Category Archives: Embarrassing moments
In my 60 years on this planet (not that I’ve lived on any others), I have learned a few important rules. A few things that you never do… Never swallow your gum or you’ll have to have your appendix out. … Continue reading
We were at my childhood home in Whippany, NJ and had just said good-bye to family friends. Almost as soon as we closed the door, there was a knock. It was our Pastor’s wife and her daughter…from Florida. To say … Continue reading
My parents were married on January 10, 1959. I was born on October 18, 1959. Can we say, “honeymoon” baby? Yes, we can. My dad’s favorite joke every year on or around my birthday is… “Well, your Mom and I … Continue reading
One of the greatest gifts we have as humans are friends. Friends lift us up, push us on, and accept us just the way we are, no matter what we do to them. When we were getting ready to move … Continue reading
In an old country churchyard in Hatfield, Massachusetts, stands a drab, gray slate from 1771. The faint markings read: Beneath this stone, a lump of clay, lies Arabella Young, who on the twenty-fourth of May, began to hold her tongue.
The year was 1969, and I was entering Junior high, now called Middle school, as a 6th grader. That year girls were wearing bell bottom, hip hugger jeans, peasant tops, and stringy, macrame belts with brightly colored beads. Having just … Continue reading