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What It Was Like To Be Free

We’ve all heard them, the jokes that begin with Two men go into a bar … For my mom and me today, it was not a joke and went something like this … Two women walk into a Social Security office in suburban St. Louis … no drinks, but a truckload of bureaucracy. I’ll back […]

I Will Not Comply!

Back in 1970, I was newly married with my Beloved in his last semester of college and I took a job as a census enumerator for the Decennial US Census. My assignment included multiple rural areas in Arkansas and a few small town/suburban areas. In completing my assignment, I learned a great deal about life in parts […]

Un_President’s Day

If you went to the Post Office today and were greeted by a shuttered window, you learned the hard way today is officially celebrated as Washington’s Birthday thanks to the 1968 adoption of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, first effective in 1971. This act essentially standardized federal holidays to conform to Monday-only status (enabling three-day weekends). The day […]

Stop Calling Me!

Fair warning:  this post will be a major peeve-blog, a rant, an all-out hissy fit! I am MAD! If you think this might possibly offend your reading pleasure today, I urge you to take some time away and return when suitably prepared to participate in my full-bore detonation. Okay, if you’re still reading, let’s begin. […]

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