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Susan Sundwall

Dad, Chicken and Sparklers

By Susan Sundwall

Few things excited Dad more than an upcoming celebration. He had a great imagination and a sense of fun that permeated the air around us for weeks. Even for lesser celebrations he would enthuse. I learned how to pronounce Punxsutawney from Dad. Groundhog’s Day deserved at least that. He also delighted in reading candy hearts […]

Dresses – Still Ours

By Susan Sundwall

Dresses – Still Ours

A few days ago I got a catalog in the mail chock full of dresses for little girls. They were beautiful, full of bright colors, girl friendly patterns, ruffles, lace overlays and flounces – you name it. I thumbed through the pages smiling at how little some things change. Girls and women love dresses. And […]

Thine to Inherit: Homage to the Family Recipe Box

Several years ago, during a coffee break discussion with one of my daughters-in-law, the subject came up of who would be leaving what to whom when family members die. Smiling, Kate suddenly blurted, “I’d like to have your recipe box.” Her request took me by surprise because if you could see my recipe box you’d […]