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 […]

Mickey Mouse Blues

Okay, I know that the premise of this blog is that my sister Lindy and I grew up “Far From Normal” and that we will be sharing lots of strange memories of our growing up years. I am now (perhaps just for today, but probably for a bit longer) going to write about some contemporary […]

Career Choices

As you already know, my dad completed college and law school after I was born. Once he started practicing law, I observed what he did and decided (at age 7) that being a lawyer was for me. When I informed my dad of my decision, he said: Girls don’t go to law school.  It’s just […]

Circling the wagon with a broken spoke

When our beloved sister Sissy passed, on an early November evening, the telephone tree lit up with disbelief. Yes, we knew she had cancer and had recently enlisted the services of hospice, but we had made plans to go and visit and help in any way she would wish. I was planning on heading out […]

It’s a Little Too Late To Do the Right Thing Now

Listening to tunes on the radio often brings inspiration for story telling. After all, isn’t that what most songs are? A particular title has been hovering and buzzing around in my head and it is just seems right to tell the tale now. Mother had difficulty in parenting, people skills, work skills and just about […]