This ceramic whale is a dresser caddy. Around 1960, my mom bought one exactly like it for my Dad from Tillie Williams, who sold Avon in my hometown of Brilliant, Ohio. It sat on my dad’s dresser forever, the top full of loose change and his car keys in the whale’s mouth. It was one… Continue reading The Search Has Ended for the Great Brown Whale
In February, we took our first vacation in several years and went to Anna Maria Island, Florida. It was great, except for the part about being on vacation in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Apparently, we picked the one week of the year when it’s as cold in Florida as it is in Central Ohio. It was miserable. After a couple of days, we decided to take a walk on… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I was getting ready for work when the three-year-old granddaughter came into the room, held up a Ring Pop, and asked if I would open it for her. It was 7:30 a.m. “Where did you get that?” I asked. She pointed toward the kitchen, where the candy dish was apparently within reach of a two-foot,… Continue reading Three-Year-Olds, Ring Pops and Diplomas