Lessons That Stick

Charlie the Cockatiel came to live at our house when we gave him to Mary Evelyn for her 11th birthday. She was determined to teach him to talk. Day after day she put her finger in his cage and said, “Come here, Charlie.” She stroked him and kissed him and patiently repeated phrases. Mary Evelyn […]

Dolly Lesson 3 — Things CAN Change

Beside the Japanese dolls on my shelf this past Christmas was a Chinese doll. These days most Americans wouldn’t think it particularly special to have a doll from China — the trick might be to find one that is not from China — but in 1982 when I purchased this one, a doll from China was special indeed. […]