Tag Archives: Friendship

Irrational Love

Before you read this, try to remember that I love my husband more than air. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for him, no matter how grudgingly. I didn’t go to the Last Summer on Earth concert Sunday night. I … Continue reading

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Mr. Stevens’ Legacy

At just before 4A  I heard the first text message arrive. I don’t text. Naturally I thought, “Somebody’s drunk texting the wrong number” and I moved around to a cooler spot on the mattress. At 4 I heard another text … Continue reading

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Winding Down

Prior to this installment I wrote about Mr. Stevens, whom I pretty much adore, last summer. As sometimes happens in the aging process, his life has become a bit more basic than it once was. I learned to do a … Continue reading

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Cherished Friends

So…Friday pretty much sucked. Then I went to the post office. I have one enduring friend from the wild, wooly place that was my adolescence and she sent me a very cool book of haiku. She lives in Ithaca and … Continue reading

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Chips Fall

My adolescence and misspent youth was graced by a number of characters who will live fondly in my heart for as long as I breathe. Among them are the Bob Dylan Republican and the BDR’s younger sister. They both have … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Revelations

Last year Webner House blogged on refrigerator magnets. WB made the following observation- “No refrigerator magnets?  Almost certainly a soulless, insufferable neatness freak… .” I agree with him; who we are is on the fridge. My husband is especially fond of the … Continue reading

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Two Many

Social gatherings don’t have the least bit of allure to me. Large groups of people, who are familiar to me, create distress and discomfort in my delicate psyche. Performance anxiety, I’m pretty sure that’s what it is. Practically everyone who … Continue reading

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Building Character

I opened my email this morning to find a message from my oldest and dearest friend- “I saw this on Saturday and IMMEDIATELY thought of YOU!”  Innocence on the Bicycle of Propriety, carrying the Urn of Reputation safely over the … Continue reading

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Fine Memory

He told me he wanted to see her. It didn’t surprise me; not one bit. She gave him something he craved, confirmation of his memories of a finer time. When she spoke, it was of other things. She didn’t mention … Continue reading

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Tanner

Tanner is seven. I cannot describe the summersault my heart does when I approach his house and he looks up from whatever he’s doing to greet me matter of factly, as an equal, “Hi Elroy.” I’ve been watching him grow … Continue reading

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