Category Archives: Stories I’ve Told

  1. And May Her Memory Be a Blessing: Alzheimer’s Final Goodbye

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    March 31, 2019 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Eulogy for my mother, Dorisanne Kalivoda Reed, who died quietly at home on February 20, 2019. You can read my …
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  2. The Making of a Liar

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    December 11, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I am on the phone with my parents, who live one thousand and sixty-seven miles away in upstate New York. …
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  3. When Aging Stops: Fruit Flies, Little Old Ladies and the Late-Life Mortality Plateau

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    September 18, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Hang around a few evolutionary biologists sometime. I did last week on the Tubes and Wires. You will come across …
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  4. Buried Women’s History: Lighting the Lantern for Clara Ueland

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    September 20, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As many of you know, I was scheduled yesterday to tell stories to children at a lantern lighting ceremony at …
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  5. The Devil Marries Three Sisters: An Italian Folktale

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    April 19, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

      How the Devil Married Three Sisters was published in 1885 in a book of Italian folktales. The stories were collected by …
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  6. Forgotten is Forgiven: An Alzheimer’s Story

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    April 12, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As some readers will know, I was on blogcation last week, visiting my parents. There was much to be thankful …
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  7. Small Town

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    February 15, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The theme for WordSprout’s February’s Story Slam – which I did not perform at – was “Spill the Beans.” This …
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  8. My Precocious Cross

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    February 8, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I have an early memory as a child of the priest coming to visit our house. A young, handsome priest …
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  9. The Clean Plate Club

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    December 7, 2014 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I am sitting on a red plastic chair at the gray laminate table in our kitchen. My parents bracket the …
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  10. The Two Presidents from New Hampshire

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    November 9, 2014 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    This post, updated from the original on my Ordinary Time blog, as well as a story I’ve told, seemed an appropriate …
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