It's Sunday morning and I'm up with my 2 year old who woke up this morning chanting "I Love Balloons, I Love Balloons!" We were at a baby shower yesterday where she got a balloon as a gift, and our ...
A couple of years ago I was very busy visiting and helping a dear long-term friend who suffered from some mysterious illness which caused spells of partial paralysis. I had a key to his house and ...
In the 1940s I lived in Miami, Florida. Miami was an odd place then. (It is an odd place now, but in different ways.) In 1940 Miami was a diverse town in a mostly-Bible Belt state. "Jim Crow" laws ...
HeyMikey posted this extreemly helpful comment on the different programs run by SSA.
This requires a fairly geeky level of understanding of how the retirement and disability programs work. But as ...
I hadn't seen my "wife" for several days. She will be 64 this year and I've known her since she was 17 years old. She was 19 when we got married and I was 21.
In 2001, she announced she was ...
In 1960 we were living in a four-room cabin in the foothills of the Ozarks. The nearest town was eight miles away. Its population was listed as 300. I don't know how much land area was included to ...
Hey there, y'all- good evening, and welcome to our monthly 1st Sunday free-for-all, wherein we yap, joke, 'meet and greet', and just generally try to enjoy ourselves and not be serious- there are ...
It is an anachronism. It belongs to the era before computers. It is a fountain pen made by Parker. The body is gray-green with a silver top and a clip in a faded gold tone. If you look on the base ...
There should be an upside/down question mark before the word "Son" but I don't know how to do that on the computer.
The question is, "Are you (you-all) rich?" This is another 1950s Mexico story.
When most people commit a crime getting back into society after they've served their time can be challenging. For sex offenders it can be impossible. Restrictions on where they can live and work ...