(My first essay titled HANDS OUT ended abruptly for some odd reason; evidently the conclusion went into the black hole of cyberspace! It bothers me that the ending paragraph doesn’t make much sense so I’m resending what I originally wrote, if you care to read it. Thanks.)
I don’t mind tipping for …
Despite my Irish surname, I am actually of Japanese descent, and sushi is part of my heritage.
My immigrant mother made sushi for special occasions including holidays, parties and church and community potlucks.
She didn’t bake cookies nor cakes, but taught us how to make several kinds of sushi, although not the kinds …
Once on the “Small World” ride at Disneyland, something went haywire and we were stuck in our boat for about an hour.
Meanwhile, the song, “It’s a small, small world….” kept repeating until it even got stuck in my head for days afterwards.
Day and night it’d replay, interrupting other thoughts, but …
We traditionally tip, which means “To insure prompt service,” for those of us who’ve forgotten what that stands for, when we are given good service at restaurants and diners by the servers.
In fact, we would be terribly unwelcome, or even chased after if we failed to leave a tip at …
We live in a world dominated by electronics.
Examples abound, among them doors opening and
closing automatically, which brings me to my subject of
recalling how, when I was a kid, ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES was such an exciting and imaginative tale that fascinated me.
It was my fantasy that I, too, …
Strawberries and cherries are now in season
and I’ve enjoyed making jam this week.
We bought the strawberries, but the cherries
were from our son’s tree loaded with fast
As the summer progresse, more fresh fruits
will be available, and not able to eat them all
in a few days, I will preserve them to …
We returned this week from visiting a friend who moved to a retirement city in Florida not far from Disneyworld.
It’s perhaps a well-kept secret because we only heard of it when she moved there and she learned of it from another friend whose sister is a snowbird who spends winters …