Write the Little Story

As my dear sister Abby and I have been sharing our memories, each one seems to spark another story. And so it seems that although each vignette may be just a little story, if one puts them altogether, they become a mighty blend of our lives. I have been the lucky one in many ways. […]

Wishy Washy?

One of the things about our mother was you would never say she was wishy washy. No way! You knew exactly what she was thinking because she was born without a filter. And just like a car without a filter, she was loud and obnoxious. Mother’s mouth was open and if she wasn’t eating, drinking […]

It’s Complicated

Life is complicated. An understatement when you have been through the wringer of dysfunction in your family. First came our mother Mary with her myriad of troubles, a troubled past, a troubled present and a boatload of “troubles”. Mental problems aggravated by alcohol abuse, pill popping, food addiction and refusing to accept responsibility just to […]

“Sorry don’t feed the bulldog!”

While I was cruising through the television channels this morning, I heard a funny quote from Andy Griffith of ‘Matlock’ fame. When a character apologized to him, he said: Sorry don’t feed the bulldog! Now, while the poor use of grammar does make me cringe, I get exactly what he means. Our ¬†mother was famous […]

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Today I stopped at the Walmart and as I was exiting my car, I noticed a couple from my church. I rushed up to say hello and the man said: Oh! I didn’t think that was you. I’ve never seen you when your hair didn’t look perfect before. Needless to say, this was not the […]

The Best Sister in the World

You already ¬†know that my sister Lindy and I have a special bond, much more than most sisters. People who are from so-called normal families will tell me that they speak with their sister once a month or so. That is not the way with Lindy and me. We speak every day and sometimes several […]