Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Piercing Moment in Time

By Esther C. Baird/Tri-Town Transcript columnist
First Published in the Tri-Town Transcript April 23, 2014

BOXFORD There are many milestones that we celebrate in our culture. At age 16 you can drive, 18 you can vote, 21 you can drink, 25 you can rent a car (an underrated milestone in my road-tripping opinion), at 40 you can write a column about getting old, and of course at 50 you can join AARP.

But at Casa Baird there is an earlier one – age ten. The golden number when dreams come true, hopes are fulfilled, and life finally becomes fair, the age when our two daughters are allowed to get their ears pierced….
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The Family Calendar

By Esther C. Baird/Tri-Town Transcript columnist
First Published in the Tri-Town Transcript April 14, 2014

I don’t mean to alarm you, but our family is going to not exist for a few days here in early April. We’ll still be in Boxford. The girls will still go to school (except when one or the other is battling whatever nasty virus is making the rounds after festering under the ice pack all winter) and I will, sigh, still be making lunches.
But none of those activities will take place within the framework of our family calendar, and in my world, that means they don’t count….
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