Category Archives: family

GAY BOY by Peter Nolan Smith

My first eight years were spent on Falmouth Foresides across from Portland. Summer was for swimming in Watchic Pond and rowing dories from the dock at the end of the street. I never wanted to leave, but in 1960 my father was promoted to a Ma Bell job in Boston. Better pay. Chances for advancement. […]

Wind River Mountains 1998

Wind River Mountains 1998 In the Spring of 1998 my 78 year-old father and I embarked on a road trip through Wyoming and Montana. We picked up a rented car in Bozeman, Montana and stopped the first night in Chico Hot Springs. The next morning the two of us continued down Paradise Valley to Yellowstone […]

Peace on Mother’s Day

According to Wikipedia the First Mother’s Day was established as a “Mother’s Day for Peace” by Anna Jarvis from Virginia in honor of her mother, Ann, who had been a pacifist during the Civil War. According to the Anna Jarvis Museum in Webster the daughter received her inspiration after a Sunday service when her mother […]

NORTH END MIRACLE by Peter Nolan Smith

Every Friday evening throughout the 1960s my mother drove our station wagon into Boston to pick up my father at 50 Milk Street, where he worked for Ma Bell as an electrical engineer. We dined at various restaurants and then returned to our suburb on the South Shore. One evening my father strode from the […]

Mia Noi DNA Test

Thailand is a surprisingly puritan country. The nation’s Buddhist tenets demand propriety on all levels of life. Most people succeed in keeping the straight and narrow, however many men lose interest in their first wives and take up with mia nois or small wives. When my wife left to go up country, ostensively to care […]