I miss the blue jeans. The big wide bell bottoms denim jeans were the most flattering pants I ever wore. They made my legs look longer and my hips narrower. Of course, I was also 50 years younger, so that may have had something to do with it too ... but still, I miss them. … Continue reading BELL BOTTOMS BLUES – Marilyn Armstrong
The title comes from an episode of "The West Wing" which we are binging again in this early spring of discontent and dismay. The series is even better this time around, a great mental prescription from the Coronavirus while our world seeks a political hangover cure. Many of us, struggling with the present, have tinted … Continue reading WE WERE NEVER A CURRIER AND IVES COUPLE – GARRY ARMSTRONG
One morning, I woke up to find a beautifully wrapped package next to my bed. Attached to it was a note: “Open me, if you dare.” What’s inside the box? Should I open it? When I looked closely, under the wrapping paper and ribbons, I could see who sent it or at least, from where … Continue reading A BOX FROM THE HALL OF RECORDS – Marilyn Armstrong
Last night, I was gritting my teeth over the Senate Impeachment travesty and another household repair issue. The tank on the toilet in our primary bathroom cracked just hours after Marilyn had workers back to redo problems on our new shower. All this while we're figuring out how to pay for a newer version of … Continue reading SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG
A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories From 2003, granddaughter Kaity putting the topper on the tree. Sixteen year later, she is all grown up. Merry Christmas to all!
A friend emailed me info about a popular boxer who just improved on his very impressive record. I had to admit knowing nothing about the prizefighter. I'm a self-proclaimed baseball maven but know nothing about professional boxing these days. I'm not a fan. I don't get my jollies watching two people bashing out each other's … Continue reading DAD WAS *MORE* THAN A CONTENDER – Garry Armstrong
But Then Again, Why Mention? by Rich Paschall We all have regrets, that's for sure. You can not lead a life without them. You may regret that first stumble and fall, if you remember it at all. You may regret dropping that toy. You may regret letting go of that balloon. You may regret throwing … Continue reading REGRETS, I’VE HAD A FEW – Rich Paschall