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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Nine Days

It is becoming a habit for me to spend my time doing things other than writing. What troubles me is that I am not missing it. I am missing Blogit friends, but I'm not missing the chore of writing. Dotage is making an eremite of me. Never in my life have I ever thought of writing as a "chore" until... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

As If He Didn't Have A Thing To Do

"The nerve of some people's kids!" my mother used to say in a voice of complete disgust. She would be saying it now if she were still alive and her sister, my Aunt Bess, would be saying a whole lot more in an even more vehement way. Ribcage has taken over for them. But in a case like this, words... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Not Complaining, Just Saying

I don't know if it is the weather or what, but yesterday morning I woke with a catch in my lower back which is no better today, and also shooting nerve pains in my right-side neck and head. I'm moving like an old lady (much older than myself) and groaning, walking all bent over, freezing in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Foot Away From Victory

"Last weekend, Specialist Michael Stone, an all American Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division (and is my Grandson Michael), competed in the All Armed Forces Combatives Tournament on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This was his final... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Miles of Miles

Who knows how young he was when the World-Travel Bug bit him...or from whence it came... or where it went from there? I found out about it when when he was still fourteen and he began working on garnering finances to support his year as exchange student to Argentina. Some of you may remember me... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Down Memory's Lane

I just can't remember what I did with my secretary. I fell in love at first sight and spent many years perpetrating a special relationship. Her place was in my bedroom in a convenient corner and I spent many hours there being secretive, sharing with no one. Lock and key were important to me and I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Last Car

Two long days of looking out the windows from various vantage points, and seeing only the coulisse of what was familiarly occupied for so many years, brings to me the feeling of the need to go somewhere, even though I have nowhere to go. The neighbors have not yet encroached upon the best parking... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ut Is My Limit

I began singing in the church choir just about the time that the oldest member of the choir was sandbagged in the face on a dark night on his way home from choir practice. He only lived three blocks from the church so he always walked. Also his eyes were not good enough for driving any longer at age... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shall I Try Again Or Not

Spent all of my writing time and energy on a subject I love and just when I had it the way I wanted, I lost it. I never learn. I don't think I will try again on that subject right now. Another thing I lost today is the use of my Subaru. We have so much in common, Suby and I. I know not what is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Growing Grawlix Utilization

In cartoons and comics, and other places where certain words are not allowed, profanity is often depicted by substituting symbols for words ("grawlixes") Profanity was once condemned, at least in my family. A child using profanity would now and then have the mouth washed out with soap, or the paddle... Sign in to see full entry.

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