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The real reasons were buried beneath piles and piles of unsaid things.

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Gramps said, “How about a story? Spin us a yarn.”

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There was certainly a hog’s belly full of things to tell about her.

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if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones.

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Once I asked my mother why Grandmother and Grandfather Pickford never laughed. My mother said, “They’re just so busy being respectable. It takes a lot of concentration to be that respectable.”

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“Don’t you think it’s odd that Mrs. Partridge, who is blind, could see something about me—but I, who can see, was blind about her?

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“You gooseberry,

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“Being a mother is like trying to hold a wolf by the ears,”

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Sometimes I am a little slow to figure these things out. My father once said I was as gullible as a fish. I thought he said edible. I thought he meant I was tasty.

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but time’s a-wastin’!”

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Ever since my mother left us that April day, I suspected that everyone was going to leave, one by one.

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Everyone has his own agenda, Gram thumped on the dashboard and said, “Isn’t that the truth! Lordy! Isn’t that what it is all about?” I said, “How do you mean?” “Everybody is just walking along concerned with his own problems, his own life, his own worries. And we’re all expecting other people to tune into our own agenda. ‘Look at my worry. Worry with me. Step into my life. Care about my problems. Care about me.’” Gram sighed.

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Mr. Birkway was mighty strange. I didn’t know what to make of him. I thought he might have a few squirrels in the attic of his brain.

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It was hotter than blazes in South Dakota.

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trying to rise above some awful sadness she was feeling,

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I wished that my father was not such a good man, so there would be someone to blame for my mother’s leaving. I didn’t want to blame her. She was my mother, and she was part of me.

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“The bad news is that I can’t really read palms.” (I snatched my hand away.) “Don’t you want to know the good news?” he asked. (I started walking.) “The good news is that you let me hold your hand for almost five minutes and you didn’t flinch once.”

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What I really meant was, “How can she not come back to me? She loves me.”

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the Blackfoot story of Napi, the Old Man who created men and women. To decide if these new people should live forever or die, Napi selected a stone. “If the stone floats,” he said, “you will live forever. If it sinks, you will die.” Napi dropped the stone into the water. It sank. People die. “Why did Napi use a stone?” I asked. “Why not a leaf?”

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Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”

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Zeus named her Pandora, which means ‘the gift of all.’”

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There was only one good thing in the box.” “What was it?” Ben asked. “As I was about to explain, the only good thing in the box was Hope, and that is why, even though there are many evils in the world, there is still a little hope.”

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All this driving is making me crazy as a loon.”

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The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveller to the shore, And the tide rises, the tide falls.

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We stood out like pickles in a pea patch.

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“Sonny, I’ve been by her side for fifty-one years, except for three days when she left me for the egg man. I’m holding on to her hand, see? If you want me to let go, you’ll have to chop my hand off.”

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In the course of a lifetime, there were some things that mattered.

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“I suppose people are going to do whatever they want to on their own farms,”

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we both play the moccasin game. It’s a game we made up on our way back from Idaho. We take turns pretending we are walking in someone else’s moccasins.

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It seems to me that we can’t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can’t fix these things, so we look at the frightening things that are closer to us and we magnify them until they burst open.

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