Today only you can buy a $2 bill for the sale price of $15.96 (down from $19.95). And 89% of them are already sold! But don’t worry – if you miss this deal, I have a nickle that I can let you have for $9.99. No limit! Tell your friends!
Today, like every first Tuesday of the month, the emergency sirens went off at 10 a.m. sharp. And, as is always the case, everyone jumped slightly at first, then proceeded to ignore them entirely. I think this means we’re all safe, because if the bad guys haven’t figured out by now to attack at 10 … [Read more…]
Grandsons always bring out the fun, playful side of Grandmas. Even royal ones.
Before you get your undies in a bunch over replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a black woman, I have a solution to help ease your pain. Simply mail all twenties, as well as any other legal tender that causes you angst, directly to me. In the meantime, God bless Harriet Tubman. May her legacy … [Read more…]
This photo was taken at Nancy Reagan’s funeral last week. As with everything politically-related these days, it caused some people to criticize the photo and the subjects, saying it was a phony display of affection by two arch enemies. What I see is a rare, unguarded moment between two people who might be on different … [Read more…]
Astronaut Scott Kelly just returned from almost a year in outer space, and it was reported that he came back to earth two inches taller than when he lifted off. Two inches would really help my BMI! Plus that bulky space suit hides a multitude of sins, and you probably look a lot thinner when … [Read more…]
The day after the Oscars seems a fitting time to talk about movies. We were up late the other night watching a DVD we’d rented, and when it was over, the TV channel was about half an hour into Apollo 13. We came in just in time for the (spoiler alert!) “Houston, we have a … [Read more…]
Here in northern Illinois, when there’s a great burst of warm weather late in the fall, we call it Indian Summer. But what do you call what we had last weekend? Over 60 degrees on February 20 – windows open, people outside in shirtsleeves and shorts, washing their cars and playing in the yard. I … [Read more…]
Having learned of the death of Harper Lee yesterday at the age of 89, I felt compelled to read further about her life and her work. In 1960, this first-time writer published her one and only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird. (Yes, a “sequel,” Go Set a Watchman, came out last year, but it didn’t … [Read more…]