Summer Doesn’t Keep!

Most Moms —and many Dads—have heard the familiar poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. I‘ve just included a few lines here: Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo.` The shopping’s not done and there’s… Continue reading Summer Doesn’t Keep!

Thousand Word Thursdays #89

I hadn’t been out rollerblading this summer until yesterday. I was pleased to see a group of older gentlemen sitting in lawn chairs, just off my path, racing their radio-controlled sailboats. I’ve only seen them there twice before, once with sailboats and once with “ocean liners”! It was amusing to see the ducks had swam… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #89

School’s Out for Summer!

Today’s the last day of grade school for many youngsters in my city. I’m curious…how many of you parents bought the teachers an end-of-the-year gift? Call me crazy but I always did and tried to find them something at Christmas, as well. The least I could do to show them  appreciation for taking care of… Continue reading School’s Out for Summer!

Cheetah meets Bulldog!

This is a tale from long ago—the summer of 1977—when I was a teenager with little worries. When money earned went towards rock concerts, concert T-shirts and movies. Not mortgage payments and car payments and groceries! Oh, those were the days! I don’t remember how it came about but I was asked to work as… Continue reading Cheetah meets Bulldog!