Monthly Archives: May 2007

It turns out you can accidentally crash your own class reunion

(Originally posted May 2007) Last September I attended my 20-year high school reunion. This was my first reunion. It was Labor Day weekend. There was a picnic in the afternoon and a party that evening. OK, I know, boring so … Continue reading

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Surprise party angst

Recently my sister, Jennifer, helped her friend plan a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband. That was all good until the day of the party. It was my brother-in-law, John’s, responsibility to keep him out of the house until … Continue reading

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Kicking the bucket

I¬†was riding with my friend Patty and her two kids, Isabella and Benjamin, in their minivan recently. Near Benjamin’s feet there was a little bucket that had some toys in it. He kept kicking it. Isabella: “When Benjamin kicks the … Continue reading

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Cheap food

Here’s another story from my brother John: He was driving around town with another police officer we’ll call Ted. Ted pointed out one of those discount grocery stores. Ted: “You ever shop there?” John: “No, but I hear it’s cheap.” … Continue reading

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The two Abbys

So, one of the police dogs at my brother, John’s, department is named Abby. John’s daughter is named Abby. In and of itself this is not remarkable. But when John told the dog’s handler this, he said that the dog … Continue reading

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