I’m 0ld enough that I could have been at Disneyland on opening day. Used to watch all the little features on the Walt Disney show (in black & white). Yes, I wanted to go to Disneyland. But it was definitely not my parents’ kind of thing even if we had lived nearby (they were snobs and oh so into LITrachure and… Read more
My parents, who both drank a lot, encouraged my brothers to take sips of alcoholic beverages, especially my dad’s beer. They thought it was funny. All three of my brothers turned into heavy drinkers and one became an alcoholic. I don’t claim that one led to the other, because drinking alcohol was a daily occurrence in… Read more
Your local public library may accept commercial VHS tapes as donations. But check with them first.
My father was adamant that we could not leave butter out to soften because it would “go rancid.’’ There was no way he could be talked out of that notion, so we spent our childhoods tearing up toast with rock hard butter. My friends’ families left the butter dish out on the counter all the time and had lovely… Read more
Last year we had a female mockingbird who repeatedly flung herself at my office window every afternoon. I got some soap and scribbled on the outside of the window, so whatever she saw in it was no longer clearly visible. Worked fine and it didn’t harm the window or the bird.
My parents did not pay for good grades. For one thing, they were chronically short of money (and didn’t know doodly-squat about money). The whole time I was in grade school they KNEW the price of lunch and still didn’t have the money sometimes. They KNEW they could save money by paying for a week’s worth of lunches… Read more
Vicente Fox does a fine promo for ladders.
Dave is definitely the best.
I’m just stepping away from social media completely for a few days and not watching MSNBC till it seems safe to go back.
Use ghee instead. It doesn’t burn.
My granddaughter has two mommies and her best friends have two daddies. I don’t know what language her teacher uses, but I’m sure my daughter and her wife would speak up immediately if they didn’t like what they heard.
My husband just never grasped the concept of priorities. And it’s made life difficult for him for a very long time. He always seems to waste time doing unimportant stuff. Years ago I asked him “Can you go to work without reading the newspaper? Can you go to work without eating breakfast? Can you go to work without… Read more
Our carbon steel wok is still going strong in its 48th year in our house.
Poltergeist scared the bejeebers out of me, and I was in my 30s at the time I will NEVER watch that movie again.