A Major Fourth

Independence Day was a blast - literally and figuratively - in our 'hood. Thursday evening, the boys got busy decorating their bikes, in anticipation of Friday morning's neighborhood parade. This was the 8th annual parade, wherein residents decorate bikes, lawn mowers, scooters, strollers, and even themselves, then stroll down the main street of our development. … Continue reading A Major Fourth

This Day in History – June 30

... in 1859, Jean-Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile Blondin, was the first idiot daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. ...in 1936, Gone With the Wind was published. (Prissy: "Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies.") ...in 1952, CBS-TV debuted "The Guiding Light", … Continue reading This Day in History – June 30

The “Neighbler”

"So, did you get a lot done outside?" I asked my husband, Curt (with whose permission I finally use his name - everybody say hi, Curt!) when I had returned from a grocery run. "Eh, not so much. Neighbor Paul came buy. He had some extra beer. We each had one." "Extra beer?" I asked. … Continue reading The “Neighbler”