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A Memoir of Early Childhood

Just before Christmas 2019 a box filled with  copies of my newest book arrived at my door. Here it is! A book of stories from my early childhood when I was Mary Jane Lore and my world consisted in the boundary waters of Minnesota and Ontario, Lake…

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Waiting and Hiding in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room

Inside Grandma’s Dining RoomLast time I talked with Sandy she mentioned the stained glass in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room. Where in the world could it be? How awful if it were broken. Better had it been stolen. Hopefully someone, somewhere still enjoye…

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Waiting and Hiding in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room

Inside Grandma’s Dining RoomLast time I talked with Sandy she mentioned the stained glass in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room. Where in the world could it be? How awful if it were broken. Better had it been stolen. Hopefully someone, somewhere still enjoye…

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The End of the Dock

End of the DockThe lake had a way of drawing her. Her body drifted always towards the dock’s edge. Be careful, her mama warned. She tried hard to walk in the middle. Veering off the way she often did troubled her and made her altogether leery about the…

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The End of the Dock

End of the DockThe lake had a way of drawing her. Her body drifted always towards the dock’s edge. Be careful, her mama warned. She tried hard to walk in the middle. Veering off the way she often did troubled her and made her altogether leery about the…

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The Solemn-Eyed

Nobody remains in this world who remembers her like this. Solemn child. Her baby book records her birth and nothing after that. Her mother was gone. She hadn’t died–nothing that serious. But she wasn’t there. No. She had bad lungs. TB. And just after …

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The Solemn-Eyed

Nobody remains in this world who remembers her like this. Solemn child. Her baby book records her birth and nothing after that. Her mother was gone. She hadn’t died–nothing that serious. But she wasn’t there. No. She had bad lungs. TB. And just after …

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