I’ll be an Unkies Moncle

My dad owned and operated a gas station-grocery store from the time he returned from the Army to the day he died. Running the business required long hours, which were often spent outdoors pumping gas and cleaning windshields in all kinds of weather, but he never complained.  Instead, he had fun at work and actually,…

Talk Deli to Me

My husband and I were having people over a few weeks ago for a house concert by the Steel Blossoms.  I didn’t have time to make hors d’oeuvres so I decided to order them from the local chain grocery store deli. I picked up the catering brochure a week before, filled out the order form,…

Laughing at Language

I’ve been using language to communicate for over 50 years, which is a long time. I figure with this much experience, I’m sort of an expert in words. I use them in every day life to describe things, convey ideas, complain, and to write, what I hope are, funny stories. I recently came to the…