The other day, in a moment of motherly musing, I was remembering how my son used to call me from another room or a different part of the yard when he would realize I was out of his sight. “Mama?” he’d say, the slightest twinge of anxiety edging his voice. When I’d answer, he always gave the sweetest response: “I love you.”
He was just making sure, in all those queries, that I was nearby, and I figured the “I love you” was the façade of a growing-up boy who didn’t want to announce outright that he was nervous when he lost track of where I was in relation to him. He doesn’t do that anymore, and, like most bits of my children’s growing up that fade until I suddenly realize they are gone, I don’t know when he stopped.
McCarthy McPhaul is an award winning author and journalist. She lives
in northern New
Hampshire, where she works as a freelance writer, penning magazine and newspaper articles,
newsletters, press releases, and copy for Web sites and Blogs.
She received the Skade Award from the International Skiing History Association for her book
A History of Cannon Mountain: Trails, Tales and Skiing Legends. She has also been honored by the
New England Press Association for excellence in spot news coverage and feature writing.
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"McPhaul ... gracefully and compassionaltely ... adds much to our understanding of Cannon Mountain and the forces and people that tried to tame it."
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This is the first comprehensive history written about Cannon Mountain, one of the oldest ski areas in the
United States and a cradle of American ski history.
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