Category Archives: The 60’s
Sticks and Stones

“Show me your friends, and I’ll know what you are!” ~ Grandma Puffer I remember hearing my dear Grandma Puffer telling me that, and I always believed her.  I can’t…

Not a creature was stirring…

Originally published on December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve, and once again it didn’t feel like Christmas. It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas…

On the Nickel

A few weeks ago, I saw a nickel during my morning walk at the Promenade, in White Rock.  However, I didn’t realize the significance of that five-cent coin, until today….

Moonshine in the Maritimes – The Final Chapter

Readers of this blog will remember my original Moonshine in the Maritimes story from November 8, 2016 –  a blog that was both painful to write and impossible for me…

My Last Visit

Sometimes a tiny, almost-invisible spark appears in a girl’s eye when she is about to say ‘yes,’ but even the eldest boys at the dance often miss this critical signal. As…

The Last Trick or Treat

He and his buddy Doug had almost finished filling their shopping bags with tricks and treats and were excited about getting home to see and sort all of the goodies….

Last Night’s Awesome Concert

There aren’t many singers still alive or rock bands together that I currently have on my bucket list to see live in concert, but Reginald Kenneth Dwight was definitely on…

Another Surprise!

This morning I got a pleasant surprise – a comment from one of the readers of my blog. And although I am always thrilled to receive comments about my stories…

Warts and Witches

Several weeks ago, I noticed that I had a ‘wart’ on one of my fingers.  It was tiny – about the size of a pinhead – and certainly nothing to…

Sadie Hawkins Day

Most baby boomers are familiar with Sadie Hawkins Day – the one day of the year when girls could ask a boy out for a date.   Now in today’s…

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