Surfmaid Gets Crowned

Some things that happen in 1951: The Rosenbergs are sentenced to death for espionage. A dozen eggs cost  24 cents. In May, The United States performs the first thermonuclear test as part of Operation Greenhouse.  The first coast-to-coast telephone call is made in November. J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is published by LittleContinue reading “Surfmaid Gets Crowned”

Cup of Tea

  Before the diagnosis, I had started asking why. Why couldn’t she remember our intimate conversations?  Why wasn’t she listening?  Why did she believe the housekeeper had stolen her wedding ring?  Why couldn’t she remember the names of the grandchildren’s friends when she’d met them so many times? Why couldn’t she follow the conversation? WhyContinue reading “Cup of Tea”