahler

A Member of the Club

By Pat Wahler

A Member of the Club

When yet another friend announced she would soon be a grandmother, I forced a smile. She was only the latest in a list of people bursting with similar news. Sometimes it seemed as though every acquaintance of my generation had become a grandparent. Some of them wore necklaces that sparkled with the birthstones of each […]

The Dance

By Pat Wahler

The Dance

When your daughter gets married you are right there in the action – choosing venues, going to bridal shows and helping to select the china pattern. But when you’re mother of the groom, I’ve discovered things are different. I really don’t mind being out of the decision making circle. By leaving planning details to younger […]

Fried Chicken and Angel Food Cake

It’s a curious thing how one day can start out so much like any other. I sat next to Mom, and we talked about my children, both now grown and out on their own. A wrinkle creased her forehead when she asked if they were careful not to drive too fast. The wrinkle resembled the […]