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In my last column, I wrote about funny people in my life. One of them was my sister-in-law, Marion. I thought of another saying of hers that I forgot to include. Since she was a hair dresser, people … more
My great-grandson, Scotty, is now six months old and his father, John McFarlane, was trying to pick a time when the whole family would be able to visit us in River Edge. John and his family live in … more
My   actual birthday was on February 21. When people hear my name they sometimes ask me if I was born in June and my answer is “No but my parents didn’t like the name … more
To continue with my story about my friends the Orrs, I will be writing about Willy who was a boy they took in from the fresh add fund and continued to do so throughout the years. When Willy grew … more
When I was a kid, a popular expression was DRY UP  if you wanted to shut someone up.  Well apparently I was asleep at the wheel because for days now I have had very dry skin despite … more
As I mentioned in my last column, my friend Maria was a firm believer in Miracles.   Even though a doctor had told her that her son, Eddy should be institutionalized because he’d never … more
I first met Maria at a special nursery school for developmentally disabled children. It was obvious right away that her son, Eddy was seriously disabled. We mothers were going for coffee after … more
I was entitled to a free turkey from Shoprite but I didn’t want to cook so I sent my friend, Leisha to deliver it to the Center for Food Action in Hackensack in plenty of time for the recipient … more
Scotty is now one month old.   I haven’t seen him in person yet because he lives in Tom’s River, which is about two hours from here, but I get a lot of pictures of him, courtesy of … more
I remember going to Mrs. Maulick’s house, as a child, on Halloween. She lived just up the street from us and my friends and I would be falsely accused, by her, of coming back a second time so … more
My son, Michael often points out to me that I keep interrupting him when he speaks to me.   In fact it’s an every day occurrence. What I tell him is that when I die, I will leave him one … more
The following are TV commercials that I find annoying because they are outrageously inaccurate.   When my developmentally disabled son, Jimmy, was young and he saw a commercial about a product … more
The following are TV commercials that I find annoying because they are outrageously inaccurate. When my developmentally disabled son Jimmy was young and he saw a commercial about a product he liked … more
I hate to put my air conditioning on, even when it is 90 degrees outside. I would rather just open the windows. But of course when it is that hot, all I am doing is letting more hot air in. So in … more
My friend, Leisha’s parents, were getting ready to fly here from England when her father fell the day before they were to leave. They usually stay for a month when they come here but instead … more
  There are many things coming up in my life that I am looking forward to. One is the birth of my first great-grandson, Scotty who is due in October. Another is my 90th birthday which is in … more
  The first mistake that Mike and I made was not getting the weather report the day before we   left for Marg’s party in Roscoe. If we had gone to our house in Callicoon Center the … more
I am a big fan of Ramona Jan. I met her over ten years ago when we did a skit at the North Branch Inn that John Bale was running.   We were to make something up on our own that portrayed us … more
  There are many types of losses- some more serious than others. Lately I seem to be getting more than my share. A dear friend of mine recently confided   in me that she has recently been … more
My son, Michael took me to a great restaurant for dinner where there was also live music. The restaurant was The ‘76 House in Tappan, N.Y.   It’s the oldest one in the country. One … more
I consider myself pretty much with it socially, but I have to admit I had never even heard of a gender reveal party, never mind taking part in one in my own family. But last Sunday, my grandson John … more
First there was a Sedar at my church on Saturday. My son and I thought it was on the 15th but could we have gotten it wrong? Maybe it had taken place on the 8th and we had missed it. But after … more
Rose and her parents, Roy and Elizabeth, had relocated to Saugus, Massachusetts, to be near their older daughter, Lea, and their grandchildren, Oliver and Asher. Rose was born disabled and used a … more
  I called a friend of mine on Sunday, March 12th, to see if she knew about the new location of our church. She knew that we had bought a bank in Westwood, N.J. which would be turned into a … more
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