Copper Beech

Pin the Tail on the Maitre’d When I lived in the Beach Park neighborhood of Clinton, my mother went to bar tending school and later got a job at Chello Oyster House in Guilford. She…

Playpens and Proms

And What is Missing in Life My mother met Pam in junior high. By high school, they were good friends. Her senior year, my mom went to Norwich Free Academy because she wanted to pursue…

The House at 355 Main

A Memoir of Three Tenants My grandparents lived at 351 Main Street, where they ran their insurance business from the mid-1950s until about 1967 when my grandfather passed away. I began living there at the…

Bagheera

Always Up for a Fight When I was fifteen, my mother gave me a kitten. I had wanted a cat since mine had run away when I was eight. But my step-father didn’t like cats….

Second Generation Influencers

Neighbors My Mother Knew Well and I Just a Little My mother moved to Old Saybrook from Maine when she was eleven. That was 1954, and she was in the sixth grade. Her parents first…