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 […]

“Sma” Explained

As you have read, when I was very young, I called my dear sister Abby by the name of “Sma”. At the time, and for years after, no one really knew what it meant, least of all me. That was until this morning while sitting in church where I had an epiphany. What greater place to […]

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 […]

Disciplined in a good way and a not so good way

Dad was very disciplined in his life. He loved his work as an attorney and was not only diligent but also excelled at his profession. He was up early, off to his office, stayed late and set an example for us to follow. His personal life was also disciplined. Dad ate healthy, drank in moderation […]

They lead such boring lives….

Dad used to tell us that one of the nice things about having such colorful characters (code words for insane whackos) in our lives was that it was not boring. He was sure right about that! From two mothers who had issues, to relatives that led colorful and sometimes criminal lives, the people in our […]

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 […]