Tag Archives: Childhood

Old Uncle Joe

I’m 68 years old; grown long in the tooth. That’s just an expression; your teeth don’t actually grow longer as you age, but your gums do recede, making your teeth only appear to be longer; hence the expression. I still … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day once again and time for my annual Guilt Trip. Throughout the whole of my childhood, early adulthood and right on up to her death I’d always missed the opportunity to celebrate and thank my mother on Mother’s … Continue reading

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Tupperware, The Last Word

I haven’t actually attended a Tupperware Party since childhood but I learn by observing. While it’s nice to share cookies and soups and leftovers and such with all your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers there is a dark side to … Continue reading

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Movie Words

“We don’t use those movie words in front of other people.” True stories are the best kinds of stories. This all came about in a matter of seconds: Arguably the first word most children learn how to say is “No”. … Continue reading

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Little Eddie Gein

True stories are the best kinds of stories and this, I think, is no different. A while ago my elder brother dropped a bit of a bomb on me. He claims to have gone to school with none other than … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Ho’s . . . .

Just sitting around out of my caffeinated mind listening to the inescapable Christmas music. A hypothetical question arose: Suppose you did in fact see your mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night. Would you really rat her out … Continue reading

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Mall of America’s First Black Santa 2016

Not sure if this is even newsworthy from the point-of-view of a child, but it’s been reported the Mall of America hired its first black Santa. This is hardly the first black Santa, by any stretch; salaried or otherwise, just … Continue reading

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Anything Can Happen Day

You might want to Copy and Paste this somewhere for future reference: One cannot explain how or why, that, from time to time, this type of cerebral detritus burbles up from the subconscious mind but, bemusingly, it never-the-less does. The … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Over a Cup of Coffee

I was thinking America (the United States) needs to grow up. You need to either grow up or get yourself a woobie; a big woobie. My revere was interrupted by one of the counter girls. They were in a disputation … Continue reading

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Hi Neighbor!

It’s a little known fact that little girls start talking long before boys. But once they start, they never stop. I still can’t make out half of what those squeaky little girls across the alley are saying. I smile, wave, … Continue reading

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