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Friday, July 3, 2020

The Walking Stick (Conclusion)

I took the walking stick out for a practice run to see what I could do with it. Of course, before I did I searched on the computer for walking sticks for women, how to use a walking stick, the benefits of walking with sticks, and a few other things like that. I found quite a few interesting things... Sign in to see full entry.

The Walking Stick (Part 3)

And so, I began searching. I found an old-fashioned police Billy club that I had forgotten about. Ribcage always worried about me when I was alone. He tried to get me to get a gun and to go to a range to practice using it, and then have it at the ready in case someone tried to break in. I told him I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Walking Stick (Part 2)

I've always been quite active and very healthy, but one does get old if one doesn't die first. It is not just counting the years, and wearing glasses. It is so many things and no two people have the same combination of things brought on by years. The other day I was looking for something to watch... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Walking Stick

I had almost given up walking for exercise due to A-fib knocking on my hearts door when pneumonia sent me to the hospital a few years back. A cardiologist took care of the A-fib with an expensive blood thinner, and a strong antibiotic bested the pneumonia. When I was released from the hospital Doc... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

What Happened To Durell (Conclusion)

Seven years later, I had graduated from high school, had a good job, a husband that I loved and was expecting a baby in a few months (Little Ribcage). We had our own home and lots of hopes and dreams. I didn't think of Durell often. He had been pushed to the back of my mind, until... Mom announced... Sign in to see full entry.

The Confrontation About Durell (Part 4)

The long trip on the KATY going back home I stared out the window at the passing towns without really seeing anything. My mind was taken with the thoughts that for somewhere around 30+ years poor Grandma had never seen nor heard from, or about, Durell, always wondering, wishing, for one more hug, a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Durell Exposé (Part 3)

Seventy-eight years have passed since the night I first heard the name, Durell, and I really don't know much more now than I did then. I've never seen a photo of him, never heard anyone talking about him. Only Grandma's tears have ever said to me that someone knew him, and cared. How sad is that? On... Sign in to see full entry.

Who Was Durell? (Part 2)

Daddy was not the kind of person that one questioned unless one was in search of knowledge of the educational sort. He hated anything that smacked of gossip. I would not have dared to ask him, "Daddy, who was that man that knocked on the door and why did you give him money?" And, it never occurred... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

What Happened To Durell?

There's never been a murder in my family.....not that I know of. But there has always been some doubt about what happened to Durell. When I was very small, maybe about five years old, there was a late night knock at the door. I was already in bed, and my bed was a Duofold in the living room because... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Great-Grandma Still Drives

I got my new Drivers License in the mail today. The picture on it (my picture) is pitiful. It has to be the female version of The Sad Sack when she finallly gave up the ghost and is just waiting to fly away. Oh well, at least one doesn't have to show it very often. Actually, the last time I was... Sign in to see full entry.

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