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Gentlemen, start your engines

Gentlemen, start your engines

The last two weeks in May start a fierce competition in the neighborhood. Best lawn. The individual competitors from each household begin to care for their...

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Mum’s the Word

Mum’s the Word

Last Wednesday, Gil called me late in the morning unexpectedly. Gail and I were scheduled to leave for downtown for lunch at the Crystal Tea Room and do...

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A Chicken in Every Skillet

A Chicken in Every Skillet

I’ve been afraid to cook chicken for three weeks. It seems a little insensitive when you have a pet chick living in your utility room. Feathers watches...

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Which Came First?

Which Came First?

We never miss the yearly Spring Brunch at the club. They do such a great job of including the children in fun activities. Last year, there was a lovely...

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Godzilla Ate the Girl

Godzilla Ate the Girl

The movie listings in the newspaper reminded me about Brooke. When she arrived a couple of weeks ago, we were enthralled with our brush with stardom. Mags...

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Cowboy Pink Is The New Black

Cowboy Pink Is The New Black

There was a light wind in the air that signaled the beginning of spring. I opened the back door, propped it, and took a few more drags from my cigarette....

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Little Sister

Little Sister

Mags has always had a wonderful style. I describe her manner of dressing, accessorizing, and living as chic and sophisticated. Her clothing choices are...

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A Really Big Snow

A Really Big Snow

We’ve had a whopper of a week here in Monterey Park.  The snow was non-stop for three days, which meant that I was the caretaker of snowsuits, sleds,...

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Shiny Surprise

Shiny Surprise

I don’t have a mushy heart and don’t always look forward to St. Valentine’s Day.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and friends,...

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Homework for Dinner

Homework for Dinner

Cold weather brings out a better cook in me and I am less likely to depend on my standard roast beef, spaghetti, and fried chicken recipes.  Stevie Junior...

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