Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 26

Launching Ourselves

By Elizabeth O’Brien My husband and I are decidedly uncool in the eyes of our teenage son. Even though it’s only been a couple of years since our daughter was a high school senior, and four and half years since our firstborn son was this age, it seems we’ve forgotten, again, how to back off. …

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Nov 26

Love in the Afternoon

By Elizabeth O’Brien A month ago, I was surprised by a call from my childhood friend, Mary Jo Wade, with whom I grew up in Memphis. We had not corresponded, except for Christmas cards, in a few years. Mary Jo and I had been tomboys together in our midtown neighborhood, exploring the forbidden woods behind …

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