DNA Part Seven: End of the Line?

    DNA Part Seven: End of the Line? OK, I’ll admit it, for the last two years the most I did in my DNA search was to send out four identical, short, thought out letters to the last four known address of my birth mother.  All four were returned “Unknown. Return to Sender.” IContinue reading “DNA Part Seven: End of the Line?”

Vignette: Mimi’s Closet

  Mimi’s Closet by Shannon P. Laws   The door at the end of the long hall stands open The third bathroom is in there Sent to the room by my mother’s voice busy behind the door of the second common bathroom, the guest bathroom Go use Mimi’s I obey The faint gold light fromContinue reading “Vignette: Mimi’s Closet”

DNA Part Six: The Good and Bad News

Good and Bad News to Report.  First the Good News: I can’t believe it’s been over a year and a half since I have written about my DNA journey.  What a long quiet year 2015 was on the DNA front.  So many months have gone by with no new leads.  It was a tough year andContinue reading “DNA Part Six: The Good and Bad News”

Thankfulness Event & Adele

You’re invited   Concert of thankfulness and poetry event Wednesday, November 25 – 7:30 PM St. James Presbyterian, 910 14th St, Bellingham Music presented by the St. James Bell Choir and Chancel Choir. Thanksgiving poetry & memoir provided by local writing community poets and writers: Susan Chase-Foster, Luther Allen, Darrell Hillaire, Janet Oakley, Shannon Laws, andContinue reading “Thankfulness Event & Adele”

DNA Part Two: The Waiting

Part Two The Waiting I’m getting close to the day.  The day my 23andMe DNA test will return and I’ll know my genetic heritage.  I’ve decided to  share the results with my two children first, then my mom and brother, (my father has passed).  Then share it here.  The story will not end with theContinue reading “DNA Part Two: The Waiting”