July 4th brings back a special memory

Back in my single days — more than 40 years ago — a young lady I dated had an American-flag motif bikini swimsuit that she wore on the 4th of July. It got a lot of compliments, both for the design and the body that it sort of covered. When I used the photo of […]

Losing another close family friend

One of our three cats was lying on the carpet in our den this morning and stretched, squeaked and purred as I petted her. Puffer couldn’t meow because she was born with damaged vocal cords, along with her sister, Coco, who were feral kittens that Amy cared for in 2007 until we decided to add […]