“If At First”

If at first you do

succeed, turn around and look:

someone* paved the way!


  • (No, not that Barry Obama or other CrattedDem Drivel, but even if it was you, there’s paver marks aplenty on that road to success.  In one case I know of a PhD who spent his weekday afternoons at a kitchen table going over his lessons time and again while his two older brothers were off deep into play.)

“Something About Peas, Rice-n-Carrots For Lunch”

My Mom did not work

until Storm was Twelve years old.

Nine Months: she was back!*


  • (They hired this delightful Island Lady to do our Summer lunches and without even a word between us: we went to the fridge and hauled out what we wanted and made our own at the table, saying: that’s three separate side dishes, not lunch, ma’am! Dad went on emergency leave the next day until Mom could resign her Dearborn-Dynatronics teaching position the next week.  After that, whenever she had to leave town for a few days or a week – when her dad died, Dad came in to do the cookin’ and we made our least attempt at laundry and cleaning.  All she said was: Thank God I only have two parents!” while hugging all four of us unrepenetants.)