How I Found My Voice in the Memory of a Red-Flowered Dress

Originally entered in the Real Simple Magazine Contest in September 2016. Judging was announced in January, 2017 - this entry did not win. The Monkey in a Red-Flowered Dress  By Susan W. Corbran  So I am honored to share part of it with you. "Ooh-ooh-ooh-eee-eee!" Standing in the middle of the school gym wearing a

By | 2017-03-02T21:18:11+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Childhood Memories, Life Experiences|0 Comments

How to Find Your Voice in a Bowl of Red Hot Chili

After three days cramped in the back of our station wagon from Pennsylvania to Colorado, I was happy to stretch my legs. I was also sad to say goodbye to my older brother Dave. I was 10 years old, the youngest of four, and often felt left out from the conversation sitting in rear of

By | 2016-11-24T12:55:14+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Childhood Memories, Life Experiences, Travel Adventure|0 Comments

When is a Monkey, Not a Monkey? On a Birthday.

Happy Birthday to me. I love visiting a zoo.  I wanted to look like a monkey, and act like one too.  (But I didn't get the chance.) Looking back over the last 55 years, there are only a few birthday celebrations that made an impression on me, whether good or bad. So I thought I

By | 2017-03-02T18:09:21+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Childhood Memories, Life Experiences, Making memories|0 Comments