While raking leaves a white pickup truck drove by, backed up and came to a halt at the curb. I would like to think the driver was attracted by my wild silver hair and voluptuous “one size fits all” figure as he was truly somewhat “easy on the eye.” “Hello ma’am, I was just driving… Read More


  What is the cause of those painful “bumps in the night?” This month is Halloween and wouldn’t it be a treat to avoid the little devils causing bruises and broken bones? Take off the masks and be pro-active. As goblins approach the front door will they fall between cracks in sidewalks? A level surface… Read More


Driving through the neighborhood was similar to hiking through a mine field. Limbs were down, some driven straight into the ground; flowers were flattened; small rivers ran into overflowing gutters. A neighbor who had been in the process of re-roofing their house had two rooms with sagging ceilings…it seems there was a hole in the… Read More


If anyone were to walk into my kitchen right now, they would be scratching their head in confusion. Just why the heck does this woman have all her drawers and cabinet doors open? I should explain…I’m cooking something a little complicated. It seems meat and potatoes just don’t make the cut lately with the increasing… Read More


I remember a time in the back woods of Oklahoma (just how does one get lost when aiming for Oklahoma City?) I took a deep breath, pulled into a secluded bar/convenience store, opened the squeaky screened door and said “I’m lost.” An elderly gentleman with a Southern drawl immediately summed me up as a Yankee.… Read More