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Just a few weeks ago it seemed to be suddenly summer. I went outside to take the cover off the air conditioner. By the time I got back inside it was 81° in the house. Time to take the storm … more
Two of our family birthdays are in May. One is May second which is my son, Jimmy's birthday. He is deceased and it's not that he MAY be in a better place but he definitely is. A friend of mine, … more
About 40 years ago I was thrilled to see a female tow truck operator hook up the car next door and then the same day a woman climbed a telephone pole at the end of my driveway using cleats as they … more
My sister-in-law Marion had an offbeat sense of humor. When a boyfriend gave her a book she said, “Thank you. I'll put it with my other book” putting to rest any thoughts he might have that she … more
One of my earliest memories of Easter with my family in Callicoon Center was when I was about seven or eight. Some older kids came by to visit me shortly before Easter and I was busy coloring eggs at … more
About a week ago I got a new cat, named Daisy delivered to my house. The reason she was delivered is because she is so wary of the carrier that she throws up when placed in one and the rescue place … more
I was on the list to get the Covid 19 vaccine months ago and would get email notices stating that I was eligible and would be notified as soon as it was available for me. A friend of mine who has … more
Less than a month ago I had to say goodbye to my beloved cat, TJ. He had a stroke which paralyzed his hind quarters and he had to be euthanized. He also was in a lot of pain due to blood clots that … more
This is Black History Month. These are some personal experiences that I have had. I am on The Martin Luther King committee. My friend Luis Merlo was also on that committee. One year a … more
My son, Michael and I recently got the Shingles vaccine at a local CVS store. There are some misconceptions about Shingles. Quite a few people have told me that if you've had chicken pox you won't … more
The following are some philosophic thoughts that never go out of style. The first one is an ancient one which goes all the way back to 106-43 BC, and written by Cicero, “Gratitude is not only … more
We all know that 2021 has got to be better than 2020. So many people lost their lives in 2020 both as a result of the pandemic or brutal accidents. My New Year's resolution is to try to make my small … more
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