RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Mommy, the Baby's Shaaavvving..."

Little Sis There are several, no more than several, Little Sis episodes I recall. This is one. It was moving day. We were going to be moving far away, out West. Our house was empty, the furniture had been shipped. Only bare wood floors remained. I was 3 1/2 years old and Sissy had just turned 2. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Wheel of (Mis)Fortune

"That's My Money He Took!" During a trip to Las Vegas in my early 20s, I had dropped some cash on a table where they spun a big wheel, and if it stopped on your number, you won. It was called The Wheel of Fortune. After a few spins, my number hit! I was so thrilled I couldn't help from jumping up... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Desecration in the Classroom

Your Teacher Did What??!!! My girls were voracious readers as children. When my eldest was in 3rd grade, she had her "outside" reading, her free-reading, with her at all times. In class, the book of choice would be stashed in her desk. And, yep, she was known to open said desktop and sneak a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Peeping Toms?

Drone On, Neighbor This has been one long day, but just to keep everyone posted, when it comes to neighbors, I have had some of the worst. The guy two doors up the street has a drone. A couple of weeks ago he flew it in our driveway, hovering, and it crashed into the car's bumper. He snatched it... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

He Found $65,000 in Greenbacks

A Sack of Cash My dad was known to enjoy a day at the races on a day off from work, the horse races, that is. One day he came home from the track and mentioned that he had found a bag of cash. Said it was about $65,000 in green stuffed into a plain sack. We asked him what he did with it, thinking... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Death on a Date

" Omigod, I'm Gonna Die!!!" It was supposed to be a fun date with a great guy, who just happened to be really good-looking. We'd been dating for a while, it was a Friday night and we were going to an amusement park about 35 miles away, just to do something different. Neither one of us were really... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Those Who Served

" Was Your Dad in the Army, Navy or Marines? " As a young girl in grade school, every Veteran's Day the kids would ask each other in what branch of the service their fathers had served. Everybody in my class had an answer. Betty S.'s father had even lost a part of his thumb and some fingers in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 10, 2017

"Eeeuuu, He's Got COOTIES!"

Cooties in the House In honor of Veteran's Day here in the USA, I thought of my grand-uncle, who was a WWI American veteran. Everyone simply called him 'Uncle.' He was our surrogate grandpa, the brother of my grandfather, who died when I was 2 years old. On special days, like today, Uncle would pull... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Your Grandmother Smokes WHAT????"

Only in my Family... My teeny, Italian grandmother was nearly always in perpetual motion.On the rare occasions I saw Grandma sitting down, usually in the evening, she'd be in her rocking chair, smiling, while watching Gorgeous George wrestle on TV (he was her fave), rosary wrapped around her wrist,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Mother's Nightmare (Part III - Conclusion)

You Live Where? And The Turn of the Screw After Baby Girl was pronounced healthy, we moved out of the apartment. While it was a nicer and newer building, it was located fairly close to a freeway. I had been known to complain about 'living on the freeway.' Kids keep their ears open. While still in... Sign in to see full entry.

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