I was alone in an elevator when a girl stepped in with a phone pressed to her ear. “I have to go,” she told the person on th ...read more

After a rough day spent corralling my rowdy kids, I’d had enough. “I think I’m going to sell them,” I hissed to my siste ...read more

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Heavy snow had buried my van in our driveway. My husband dug around the wheels, rocked the van back and forth, and finally pushe ...read more

Today I ran into an old friend who I hadn’t seen in years. She raved about how I hadn’t aged a bit, and I was all set to tha ...read more

I visited my daughter bearing gifts: summer squash from my garden.

“What should I do with it?” she asked.
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A shopper at my in-law’s clothing store couldn’t understand why she had to pay so much for her purchase.

“I g ...read more

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