Category Archives: The Way Life Is

From One Mother to Another – WWII


On May 29, 1945 my mom Selma and my dad Glenn eloped to get married by a justice of the peace in Magnolia, Texas. Magnolia was a small town 30 miles south of the even smaller town of Richards where … Continue reading

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Hello? Ding, Ding who’s there?


Well neighbors Pretty got up bright and early yesterday morning to drive me to the Verizon Help Center because I have been having technical issues with my cell phone for the past week. The Help Center/ Show Room is 15 … Continue reading

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Father Goose Rhymes I Just Made Up


  (Image theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com.) There was in old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread, Then whipped them all soundly and put them … Continue reading

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Manic Monday at WIMBLEDON Tomorrow – Feel the Magic!


Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…it’s a train, it’s a plane, it’s Super Manic Monday at Wimbledon tomorrow and my head will be spinning like one of those old antique tops that we recently sold at … Continue reading

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and on a lighter note, happy fourth, America


As the fireworks boom and crackle around me in our new neighborhood tonight, I have a few parting shots myself from a day of family, friends and fun in our new home. These are the good ol’ days…trust me on … Continue reading

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Happiness Barometer


at Casa de Canterbury in November, 2016 at Casita de Cardinal this week Even the miraculously still alive 70th. birthday plant is happier in its new home.  Just saying. Beat the heat this weekend, cyberspace amigas this side of the … Continue reading

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summer solstice


i want to be sure i stay awake until midnight tonight. don’t waste a minute of the last gasps of spring. summer begins to steal the daylight hours as surely as heat rises.  

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We Will Not Let Hate Win


This week marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of  49 members of the lgbtq community in Orlando at the Pulse night club. We all remember and will stand with the people of Orlando who refuse to allow this tragedy … Continue reading

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Impasse


Webster’s Everyday Thesaurus has these words for impasse: deadlock, stalemate, blind alley, bottleneck…dead end, dilemma, predicament, quandary, standstill, standoff. This past week I had a heavy dose of impasse which intermingled with my increasing preoccupation about the American Civil War. I … Continue reading

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WONDROUS WOMAN!


Pretty and I went to the movies last night with our Yankee Quartet friends (2 from New York and 2 from Boston) to see Wonder Woman. Pretty was exhausted from her ongoing hard work clearing out Casa de Canterbury where … Continue reading

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