Time for a Cool Change

Posted May 24 2010

Friday is my last day at the clinic. I love it there (more days than not, anyway), but the roof of my house needs replacing, and so does Old Dog’s truck, and so does the refrigerator, and so does the washer, and so does…. So, I’ve taken a job in IT again, working at the […]

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Old Joke #42

Posted May 22 2010

A kind-hearted fellow was walking through Central Park in New York and was astonished to see an old man, fishing rod in hand, fishing over a beautiful bed of lilies. “Tch Tch!” said the passer-by to himself. “What a sad sight. That poor old man is fishing over a bed of flowers. I’ll see if […]

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The Bare Facts

Posted May 17 2010

I saw my first and only strip show in October, 1974. My husband turned 21 that month and some older friends decided he should celebrate by going to the Todd Burlesque on Brown Street. Although I legally couldn’t get in, they decided I could probably slide by the ID check, and I did. By now […]

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mama

Posted May 10 2010

Mom didn’t drive, but the elementary school my little sister and I attended was only three blocks from our home, so she could walk there for our teacher’s conferences. One year she had a 1 p.m. appointment with Mrs. Cate, who was my seventh-grade teacher, and another at 1:30 with Mrs. Scaly-Legs, who was Robin’s […]

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Old Joke #42

Posted May 8 2010 in

A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, “You Can Be THE Man Of Your House.” He stormed to his wife in the kitchen and announced, “From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my word is Law.” “You will prepare me a gourmet meal […]

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(Not a) Coal Miner’s Daughter

Posted May 3 2010 in

Listening to President Obama’s eulogy for the men lost in April’s mining disaster at the Massey mine in West Virginia last week reminded me of a my Dad’s (short) mining career. Like many Appalachians, my grandfather spent much of his working life mining coal. He died, at the age of 78, of Black Lung, the […]

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Old Joke #41

Posted May 1 2010 in

A bounty hunter rides into town one morning and goes to the Sheriff’s office. “Is there anyone with a price on his head round these parts?” asks the Bounty Hunter. “Well,” says the Sheriff, “there’s a $500 reward, dead or alive, for the Brown Paper Kid.” “The Brown Paper Kid?!” exclaims the Bounty Hunter. “Who […]

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