Category Archives: Humor

what’s scarier? Halloween or the MID-TERMS?


Do you have our Boo at the Zoo tickets yet? Pretty called to me from her chair in the den last night while I struggled to catch up on a sea of emails in my office.This past weekend was Laver … Continue reading

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who’s (what’s) to blame for microwave disaster?


Plenty of blame to go around, of course. (1) no alarm clock in our house that we can figure out how to work except microwave timer (2) the Covid test kit with exactly 15 second nose swabs and then (3) … Continue reading

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setting boundaries with Molly


Family times on our screened porch this summer have been far and few between, as my cousin Martin used to say, but Labor Day weekend Number One Son Drew brought his two daughters almost 3 year old Ella and 7 … Continue reading

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2022: the Year in Review (well, so far)


Let’s rap. Two thousand twenty-two, I’m worried now ’bout you. You’re two-thirds done and not too fun. so where the heck have you gone? (rhythm band in background doing their best to find one) A new war in Ukraine with … Continue reading

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Dimples, Butch, Buttercup, Sissy… Sissy?


Whenever someone asks me what I’m writing, I feel a fleeting twinge of guilty laziness for saying I continue to blog – no new book of essays, no great American novel, no legacy book for my granddaughters. This is me … Continue reading

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Pretty’s advice to her younger self


“If you could go back to that 34 year old attorney from Vermont beginning the first of 48 years as a United States Senator, would you have any advice for him?” asked Robert Costa during his CBS Sunday Morning interview … Continue reading

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Carport Kitty is our Guard Cat


For her many fans who ask, Carport Kitty has survived the summer heat in South Carolina to mark her one year stay with us on our carport. She continues to stand with the people of Ukraine every day of her … Continue reading

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from antiques to basketball via the Seminole Trail


US highway 29 a/k/a Seminole Trail in parts of Virginia – antiques galore for Pretty to explore Pretty and me leaving Jefferson’s Monticello (photo by Susan Moore-Cooke) Pretty in DC at Old Ebbitt Grill established in 1856 While Pretty collects … Continue reading

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have you ever met a frog whisperer?


 The sounds from our screened porch were connected to the sounds of my earliest memories of summer when I slept in a small double bed with my maternal grandmother while a cheap oscillating fan turned slowly from side to side … Continue reading

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Carport Kitty keeping cool – wherever


That’s me on the relatively cool porch across the street from my carport home. Every morning I walk over to the neighbor’s house after breakfast to try to beat the South Carolina heat. I stay there – keeping an eye … Continue reading

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