More Than a Frequent Flyer

A special family member planted itself in our hearts

Lacy the asparagus fern has been in our family for more than 50 years. Photo: Author’s archives

She sits next to me in the upstairs bedroom I call my garret — a home office where I often spend time writing. She positively beams when the sun swings over the roof line and begins its descent in the western sky; quiet and content in the warmth that streams through the linen-like curtains someone else hung in the single window…



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Brooke Ramey Nelson

Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?