This essay collection offers a glimpse into the lives of three generations of twentieth century women (my grandmother, mother and myself). The title, "Morning Glories" derives from the delicate flowers, which blossom only in the morning hours, before the harsh rays of the midday sun penetrate the atmosphere--violet blooms that blossom outside of my daughter's window and remind me of the vivid yet fleeting qualities of our lives. The opening essays, "Evening Mass" and "Random Orbits," journey through the confusing terrain of childhood and portray the child's struggle to accept the reality of her broken family. The title story, "Morning Glory," portrays the love of storytelling and memory that my grandmother and I shared and explores the capacity of storytelling to bring the past into the present.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;Markham, Jill M;Markham, Jill M. -- Family
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Markham, Jill M., "Morning glories" (1999). HIM 1990-2015. 166.