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Some Kids Peak in Nursery School

The problem with bragging about our grandkids is that we’re all living longer so our friends and family will be around to see that our five year old who reads at a 4th grade level is now twenty seven and…

The Complete History of Grandmas

This chapter is the first chapter, right after the introduction, of a book of essays I’m almost finished writing called, “SOME KIDS PEAK IN NURSERY SCHOOL  & Other Wisecracks From a Grandma Boomer.” (btw Boomers are born between 1946-1964) But,…

IT’S ONLY BEEN 50 YEARS

At  my 50th High School reunion some schmuck actually asked me “What’s new?” I shrugged, “Not much.” I guess, I’m the bigger schmuck.  To be continued…

Interviewing Santa

This piece was originally published in a similar version in Pathfinder:Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey Iassumed it would be impossible to interview Santa Claus so close to Christmas. Why would he agree to talk to poor widow me? He had nothing…

Guilt Can Kill You ~ Then You’re BOTH Dead!

Hi All – Hope you like my new site – this blog was published last month in Pathfinders Magazine, an online and print publication, a fantastic magazine for widows/widowers where I am on staff as a humor writer.  Please check…

Not Everyone Has a Chuckles

Fifty years ago Jimmy strutted into our 8th grade homeroom and announced, “I’m an uncle! I’m an uncle!” Five years later we were dating. Little Chuckie was a perfect specimen to practice our parenting skills on. He wasn’t fully formed and…

At This Stage of the Game

Two years ago I bought the washer and dryer pictured above.  Of course,  they weren’t sold with the laundry in them. I announced to friends, “This is probably the last washer and dryer I will ever buy!” I didn’t say…

Magic Number Six

Son-granddaughter-daughter and some stranger’s back It came as a real surprise to me that so many of you wrote to ask about our family trip to Puerto Rico.  I was touched as I read your e-mails, but I stopped at…