Roadside assistance

For some of you the odd unfolding of events in this story may raise a little doubt. For others this bizarre story will simply be impossible to believe. Looking back, it’s even hard for me to accept that the events unfolded as I relate them, but assurance to you, Dear Reader, it happened exactly as […]

The Rainbow Bridge

If pure love could be symbolized with a form of light, I’m sure it would be a rainbow. From the very young to the not so young and everyone in-between, the sight of the rainbow’s vivid bands bring forth a flood of pure happiness. The fleeting seven bands of light bridging the heavens to Earth […]

Rainy day playground

It’s a “real gully washer out there,” been “raining cats and dogs,” “coming down in sheets,” “all the worms are drowning” or “it’s time to start building another Ark.” No matter how you say it, for the last two weeks we’ve had some kind of rain around here. I have mushrooms growing on top of […]

From the passenger’s side

As you may recall, last week I began a story about The Wife and I setting out for what we thought would be a relaxing four days at the beach. First we had to get there, and that entailed a six-hour drive. I knew it would be difficult, but even I couldn’t imagine how difficult […]

The road trip and what happened next

For all my law enforcement friends out there, please stop reading this story now. But if you elect to continue, be advised: I wasn’t the one driving. The Wife was. Guess we need to start this story at the beginning. This time, the story doesn’t start a long, long time ago on that old familiar […]

I’m a tree hugger, and proud of it

Yes, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. When we had our house built some 12 years ago, The Wife and I got into a huge fight. No, not between each other — we never fight. Our struggle was with the developer. He wanted to cut down all trees within 50 feet of […]

It was an accident

It is true. During those seven magical years spent growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, my three brothers, The Sister and I had many adventures. Our neighborhood and its vast woodlands, Cripple Creek, the swamp and swimming lake behind our house and even the Haunted Forest supplied the backdrop for escapades like those of Tom […]

What’s your password?

Frustrated. No, that’s not my password, but it could have been, along with angry, pleading and eventually defeat. That is how I felt last week upon turning on my “smart” phone after its nightly charge. A word of warning for all those smart phone users out there: if your phone sends you a notification that […]

World’s best babysitter

Grumpy Grandpa’s Daycare is now open for summer registration! With 24-hour care that includes fun activities and educational games; nature hikes; field trips to local splash pads, play parks, Fernbank, the Atlanta Zoo; and three well-planned nutritious meals along with healthy snacks sprinkled throughout the day, a space at Grumpy Grandpa is in high demand. […]

The mad summer scramble

Across this town there is a whiff of anticipation in the air. Days on the calendar are being marked off, and the hands of the clock slowly tick around the dial. Yes, the end of the school year is fast approaching. Schools around this fair town of ours are full of two kinds of folks […]

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