Eight years ago I bought my little house due to a divorce. I downsized and lost 3000 square feet, an angry husband, and many beloved pieces of furniture – a wing chair, an antique trunk, some beds, a dresser, and an antique dresser and mirror that I refinished by hand after buying it in a… Continue reading A Different Kind of Flip
At a recent wedding rehearsal dinner, I sat across from a well-off, pension-receiving white guy who started a conversation about immigration. Sorry for him that he did not know he was sitting across from a Spanish teacher/book author who has studied and followed Hispanic cultures for most of my life. And I’m old. To sum… Continue reading Show Me the Numbers!
Ray was a senior at Santa Clara University and RA for his house. Elise was a freshman that September and lived on the floor above. Ray and his buddy were out for a run when Elise and her roommate whistled at the guys in their running shorts. Ray introduced himself later that day, and the… Continue reading It Started with a Whistle
What expression works for so many different situations? For me, it’s Woo hoo. Your girlfriend is getting married? Woo hoo! Your other girlfriend wants to meet on Thursday night for drinks and dancing? Woo hoo! Your worker woman cut all the tree branches hanging over your roof? Woo hoo! Her daughter learned what 6 x… Continue reading W is for Woo Hoo
The older we women get, the more important our girlfriends become to us. Our men leave us, either by divorce, illness, or death. There are nine women in every assisted living place for every guy. On the dance floor, there seem to be fifteen dancing women for every dancing guy. The other day I went… Continue reading G is for Girlfriends
A spring wedding means pastel colors and floral prints, right? But what if it’s still raining on the wedding day? And what if you have to walk up to the altar, turn to face the crowd, and then need to read a poem without tripping or falling over? For me, that means wearing the shoes… Continue reading B is for Boots
It seems that everything is happening on April 6th. There is a fashion show, a Beatles tribute band playing, a piano concert, two big sales at my favorite thrift stores, and a girlfriend’s afternoon wedding. Guess which one I am going to do. She is thrilled to be getting married to her guy, two seniors… Continue reading April 6th, a Popular Date