Rock and a Hard Place

Both sets of my grandparents lived in Kent, Washington, situated halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. My maternal grandparents lived in the country in a house my grandpa built. My grandpa, John, was a master craftsman, or so I have been told. As far back as I remember, my grandpa never held a full-time job. My grandma, Dorothy, … Continue reading Rock and a Hard Place

College Bars

I spent my first two years of college at the University of Washington in Seattle. I lived in a sorority with 130+ other young women. At the time my mom worked for the Seattle School District and lived close by; given her work schedule we got together a couple of times a month. Both sets of … Continue reading College Bars

716 Hilltop Ave

That was my grandparent's address from the time I was born until my grandma moved to assisted living and eventually out of state to live with my aunt Marilynn. My grandparent's house was one of my favorite places to be, or more specifically my grandma's kitchen. My grandma, Lillian, born in 1920 to Norwegian immigrants, was number … Continue reading 716 Hilltop Ave