The Bookshelf Cafe News

Monday Memories: The Day After

I remember the sky the most the day after we sat in the hallway and sang…

Monday Memories: Rowin’ A Boat (In The Hallway)

I wasn’t allowed to go outside one particular summer day in August of 1983. I about…

Monday Memories: Kickball

After Hide-And-Seek, kickball became my favorite game to play. We didn’t have enough people to make…

Monday Memories: My Bo Duke

I have returned from the Armpit, well-read, well-fed, and appropriately attired. I am also assured that…

The Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay

Today I get to share an anthology with you! I’m so excited about these stories! There’s…

Monday Memories: An Answered Prayer Of An Almost Third Grader

My mom arrived in the Armpit after we’d been there one week. Which meant I didn’t…

Monday Memories: Moors y Cristianos

She was born in 1892 in a valley in Spain. Her mother died when she was…

Monday Memories: The Sights Of The Armpit

Be sure to hold back your ooohs and ahhhs…. Let’s take a tour around town. As…

Monday Memories: Tea Time!

It is 4:00 p.m. at my grandmother’s house. Apparently, that means we need to have tea.…

Monday Memories: Grandmother’s House

I am still eating Cheerio’s every morning. Still taking swimming lessons, still conning my way out…

Monday Memories: The Armpit

As stated earlier, we spent two weeks every summer in a hot, dusty farm town close…

Monday Memories: Some Teacher

Learning to swim must be very important. Learning to swim from Mrs. Rife must be extra…

Monday Memories: The Scourge

We must take a step back. I forgot to mention an important moment in my life.…

Monday Memories: Unhappy Endings Do Exist

Light from the bathroom spills onto the floor, offering the perfect chance to ignore bedtime for…

Monday Memories: Second Grade Project

My Grandmother loved this so much, she hung it in her house. It hangs in mine…

Release Day: Maggie’s Song

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to write Pete’s story, and now it’s finally…

Monday Memories: Quite A Character

Grace’s husband….. Calm, steady, quiet, and brilliant. He can travel the Appalachians on foot. He can…

Monday Memories: Planner Extraordinaire

I got to hand it to those ladies….each time they planned, they got better. In May…

Monday Memories: A Worthy School Day

Super Kids Day…… I am impressed. A day spent entirely outside winning various contests and participating…