Mostly true story: Charley and I were sitting in a Dunkin’ Donuts last week and a horse walks up to the Drive-up Window. The waitress looks out, surprised to see him standing there and exclaims, “Hey!” He says, “Yes, please, and could you throw in some extra ketchup?” (Now, I’ll bet you thought she was … More Fall in South County
I celebrated twenty-seven Fathers’ Days with my Dad. He died in June when the roses along our fence were in bloom. I still have the card I bought him for that twenty-eighth Fathers’ Day he never lived to see. It’s tucked away with a photo of me and him when I was about two years … More On Fathers and Their Daughters
This post is going to be about a few different topics – Charley and Me, Baltimore, Baseball, Brawls, Politics, Civility, the Media, National Values, Umbrellas and Flags because today is Flag Day here in the US of A. I promise I’ll tie them all neatly together in the end and hopefully, … More “O Say Can You See?”
I just read a Washington Post article by a Marine Corps Veteran, Jennie Haskamp. It was about remembering the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country – 1.3 million lives lost since our first war in 1776. Decoration Day (now known in the US as Memorial Day) was set aside to … More Memorial Day
Snow was forecast in Rhode Island for the First Day of Spring two weeks ago, so Charley and I decided to go in search of sun and flowers. Needless to say, Roxie was not pleased. We flew to Walt Disney World in Florida to spend some time at the International Flower and Garden Festival at … More It’s Spring Somewhere!
I woke up happy. I stretched. I yawned. It was a beautiful morning, promising to be sunny and warm. A day made for the books. Daffodil and hyacinth bulbs were beginning to bloom. It reminded me of the peaceful beginning of Stonewall Jackson’s “The Lottery” one of Mom’s favorite short stories. I started humming “You Rock … More Roxie’s Easter Horror Tale