Monday, July 30, 2007


The dog ate Dad's last "good" hearing aid last fall. Nationwide Insurance failed to cover it appropriately. Said hearing aids were not properly replaced, however - the "spares" were pulled out and have been driving everyone crazy.

If you know Jim, you know the prayer commences when he sees all the food present on the table. People are not necessarily counted in this equation. As usual, dad begins this prayer last week with thanksgivings and such and then, as I hear him switch to his closing "tone", he speaks ever so gently -

"And THANK YOU JESUS for these SCREAMING hearing aids...... Amen".

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Commonplace Arab Traditions by the fire

"Is he teaching her some Arab tradition?" In reference to Michael, my sister's boyfriend, who was pushing the roasting forks in the ground to clean them at the campfire last week....