Category Archives: Holidays

A Desmond Thanksgiving, c. mid-1970s

Thanksgiving in the mid-1970s at the home of newlyweds, Gerry & Donna Desmond, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Doing the honors with the turkey is our Dad, Gerald J.Desmond, Sr. (1909-1979). (Velour shirts on the men and the macrame cord from a hanging … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Remembrance (circa 1990)

Twenty-two years ago, in the final days of 1990, I penned this memoir of the previous year for the local Westmont Progress community newspaper. At the time I wondered when my almost two year old would give up her  bottle; … Continue reading

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The Day Past Thanksgiving

Originally published  November 24,  1994  for “That’s Life,” a  weekly column I wrote for the Westmont Progress community newspaper. That year my modest home was the gathering place for the Desmond siblings and their respective families, 26 family members in … Continue reading

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