Tag Archives: humor

Jessica Mitford: Here I come!

by cheri I’ve decided to rescue my mother and father’s ashes from their joint grave at the Chapel of the Chimes cemetery in Hayward, California. How  to do this, I am not sure.  And I suppose I ought to run … Continue reading

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Beep! Beep!

by cheri sabraw For twenty years I have told the story about what a sharp-shooter my father Hugh was. Why, as the family lore and legend go, while in the military at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, in 1954–when … Continue reading

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Quail new year

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My machinations

by cheri block Nineteen days after my 10th birthday, I hunkered down in our darkish den to watch the Twilight Zone. With me, were my eight-year-old brother Stevie and my four-year-old sister, Cindy. My mother had just given birth to … Continue reading

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Fat Chancery

by cheri sabraw While we were walking down Liverpool Street in London last month,  Glenys, my new friend, asked me if I was familiar with the scientific work of Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist from UCSF. Had I seen … Continue reading

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” Heartaches! Nothing but Heartaches!” *

A continuation of the blog post titled Living in a Stepford Community by cheri sabraw The Rules of Engagement that govern the Stepford Community’s voluntary e-mail group are more extensive than Robert’s Rules of Order. At this writing, I have … Continue reading

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Living in a Stepford community

    by cheri sabraw I live on a piece of property where, through the grace of the God of PIP ( Psychological Insulating Protection), I have a four-acre  buffer zone from the sometimes crass and inane behavior of others … Continue reading

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More geometry in photography

by cheri sabraw I never set the world on fire in mathematics. In elementary school and junior high, my placement was in honors math but barely. In other words, I provided for all those annoying whizzes a magnificent  “C” that … Continue reading

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Writing as crisp as a pickle

by cheri  sabraw A colorful display of Ball canning jars sitting like needy souls at the end of an aisle in Target stopped me yesterday. I’m not sure why I lingered over the cornflower blue pints, lavender quarts, and petite … Continue reading

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Mr. Holmes and Me

by cheri sabraw I arrived home last night at 9:30 pm after taking in the film Mr. Holmes, the story of Sherlock Holmes’ final years in Sussex, England, where he struggled with memory loss as he tried (successfully as we … Continue reading

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