She Kept A Parrot


The time has come to plan for homes for the animals. I got to know Ed Kammer and his family when I bought Hugo from them some months ago. They are Panther Chameleon breeders at Kammerflage Kreations in Corona, California. When I called to tell Ed that I had to find homes for Hugo and Sammy, he generously offered to take the chameleons to find homes for them. He arranged for the shipment,… Read More

Happy New Year!! 2015 This will be the year that I die. Remember the old Buddy Holly song? Below is a late night photo that I took for a friend, Lemony Gregg, as a joke. I later titled it, “Cause of Death”. It was taken sometime in the fall of 2014. I was seventy-two years old. I got to be seventy-two years old (plus seven months) not by making New Year’s Resolutions,… Read More

Charlie, I know you will remember Irma Padilla, our housekeeper since you were a little thing. I wanted to remind you that she was a good friend, as well. She took care of me and helped me with the animals. She was a professional in every way. And, she was a fine and talented decorator, too. She used to surprise me by moving things around in the house to really good effect…. Read More

In Memoriam The Vonnegut Maxim It is what it is Is true Until Of course It is not *(Vonnegut Image:

The Beginning ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ The End

Every day at Mickey D’s! A few members of the Mickey D family. The following video (inspired by the eighty-three-year-old barber who gives haircuts for hugs in Hartford, Conn.) reminds me of the spirit of the members of the family who greet me with Smiles Laughter Kindness Acceptance and Friendship Every day of the year. Thank you from the bottom of my old heart! ♥ I am happy to introduce My Micky… Read More

A MOTHER’S KEEPER For a long time, I’ve wanted to have a place to put photographs.  Just odd photographs that don’t fit into my blog.  The other night, I decided to create a drop-box file for my favorite photographs.  About two-o’clock in the morning, I hastily created The Fuzzy Foto.  If you’re interested, I’ll be dropping my fuzzies and an occasional sharp one into the Fuzzy Foto box.   My mother’s urn… Read More

Here is Beautiful Boomie (Boomie is the girl) Here is Boomie’s Poem Cover Me Peel away every façade Pull apart all the pretenses Let the built up glass walls Come crashing to the ground Along with the insecurities Fears Hypocrisies and Deceits Peel me apart slowly But surely Let the façade be gone Then Spread your arms of love Like wings over me And Cover me Cover me in your truth Cover… Read More

It all started on Friday morning.  Boy showed up with an itch.  To catch him some catfish.  Well, I don’t know a thing about catching a fish, period.  I remember riding with my daddy in the motor boat when he went to collect the catfish off the trot lines at the lake.  I was a kid.  He said the whiskers bite.  Now, I was something of a tomboy, but biting fish didn’t… Read More

Maurice Sapiro Often I encounter people in restaurants or other public places.  Interesting people.  Sometimes, I have my camera and snap a photo.  I tell you about it sometimes too.  When I met this incredible man in the Blogosphere, I wondered if such a chance encounter counts in the real world?  I notice that bloggers don’t seem to like re-posts of another blogger’s post.  I can’t really figure out why that is… Read More