Dana’s Closet

Dana’s husband Dave and her seventeen-year-old daughter Torey had invited a group of Dana’s friends, mostly other moms, to choose what we wanted from her closet. Lovely, sweet, fashion-loving Dana had died eight weeks earlier after fighting cancer for thirteen years....

Áine

“Love you,” Áine would say whenever it was time to part ways, either at gymnastics class when our daughters finished practicing or after one of our impromptu dinners at her house or mine. The words were always accompanied by a hug. The first time Áine (pronounced On...

Y is for Yia Yia

At her wake the other day, the priest’s wife, the presvytera, said to me “She was an angel. She was so soft-spoken and sweet.” I smiled and thought, yes, she was all those things, but she was so much more. She was my Yia Yia. She never saw herself getting married. She...

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