Elephants
Apr05

Elephants

My grandmother had an obsession with elephants. I am fairly certain it was born of her life-long Republicanism. Grandma was a wonderful woman. She had seven children and I don’t know if anyone has counted the grandchildren in a few decades. She died in 1982 when I was 11 years old, but I still miss her and have dreams about her today. Her birthday is on Monday. She was born Victoria Jane Jones, a name I always thought was so...

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Dogs
Apr04

Dogs

Dogs have always been a part of my family since birth. I got my first, VERY OWN dog when I was four. My dad let me pick a puppy from a litter of Schnauzers my grandma’s dog had. A little black puppy who liked to come out of the melee to see me was, of course, the only one for me. I chose her name – Henrietta – after Henrietta the Hippo on the New Zoo Revue. It was my favorite show at the time and I wanted to be...

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Cell phones
Apr03

Cell phones

I am not a person who has to have her cell phone constantly in her hand. I will often go days without checking email or social media. Somehow, life goes on without it. But I would be lying if I said I could live without it. I need it. I only have about 4 of the 125 phone numbers in it memorized. I turn to the calculator several times a day. I would be SUNK without my calendar – or, more accurately, calendars. I use it to do my...

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B9
Apr02

B9

In Cancerland, there is a lot of morbid humor and insider language. Our reconstructed breasts are foobs (fake + boobs). The dates of diagnosis, surgery or whatever sticks with us is a cancerversary. I found myself giggling just a little today when I read about someone’s nipple falling off. It wasn’t a funny story. But I have earned the right to laugh to keep from crying when it comes to breast cancer. When you have sat in...

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‘A’ new blog
Apr01

‘A’ new blog

Has it been a year already?!?!? Oh, yeah, I crack myself up. Sorry, folks. I disappeared on ya. And it wasn’t really a good thing, either. You can see in my few posts from last year, things were in a downward spiral. I had to take a break … from almost everything. It was a long haul. But I am better now. A lot better. Not pretend better. Not “faking it” better. Not waiting-for-it-to-get-better better. Just...

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