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Pecking order in the henhouse

Louie the tooster calls us his girls. Mabel is sitting on her nest knitting a dishcloth. Sophie is penning her memoirs and clucking Greek to Mabel. Mabel is pushing out…

A man needs a good woman

I brought an armload of “Artist’s Lane” articles to the dining room table. I asked our daughter to help me organize them. In the process of filing them, I saw…

Stayers and changers

My Sweet Al said, “I am who I am. I like who I am.” He opened the door and I walked right in and sat down. I said to him,…

Sweet Al: If the shoe fits

Every June at the wrestling banquet in the Town Park, my Sweet Al and I dance to the music of The High Rollers. I know you’ve seen us out there…

A whole lot of shovelin’ goin’ on

Have you ever driven by a highway crew and seen the old man shoveling and the young men leaning on their shovels? I have and I always shake my head…

The prodigal mother: Bringing a son home again

I wrote this story for a project in our writer’s group. I thought it might encourage parents who are struggling with their child. There is hope in the horror of…

A family tradition: Bonding while bowling

The year 2015 ended with a game of bowling and bonding with family. Bowling has become a family tradition. It’s the only time of the year we bowl and it’s…

The real circus: An itch to be scratched

At our writer’s critique group, we were asked to craft a paragraph or more using a set of three words from a list given to us. We were instructed to…

The year 2015: A wild ride

The year 2015 was a wild ride. I held on to My Sweet Al and he held onto me. We rode the mind-of-its-own roller coaster all the way into 2016.…

The best present I ever received

The Christmas season is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. We say Jesus is the reason for the season, but, truth be told, He is the reason for…