I have started to turn into my grandfather. Let me explain. My grandfather was born in 1903. There was a certain way of life that people experienced in those days. During his lifetime, radio and television entered the home. Cars became attainable for the middle class, and then became a necessity for those who lived … More I talk, I don’t TWEET
This is an old saying of mine; for those times when life is so insane, that I feel that I am standing on quicksand: “I can’t find the floor!” We are re-painting the inside of the house. We are hoping to put the house on the market soon. We are downsizing–but we might move to … More I can’t find the floor!
What’s that smell?! I was just sitting here, minding my own business, and I noticed a terrible smell. To make matters worse, the smoke alarm started beeping. Loudly! Mom must be cooking again. I don’t know why she does the things she does. She puts something into a pan, and then goes into another room … More Oh no, Mom is cooking again!
Daily Prompt: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? The book that brings back the best memories for me is Twas the Night Before Christmas. My father read this book to us with his own twist. For example: When out on the lawn there arose such a … More ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….
So off we go into the Blizzard, in our boring white rental car. The trip was estimated, by our good friend Mapquest, to take 3 hours and 15 minutes. Our friend Mapquest does not account for bathroom breaks, icy road conditions, construction, or stopping to get coffee because the road has become a blur. The … More Last weeks journey – part 2
Daily Prompt: Silver Screen From Toy Story: Woody and Buzz fall out of the van at the gas station, and Woody (the cowboy) tries to explain to Buzz Lightyear (the astronaut) that he is a TOY! He is not a real Spaceman! He’s a child’s plaything! Buzz looks back at Woody and explains, “You are … More You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell!
“Do you have anything fun?” I asked the man behind the counter. “…fun?…” he echoed back, clueless. “Yeah, you know, like that red Mustang out there.” “Well, you’re going to be driving into a blizzard. Do you really want to rent a car with rear-wheel drive?” he replied with a snark. What a buzzkill this … More Last week’s journey – part 1
It has been pointed out to me that lately my posts have been quite dreary, as if I had been renting a room at the House of Usher from Edgar Allen Poe. So I will attempt to lighten it up for a while. First, some of my favs from Steven Wright: “Why do they call … More Does anyone remember laughter?