Tag Archives: Pop-Pop

Hewlett’s Landing

Inside, there is yellow squash. There are Freihofer’s cookies, better than Entenmann’s and always on top of the refrigerator. Even when Nanny and Pop-Pop weren’t there, they were there. Nanny tried so hard to act as the homemaker, even though … Continue reading

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Let Me Take You On an Escapade

The last gift I remember getting from both my Nanny and Pop-Pop Posch was a golden vest from Escapade in the Baldwin Shopping Center on Grand Avenue. Usually Nanny would be in charge of the gifts, and always skewed younger. … Continue reading

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Pop Pops & Wood Shops

“Would you just hand a child a saw?” someone recently said, forget who, but all I could do was mentally address that rhetorical question, because 30+ years ago, I was handed a saw and taught how to cut wood by … Continue reading

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To Nanny, On Her 91st Birthday

Arrive. DING-donggggg. Shuffle shuffle inside. Tentative door open that got less tentative once she saw who it was. Echoey voices in the hallway leading up to the kitchen, where we’d say our hellos and have The Punch – filled with … Continue reading

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