Tag Archives: Dad

Happy Mothers’ Day

May is a special month for me, especially since my birthday falls on the 11th; thank you very much to those who acknowledged it on Social Media. It’s also a sad month that marked the death of my dad ten … Continue reading

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Today’s Tirade: Live for the Moment

Nothing is better for one’s well-being than a good rant now and then to relieve pent-up frustration, triggering a pressure-relief valve which sounds like the whistle of an old steam locomotive, or that of an iron kettle filled with boiling … Continue reading

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An Ode to Easter Past

Holidays bring forth so many memories, like it or not. For some they are painful and better if left forgot, About what makes a person sad and melancholy. Try to remember only what makes you jolly, by golly! It’s not … Continue reading

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That Dastardly Infectious Weed

Is poison ivy a weed? It surely is unwanted and definitely not for smoking. Thank goodness for air-conditioning. The summer that never quit lingers well into September. A mini-heat wave prevails in the Philly region, although today we’re at the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Look

Holidays always bring on reminiscing, especially about those who are no longer with us. To buffer the sadness felt for their absence in one’s life, it’s often best to dwell on the good times or humorous aspects from when our … Continue reading

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Spring is Eternal

Today’s the ninth anniversary of my father’s death. I was going through some old pictures yesterday, reminiscing about him, my youth, the unusual circumstances that surrounded my mother’s untimely demise, and his unbefitting parting from this dimensional plane. Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Happy Labo(u)r Day

It was the end of the long Labor Day weekend following the yearly jaunt to Québec, Canada. Pop and his five brothers rented a space for an amusement booth—a big, annual, family tradition—at the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Regional Labour Day Fair. They … Continue reading

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