Hello, Mr. Flu!

imageMother always had a special capacity for bungling.  Sometimes she just talks to hear her head rattle. That can be as dangerous as leaving a loaded gun lying around.  When Mother was a teenager, the flu came to town.  The Pyles family next door all got the flu, except for Mr. Pyles.  He was struggling to care for his wife and six children.  The Continue reading

More Baloney,Please!


My temperature was 103.  Bud had been working out of town for three days when he came home to find the kids sticking baloney and cheese on the wall.  They’d stick it it up to make patterns, lick it when it turned loose and fell to the floor, then reuse it.  They were happily occupied, letting me lie on the sofa.

“What the hell is going on?  Don’t you see these kids plastering the walls with baloney and cheese?”

“Yeah.  I’m so glad you’re home.  I was afraid it was about to quit sticking before you got here!”