Jaine Treadwell

Insulting phrases

“At your age” is a prepositional phrase. It’s also an insult. “At your age, you can expect to have some aches and pains.” “At your ... Read more

Listening to the sound of coming home

If I sit quiet and still in the darkness, I can feel the rumble of the train as it pulled away from Union Station in ... Read more

Flying free like Amelia

Mama didn’t know I was up in an airplane. If she had known, I wouldn’t have been. Uncle James was the director of the ABC ... Read more

Growing up in the 1950s

What my daughter said kind of surprised me. “I wish I’d grown up in the 1950s.” What was she thinking?! She wouldn’t have lasted a ... Read more

Water hoses and summer fun

“What are you saying, Granma? “I said … ‘Do you want to go play under the water hose?’” There was hesitation and apprehension, “What’s that?” ... Read more