SAINT RUTHIE

Resembling little angels in our virginal mantillas like halos over Shirley Temple curls, my fair-haired BFF Cindy and I paced in the foyer of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in our spotless white dresses. “It’s time. Are you scared?” I whispered to Cindy, her blue eyes wide. Then I let go of her hand. IContinue reading “SAINT RUTHIE”

COLOR MY WORLD BLACK AND WHITE

Shortly after noon on Friday, the big yellow Thompson school bus rumbled down Monte Vista Street to drop me off in front of my house. The sun was perched at the top of the hill like a giant fuzzy peach, warming me as I trudged up the gravel path to my babysitter’s house–a duplex attachedContinue reading “COLOR MY WORLD BLACK AND WHITE”