Fire fly nights

It was a hot summer night last evening. The sky clearly bright with stars and the smell of clean humid almost fall-hinted air. In the distance small flashes of light scattered around the backyard which was filled with the smell of barbecue from my neighbors grill. The sweet smell of barbecue sauce on meat sparkedContinue reading “Fire fly nights”

Cousin Antics

I was chatting with Mom tonight who told me her sister’s four daughters surprised her yesterday and all visited at the same time to take her to lunch. Mom cried for days in anticipation of this visit feeling happy, sad, grateful and reminiscent. As I expected it would be one of the best days ofContinue reading “Cousin Antics”

Little Johnny

My Father loved to tell jokes. You could often see him off in the corner of the room telling Little Johnny Joke’s and people laughing all around him. Amongst the laughter, you would always hear my Mom yelling over the crowd “Frank, stop that is not appropriate!”   The more people laughed at his sassyContinue reading “Little Johnny”

They had me at Zurheide

We were walking into the parking lot and a few people were blocking our car. It was a young couple and an older couple standing next to a 1995 Buick Sable. On the ground was a cardboard box filled with things wrapped in newspaper. The older woman, was doing all the talking explaining to theContinue reading “They had me at Zurheide”