M.Leddy + fambly   85

Faux daughter
A 1951 ad looking like my daughter.
fambly 
4 days ago by M.Leddy
One!
When someone is feeding you, grasp spoon in mouth. Do not let go.
fambly 
5 weeks ago by M.Leddy
This is your arm on drugs
From It’s O.K. to Say No to Drugs!: an illustration that became a standing joke in our fambly.
fambly 
8 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Eleven!
Our favorite granddaughter is eleven months old today.
fambly 
8 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Girl with an orange block
Talia is ten months old today.
fambly 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
Like father, like daughter
Over the weekend, my daughter Rachel read a piece of journalism that she deemed poorly written.
fambly  writing 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
The joy of grandparenthood
I have never felt this thing that stopped my brain, that put all plans on hold, that rendered me dumb”: Jim Sollisch writes about “the particular joy of being a grandparent.”
fambly 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
Ba-ba
Elaine and I spent most of last week visiting Rachel and Seth and Talia.
fambly 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Talia, nine months old
Crawling, laughing, or lost in introspection, Talia is nine months old today. Go Talia!
fambly 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
“The ‘Desert Island’ Explained”
A young (ten?) artist’s explanation of a standard cartooning premise.
cartoons  fambly 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
FSRC: annual report
The Four Seasons Reading Club, our household’s two-person adventure in reading, just finished its third year.
books  fambly  reading 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Talia Ivy Raab is seven months old today.
fambly 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
One, two, three, four, five
Talia is five months old today.
fambly 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Boolean days
how many families have reinvented Boolean operators when playing the children’s game Guess Who?
childhood  fambly 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
One, two, three, four
Talia is four months old today.
fambly 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
One, two, three
Talia is three months old.
fambly 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
LA to Vegas (all in the fambly)
Our son-in-law is one of the show’s writers.
fambly  television 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Two-month-old Talia
Just a sec, let me get my wallet out.
fambly 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Happy Thanksgiving, Talia
Yes, I am a grandparent showing you pictures of my grandchild.
fambly  life 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Talia Ivy Raab
Our daughter Rachel and her husband Seth have announced the birth of their daughter, Talia Ivy Raab.
fambly  life 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Relationship advice
My son Ben, my newly married son Ben, mentioned a bit of advice that I gave him some time ago: “The wooing phase is never over.”
advice  fambly  life  love 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
DQ Breeze
Was there ever a Dairy Queen product called the Breeze? Yes. It existed.
fambly  food  memory 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Mari and Ben
Onward, young married persons!
fambly  marriage 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
A very big day
I am saying it with tile.
fambly  life  marriage 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Elaine Fine on the airwaves.
fambly  music  radio 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
FSRC: annual report
Our two-person adventure in reading, in its second year.
books  fambly  reading 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Elaine Fine on the airwaves
Music of Our Mothers, a weekly radio show devoted to classical music written by women, will air a recording of Elaine’s More Greek Myths.
fambly  music  radio 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Happy birthday, Rachel
I still vividly remember taking this photograph.
fambly 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
“We went to some really old people last year, but they gave us a lot of candy.”
childhood  fambly  notebooks 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
“And he got inside and he got out. And he goes back. And the people are there now. And all the balloons come all around and all the colors.”
fambly  notebooks  poetry  teaching 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
Dialogue from the PBS children’s show Barney.
fambly  notebooks  television 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
Beauty and the Beast and kids.
fambly  notebooks 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
HGSE music
From the Harvard Graduate School of Education diploma ceremony last week, Stephen Sondheim’s “Children Will Listen,” performed by Aditi Chakravarty, Ben Leddy, and Danielle Williams.
fambly  music 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
A new Vinegar Flies song
“Carroll County Blues.”
fambly  music 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
FSRC: annual report
Reading together: seventeen books so far.
books  fambly  reading 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
My son the graduate student
“You don’t have to choose between rigor and joy in the classroom.”
education  fambly 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary celebrates her hundredth birthday today.
BeverlyCleary  books  childhood  fambly 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Blue and red
From my daughter’s childhood: a painting of a watercolor palette.
art  childhood  fambly 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Ben Leddy, “Immigration”
The latest educational song from our son.
fambly  music 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
Rachel’s twelve-year-old diaristic self.
domesticcomedy  dowdyworld  fambly 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
The Vinegar Flies
Old-timey music, with our son Ben is on banjo.
fambly  music 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Familiar phrasing
“Family and friends”: what a bland phrase.
fambly  family  friendship  words 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Fambly music
Rachel Raab and Ben Leddy (aka our children) perform Zach Gill’s “Beautiful Reason.” With special guests The Cicadas.
fambly  music 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
Ben Leddy on songs in the classroom
“This fifth-grade teacher says he has a superpower. What he reveals next will shock you.”
fambly  music  teaching 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Lois Lilienstein (1936–2015)
Sharon, Lois & Bram cassettes were a main staple of our children’s childhoods.
childhood  fambly  music  television 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Ben Leddy makes history
Boston Tea Party song, “Dump It Off.”
fambly  music 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
Ben Leddy rocks the world
Our son the musical geographer.
fambly  geography  music 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
A joke in the traditional manner
Here is the punchline: The Autobahn.
fambly  jokes 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
Zippy at the Summit Diner
In years past, our family stopped for dinner there many times when schlepping eastward on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
comics  fambly  food  restaurants  Zippy 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
A joke in the traditional manner
Q. Which member of the orchestra was best at handling money?
fambly  jokes 
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Dad the tooter
My son Ben has revealed a misunderstanding from his childhood.
childhood  fambly  life 
december 2014 by M.Leddy
Ghostwriter blurb writer
I had forgotten all about going to bat for the series.
fambly  television 
december 2014 by M.Leddy
Rachel and Seth
A wedding photograph.
fambly 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Thelonious Monk
“Years ago, years and years and years ago, my children would occasionally spend a morning on campus with me on days off from school. On one such occasion, my son Ben labeled a poster of Thelonious Monk in my office.”
fambly  handwriting  TheloniousMonk 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Familial music
Rachel Leddy and Ben Leddy play and sing Jesca Hoop’s “Enemy.”
fambly  family  music 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Things my children no longer say
“It’s rally, rally, rally cold. It’s f-f-f-f-freeeeezing.”
childhood  fambly  words 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
“Tap the Map!”
A fifty-states song. Words and music by Ben Leddy.
fambly  music 
november 2013 by M.Leddy
DSONGS
This fragment lives on my desk, a scrap of fambly papyrus.
fambly  writing 
february 2013 by M.Leddy
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