Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Grandma Ethel Ema – A Mystery

Ethel Eckel Renich

Ethel Ema Eckel, Feb 1889 – Jan 1918

This elegant woman has been frozen in my mind most of my life. Hanging on the wall just like this. I don’t know when this picture was taken.

I’ve seen only two other photos of her. One was taken a year after she married Read the rest of this entry »

Faculty Wife | Part 1

Faculty Wives

August 1969. Does anyone know what a Faculty Wife is? We’re on our way from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Columbia, South Carolina. When we married in 1965, we moved to Cambridge for D’s graduate studies.

For me, this meant liberation from sometimes intrusive expectations and scrutiny. Read the rest of this entry »

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