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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…

Deadline

Some may say having a puppet show with your toes is a waste of time I leaned closer to the mirror and smiled.  My teeth are so big.  Is that chocolate?  When did I have chocolate? I’d better brush again… That…

Adventure Kills Grandmother

Why isn’t she screaming? My grown son, daughter and eight-year-old granddaughter and me are off to Puerto Rico tomorrow.  We’re going this week because it’s President’s week. My daughter felt it was necessary to travel on the most expensive and ridiculously crowded…

Valentine’s Day from Another Dimension

Jamaica High School Prom 1968 It would have been nice to write about a new valentine here, but just ‘nice’…not necessary – not for 2012, anyway.  Who knows who and what next year will bring and I’m looking forward to…