Tag Archives: Family Stories That Are Completely True

Which Contains My Funeral

“I’m turning 30, which – in gay years – is Dead. Come raise a glass in honor of my deceased youth at The Mix! Sing a song to appease my ghost. I’ll be there, haunting you all with my exceedingly … Continue reading

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In Which We Take Tea

Every Mother’s Day, Gentle Reader, the family gathers to take tea at local landmark, the Meeker Mansion. Maman, my Aunt Elaine, Cousin Michael and I – sometimes some of Elaine’s cousins as well – the butler seats us in the … Continue reading

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Nancy

My Grandma Nancy was as staunch an Irish Catholic as they come. This is one of very few things that I know about her, Gentle Reader. Today would have been her 59th wedding anniversary. I didn’t meet Nancy until I … Continue reading

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Which Concerns My Family Tree

While I would love  to claim that I’ve traced my ancestry to a microbe of Pre-Adamite descent, it’s just not true, Gentle Reader. I can merely trace my family, father-to-son, to 1200 A. D. I would say for an American – … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

I’ve mentioned before, Gentle Reader, a little family tradition of ours at Christmastime: it involves a few cocktails, some Christmas songs, and having one’s heartstrings tugged so much that one eventually cries in honor of those no longer with us. … Continue reading

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How to Talk with your Relatives During the Holidays

Gentle Reader, the holiday parties are already upon us – I was reminded, at just such an event, that a guide to conversation might be helpful. Some might not shy away from entering a screaming match over the pie with their nearest … Continue reading

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The Reverend Doctor’s Holiday Cocktail Guide

Have you been watching the news lately, Gentle Reader? Do you live in the U.S.A.? Are you preparing to meet with your relatives in the next several weeks for the holidays? I’m so terribly sorry, darling; you need a cocktail. … Continue reading

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