The Godfather of Returns

Finally, YES!!! I called the national customer service number for BestBuy to see if my name was still on the *banned list* for returning too many items. FYI: I was placed on the *banned list* over a year and a half ago without notice. The national customer service rep told me she could not access…

The Two *Golden* Keys to Dejunking!

So, this morning, I decided to breech a touchy subject with my wife: Dejunking. There are some things inside one of our kitchen cabinet shelves that have been there since we moved here MANY years ago. Who knows, the Creature From the Black Lagoon (Millenials can Google this) could be in there somewhere! To my…

Have I Told You Lately?

The Good Life quote below sparked this warm memory. This story happened years ago. It was Valentines Day. I was looking forward to spending it with my forever-mine Valentine, my dear Charlotte. Suddenly, I had a spontaneous feeling to drop by and visit an elderly couple I knew and sing them a love song for…

The Power of Kind Words

(The names in the following true story have been changed)   Yesterday, my wife and I had a surprise visit from our dear, long-time friends George and Betty Watson. I was sharing with them how I had just learned how to blog in WordPress and was getting to blog stories that I don’t usually have…

How to Make Your Day Every Day

Mrs. Carletti was my Trigonometry teacher in my senior year in high school. It didn’t take long for both of us to discover I was in over my head when it came to Trig. She asked me to stay after class one day and said, “Look, I know you’re struggling. So, I’m going to make…

Adios, My Ego Amigo

Just after I graduated from high school, I let a musician friend of mine talk me into going on a blind date as part of a double-date with a friend of his girlfriend. Turns out my blind date was from a wealthy blueblood family and if you Googled “spoiled, self-centered girl”, you would see her…

Bring On The Bulls!

“Garden Party” is a 1972 hit song written by Rick Nelson and recorded by him and the Stone Canyon Band on the album Garden Party. The song tells the story of Nelson being booed at a concert at Madison Square Garden. As the hit song says, he was there to play his old songs, but…

Don’t Pick On the Chicken!

After his service in Vietnam as a Green Beret, the Beret attended a formal military function with his fiancee. Afterward, they stopped at a restaurant for a treat. Seated not far from them were three local bad-boy tough guys. When they saw the Green Beret, a small man in stature (about 5’7” and 140 lbs,…