Tag Archives: Holidays

And the children sang

As empty nesters my wife is hell-bent on getting the house decorated “perfectly” for the arrival of our children and their significant others over the holidays. My jobs include getting the trees, yes trees, in their stands and in the … Continue reading

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The reason for the season

I ate a $46.00 New York Strip steak last night, well I ate half of it and brought the other half home. My wife and I were invited to a small company holiday party at a well-known restaurant. The ambiance, as … Continue reading

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My Wish Book list for you

Before there was Amazon, before there was Toys”R”Us, Ebay or Target there was Sears. Sometime around the first of November the Sears Wish Book would arrive in the mail and the eight year old me knew that Santa was close. The Sears … Continue reading

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A Poem: A Box of Christmas Memories

A tree stands in a room filled with lights and trinkets of the past Ornaments on display refresh our memory of glitter and glue Gifts of first graders proudly offered to mothers everywhere Intermingled with shiny objects collected at vacation gift … Continue reading

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Holiday Chaos

“When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they’re not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the … Continue reading

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A holiday skunk tale

  This has been a tough year for the skunk population in my neck of the woods. It seems that I have seen and smelled more dead skunks on the side of the road than I have in years past. … Continue reading

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What’s the hurry?

I don’t drive very fast. I also like to have at least two car lengths between me and the car in front of me. I am, in a word, a defensive driver and apparently a doormat for all the other … Continue reading

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