"And yet, mom made sure that I got to 'go home' often in those early years of initial separation from the rest of our family. We Flowers were virtually the only ones who had broken faith with the city and embraced a new zip code, and way of life. Grass between houses instead of shared front porches, apple trees in the backyard instead of sneaker-strung telephone wires, trips to the shopping center (no malls in early ‘70s Havertown), not congregations at the corner for water ice.
"Going 'home' to see Mom Mom and Pop Pop was joyous for me, the oldest one who remembered living with her Italian grandparents. Many were the nights . . . .
Click here to read the rest of Christine Flower's wonderful column from the Daily Times of Delaware County.