Diana, Drain Queen

Diana rang the doorbell as Max rolled the snake unit up the cobblestoned walkway. A pudgy red-nosed man in golfing attire opened the door. “What do you want? Damn it, I’m going to be late!” Max pointed at the ‘Drain Queen’ logo embroidered on his jacket. “Sir, we’re the plumbers. Your wife called to say…

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The Co-Ax

Jorge hollered from the junk room, “Anna, you seen the co-ax cable?” “No quiero co-ax, I’m sewing buttons on Freddy’s sweater. Mama knitted it and had no buttons…” Jorge tuned much of that out; why’d he bother to ask her anything anyway? He lifted the corner of a flat box that covered a deep box,…

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Y’all Keep Them Eyes Peeled!

A year ago, Ma and I trolled the cloth store picked out yards and yards of cotton prints for shorts and skirts. Now she sits and stares at nothing, and getting her attention is iffy. Some days are better than others but the good ones are getting further apart. Now at the cloth store she…

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Stop Howling! I Hear You!

I have changed the cabin dynamic and nobody around there is happy about it. I have taken Spring Cleaning to an all-time high by clearing out entire rooms, all of them, one at a time. The cabin was stuffed with old boxes of obscure plunder, decrepit appliances, one more project shoehorned into a tight space,…

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Thoughts On Plenty Work, Little Play

Oh don’t I feel like I’m pounding my noggin against this! As Wall is my name, perhaps I was destined thusly. In an aura, the green on the edge would signify healing. Sounds very good. I mailed this cocoanut from Molokai to Kentucky by addressing it and gobbing on postage. How many stamps to mail…

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More Ambition than Time!

Where I work, we can buy an extra week of vacation a year. For Non-Americans, we are notorious for being driven by work, work, work, thus adding one week to the provided two or three weeks is a great increase. I did not buy any vacation as I have difficulty using all I get. Sad…

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