Maria and Her Pappy

“Pappy, I fixed the toilet!”  Her beaming smile fell. “Pappy?” His eyes met hers so she started over. “Pappy, I fixed the toilet! I found the fix-it box with all the parts in it over the dryer and read all the instructions.” He said nothing, so she sat close by on the sofa and waited…

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Stupid Cupid!

I had crush on a shy guy I’d seen him look my way I felt the arrow of love But how to say be mine? Kiss me! Say the word, you got me! Light bulb, a Valentine! I picked one out that said ‘You’re on my mind’ with pink hearts all aglow I looked high…

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The Arch

Bored with the beach already, Randy threw another beat-up shell into the surf. Movement to the side caught his eye. “Hey, you look just like me!” “Nuh-uh, you look like me.” Randy very quickly decided this could be fun, so he magnanimously allowed, “We look like each other.” He held out the super-sized bag of…

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Dishrags and Dresses

Marla need to earn the dough to be able to go to band camp, but this old lady had to be nuts. What a way to spend a Saturday morning. She’d listened to her mom who’d said this old thing needed the help. Grandpa raised his new hoe and agreed, following her out the door.…

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