koi sidebar
koi sidebar

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 1, March 2014


Dan Hardison
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Her Name Was Mary

My grandparents spent long hours operating their small-town grocery. Mary helped care for their house and prepare meals. As kids, we would race to the kitchen to visit with her. A big woman with a big smile, she would be standing there in her ruffled apron. When asked how a dish was prepared, her polite response would be to use a pinch of this and a little of that and cooked until it was just right. Mary has been gone many years now, yet when I am in the kitchen preparing something new, I think to myself, "What would Mary do?"

with you beside me . . .



| contents page | next haibun |

koi sidebar r
koi sidebar r