Category Archives: Dad

The Drive. Part Four: The Bittersweet End.

The little brown car was laid to rest under a tree at the tow truck driver’s house.  It joined several other cars in various stages of dying.  I gathered the insurance papers and Dad’s Frank Sinatra tapes from the glove … Continue reading

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The Drive. Part Three: How Could it Get Any Worse Than This?

The trip has been good for us. It is a peaceful respite from the noise, heat and pressure of big city living. On vacation there is no rent due, there are no arguments about why I am working until eleven … Continue reading

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That’s Life

Why do parents who were young during WWII seem to have lived more impassioned lives when seen through the eyes of their children? What romance they must have lived! What clarity and purpose they had! Wars were fought and won, … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to all who visited! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,900 views in 2012. If every … Continue reading

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Christmas! In Bulk!

My mother has six daughters so certain things were always bought in bulk. Most people immediately think of toilet paper and Tampax. Yes, but no. I am referring to presents. Gifts. Specifically, Christmas gifts. My mother bought gifts in bulk … Continue reading

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Oh, for a piece of Lemon Chiffon Pah.

The barbeque grill was put into commission the second week we moved to Colorado. As the afternoon’s heat dissipated, we relaxed on the patio and surveyed our new view while chicken seared over the flames. “Is that a cloud?”  I … Continue reading

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Dad, Creator of that weird, electronic cult we called home

My Dad was always searching for the next big thing to occupy his spare time. You have to admire a guy who didn’t let eight kids get in the way of having fun or fulfilling life dreams.  When a new … Continue reading

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