Posts in category "Feel Good Stories"

Washington IL Tornado: Finding The Good Among The Destruction

Washington IL Tornado: Finding The Good Among The Destruction
Yesterday’s devastation begged for helpers.  And, help they did. I posted a picture a friend’s husband had found on his driveway.  The wedding picture fell from the sky.   Within two hours, my inbox started lighting up like a Christmas tree.  Each message the eerily the same. “I know these people!”  “This is Frank and Tammy Ammerman!!”  “Oh, my... Read more »

Chicago Area Tornado: Do You Know This Couple?

Chicago Area Tornado:  Do You Know This Couple?
Do you know this couple? A high school friend posted this picture on her Facebook Feed today. Apparently, her husband was out on the driveway in Plainfield surveying storm damage and this 8×10 glossy fell out of the sky. From the looks of it, the picture appears to be from a broken frame. Maureen would like... Read more »

Suck It, Cancer. It's Donna Day!

Suck It, Cancer.  It's Donna Day!
I remember the night I “met” Mary Tyler Mom and her daughter, Donna.  It was April 8, 2011.  My forty-fifth birthday. It was the first birthday I celebrated without the annual call from my dad at 10:23 a.m. to wish me a happy day and tell me the story of the rainy Good Friday I almost... Read more »
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Twenty Words/Phrases That Should Never Be Uttered Again, For Realz

Twenty Words/Phrases That Should Never Be Uttered Again, For Realz
There are some phrases that cannot be uttered enough. “Crank up the crazy and rip off the knob”, “crazier than a shithouse rat”,  “yadda, yadda, yadda”, “are you frickin’ kidding me” and my personal favorite, the summation of my life thus far, “I shit you not”. And nothing can sum up someone’s personality in a nutshell... Read more »

Handmade Gifts For Your Parents: You Know You Grew Up In The Seventies if These Were Under The Tree

Nothing said Happy Holidays better than a clay ashtray did in the seventies.  Light 'em up and smoke 'em if you got 'em...here is an ash tray lovingly kneaded by your first grader.  God Bless Us Everyone.
Yes, Virginia…there is a Santa Claus…and long before The Oriental Trading Company…teachers had pretty impressive imaginations. For the donation of a buck (to cover the cost of supplies), little elves spent the last week before Christmas Vacation working their fingers to the bone in order to provide the perfect gift for the parents. Way back... Read more »

Count Your Blessings...Not Your Problems

Count Your Blessings...Not Your Problems
“Count your blessings~Not your problems”.  I recently saw this quote on a billboard outside–of all places–an old folks home.  Perhaps it takes someone until their golden years to figure out this simple message. A few years ago my dad had an “aha moment” with this very message.  He had recently come from a chemo treatment.... Read more »
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Chicken Wing Recipe and Some Chit-Chat

Chicken Wing Recipe and Some Chit-Chat
Here is the Recipe… 3 pounds chicken wings (cut–no tips)  1/2 cup corn starch 2 eggs beaten Place Chicken in a single layer on a cookie sheet…sprinkle with accent and garlic salt…put in fridge for one hour. after chilled, dip in corn starch and egg~quick fry  (brown on each side) then put on foil-lined cookie sheet.... Read more »

I Am Not A Quitter

I Am Not A Quitter
I am the first to admit it; I tend to be a quitter.  Always have been, and it seems I always would be…but starting today I have decided I am just not going to give up as easily. For as long as I remember, I have found it simpler to just throw in the towel... Read more »

Motherly Advice: Words of Wisdom from Ladies Who Know Better

Mrs. Wilson
Ever since I was young, I enjoyed this poem~Children Learn What They Live~I thought it contained all a mother would need to know to raise her child to be a happy well-adjusted grown-up.  I remember my mom had this framed in our home.  My mom was always good at handing out advice.  When I was... Read more »
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25 TV Moms Who Inspired Me To Be the Kind, Caring, Bitchy Mother I Have Become

 25 TV Moms Who Inspired Me To Be the Kind, Caring, Bitchy Mother I Have Become
I once heard it takes a village to raise a child.  Amen.  Damn kids come into the world with a yelp and a lot of needs, far too many if you ask me. Sadly, the little buggers don’t come with a how-to-manual.  Now, most of us have mothers full of all kinds of advice to offer.  When I was... Read more »