He took a tomato

He must have been hungry, so he helped himself to a tomato from a basket in the produce section. Jacob didn’t stop there, though. He not only lifted it, but he made the tiniest bite into it. Then another. And another. So much for putting it back. This...

The birds are back

The rafters of our back porch roof have been a safe haven for doves to lay their eggs the past two years. Hey, why break tradition? “Mama Bird” and “Papa Bird” are back again, setting up shop on the rafters to welcome more additions to their...

No kindergarten?

Years ago, children didn’t go to kindergarten. They went right to first grade. Eventually kindergarten began. Most youngsters attended half-day sessions that consisted of learning ABCs and 123s, how to write your name, arts and crafts, story time and in some...

One year later

A year ago today I said good goodbye to my “furbaby.” It was between 11 and 11:30 a.m. March 18, 2010, that Buddy crossed from this earth to the “Rainbow Bridge.” He was 11 1/2 years old. I remember cradling my German shepherd’s head in...