Garden Pond

Garden Pond

My dad told me a story of when he was a boy growing up, and he was playing in a neighbor’s garden which had a pond. The adults were all busy socializing, and he accidentally fell in. Unfortunately, he didn’t know how to swim yet and started going under...

The Right Fuse

A few years ago, I had a 67 VW bug and was the single mother of a 10 year old son and 14 year old daughter. I had no money, and my life was precarious. It was Easter weekend, and I was sending my son up on the bus to visit his Dad in Oregon, and had to get him to the...

Highway Help

I got to be on the other side of this equation. One day, I just wanted to get home but I had to go to another one of my buildings for something work-related. After the visit, I got in my car and was driving and a bit annoyed that I was taken out of the way of my...

Heaven is Upstairs

This reminds me of the time my very religious mother, in her 90s, got stuck in her narrow bathroom. She somehow couldn’t get out because her walker was jammed in and wouldn’t move. She started to holler and bang on the wall with her cane. I was sound...

Help with the Car

When I was 22, I had to move from my hometown of Peoria, IL to Chattanooga, TN for a job transfer. I wasn’t making a lot of money back then and was driving a 1968 Chevy Impala with bullet holes in it from where the previous owner had been shot at. Needless to say, not...