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Me with my Grandaddy Cribbs around a year old.  Some days, even at 43, I feel old. I think I’ve always had an old soul. My hair seems to think so anyway. (Grey began at 22 so I just embraced it.) He was 68 when I was born. So when I think of old I […]

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I have vague memories of sitting with my grandfather at the piano. I don’t remember him playing. But I remember his love for music. The violin was my key to my heritage. After my dad’s comment that he thought he remembered his father saying we had Irish heritage, I concentrated on following my grandfather’s line. […]

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It was the music. It always stops me. I never dared speak my thoughts aloud. To say I somehow knew the roots of my heritage without knowledge or proof simply by the call of music sounds crazy, mystical. Celtic music finds my ears and something stirs. Something I cannot name is pricked and I drift […]

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Some stories take time to be shared. Often you have to find a balance when your story is so intertwined with that of someone else. This is one of those and the reason I have been quiet in this space as of late. She’s been sick most of my life now. Her Chron’s disease diagnosed […]

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The thoughts clutter her mind now. Brain damage frustrating a mind once sharp. Words falter somewhere deep inside the recesses unable to push forth. She chases them in circles, never quite able to form coherently. Trapped. Cluttered. And this is the hard part. Not the physical aspects of her diseases as all I’ve known for […]

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