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Amy Kenneley

A native Clevelander, Amy Kenneley writes about life in the city during her growing-up years. "I enjoy working with memories and creating an essay that, hopefully, will bring a smile or even a tear."

She also comments on current topics. "As the parade of life goes by, I imagine myself standing on the sidewalk making comments to someone next to me. Hopefully, the person next to me is you."

Amy Kenneley


She treasures: a loving husband, terrific children (and of course their superior choices in spouses) and wonderful grandsons to love. "Hugs to go around, friends to cherish, a healthy mixture of life's offerings-what blessings!"

Our condolences to Amy Kenneley and her family on the passing of her husband E. Michael Kenneley on January 5, 2012. "His booming laugh, good humor, and the solace of his presence among us" will be missed.


Oh! Say, Can YOU See?
Amy and the un-singable tune

Mom is One for the Road
Amy remembers Mother's Day

Thinking Spring
Amy says 'Spring can be a grab bag. You never know what you'll get.'

It's Magic!
Amy remembers when old technology was new

I wanna be Wonder Woman
Amy comments on the new United Nations Ambassador

Uber Good!
Amy takes her first Uber ride

What's in YOUR wallet?
Amy looks in her husband's wallet after 5 years

The House I Lived In
Amy remembers her house growing up in Hough

My Bus Tour
Amy identifies the different people on her 1,000 mile trip

Amy's grandson's senior recital
Proud Grandma

Here Let Us Live
Amy (Nana) visits the Grandkids

Men with Black Bags
and My New Year Resolution

Four Christmas Tree Tales
Amy recalls 4 times of her life

A squirrelly Thanksgiving
Amy starts to stock up

Tin Roofs and Rock 'n Roll
Amy remembers her own Happy Days

The return of LeBron James
Amy says 'There's no place like home'

Mom's Iron Eyes
Amy remembers The Look

Give Me Wings
Amy's travels on a plane

The Lowly Spud
Amy's tribute to the potato

What am I here for?
Amy asks the quintessential existential question

Who will be our grandchildren's heroes?
Amy hopes they make wise choices

The Pony Picture Man
Amy remembers the Tony the Pony photograph

Salute - wearing a special cap to the 4th of July parade
Amy say it IS a special occasion

A City Is a Verb-and so am I
Amy remembers Rockefeller Park in 1943 and reflects on the changes

Robert Burns Dinner
Amy toasts the bard of Scottish poetry - and the Haggis

Five Golden Rings
The loss of a grandson changed Christmas caroling forever for Amy

Gathered At The Table
Amy remembers Thanksgivings past

Amy says we need to finish the Flight 93 memorial

Packing for College - Then and Now
Amy looks back as her grandson leaves for college

Elderly? I Scoff!
Amy looks for a better word to describe Seniors

A Balance Sheet
Amy reflects on the loss of the love of her life

Where the Action is
Amy reflects on Memorial Day

'BEE' my Valentine
Amy remembers a special grade school Valentine

The Sandbank Piano and My Thwarted Musical Career
Amy wonders about abandoned pianos

She's making a List
Amy learns a Holiday lesson from Himself

Where's my babushka? by Amy Kenneley
Not a designer-labeled, expensive scarf

Real Heroes by Amy Kenneley
Lebron James is gone - Amy's take on the situation

Fortunate Child by Amy Kenneley
Amy welcomes a new treasured grandchild

Following Stars by Amy Kenneley
Who were those shepherds anyway?

Ollie Ollie In Free! by Amy Kenneley
Remembering Hide and Go Seek

Save our Libraries!
Library of My Dreams by Amy Kenneley

The First Snow of the Season
Amy remembers the sights, sounds and even taste

I've Got My Love (Letters) To Keep Me Warm
Amy finds some warm memories on a cold night

Girl Scout Cookie Capers
Amy says selling Girl Scout Cookies is a family affair

That Heavenly Choir
Amy and her choir create Christmas magic

Thanksgiving For The Birds
Listen to these Bluebirds of Happiness

Through Thick and Thin
Celebrating 50 years of marriage

Getting a Leg up on Fashion
During War Rationing

Waiting for Dad
Amy sees the kids - Growing, Growing, Gone

Amy and her Easter Bonnet
Casual Clothes for Easter?

Amy and her Dog Tags
School Days in 1951

Amy gets a code, er, cold
She needs Mom and some Vicks Vaporub

Standing on Hallowed Ground
We have to be there

Before HiFi, MTV or iPods
Amy recalls Your Hit Parade

All a BOARD
For the new standing airplane "seats"

Hands of a Man
For the men in your life

Riding the Streetcars
Amy and her Mom's first shopping trip downtown the first winter after the War

Come to the Manger
Amy Kenneley's display from Woolworth's till now

Did you have Character (or Slam) Books?
Amy Kenneley did

Remember your first Lipstick?
Amy Kenneley's adventure with Tangee

The 1953 Cleveland Directory
Amy Kenneley's virtual neighborhood tour

Plastic Curtains
A future sealed in plastic

Hanging Out Memories
Washing & Drying clothes

Mom the Invincible
Any stories sound familiar?

Oh, Oh, Oleo!
When the new "butter" made its debut

The Tax Stamp Cometh
Remember collecting these for school?

The Fine Art of Snow Angels
by Amy Kenneley

Secrets of Decorating Revealed
Holiday decorations and memories

The Best Thanksgiving Ever
A 1950 memory from Amy Kenneley

Rebelling at the Polls
Election Days past and present

The Last Wave
"Today hundreds of children did not turn to wave goodbye. One of them was yours. One of them was mine."





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