Saloma Miller Furlong

New Website is Live!

This has been a long time coming, but my website has finally gone live. I have learned so much in the past month about hosts, WordPress websites, themes, plugins, templates, block editors, theme editors, widgets, global settings, headers, footers, sidebars, blog archive pages, single blog pages, store pages, email subscription forms, and the list goes on. But mostly I learned …

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Part 6: “If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir”

Chapter 3. Mem Buys a Baby and a House [O]ne is born from the mother…so that the image of the woman is the image of the world. —Joseph Campbell One night, just weeks after I turned five, Mem sat in the living room, sewing a bonnet as the sun was setting. She stopped every few minutes and closed her eyes …

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Part 3, If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir

Saloma Miller Furlong · Part 3, If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir Chapter 1: Early Remembrances, continued There are several incidents that happened when I was very young in which Mem’s telling of them fuses with my own memories. One night when I was perhaps three years old, I sat on the woodbox next to the stove in …

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Preface of “If You Promise You Won’t Tell”

Preface of the Memoir If You Promise You Won’t Tell There are frequently irreconcilable conflicts between loyalty to our parents and being true to ourselves. —Alice Miller If You Promise You Won’t Tell replaces my first memoir, Why I Left the Amish. This revision contains mostly new material of my childhood years, although the ending chapters about my exodus from …

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Ten Year Anniversary, Part II

Today I  continue providing links to blog posts I wrote in previous years. You can click on the photos to enlarge them in all of the older posts. In 2012, the PBS documentary, “The Amish” premiered on American Experience. I wrote about the symbolism I found in the film. Symbolism in the Film “The Amish.” I rediscovered a series of …

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