Strong Texas Women

Photo of Courtenay Bluebird staring out of a window, thinking

Tonight, a landmark decision came down in Texas that made me very unhappy.  So much so, that I found myself remembering other Texas stories, starting with my grandmother watching her college-educated mother go to the polls for the first time in 1919—the year Texas women got the vote. Read on, Reader!

The Little Black Dress That Never Was

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For two days, I have been looking for a dress to wear to my grandmother’s out-of-town funeral— a dress I cannot find. Is it really about the dress? Or is there something else, something greater I am looking for? Read on, Reader!

Succor and Ogden Nash

Succor and Ogden Nash

At every hospital stay, I have read to my grandmother from every book she loved and every book I thought she’d love. Last night, I ran out of words. Why? Read on, Reader!

On Certitude

Pale young Victorian woman wears a rather modern expression of frankness with her hands demurely crossed in front of her dress.

One of the vivid pictures of my youth, and one I see often, still, is my mother’s back disappearing through a crowd of people in a theater. Where is she going? She’s leaving the theater. Oh! Read on, Reader!