When I was a teen, Saturdays were spent doing chores and waiting for American Bandstand to come on television. Watching that show, I got my first dance instruction-- like most kids back then. Wikipedia describes the show like this: "American Bandstand is an American music-performance and dance television program that aired in various versions from 1952 … Continue reading Bandstand or Soul Train?
It's been one year since our divorce was granted. Recently, when I was looking through greeting cards at Walgreen's, it occurred to me that there are no cards for acknowledging that benchmark in your life. There are Happy Anniversary cards that celebrate another year of making it in a marriage-- but nothing to note the … Continue reading Happy Divorce-ary
It was 6 o'clock in the morning on New Year's Day in 1975 when I was home from my junior year of college for Christmas break. The wall phone in the den just down the hall from our bedrooms was ringing. I heard Daddy's footsteps making his way to the phone. Mama followed behind to … Continue reading Saving Lives: Vets to Vets
Over the past year of online dating, I've never once ridden in the car of any of the guys. Part of that is due to the distancing we're doing since the pandemic; I haven't been in the close space of a car with very many people. With online dating it's normal practice to meet for … Continue reading To Ride in His Car: Online Dating