They can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys

They can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys… What a great title for a book! I saw this when I was browsing through the book selection while volunteering at our local VA. It reminded me of Mother and our dear stepmother Beatrice, both of whom loved nothing more than driving us […]

Martin Luther King Junior Day

You already know that Mother had some pretty unusual preconceived notions about people.  If you were Jewish, she thought you were smart.  If you were Catholic, she thought you had a direct stairway to God. If you were African-American, she thought you would welcome the gift of our old clothes! Yes, she did stereotype. No, […]

Cast My Vote for O’Rock O’Rama

Mother prided herself on being a lifelong Republican.  I’m not sure why exactly but think it may have something to do with the “smoker’s alliance.” It made her feel superior and she always was one for doing her Superior Dance! However, when she moved to Iowa, she became entranced with Barack Obama.  At the time, […]