Category Archives: Family

Travis

    It has been a year since I retired and moved to a new town. A place where I knew no one. Having moved too many times to count as a child, I was undaunted. Travis and I have … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

  Yesterday was Mother’s Day. The day we honor the women who brought us into the world. My Mom died twenty-five years ago. I still miss her and sing happy birthday every year on her special day. When I raised … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

I envy children, puppies and young animals. The tiniest things amuse and fascinate them. Kittens chase feathers or yarn, doesn’t matter they make a game of it. My puppy Narley plays with my older dog Travis. He doesn’t care if … Continue reading

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When Your Puppy Rolls in the Poop

Remember the adage, “some days you’re the dog and some days the hydrant”. This morning at o’dark hundred my puppy woke me up. Groggy and half asleep I let him out of his crate. That’s when the “fit literally hit … Continue reading

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I stopped at a Burger King for my daily Diet Coke. A large Diet Coke is $3.07 with no senior discount. The same beverage at Mc Donald’s is.96 cents and Jack-in-the-Box offers it at $2.07. A huge difference between the … Continue reading

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Koi: Carpe Diem

Koi are members of the carp family. The fish trace their origin to Central Europe and Asia. They were a food source as early the Jin Dynasty during the fourth century B.C. in China. Koi can live long lives from100 … Continue reading

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A Can of Whoopass Ice Machine

    Last night my ice machine was possessed by an evil spirit. Sunny beach, it spewed ice all over the floor. An unprovoked sneak attach as I walked away. Grabbing a glass, I vainly tried to stem the flow. … Continue reading

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Birthdays

The birthday conundrum. Children love birthdays. The presents, the cakes and the parties. A day to celebrate your birth. The very young are the reason parents and grandparents join to party in celebration. Once a child is old enough to … Continue reading

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Bailey, Bailey, Bailey

I watched a Dogs Purpose this weekend. Tears rolled down my cheeks from laughter and loss. If you are one of those, “it’s only a dog, people. Hit delete now you won’t get it. I’ve loved and lost many wonderful … Continue reading

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What Unites Us

Asking what unites us is a question with no easy answers. Family, friends, shared interests, sports, religion, are examples which come to mind. Unfortunately, those things often divide us. Not sure, ask a Yankee fan about the Red Sox. Religion … Continue reading

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