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Saturday, January 6, 2018

IN WALTZ TEMPO

“Tell me you love me, (tell me a lie) when you say forever I hear your goodbye. When you say forever your heart will be true, I’ll know the moment when I’m losing you.” It was my secret little song, never sung aloud. It came to me one morning over the dishpan. I’d been seeing someone for several... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 5, 2018

POLITICAL JOKES

On the same day my damaged check arrived, came a large envelope from my daughter in Florida. When I opened it, I found an unusual little gift: a dish towel. I laughed out loud even before I looked at it. Now years ago after her dad and I split up he went on to marry a woman the kids did not like.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

THE CHECK’S IN THE MAIL

I’ve had this small annuity savings account since I retired and almost never think about it except to read the quarterly reports. It was one of those yo-yo things a dozen or so years ago when the Enron scandal hit and many folks lost their life savings. I only lost about one-third of the savings had... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

BLOGABILITY

I know “blogability” is not a dictionary word, but it’s kind of how we compulsive bloggers look at the vagaries of daily life. When something happens to tickle our funny-bone, to cast a light of understanding on human nature, or even a cautionary episode - we add it to our mental checklist of stuff... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

COLD SPELL

It is probably no surprise to anyone on Blogit that we’re having a cold spell here in beautiful downtown Mundane. Minus zero temps have not been a thing here for at least four years, and there’s been a rash of broken water lines in the St. Louis area, chill factors way below zero. Today our low temp... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 1, 2018

THE NEIGHBORS, Part 4

After the Sweeten family moved, a new guy bought the house. He was an avid gardener and spent his time after work and on weekends creating flower beds. He raised gladiolas, prize-winning name-brand roses, and when winter passed, his sidewalk and flower beds were a mass of daffodils. In fact it was... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

THE NEIGHBORS, Part 3

After Grandma Wheat passed away, the new householders were the Sweeten family. Tim and Marcie were the young parents of four kids, the oldest a boy named Matt, and three stair-step sisters, Julie, Esther and an adorable toddler, Alyse. The family attended the LDS church faithfully; the mother and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

THE NEIGHBORS, part 2

Next door to Walter lived the Rice family – Margaret and Ray. Like Walter and Amanda, they’d lived in the neighborhood for more than 50 years. Ray had heart problems after retirement, and wasn’t allowed to do much, so he spent a good portion of his days on the front porch swing. He’d greet passers... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 29, 2017

THE NEIGHBORS, part 1

Once upon a time I lived in a historic neighborhood, one that had as many oldsters as youngsters. Fang and I moved there when we’d been married about five years. We both worked at SIUe - he in the printing service and I in the purchasing department, which were at the time housed in the Wagner... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

SOMETHING SCRIBBLED IN AN OLD NOTEBOOK

The Poet Reads Damned once by faint praise her return is made cautiously, she waits just outside the circle, barely illuminated by the firelight. The poet is tempted to run again and hide but there is something calling: a truth - personal - perhaps universal: perhaps a clue for the one rather than... Sign in to see full entry.

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