Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Friday, November 9, 2018

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY THURSDAY

A week ago, as I mentioned here somewhere, Larry came by The Center and asked our writing group if we’d help him out by reading and judging the essays submitted to his VFW Post’s annual contest. The topic this year was “Why I Honor the American Flag.” The grand prize is a $5,000 award – at the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SPAGHETTI LUNCH FOR VETERANS

Wednesday the Main Street Center held a spaghetti luncheon to honor veterans. I volunteered to help serve, showed up an hour early to help set up the tables – but it was already done – red, white & blue table covers, flags & red white & blue flower arrangements on all the tables, and the scent of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

YA WIN SOME, YA LOSE SOME

The big win from yesterday, Nov. 6, Election Day: no more attack ads on TV. They were so awful, so nasty, and so UNINFORMATIVE, it seems to me they only served to make every candidate a prime suspect. Other governments need not waste time and energy hacking our social media or planting seeds of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A WOMAN ROARS

“You’ve got some nerve, after I put this whole project together, to treat me like some silly woman here,” I know anger made me bigger and louder than usual. Lew’s eyebrows went up. “This is a professional magazine, with ad sales to vendors who deal with cops – it’s not a mom and pop deal where we... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 5, 2018

IN THE OLDEN DAYS

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by a small construction project at Grandma Lucy’s house. She lived in a 2-story farmhouse. There were some men installing a 30-gallon galvanized water tank on her roof on the side of the house where it got the most sunshine. This was in eastern Washington’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

ARTFUL DODGING

Friday morning, foggy and chill, I head early to the store, hoping to get there before the aisles are crowded with moms and dads doing their weekly grocery runs. I forget this is the exact time the stocking crew is busy in every aisle, sometimes two at a time all over the store. I have my hair... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

WASH UNIV DEVELOPING NEW MED

Ordinarily I leave news of the outside world to the news channels and print media, but this story brought me such hope I just had to share it. I may have the details blurred a bit, but here’s the gist of the story: Scientists – medical researchers – at Washington University Med Center in St. Louis... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 2, 2018

PATRIOTIC ESSAY CONTEST

Larry came by our Write Your Own Story group on Thursday, seeking a favor. He’s the Commander of our local VFW post, retired Air Force and also retired from the USPS – late sixties, well-groomed, military bearing – clearly accustomed to a certain level of respect – an alpha male. Nice guy. He’d been... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘TIS THE SEASON ???

I told myself a couple days ago, when it was 70 degrees outside and sunny, that I ought to get out and do my holiday shopping now, before the weather turns. Get the packages mailed early, cards too, especially since the season is going to be complicated by my cataract surgery and as always, dreary... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TREATS, OR TRICKS?

Last Tuesday when I went to work the morning shift at The Center’s front desk, I took along a couple of crocheted hats to donate for the door prize drawing at Bingo. In keeping with the Halloween theme, they were orange and black, each with a giant crocheted spider perched at the crown. The Center’s... Sign in to see full entry.

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