Donna's Writings


Story time with Donna — Grandpa’s Kitchen

Grandpa’s Kitchen

Find out more about the creative genius of my family members as we enter the kitchen of a tiny Queens apartment in the middle of the 20th century.

Tolen Family 3-12-14


To learn more about my family story, check out Stories In Stitches books 1 and 3. In book 1, I wrote about learning to knit and passing down family stories, memories, and traits. In book 3, I wrote about my family origins in Lithuania and Belarus.

Knitting, Old Blogs, Writing
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  2. Awesome blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

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  3. Thanks, Brennan! I really try hard to get original detail. I’d probably add a bit more to this in revision, like some colors and smells and maybe the flavors.

  4. S. Brennan Murphy 02/02/2015 at 7:36 pm Reply

    I love your story- time Donna! Everytime you share a story I learn something about writing with all the scrumptious detail you provide that gives me a complete visual to the apartment you grew up in. I am licky my lips, waiting for your grandpa to serve up some Popovers!!!

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