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The Birthing of a New Car Family waits anxiously in awaiting drive. The nursery arrives. First glimpse of the new arrival. Pete and Cali (corgi) claim ownership. Proud Grandma ready for the maiden journey. Observing Pete look over the controls. … Continue reading

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I’ve told you before that I used to be active in the Democratic party. In my rummaging among old school materials I found these bits. So I’m sharing a bit from my past. I’m not sure whether this picture of … Continue reading

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It has been completed – this dream of my life;  then why am I so filled with anxiety rather than joy? I made it through high school by cheating; there was no other way I could do it.  Even though … Continue reading

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“Poor me,” he laments, “‘Tis my fate written in stars,” as he makes his doom. Although I am lending a humorous touch to this haiku, it is a serious concern to me.  I was talking with a friend yesterday about … Continue reading

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Letter written to my grand-son.  Just spoofing common core a bit!  If you like common core, handle me with grace and forgiveness.  😀  If you don’t like it, have a laugh! Dan Hayes, surely you would not question my being … Continue reading

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Angry Andrew

He was known as Angry Andrew; Any mistake and his temper flew. People stepped aside, Until the day he died Without a friend to bid him adieu. ————– I picked up my five and seven year old great-granddaughters for a hundred … Continue reading

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Perhaps I’m exaggerating by using “riot” as the opposite of rote, but from my observations, not by much.  Two illustrations from my educational experience: In high school, I was called a DAR meaning a Darn Average Raiser.  I liked to … Continue reading

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