Remember When ...

Remember when everything didn't beep?  Now it seems that everything does.  The computer beeps when I log on or off; cash registers beep for every item checked.  When I voted today, my electronic ballot beeped when my vote was counted.  And phones -...

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER Scribbles #115

    Howard could hardly wait to get back to his mother.  This was his first day out, flying all alone and he had learned a great deal.  His landings were still a little rough; he landed on his little sister Gert.  Mother just shrugged her...

Have No Fear, a story

"There's no reason to be afraid," Janet said to herself as she walked down the long dark hallway.  She reached the door at the end of the hall and stood outside for some time.  Finally, she said softly, "Janet, you're behaving like an idiot.  No...

Another Strange Occurence

Okay, this one happened to me, though I didn't know it at the time.   Hubby used to travel for his job.  He would be gone for around ten days, then would come home for about three days and leave again!  I would just about have time to do his...

A Reminder of what might have been.

Tinker's blog about her husband's close call reminded me of when my Hubby was nearly in an accident.  This happened in the days when at least one kid was living at home and working, so we had three vehicles.  That meant that since we all left home at...

Eureka!

And this, too, shall pass.   It all came out in the end.

Darla Tries Out, Part II

Mom was so proud when Darla told the young man she was going to sing "Amazing Grace!"   The young man called to Darla and told her to come to the table that was way over to the right in the big room.  Darla made her way across the room.  She...

Two shots!

Yup, one in each arm.  I got a flu shot for the first time in many years, thinking it was needed because of my advanced age.  Boy, do I wish I hadn't done it!  It feel so awful now.  I have all the aches and pains of the flu, plus headache, stiff neck...

What a Waste

"I wish you weren't so shy, Darla," said Mom for the hundredth time.  "You're wasting your talent.  You should never waste anything, you know."  Mom went on with her dusting as she talked.    "What talent, Mom?" Darla asked, cringing in fear. ...

Speaking of Questionnaires ...

I don't know whether they still give kids the same kinds of tests and things I had as a little kid.  I remember taking several IQ tests.  I'm pretty sure they don't give those anymore.  I scored 115 on one and 150 on one and 135 on one.  It probably...

Might as well get in on the act - SEC's Questionnaire!!

1. Do you play an instrument?  Yes, piano & clarinet, but not for many years.   2. Would you rather go out to a restaurant or have a home cooked meal?   Restaurant, unless I get in the mood to cook, which means I'll cook enough in an...

But ... but ...

"Does this dress make my butt look big?" asked Betty.   "Of course not," replied Hubby, without taking his eyes off his book.   "You didn't even look!" Betty pointed out.  She paraded past him to give him another chance.   "Your butt...

Okay, need a Definition!

I was watching the CBS morning show today and a lady who was visiting began to get big red splotches on her neck.  As I watched, there was one large pink spot, quickly joined by two, then three, then uncounted splotches, all growing redder!  The poor...

Mom's Closet - My Favorite Dream

Mom was very beautiful and she loved nice clothes.  She was one of those people who could spot something hanging on the rack and know it would look good on her.  I've never had that knack.  She was also a very good (though sloppy) seamstress.  She...

Getting the Car Fixed ... ??

The car went to the repair shop on Wednesday.  On Thursday afternoon, the shop called to say it was ready.  Someone even came to get Hubby, as we have only one car and the shop is about three miles away.  (He walked home when he left it there.)  He...

My yellow postal jeep

I think I've written about it before, but Hubby and I were talking about it, so it's on my mind.   Hubby gave me the yellow mail jeep for Mother's Day in about 1975 or 76.  It was a real hoot to drive.  There was no air conditioning, but I...

Sales slowly climbing ...

So far, I've sold 7 of the new book and 1 of the "old" book.  A friend of my sister's bought one of each.  The site is showing the royalty total as the sum of both books.  Maybe I'll still make it to one royalty check.  That would be awesome!   ...

Oh, Goodie! Pink Eye???

I have bloodshot eyes and a little swelling around them.  I'm wondering if this is pink eye.  I've been exposed to it many times and never caught it, but there's always a first time.  We were supposed to get our hair cuts this morning, but I don't...

New Book to Launch Next Week!

I just approved the proof of my second book, "City Wife."  I know that those of you (the very few of you) who read the first book will like the second.  It's very different from the first book, though, so be prepared for some shocks!   And with...

Be quiet, Jerry! Scribbles #111

That was what Mom said when she put Jerry and his baby brother Joey behind the panel in the back of their closet.  She picked up Jerry, still sleeping, and thrust him through the little door behind the panel.  In a moment, she put Joey in his arms. ...