Just Playing Possum

My sister used to have a terrier who would torment a nest of possums in her back yard. She would hear the dog’s high-pitched barking and whining and the hiss of the possums from the house. One day she was reading in her den with the back door open when she heard some...

A New Jewelson!

At the risk of boring you with stories about my family, I want to tell you how when Natty was little he told his father and me that we were not really his parents. He said his real parents were the Jewelson family and that sadly they were much better parents than we...

Why so Clumsy?

Long sweatshirt: so cozy and comfortable! I am tempted to take a photo of my naked rear end and post it here because it is so colorful. The other day I was in the back room of the shop trying to plug in a lamp. In order to do so, I had to unplug some fans I don’t use...

My Home Practice?

We are having a sale on many of the summer clothing. 50% off original price. My pattern is GoGoGo and then collapse. From the moment I hop out of bed, I am in action. Before Ron even gets up, I have the coffee made, his tea started, his lunch made and packed, and some...

Celebrate Your Mother!

Mother’s Day Mom deserves a crown for putting up with you My mother was a rebel on the surface but a traditionalist at heart. She called Mother’s Day a Hallmark Holiday and said she refused to participate in an event that was a capitalist invention. One year my sister...

Good Parenting?

Our Cherry Street window. Carp wind socks. Last night as I listened to the radio in the car on my way home, I heard an interview with a couple of sisters who have a band. Each sister writes independently and sends her work to the other for response. When asked what...