Bu++ Bites Build Gristle

It’s like this – the gander that was flapping my face, back and legs . . . . . . while simultaneously biting blood blisters on my little three-year-old derriere didn’t know he was contributing to my future confidence factor. Being left alone in trees by older cousins...

The Lost and Angry Pound

–Image by John Lofgreen http://johnlofgreen.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-most-famous-paintings. Draped over a rock still warm from the day’s scorcher,the lizard gazed thoughtfully at the ghost town silver-lined by a full Arizona moon. A saloon glowed softly among the...

Aunt Dora’s Light Bread

 My Aunt Dora’s Light Bread Rocks! 2 cups lukewarm water 2 tsp. sugar 2 pkg. yeast 2 cups milk 5 Tbls. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. salt 5 Tbls. Crisco, melted 12 cups flour Dissolve 2 teaspoons sugar in 1-cup water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let stand for 10 minutes. Scald...

The Day the Public Library Stole My Feet

Thanks to John Wayne, most of us remember the Alamo. And because of Bodeen’s lovely screenplay adaptation of I remember Mama, lots of us, well, remember Mama. But get this. I remember *gasp!* before the Internet. Let me tell you a story . . . Once upon a distressing...

Mules Don’t Drool

  Do Mules Rule? Of Course! They were “the bomb” before tractors were invented. Especially for farmers who couldn’t afford farm equipment. Imagine trying to transform acres of rocky, tree-infested soil into bountiful crops without mules and their relatives. Mules...