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The Teal Flower Girl Dress

This weekend two relatives I dearly love are celebrating fifty-five years of marriage.  Fifty-five years. A lifetime for some. Others don’t even live to see their fifties, forget about sustaining a marital relationship that long.   Our eldest brother, Richard (Reb to his sibs) and wife, MaryAnne met in 1964 while […]

A Gummer & Plumber

This is a tale of two men, one a toothless sludge remover, the other a jack of all trades. Both men shared the counter of a neighborhood diner. The place didn’t matter. The scene plays out everywhere. The robust coffee, home cooking and cheap prices drew them in daily. Maybe […]