Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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Sara Catterall was born a Peace Corps brat in Ankara, Turkey, and now lives near Ithaca, New York, where she works as a freelance book indexer and just completed a novel. If her house burned down, she says, she could build a livable shack out of her book and record collections.
I saw my grandmother revived a few more times than was kind, and I can’t forget how she said to us, straight and clear out of the depths of her dementia: “Don’t ever let yourself get to this point.”