Monthly Archives: February 2012

Your Tears

We all heard it, From the kitchen, The thump-thump-conk-Grunt. We laughed a little, because it sounded Cartoony “You okay, buddy?” And no answer. I went to the stairs and saw you sitting there, At the bottom, Huddled over your knees and Trying to be brave through the tears. My heart jumped and I jumped And […]

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My Grandmother, the Author

Today I’d like to introduce you to my Grandma, Leola Seely Anderson. She died years before I was born, but there are moments that I feel like I know her. One of those moments was when I went to Virginia to help my parents pack for a move. We found a metal filing box, kind […]

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My Dad Has Some Words for You

… And if you have ever met my dad, you won’t be surprised. Words are integral to my dad’s being. He sent me this to use as a guest post, and even though there are words I have to look up[1], I think it’s great. Macy’s post inspired me. Here are some 5-generation voice memories.   […]

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Dear 17-year-old Becca

There are some things I want to say to you, seventeen-year-old me. You’ve had a rough couple of years. You lost your mom. You moved halfway across the country, from the land of many trees and much summer rainfall to the land of many mountains and drastic road construction activities. You gained a new family, […]

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Listen to my Voice (Guest Post by Macy Robison)

***WE HAVE A WINNER! Bethany, Congratulations. I’ll get a copy of Macy’s CD out to you right away.*** Today, we have a guest post from a wonderful friend I’ve loved since I was sixteen. (Yes. I was once sixteen. Yes. That was a very, very long time ago.) Macy went to high school with me. […]

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Winners!

Sometimes I lose my control. Go figure. And sometimes, things take longer than I thought they would. And sometimes, my Kid 1 does a play on the same weekend as State Wrestling (whatever — it’s a big deal in this town) and Semi-State Basketball games (also a big deal, and in the same building as […]

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Who Am I? Who Are You?

Look at this cool thing I am a little part of. A bunch of us [1] (bloggers, writers, thinkers, people, Mormons) we put some words together. Some funny words. Some sad words. Some thoughtful words. Words that we use to describe ourselves. To explain ourselves. To share who we are. Telling, sharing, explaining who we […]

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Husband’s Guest Post

Ever since Becca asked if I would do a guest post for her I’ve been racking my brain to see if I had anything to offer (I’m not actually as brilliant as she portrays me to be on her blog — she uses a lot of artistic license. Also she lies). Plus, I’ve been thinking […]

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