GIBBS IS GONE – Marilyn Armstrong

Today, sometime around the middle of the afternoon, Gibbs died. He was having what seemed a normal day. Up in the morning, begging for treats. Barking like crazy at anyone going up or down the stairs. Then, he went to sleep on the sofa. We were going to a concert and friends were coming over … Continue reading GIBBS IS GONE – Marilyn Armstrong

OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

Deaths Of Our Sports Icons, 2019, by Rich Paschall For many of us, we grow up idolizing our sports heroes. It is an important part of our youth. These people are more significant to us than the movie or television heroes because they are real icons. They are athletes we can watch on television, or, … Continue reading OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

I thought because I asked someone and got the wrong answer, that you can't bury a body on private land. As it turns out, it depends on the state in which you live. Laws vary by state AND also by county. I'm betting Boston is a no-no as is any well-populated suburban area, but out … Continue reading LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

IS THIS THE END OF DAYS? – Marilyn Armstrong

I know, because I keep reading about it, how "end of days" is supposed to work. This is when the good guys (not me or mine) will go wafting upward to heaven whilst the unshriven and/or non-religious, disbelievers, and the many who believe in "the wrong gods" are left behind in a world of Bad … Continue reading IS THIS THE END OF DAYS? – Marilyn Armstrong

NO MORE EXPENSIVE FUNERALS! TIME FOR CHEAP CREMATION! – Garry Armstrong

I was driving along I-95 in Connecticut when I spotted the billboard for "Direct Cremation". Traffic was just slow enough for me to read a few lines of the pitch. It promised no fuss, no delays, no middlemen, red tape ... and a money-back guarantee if unhappy with service. I wasn't sure who'd get the … Continue reading NO MORE EXPENSIVE FUNERALS! TIME FOR CHEAP CREMATION! – Garry Armstrong

RASPY FOR THAT FIRST ANNOYING CALL OF THE MORNING – Marilyn Armstrong

For the last few days, I've been waking up to the realization that I'm probably going to die of heart problems. Now, being as I'm already 72 -- and I recognize that I and everyone else is going to die of something eventually -- this isn't shocking or surprising. Once I finally understood that this … Continue reading RASPY FOR THAT FIRST ANNOYING CALL OF THE MORNING – Marilyn Armstrong