by Shannon Turner | Jun 2, 2021 | camp stories, happy stories, memory, nostalgia, pandemic, self-consciousness, self-worth
Being helpful and prepared was like a silent mantra. She yearned for the day when someone would need…something…and she would pull the (exact) (right) object triumphantly from her car’s trunk as if it were Mary Poppins’ purse. Yes, let us enjoy our spontaneous picnic with the blanket I have right here!
by Shannon Turner | Oct 7, 2020 | Blog, change, grief, memory, nostalgia, walks with grief
On their first date, my grandfather nearly made a drastic mistake, telling an off-color joke about squirrels to my grandmother. Even though she was quite the prude, she chose to look past his Navy boy ways and focus on the handsome blue eyes. Thank goodness, and probably thanks in no small part to my grandfather, she loosened up over time.
by Shannon Turner | Jul 3, 2019 | Blog, brain science, memory, traumaI can’t remember the first time it happened – which is ironic – but it happened a lot in my childhood and continued on until now. We would be sitting around at a potluck or some other social occasion and I, trying to entertain folks, would join in...