The Indian School

As you may remember if you have been reading the blog, my mother enjoyed supporting a number of rather dubious charities.  All any charity had to do to receive her money was to ask.  Remember the Chinese Bibles? Last evening, CNN had a report on an Indian school in North Dakota.  The reporter began showing […]

Getting a Cold Drink

After shopping for several hours today, I felt myself in need of a rest for my feet and legs. I decided to employ one of my mother’s favorite respites. She would say: Let’s get a cold drink. As a child, I dreaded hearing her say those words for it meant we would be headed to […]

Beatrice: The Stay at Home Mom

My sisters Lindy and Sissy, along with my brother Kevin and I have had to stick together because our mother Mary and our stepmother Beatrice were not always (wait, make that were not ever) the nurturing, supportive, loving type of mothers. Eight years ago, Sissy lost her beloved husband Don who died of cancer. I […]

Cleaning out the Refrigerator

Today, I was cleaning out my refrigerator and I was carefully checking all the expiration dates.  As you may remember from reading the blog, Mary (my mother) was not too careful about food dates.  Actually saying she wasn’t very careful is like saying Miss Piggy doesn’t pay too much attention to fashion.  It’s quite an […]

Never Forgotten Stories

Prior to his death, Dad used to say The stories I have told will die with me. No one will ever tell them again. My sister Lindy and I did everything we could to reassure him that we would keep his stories alive and indeed that is part of what this blog is about. Dad’s […]

Mickey Mouse Blues Part Two

Yes, we attended the wedding and yes, we had a two day pass to the Disney attractions; however, let me tell you right now that a good time was not had by all. First of all the rooms were just as described: small and awful. We arrived on Friday evening and, with no car, we […]