July 4th brings back a special memory

July 4th brings back a special memory

Back in my single days — more than 40 years ago — a young lady I dated had an American-flag motif bikini swimsuit that she wore on the 4th of July. It got a lot of compliments, both for the design and the body that it sort of covered. When I used the photo...

Losing another close family friend

One of our three cats was lying on the carpet in our den this morning and stretched, squeaked and purred as I petted her. Puffer couldn’t meow because she was born with damaged vocal cords, along with her sister, Coco, who were feral kittens that Amy cared for...