Derek Coward on May 26th, 2010

Image by Image Editor via Flickr When we were kids, my mother would buy me and my brother educational toys. Not just games that helped us with reading and writing, but things like erector sets, rock tumblers, chemistry sets, this thing that taught us about electricity and circuitry, magnets, etc. Plus, we always seemed to […]

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Derek Coward on November 1st, 2009

I have four children (Jaymie, Jazmyn, Araya and Stephen), two surrogate children (Jessica and Billy) and one grand-daughter (Gabryale). I wear bifocals, have arthritis and more gray hair on my chin than on the top of my head. And yet the one thing that really makes me feel old is a conversation I had with […]

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Derek Coward on November 29th, 2008

This is a picture of my grandmother, my granddaughter Gabryale, my daughter Jaymie, my mother and me.  It was taken by my other daughter Jazmyn on Thanksgiving 2008.  I have no idea why it was datestamped 6/16/2007. This was the first time that Gabryale had met my mother and grandmother. At first she didn’t want […]

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