Funeral Rituals

One method of coping with funerals is to focus on unusual things during such somber occasions. In days of old, funeral practices were undeniably unsanitary. It was common to lay out the deceased on the kitchen table. Since tables back then were usually made of...

Living in the Moment

Cameras are everywhere. Some use cameras for dummies – point, click and hope the picture did not turn out fuzzy or a headless shot of Aunt Lulu, while others depend on cellphone cameras or tricked out photographic equipment costing thousands of dollars. Folks...

The Furry Buddha and Other Delights

What will you do after retirement? The commercials for retirement villages in warm climates promise fun, friends, and golf. If seasoned citizens buy into the enticement, they may rip up decades’ old roots and move to Florida, Arizona or similar places to live among...

The People Behind the Scenes

Not everyone is born handsome or beautiful. There are various levels of attractiveness as is the case with its absence. More than one mother has told her child. “There is more to a person than external beauty.” Those same caring mothers also went on to say something...

Everyone Makes Mistakes

It is a fact of life. Whether you are a new bride or a seasoned homemaker, kitchen and household whoopsies happen. Our first home was a 6-room rental with a decent size front yard and an enormous backyard. The backyard had several trees and a contraption known as a...

Those Dastardly Rules

  Nothing has the power to bring a corporation’s boardroom meeting to a gasping halt like a confident female stating the obvious. “I don’t believe in rules.” Even the supposedly hard of hearing Suit sat up and took notice. What brought on this declaration? The...