What Was I Thinking?

October 9, 2018

Last week I stood behind a woman as we checked out our groceries at Acme in Yorktown Heights. Because it was a long reach, I placed the rear items on the conveyor belt for her. “Oh, thank you so much,” she smiled.  Then she did a double take: “I love your pink hair.” I thanked her and explained ...

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Hello, one and all! These last few weeks have not been without drama and some good, much-needed humor.  Let’s start with the first of our double feature: If you are a resident of Heritage Hills, you are keenly aware of the paving work that has been going on throughout the area.  Two weeks ago, ...

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Dear readers: Appearing on September 13, 2012, this column was my very first for The Somers Record. Because it captures the horror and deep personal feelings of this never-to-be-forgotten event, I have rerun it each year since in memory of our fallen heroes, family and friends who perished that day ...

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Last week, I wrote about the power of laughter and how we bring it into play at home, the movies, events and just everyday living.  What about a little laughter where one wouldn’t expect it and maybe it isn’t appropriate? Children are the greatest subjects when they are intent on a project: ...

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By definition: to laugh is “to show mirth, joy or scorn with a chuckle or explosive sound.” I can think of the many times I’ve laughed so hard that my stomach hurt and tears flowed down my cheeks.  And, yes, laughter can be cathartic:  at a wake when someone remembers a funny story about the ...

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I enjoy receiving feedback on my columns whether by email or meeting a reader at the pharmacy or post office.  I especially love hearing how they relate to what I’ve written. Not too long ago I wrote that son, George, and I had set up the outdoor furniture on the deck.  We were oh so careful ...

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Our little sister, Rosemary (Roe), recently celebrated her birthday—won’t tell you which one, but suffice it to say she is on Medicare. Yes, there is quite a difference in our ages—I was 13 years old, my brother, Jack, was 10 when our father shared the big news:  “Mother needs more help from you ...

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Fifteen-year old grandson Nick just returned from a five-day trip to Houston, Texas, with the Youth Group from Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville. They had traveled with the group from The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection of Mt. Kisco. Some 30,000 teens and their chaperones came from all ...

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This year I was late in setting up my deck. Call it procrastination, muggy weather or whatever excuse, I finally got to it last week. With help from son, George, we set up the outdoor dining table and chairs; he methodically placed the flower boxes on the railing: “they have to be evenly ...

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