Category Archives: Humor

Lemon Surprise

A few years ago we had our yard landscaped, and we acquired three citrus trees: an orange, a grapefruit, and a lemon. These last two years we had a a huge yield of lemons. I still have lemons on the tree. … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why It’s Important to have a Sense of Humor

Today is April Fool’s Day, which is only a joyous occasion if you have a sense of humor. I suppose it’s possible to get through life without a sense of humor, but why would you want to? Humor diffuses uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin…by ARHuelsenbeck

When I was a little girl, our school nurse had a mole on her cheek with a hair growing out of it. I often wondered why she just didn’t pluck it out. Now it’s nearly sixty years later, and after … Continue reading

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Aged Senses for Better…Mostly Worse by Betty Mason Arthurs

For better or for worse, aged bodies and their five senses groan under the load of sensitive blood cells heading to distinction.  Like the antiques rotting in great-granny’s attic, my hearing, vision, touch, taste, and smell have gone kaput. Let’s … Continue reading

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Fear of Driving

I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 19. I got my first learner’s permit when I was a senior in high school. My dad took me out driving several times in his huge Buick LeSabre. Our sessions usually … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? by ARHuelsenbeck

Most parents agonize over what to name their precious babies. They recognize names are an important part of our identities. Your name influences others’ perceptions of you. As a child, I hated my name. It was too different. Most girls … Continue reading

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When I Was Your Age…by ARHuelsenbeck

So many things have changed radically in my lifetime. I never wanted to be one of those oldsters who feels compelled to tell the younger generations how much more difficult life was back in the day, but it’s getting harder … Continue reading

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Third Party Candidate, Henry Cat by Betty Mason Arthurs

Third Party Candidate, Henry Cat by Betty Mason Arthurs   What a relief the mind-numbing nominating conventions are over. The God-bless-Americans are ready to ponder the state of our union and endure campaign strategies whipped up in the blender of … Continue reading

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Married 50 years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Married 50 Years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs Yes, we’ve been married 50 years in June. I believe a few words sums up our marriage: Never a dull moment and plenty of dumb ones. Our … Continue reading

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Cats Behaving Badly by Betty Mason Arthurs

My friend, Kitty Chappell, a cat lover like myself, wrote a sweet poem, “Cats.” God knew there’d be times When we’d need a friend— A soft, gentle creature Who’d love to the end. A friend who has grace, And patience … Continue reading

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