Happy Belated Mother’s Day

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle I made a Mother’s Day gift 24 years ago that I still haven’t given to my mom. It is a pretty little book with handwritten poems.   I’ve forgotten now why I didn’t give it to her on Mother’s Day 1988. Maybe I planned to...
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Embarrassing Sleeping Beauty

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle My mother embarrasses me. Since I was a teenager, she has done numerous things I find strange and mortifying. Sometimes she does them on purpose. Like the time at Disney World when she and Daddy started square dancing outside Country Bear Jamboree and...
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Export Policy

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle My mother has a saying — “If it doesn’t work at home, don’t export it.” That’s why she scoffed at Martha Stewart years ago, “What? A woman loses her family, but she wants to tell me how to make a home?!? Why in...
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Big Sister Worries

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle I wrote this nine months ago, and I have no clue why I never shared it with you. Perhaps I didn’t want to until I knew my sisters were okay. Reading it again, I miss them more than ever. In the time that’s lapsed, I’ve only seen my...
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Everyday Magic

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle, daughter of Ma Cluck I love how my mother ended her story Ocean Meadows. She said, “The imagination is too precious to waste just seeing and living the obvious.”   Those words were like a sweet whisper of home to my world-weary heart....
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Happy Chinese New Year from my Zoo

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! In case you didn’t know, Monday was the start of the Chinese New Year. If you remember your Chinese restaurant placemat from the 1970s, you might recall that the Chinese calendar revolves on a 12-year lunar schedule...
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Everybody’s Baby Sister

by Deborah, aka Mother Goose My panty party was one of the most significant celebrations in my life. For my mother, it commemorated the end of an era. Her seventh and final child to graduate. I was finally potty trained, and she was saying goodbye to her many years of changing...
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