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Boxers on the Block

Boxers on the Block

Steve was finishing up his shower. He had worked up quite a sweat setting up with the guys. I had the percolator on low so he could have a hot cup of coffee...

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Laboring for Fun

Laboring for Fun

The men folk were up early this morning moving sawhorses into place to keep drivers off our street. They hauled the tables out of the garages and set them...

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If the Walls Could Talk

If the Walls Could Talk

The end of summer always brings our annual block party. It began years ago when we first moved in. A few of us grabbed our chairs together during the last...

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Long-Tailed Hero

Long-Tailed Hero

Stevie Jr. arrived at the breakfast table in his usual outfit of late – shorts, two-toned horizontally striped shirt, and a coon-skin cap. I don’t...

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Girdles and Panels

Girdles and Panels

Although I believe that good foundation is important, I have a secret that I have to share. I hate my panty girdle. I know, I know, it helps keep all those...

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Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

When I was little, I thought that God was in the sunshine. I realized that he was a busy guy who couldn’t watch me everyday, so some days were cloudy....

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The Outdoor Carpet

The Outdoor Carpet

Steve is heavily invested in the competitive lawn movement. The husbands of our neighborhood participate also. They spend an inordinate amount of time...

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Surprise Garden

Surprise Garden

My laziness is rewarded in weird ways. Last month, I was carrying the remains of a watermelon to the bird feeder. Some birds really enjoy the fruity rind...

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S’more of the Lake

S’more of the Lake

Buck and June’s lake house has a great porch on the back where we spend our evenings watching the kids catch fireflies while we sip cocktails. A...

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Baby Dolls

Baby Dolls

The morning light was a dull streak of gray on the horizon. I slipped out of bed dressed in my pink baby dolls and slippers and headed to the kitchen....

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