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Lessons From a Watermelon

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 5:51 PM

I am sitting here contemplating a watermelon. It is green and globular, the latest 21st century version of watermelon-alia.

Okay, there's no such thing. Its real name, according to my science teacher, Mrs. Pediawiki, is "citrullus lanatus, a vinelike scrambler and trailer." This baby weighs 13 pounds. I doubt if...

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The Non-Wedding Wedding: A New Tradition?

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:08 PM

Life is odd. I am becoming an expert on subjects I never dreamed would even happen.

"Relationships" among the AARP crowd, for example. I didn't have to do anything to earn this expertise. You just have to know enough crazy old people who keep wanting to get hitched.

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Here Comes The Bride... And It's Grandma!

(3) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:51 PM

My cousin Connie called me with exciting news. She was engaged.

Connie's a great girl, so normally I would say, "That's wonderful, congratulations."

But hold on a minute here. This is Connie's third voyage down the aisle. She met this one, a widower, on the...

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The Time I Was An Organ Donor

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 2:09 AM

I was thinking about the oddball gifts people give and receive, so I thought I should tell you about the time I was an organ donor. This is actually true. The recipient was grateful and we were compatible. And everything worked out, finally.

But to be totally truthful, it wasn't...

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Grandma Goes to College: Notes From My 60-Year Reunion

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 2:35 PM

I had my eyebrows tattooed for the occasion.

No, not hearts or butterflies or skulls. I looked in the mirror one day and thought OMG, my 60th college reunion is upon me and something's missing: Eyebrows!! I'll be the only one without them.

So I had this salon kid...

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