We used to leave my grandparents’ house in Mobile early in the morning to go to Dauphin Island. Lilli would make breakfast there on the beach. In this photo I’m the one lying on the ground. I’m 6 years old. My mother won’t be 30 for another month. My grandmother is 57, younger than I am now. I remember these breakfasts clearly, and fondly. But to this day, I don’t like to eat in the sand.


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