Grandma’s Car

April 9, 2014

This story developed over the course of a few years, finally “resolving” a few months ago. As my grandmother was getting older, everyone in the family was anticipating the unfortunate yet inevitable day when she would be unable to drive her own car. Since we knew how much she valued being able to run her […]

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The Reluctant Babysitter

April 8, 2014

One of my fiance’s close friends, “Mark”, recently moved in to a house on our block. He and his wife, “Sue”, are always offering to watch our children so we can go on a date because we never get the chance. Then when we actually need help, they never follow through. Most recently, a band […]

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Toxic, Addictive Sugar In The Office

April 7, 2014

I recently read about this blog on an NPR article about people stealing food from communal refrigerators at work. It reminded me of a break room story of bad etiquette and hurt feelings. At my workplace we have a communal break room, not unlike those of thousands of offices worldwide. I am passionate about baking […]

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Feel Good Friday – The Amazing Christopher

April 4, 2014

A friend posted the first video to a Facebook page and I was strangely beguiled and humored by what I was seeing. So I did a search on youtube and found similar dancing puppets. And then it dawned on me that all of the videos were of the same performer, the Amazing Christopher. Creatively talented […]

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The Vultures Are Real

April 3, 2014

I have a doozy of a Gimme story to share with you. People have wondered if it is true, but I and others will swear all of this IS true and has happened over the course of two and a half years. I strongly doubt anyone involved goes to this site to read the stories […]

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When The Tables Are Turned, Are You There For Me?

April 2, 2014

A good friend of my family, let’s call her Abby, who has a good heart came up with this event. She decided to host a spaghetti dinner to raise money for her FIL who has Multiple Sclerosis . The money raised would go to the foundation he belonged to so nothing collected from the dinner […]

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The Drama of Grief

April 1, 2014

I’m not sure if I’m in the wrong or not on this issue, but a third (yes, there were a first and second death to prompt this letter) death in the family has caused the conduct of a pair of my aunts (herein named 1 and 2) to weigh heavily on my mind. It bothers […]

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If It Smells In Public, It’s Probably Rotten In Private

March 31, 2014

Let me relay what happened at a Confirmation I attended in the spring of 2013. For those who do not know, a Confirmation is when someone (in this case, a 13 year old girl), acknowledges their beliefs in the Catholic Church. It consists of a ceremony at Church, followed by a lunch/dinner/party etc. My fiancé […]

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