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Andrea Mummert Puccini

Andrea Mummert Puccini is a mother and environmental biologist. A native of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay lowlands, she now lives in northern California, where she works to improve environmental quality on agricultural lands. Her essays appear in Pilgrimage, River Teeth online, Under the Gum Tree, and Full Grown People.

Snowflake No. 1

My mom’s mother, my Oma, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, and sewed skillfully. In the years I knew her, she spent evenings watching television news programs with my Opa, always working a project in her hands and lap. My mom never learned…