The Good Mother, Part 3: And so the girl marries






Hi Mommy, You and my father married in a double wedding ceremony with his brother and your cousin. It was an outdoor wedding, and from the one picture I have seen of you and your fellow bride, it was pretty and summer-casual. ¬†Your sister showed me the picture; she said there weren’t many. I have […]

The Good Mother, part 2






Hi Mommy, What was it like for you to be back in New Jersey busting suds and picking crops, after spending those years in Hartford, Connecticut, learning etiquette, elocution and the other skills essential to becoming a proper bourgeoise? No doubt it was a shock, and not just for you. You loved your New Jersey […]