Why Would You Do That

Why Would You Do That

Why, why, why is one word that has followed me from my childhood. I can recall my mother asking me as a young child, “steve, why would you do that,” or when she was really upset, “why did you do that?” Sound familiar! For some reason, as young children, most of us have that built in mechanism where we would try and lie ourselves out of a situation. Even if we knew we did something wrong, we would come up…

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Imagine Me Driving Through A Red Light

Imagine Me Driving Through A Red Light

I never thought there would be a day that I would be driving through a red light. It happened this morning! Let me give you some insight into my driving habits. I have had a driver’s license for over fifty years. The only infractions I have, in those years is a ticket for parking in a no parking zone and one while I was in Florida on business. The first was at a hospital. I was rushing my wife to…

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Lick And A Promise

Lick And A Promise

Today I was entering a multi-purpose room and the person cleaning said, “I’m giving it a lick and a promise.” I had not heard that phrase for years. The last person I heard say it was my mother. This person was not that old so I asked her where she had heard the phrase and what it meant. In Progress..gotta run to help my wife with supper (dinner). Charlene, said, “I really don’t know! It may have been from my…

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Second Guessing Myself

Second Guessing Myself

Are you like me and are finding that you are second guessing yourself. There have been a few times, over the past few weeks, that I have been second guessing myself. For many of us it can be frightening. We think we are losing our memory, getting dementia or alzheimers or maybe we have a brain tumor. There are so many thoughts that go through our minds that we become worrisome. This morning we went to our daughter’s home to…

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Jog Your Memory

Jog Your Memory

  Yesterday was not a good day! Both my wife and I forgot a few things that we wee supposed to do. I thought back to one of my jobs when I managed up to a dozen employees. My mind was like a well oiled machine. I could do about a dozen things at one time. I could remember conversations and make snap decisions. I thought it was natural. At night, I would look back over my day and make…

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Been There, Done That, Got The T Shirt

Been There, Done That, Got The T Shirt

One of my In-Laws has, in his repertoire of come-backs, “been there, done that, got the t shirt to prove it.” I have heard him say it so often that I usually understood what he meant. The meaning of the phrase is basically, been there and experienced it, therefore I don’t need to do it again. Interlude: Gotta run to pick up the grand-children from school. Most seniors, reading this can  associate with this part of our golden years. I…

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Lightbulb Moments

Lightbulb Moments

Many times the bulb is half lit. As I’m sitting here typing, I’m waiting for that moment of writing inspiration to put together a promotional article on an online business.  The first thing I had to do was to gather as much information as I could and understood about the business. I don’t want to use plagiarism: that’s using someone else’s articles. Note: I’m not overly concerned with correct sentence structure or punctuation. Lightbulb moment where are you? As I…

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The Lost Eye Glasses

The Lost Eye Glasses

Both my wife and I have prescription glasses. Our biggest problem is finding them. We also have a supply of reading glasses. This is the case of the lost eye glasses. Our daughter and family dropped in for dinner and the following day she called because she couldn’t find her glasses. We checked, with no success, the normal places that  she might have laid them down. Over the next few days, we would check again and call her to see…

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forgot about it

forgot about it

I forgot about it or I forgot what I was going to do. Sound familiar! Well, a few minutes ago, I left my computer to go to the kitchen to turn on the kettle.  There was some info on the kitchen table that I was going to use in an article. Would you believe that I forgot what I was going to do. I sat at the computer for a minute but couldn’t recall so I returned to the kitchen…

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My Dentist Visit And Result

My Dentist Visit And Result

I try and stay away from my dentist office, however; my broken tooth forced me to make an appointment. To be upfront, I was not expecting the news. Five teeth had to be removed. We have no dental insurance as we had to leave our jobs, about ten years ago and move away to help our daughter and son-in-law with twin boys who were preemies, born at twenty six weeks. The cost of the extractions, with new dentures, would be…

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