Paula Nicewanger’s Story Archive

Traveling with Paula: Custer State Park, SD

In this past December’s article, I told you my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. She lives in Oakland, California and we only get to see each other a couple of times a year during hurried family events. … Read More

The Christmas Letter

For the last 25 years or so, I have created that under-appreciated, dreaded Christmas letter! You know the one, all about the cat’s surgery, your root canal that went terribly wrong, and the vacation to some beach. I never meant to do this, but after my daughter went off to … Read More

Traveling with Paula: Part 3, Devils Tower

This past October, I told you my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. She lives in Oakland, California and we only get to see each other a couple of times a year during hurried family events. This year … Read More

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner when I was 15 years old. My mother had contracted hepatitis the January before and had such a bad case she was hospitalized twice that year, 6 weeks the first time and then 7 weeks in August. She was so weak she couldn’t get … Read More

Traveling with Paula, Part 2: Crazy Horse SD

This past September, I told you my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. She lives in Oakland, California and we only get to see each other a couple of times a year during hurried family events. This year … Read More