Category Archives: Family

The Bison Codicil

“Codicil: an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one” (Oxford English Dictionary).  Now, why would I start a blog with a definition?  Hang tight, dear reader, and I will explain.  Some of you … Continue reading

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That which we call a rose…

I offer a free service to friends and acquaintances.  It is this: I offer to name their babies for them.  So far, no takers, even though some of my offerings were as follows: For girls: Chalice Hulga, Blanche Tiffany, and … Continue reading

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Arrowroot = Recliners, Maybe

In two previous blogs, I wrote about Carenen family shopping experiences; specifically, mine. There was the 7-minute suit and the nails and oven entries. Today, I’d like to expand the source of these blogs and include my long-suffering wife, Lisa, … Continue reading

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Nailed it!

The response to my male shopping blog last week was so overwhelming, I have decided to do a short series of blogs about shopping habits of myself and my long-suffering wife, Lisa. A few decades ago, we purchased an abandoned … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shopping Disorder

I’m afraid the main reason for the season around the end of December is, for many people, shopping. We’re all familiar with people being stomped to death fighting over bargains, shoppers shattering glass doors of Big Box stores to beat … Continue reading

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Bug Back Boogey

Recently, my LSW (long-suffering wife) and I spent four days visiting her sister and brother-in-law at a state park in eastern North Carolina. In an RV. This was no skanky RV, dear reader. It had an upstairs, a downstairs, and … Continue reading

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Saluda Take Me Away

My long-suffering wife, Lisa, and I rarely take real vacations. Oh, we went to the Bahamas for a few days once, and a trip to New England when our daughters were still at home. But, generally, we don’t vacation. But … Continue reading

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Not my kind of suds…

After decades of dormancy, it emerged again, fangs and claws ripping into my memory, long dormant. “It” is shampoo.What’s scary about shampoo? Here’s the history. A while back, when our daughters were teenagers, I was sent to the supermarket to … Continue reading

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World’s Most Wonderful Wife

I heard about a Big Remodeling & Additions Expo being held in the convention center downtown. Lisa didn’t know about, but I did, and then I told her and asked if she wanted to go, even though I hate shopping. … Continue reading

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The Marriage Bed

Women live longer than men. It has been documented all over the place. In the United States, the average life span for women is 117.4 years. For married men in the United States, the life span is 23.6 years, after … Continue reading

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