In the good old days, you had an idea of the work you wanted to do, and you worked hard to build your business from the ground up with your hands. Buying and selling new widgets. Repairing them from your garage gradually morphed into a store and putting signage in the huge window. You rentedContinue reading “Do we want to go back to the good old days?”
Just for today, let’s not discuss the bad things happening in the News! Let’s go “Over the river and through the woods” to Grandmother’s house and stuff ourselves with turkey and all the goodies! Only this year, let’s get there early enough to help her chop, peel, and stuff instead of plopping down on herContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”
When I arrived home to the farm, I was exhausted, disappointed, frustrated, and pissed at the world and how it treats women, mainly me! I walked around the farm, depressed and feeling sorry for myself for several months. I was also fighting anemia to the degree that I was taking vitamin B shots weekly. IContinue reading “More Dating past the 80s”
Book 2: Dragon Flight How to ride a Dragon Ask Permission Mount on back Hang on Don’t look down There are seven books in this series I wrote for some young friends as Christmas presents. They gave me permission to share them with you. Click on the picture above and you will be taken toContinue reading “Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventure in Space”
Pat and I got along quite well until we allowed another girl to room with us until she found other accommodations or got married, whichever came first. She was a little strange, well, a lot strange, and a large framed blonde, blue-eyed woman and meticulous about her appearance. We had only 2 bedrooms, and IContinue reading “More dating in the 80s and beyond”
It could be when it is on another planet, in another galaxy! And how is it possible for an egg to grow? How will Ruby and Nolan explain this to their parents?
The last thing we talked about was “Paying homage to the Porcelain God,” and in case some of you do not know or remember who that was… It was any toilet handy! I have some not so fond memories of the prayers I said to it! Speaking of toilets! Remember last time I told youContinue reading “More dating in the 80s (continued)”
I arrived at the Hartford bus station and took a taxi to the apartment. I had one suitcase and a small carry-on bag, the nice driver carried the bag to the door, and I only paid the fare to my discredit. I didn’t know you should tip. It was kind of fun living in theContinue reading “More dating in the 80s”
Let’s start in 1958, the year I graduated from High School! I started working in Dexter Shoe, sewing the backs of shoes together on an industrial machine. That was an experience by itself. I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years. Working gave me enough money ($300.00) to pay for having a well drilledContinue reading “Dating in the 60s”
To all the people out there who have sworn many naughty words and thrown bottles against the wall in frustration. Have you yearned to get your hands on the person or persons that decided that it would be a fun idea to poison other nice people? They put poison in a bottle of what theyContinue reading “WTF”
I guess you forgot why there was an overwhelming voter turnout to elect Democrats all down the line. What we wanted from you we are still waiting for! When is ANYTHING going to happen? Admittingly, you did well with the Covid shots! But why are we still working under the rule of 1806? I amContinue reading “DNC, this is why you are still waiting for me to donate!”
Okay, so you know I have been around a while, and I would like to think that I amassed a little wisdom. The truth would probably prove that I still make more mistakes than brilliant decisions. If you have more “Ah, Ha!” moments than Oh S#$% moments, I applaud you, and if you are ploddingContinue reading “More life in the 50s and beyond”
Last time we talked about Rex and his care for us kids and that the merchants he visited sent him home with bone. One day Rex crawled home after he was hit by a car. The vet came to the house and said he could not fix his injuries. Dad told us that the vetContinue reading “Life in the 40s and a lot further”
Life in the 40s and beyond continued. TV, Radio, talking box, Saturday morning, Big John and Sparkle, Howdy Doody, attic, trampoline, metal springs, swimming, Big ugly dog, Wonder Woman, lake, rocky point, beach, Rex, dawg, We were so creative compared to kids today! There were no electronic things to entertain us. As a matter ofContinue reading “Life in the 40s and beyond continued”
If they are mine, my first memories were of sitting on the lawn and playing with toys in a washtub of water. We always had a garden, and we were free to wander and pick strawberries, string beans, and peas. We were allowed to pick and pop them in our mouths without thinking of washingContinue reading “Life in the 40s and beyond!”
I will never forgive you for stealing four years of my life! You created 4 years of misery, caused many people guilty of nothing more than being born poor! They did nothing wrong, but you didn’t care about the millions that were unlucky enough not to be born with a silver spoon in their mouths.Continue reading “Dear Former President”
I was sleeping soundly when someone tapped me on the shoulder, startling me awake. I slowly looked over my shoulder to see my Stepdad Lloyd smiling, his blue eyes twinkling. “Is it my time?” I asked him. “It could be if you want it to be, Brenie.” “OMG, this is real; Lloyd is the onlyContinue reading “The Rainbow Bridge”
This is a little long, but I have been on vacation having fun visiting with relatives. This is about one of our Workamper jobs, which was fun but ended badly. Congratulations and Best Wishes to the New Managers, Sandy, and Greg. As “hands-on” managers, you plan on “hitting the ground running” with your new policies.Continue reading “Another job we loved to hate!”
Lately, we have opted for programs without commercials, which means we pay for much of our viewing. Yes, we do watch the NEW news, but we are not happy with it or the commercials! We do not need you to tell us what President Biden said; if you stop talking while he is behind youContinue reading “Rant-a-day”
Definition: Live people that serve customers. Do you remember when you could pick up the phone and call Amazon? Your Doctor’s assistant? Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, almost all the stores? Those were the good old days, but they ain’t comin’ back anytime soon! Have you tried reaching any company by phone lately? Yeah, me too! Continue reading “Customer Service”
In my long young life, I am only 80! Will turn 81 in a few weeks. I have fond memories of many positions and of the bosses. My first job was picking potatoes. I was only allowed to pick on Saturday and Sunday as Mom wanted one of her kids to graduate from High School;Continue reading “The jobs I’ve loved and hated!”
I understand and agree that the roads in our lives will not always be smooth and paved, but you would think there would be a few smooth stretches once in a while! It seems as though we struggle over one hump, and another one pops up right behind. It would be nice to just rollContinue reading “Roadblocks on the road of life”
You say today isn’t Mother’s Day? I know that! But I think that every day should be an honor to your mother, and you should try to remember all the things she taught you, and overlook the things that are age-telling. So she doesn’t move as fast as she used to, but she still getsContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”
I am unabashedly promoting my latest YA book. It would be a good idea to read the first 6 books, before this one, but it could be a stand alone. I started the books as a Christmas Present for two young people in Seattle and kinda show balled into a series. The Weller family gaveContinue reading “Decisions”
You sneak upon me, in the dead of night When I’m not looking, you give me such a fright when in the mirror I peak, you are winking at me, I think And you continue to sneak as I scrub and cream I am losing the battle, OMG is that a wattle? my face, and myContinue reading “Wrinkle me this?”
This is a picture of my Mother probably in her thirties and me about 6 years old. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. “You better pray that will come outContinue reading “I owe my Mother!”
Miranda, our faithful Motorhome has requested that we get on with cleaning her and get her ready for more adventures with Dolly Part-on and Sir Fit the White Knight! Today I shampooed the carpets and washed the kitchen floor, while my partner filled the fresh water tank with water and bleach. He will empty itContinue reading “Please forgive my absence”
Build for yourself a strong boxFashion each part with careWhen its as strong as your hand can make itPut all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your failuresAnd each bitter cup that you quaffLock all your heartaches within itThen sit on the lid and laugh. Tell no one else its contentsNever its secretsContinue reading “Sit on the lid and Laugh!”
Just once I would love to ask the Happiness Engineers a simple question and get a straightforward answer in simple to understand terms. Today it only took about an hour to get my simple answer to my question about how to publish a previous post again. Honestly, I tried to pose the question in theContinue reading “Just Once”
My latest book has been uploaded, but hold the presses, it will take a few days for Kindle to review. I am not totally happy with the justification, and will probably work on it and reload it. Most readers will not notice the difference, but I will. This is the sequel to Murder on LakeContinue reading “Guess what?”
I just discovered that Kindle is doing a whole new thing! Out with the old and in with the new! We used to type our manuscript and format it for an ebook and again for a Paperback book. I read about the new way until my eyes were so tired I put a cold clothContinue reading “Going back to school”
Poor Miranda has been put out to pasture for three years and she is tired of doing nothing. She talked to us and demanded that we clean her up! We were planning on having our Dawta sleep in her while she is visiting us. She gently told us she needs a bath and some deepContinue reading “Good Morning!”
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pick one of these whenever we needed it? And as soon as one is picked, it is replaced with another one just like it. Yeah, I know, some people will grab them all, but it doesn’t matter if they are replaced as often as they are taken.Continue reading “Take what you need!”
Has the last year of social isolation made you appreciate the freedom that we used to have? Yes, I know many of you went on as if there was no pandemic, and many of you got away with your foolish actions without a hitch. But others were not so lucky, over a half-million total, andContinue reading “Life Goes On”
Do you remember the “good old days” when if you had a question you could pick up the phone and in minutes get a real live person on the phone to answer your questions? Our children and grandchildren will remember our good old days when you NEVER could get a real person on the phone,Continue reading ““How may I help You”?”
My husband and I were still newlyweds when he was “invited” or “commanded” to attend a cocktail party at his Regional Managers prestigious home just outside of Boston Massachusets We were excited, of course, to see how the upper class lived. When we arrived were offered a drink, I, of course, accepted a glassContinue reading “Do not annoy the little woman”
My philosophy of raising children is simple. You need patience, lots of patience! And you need to talk to them. Discipline is okay, but those little people are incredibly smart, and they can reason. They remember everything, and later in life, your actions to and for them will bite you in the ass. You, rightContinue reading “Bigger, Stronger, and Smarter, but not necessarily in that order!”
Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known. Enjoy the following: “Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.” – Will Rogers “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation,Continue reading “Will Rogers”
I would love it for a reading room!
All of those suggestions are good for the soul.
Now you’ve done it! Chocolate pie, and whipped cream with more chocolate!
There are those that see the handwriting on the wall! One tribe doesn’t care because they have an exit strategy, and the other wants to fight to preserve. It is a toss-up who wins.
Interesting! Food for thought! Sometimes growth just for growth is not the best growth.
Ohhh! This looks wonderfully tasty!
This may very well be true, but I hope with the right motivation we can change the course of our lives.
Now you are talking! Love it! We used to make ice cream at home and vanilla cookies for invitation-only “Ice Cream Social!”
It is too bad that when we encounter a new name we do not take the time to lead the proper pronunciation. If I sounded it out right it has a better sound, although Kenya is okay. It is beautiful with the mist and snow.
I am not a religious person but I believe there should be a lot more reason used in faith!
I have never had Sushi, and I confess, I have no desire to try. I will admit this does look good.