Category Archives: Family

Best Story of the Week…July 19

Thursday…8 A.M It’s pouring. The kind of rain that drenches and drowns despite umbrellas, Wellies and yellow rain slickers. I’m tooling out of Starbucks with my birthday latte, yes, they treat you to the item of your choice if you … Continue reading

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JFK Junior…Best Remembered

It was 20 years ago today, when John F. Kennedy Jr’s plane went down killing him, his wife Carolyn and her sister, Lauren Bessette. It was 56 years ago this coming November, when at the tender age of 3, he … Continue reading

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My Three Sons

I’m very impressed by family.  I guess it’s because I never had much of one, so when I saw a father and his sons ranging from 6 to 16, obviously so in love with their dad, my heart strings were … Continue reading

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Smile America

I’m at the dentist. Not just any dentist, but a brand new one offered on my nifty new Dental Plan. After traveling to what feels like Chicago, I come upon a storefront right out of Mayberry (or Tombstone), with a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…June 28

A young, what I call, weekend Dad, is proudly strolling down the Avenue with his 2 year-old son toddling beside him, pushing a stroller with one hand, holding his tiny hand in the other, when he starts to violently cough… … Continue reading

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She Got The Chair

My pal, Mr. Imma, otherwise known as Sorryless, inspired this with his comments concerning the self-absorbed habits of the very rich. I was in my late 20s, my clarity impressive, when I lived in my garret of an apartment with … Continue reading

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Strolling Through The Park One Day

A Pit is doing his business while his owner patiently waits. I tool by and say to the dog, “Look how much your dad loves you.” The man, irritated, rolls his eyes and says, “He just takes so long to … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

He’s a year old if he’s a day, just starting to toddle, careening down a hill in Central Park like a little car without breaks. Mom is behind him, smiling, her honey blonde hair waltzing in the breeze, while an … Continue reading

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They Were Soldiers

I’m very patriotic honoring the past, patient with the future, proud to be an American no matter what’s presently going on. I’m a soldier’s daughter after all. My dad served during the Second World War in the Royal Air Force … Continue reading

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Miss Manners, Dead at 10

Certainly a cheery title. For those of you who don’t know, Miss Manners is the pen name of journalist, Judith Martin, an author and authority on etiquette. She would have been astonished this morning in the check-out line at Morton … Continue reading

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