On Unfirm Barracks Terra Firma!

Dateline January 12, 1963; approximately 7 am; Lackland AFB, Texas; Basic Military Training. My first sergeant yells … Jump!!! So, naturally I jump. Then he screams … Did I order you to come down!!!??? 🙈…🙉…🙊 Sir! No! Sir! …… Sir! ************ Barrack B, 2 am in the morning …… The same first sergeant returns toContinue reading “On Unfirm Barracks Terra Firma!”

Watch Out! The Birds Have Pooped!

If only I had known what awaited me that faithful morning when a neighbor saw me walking barefoot to begin my usual uneventful morning stroll: Watch out! The birds have pooped!” Yes! If only I could relive that brief moment in time and have heeded that warning instead of going on to walk where ‘noContinue reading “Watch Out! The Birds Have Pooped!”

Just A Florida Lizard Tippy-Toeing Through A Minefield!

Just my opinion! Just my experience! …… LOL! I like to make comments; and the back-and-forth replies can be interesting, insightful and fun! However! I have found, at least for me, that they should never go beyond three or so exchanges. Why? Because eventually a nerve will be struck and the lizard brain will enterContinue reading “Just A Florida Lizard Tippy-Toeing Through A Minefield!”

My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!

Who Needed Halloween, anyhow, when you had an old-world or other-worldly Sicilian Grandmother! It has oft been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, ‘submitted for your approval,’ is a lovely picture of my Sicilian grandmother, Catherine ‘Merlino’ Barbera.  But first be warned though! View with extreme caution only after deep prayer! ButContinue reading “My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!”

The Cookie Thief: How Wrong Can We Be?

The Cookie Thief by Valerie Cox A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the manContinue reading “The Cookie Thief: How Wrong Can We Be?”

But You Don’t Look Jewish!

You Don’t Look Jewish A woman on a train walked up to a man across the table. “Excuse me,” she said, “but are you Jewish?” “No,” replied the man. A few minutes later the woman returned. “Excuse me,” she said again, “are you sure you’re not Jewish?” “I’m sure,” said the man. But the womanContinue reading “But You Don’t Look Jewish!”

To Whom Those That Can Truly Discern!

For all the lonely hearts who have been spurned and burned over and over again by the same types of people. And there appear to be many, indeed! ************ If you accidently happen to crash into a large glass window (which I have), well, that was a mistake. But if you happen to crash intoContinue reading “To Whom Those That Can Truly Discern!”