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The Cat Did It.

Dad’s mom curled up her pug nose at store-bought birthday cakes.  They were pretentious and proof of a lazy house wife.  Mom’s mom saw those crumbling, precariously leaning homemade messes as proof  of a husband who was poor provider. Never … Continue reading

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Horny Resurrected

My sister, Vickie, and I had a lot of strange animals when we were growing up.  The usual assortment of dogs and cats, of course, but also a porcupine named Ouch, a gray squirrel with long yellow teeth, rabbits that … Continue reading

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G Forces

Mom is eighty-four.  She drives and gardens and does watercolor and has just recently taken up acrylics.  She’s a force of nature.  But, when you grow up with a force of nature, you take that power for granted.  Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Hysterical Blindness and Other Good Holiday Cheer

There’s a flow to the seasons. When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was when Grandma and Grandpa arrived at daybreak with my uncle and their wormy dog.  Which was also the morning mom cracked the cap on the cider she’d … Continue reading

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