As luck would have it, my mother saved my baby shoes all these years. I must have been a lazy baby! They look like new! Why aren’t the toes scuffed up?
I think someone is messing with my head- I keep finding this owl in different places, now he is nesting in the box above the toilet. He was supposed to be a clever way to store Q-tips, I think. In my younger days I would have used him for Tootsie Pops, but I can’t have […]
Lisa seems to be saying “You’re wearing the wrong shoes!” – but Teresa is all “You do what you want! I’m getting me some eggs!”
Teresa’s mother, Carol. On the back of the photo she wrote, “me at 15″. I’m going to go out on a limb here and surmise that she was fixing to go to a costume party of some sort.
When I worked at Radio Shack many, many years ago, the manager would insist on playing Manheim Steamroller holiday music, he thought it was a good way to “demonstrate the superior quality of Realistic brand audio products” or some such nonsense. As soon as he would go somewhere, I would switch to some crappy novelty […]
Things I am glad I did not win on Listia This W.C. Fields battery tester. I understand that the company has the made-up word “Noveltronics” in the name, but come on, all it does is test batteries, good/bad based on whether his nose lights up. Maybe they couldn’t get the rights to the guy from […]
Whenever I go to a hardware or auto-supply store, I try to avoid the young people who are still learning the ropes. Instead I seek out the cranky old guy, who always resembles Popeye; actually in this case, Mike from “Breaking Bad”. I call him the COG (Crabby Old Guy). The chain store I went […]
A guy at work was showing me his multi-monitor computer setup, and I thought it was nifty. But I didn’t want to buy another monitor, so I sort of dismissed the idea. Later I remembered that there was an old VGA monitor in Daphne’s room. We had gotten it from the freecycle list years ago, […]
My brother and friend Bud Miller AKA Charles S. Miller, passed away in October, in a house he was renting next to a river, way up in Curlew, Wa. – My understanding is that he passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is missed by all who knew him.
This is something my cousin in Alabama posted about my uncle, who died 25 years ago. I wish I had been able to get to know him. My dad says he was “quite a character” so there is that too, and I’m sure he had a lot of police stories to tell. Today would have […]