Uncle Bill’s Store

I have a couple of Uncle Bills. You've already met one of them; today I'm writing about the other one,who is my mom's other sister's husband.  (Try to keep up; I know it's complicated.)  This one is known by nearly the whole rest of the world as "Troupie", and he and his brother owned a country … Continue reading Uncle Bill’s Store

Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Neglected Dime Originally uploaded by Bob.Fornal I was listening to classic rock on the radio the other day, and I heard Joan Jett belting out this popular refrain: "I love rock 'n' roll, put another dime in the jukebox baby..."    And I thought to myself, now there's a dated reference if ever there were … Continue reading Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Cold-medicine induced dreams

If any of you have been following my whining over on Facebook, you know that I have a head cold. I don't get sick very often, so when I do, I take advantage of the opportunity to wallow in misery. Yesterday morning, my head felt as if it were going to explode (and I say … Continue reading Cold-medicine induced dreams