Barbara Clarke

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
~ Mark Twain

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The Canyon: Part Five

The Canyon: Part Five

By the next spring I had to agree—the house was too small. Just before we left, I bought Christopher Isherwood’s latest book, Kathleen and Frank, a collection of his parent’s diaries and letters. I took the book in a plastic bag outside with me each time I worked in...

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The Canyon: Part Four

The Canyon: Part Four

Featured Image at top: Mom and Dad at Lake Geneva College Camp – 1950s In August, my parents arrived for a visit from the Midwest. The canyon was in full bloom, flowers on every vine. Our front garden was a painter’s pallet of colors and butterflies. Even weekdays now...

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The Canyon: Part Three

The Canyon: Part Three

In early June, when our ancient clothes dryer died, I restrung the aged clothesline poles and hung out the laundry. Hiding behind a sheet and then jumping out was a given for the girls. Whichever daughter was taken by surprise, she would scream with pleasure at the...

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