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Mom sends me an old black and white photo of her on a fluffy white pony. In the picture, she looks about four years old, maybe five. The pony is soft and cuddly like a plush toy with a black and … more
Now that medical marijuana is legal in 39 states (NY and PA included as well as our Capitol D.C.), and is also recreationally legal in 21 states plus D.C., I think we can talk. I grew up in a time … more
I come home to a message on my answering machine from the big boss at the paper. I figure I must be in trouble…again. After all, I did write about the company picnic, but that was so long ago. … more
During Christmas dinner with friends, a car, headlights gleaming, stops in front of the house. We’re not expecting anyone else. In fact, we just finished the main course. Someone gets out of … more
I think we can all agree that it’s time again for a full-length Columbo movie. The first Columbo movie, technically a TV pilot, aired in 1968. The second pilot was released in ’71 and … more
My grandmother, Lina Dreher, was sixteen when she kept this diary. Additional names mentioned are those of her brothers and sisters except for Daisy who was a family friend.  Dec 16th Went … more
My grandmother, Lina Dreher, was sixteen when she kept this diary. Additional names mentioned are those of her brothers and sisters except for Daisy who was a family friend.  Dec 16th Went … more
Ah, the inevitable, a notice for jury duty. Like death, they never come at a good time. This one’s for my husband. “I’ll just tell them I work online and they’ll excuse … more
In the summer of ’73, when I was still in high school, actor/comedian Charles Nelson Reilly (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir/The Match Game) was on a plane to NYC where he was scheduled to teach … more
My grandmother, Lina Dreher, was born January 28th, 1897 or so she thought. In the late 1800’s people born at home did not typically get birth certificates. With nine Dreher homebirths, all … more
“How much for your mirrors?” asks a stranger about my artistic creations that took hours and days to make, cost mucho money in materials, and happen to be advertised online. “The … more
From my grandmother, Lina Dreher’s, diary when she was sixteen and working in the family bakery in Orange, NJ. Other first names mentioned are those of her siblings. Nov 16 Nights when I … more
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