Lobster Rolls, My Mother-in-Law, and Other New England Treasures

  First road-trip stop—Boston—to see my 98-year-old (in Sept.) mother- in- law. The witty remarks and laughter kept coming. Her gratitude for our visit, her health, and being alive were apparent. So was her interest in me. She asked a

The Winners…

We all won last week with the same sex marriage ruling.  Talk about wonderful!  Talk about great! About the Dad contest on my blog:  those of you who entered were all winners, too. I love your entries. I laughed. I

Your Contest/My Dad

Gone from this world since 1997, my father now guides me from heaven before or after his early bird dinners and bridge games; his voice, wit, and wisdom remain strong. When alive, he showed up big time in my life

A LISTICLE ABOUT ROAST BEEF ON KIMMELWECK, AARP AND MY PATELLA

1. My Buffalo News piece on my upcoming Bennett High reunion (Sept. 5, 2014 and posted on my blog Sept. 16, 2014) has been reprinted in the current issue Reunions The editor asked what ‘weck’ is and added the explanation

Top 10 List about David Letterman’s Departure and Then Some

10. I didn’t watch it regularly. It was on too late for me. 9.   It was too-a-lot-of-other-things, too. 8.   No need or room for those here. 7.   Still, endings are endings.  I hate good-byes. 6.    So I’ll be watching his

THOSE JUDGES AGAIN

I’m only the messenger, delivering the news.   A good thing, too. I read your April 20 contest entries again. No way could I have picked just one. They all resonate. They’re all great. For example, what Char’s mother said on

BILLY ELLIOT HARD

Yesterday I got an email from one of the two judges of the LOVE ‘N STUFF contest(April 20 blog post: My Mother, Willy Loman, And A Contest For You). “The entries are all good,” the judge said. “It’s going to

MY MOTHER, WILLY LOMAN, AND A CONTEST FOR YOU

Before I saw Death of Salesman with Lee J. Cobb, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the other Willys in between or even read the play, my mother told me about a particular scene. Willy, waiting in the reception area of Charley’s