Pangyrus presents Generations, a new column about family. Generations shares the most complex and heartfelt stories in the human existence, the stories of family. Whether by birth, choice, or circumstance, each of us is a part of a family with a story to share.
Essay and Memoir
A selection of recent reads
Amory Rowe Salem
“That it took you the better part of fifty years and the entirety of a marriage had to have come as a surprise. But still, you persevered. And there’s something to be said for that.”
Janet Pollock Millar
“The phone rings. It’s my father, who never phones me, and with whom I rarely share anything but the most casual and brief conversation.
“Your mother told me what happened. I’m really sorry to hear that, Jan.””
“Children taking drugs or dropping out of school, losing jobs or losing spouses, moving too far away or moving too close to home, earning too little or spending too much, ignoring their parents or mishandling their own kids. The inevitable carnage of child-rearing was difficult to gloss, and even more difficult to bear.”