Lynn's Comments: With computers today, this just might work. The operative word is "might." Folks who don't have kids or whose kids are grown and gone have no idea (or have forgotten) how much time a baby takes!
Lynn's Comments: My kids never babysat for each other, but babysitters were a lifeline for us. We had some wonderful, trustworthy sitters to whom I owed my sanity—a few I’ve even stayed in touch with! A good babysitter really does become part of the family.
Lynn's Comments: I've told you about my grandmother coming to stay with us and taking my bedroom while she was visiting. She had waist-length hair, and when she washed it, she'd stand on the porch like this and brush her hair in the wind. Later, when I also had very long hair, I did the same thing. It made me think of her—every time.
Lynn's Comments: I came from a staunch British family. It was considered bad form to call anyone at dinnertime—between 5:30 and 7:00. If the phone rang, my mother refused to answer, even if it was me calling!