Category Memoir

The Beginning of the World

The Beginning of the World by Ann Mason

“You don’t know how lucky you are to live here, to grow up with all this,” my mother would say, sometimes with a theatrical gesture toward the lake, the island, and the mountains. “Don’t ever take it for granted,” she…

A Memory of Granny

A Memory of Granny, Elizabeth Townsend McLean by Darlene Witte

“A Rag and Bone and a Hank of Hair” (from The Vampire, Rudyard Kipling, 1897) Time flows over memories, reshaping them like wind flowing over stone. When I was about 12 years old Granny, my mother’s mother, told me what…