A Soggy Basement Brings A Flood of Memories Good, Bad and Embarrassing

*Guestblogger Jess is a quick-witted, stay-at-home mother-writer-friend who periodically discusses the various lenses of her life on She’sWrite. Here’s her story:

I’m going to embarrass myself.

In case you hadn’t heard, it rained the other day in Chicagoland. Our sump pump failed when the power went out and that was that.

Box after cardboard box full of photo albums and old papers were soaked. I had the enviable honor of pulling out each individual photo and laying it out to dry. Good memories, bad memories, … Read more ...