Husband of the Week: The Gangsta

I cannot take this man anywhere that he isn't swamped with ladies hoping to charm him away. From the crushes to the outright flirtations, he's not the one who needs a gun -- I do!

P.S. This image is not photoshopped, it's truly what I put up with when I go out with my eye-candy hubby.

Husband of the Week Archive

Friends of the Week!

Nita Cross 

Galesburg, IL

Michelle Robnett-Hoath

Jacksonville, FL

Joe VandenPlas

Madison, WI

Nita Gardner Cross was a high school best friend. We did everything together, from double dating to laughing on the phone for hours. We had firstborn sons within the same year, and share the sorrow of having lost them. When we see each other, it's like no time at all has passed. That's a friend!

Joe is the best business writer in the WORLD and a key to my professional success. Joe and I wrote for 22 Milwaukee-area newspapers, and when I became editor for the suburban Chicago market, I hired him as senior writer. When I later was hired in Madison as a magazine publisher, I brought him on board as our managing editor. Joe is loved like a brother.

Michelle is a "new" friend who we were really enjoying getting to know prior to Covid-19. We met at the dog park several times, and she was my guest at dinner with the Vintage Gals. Then Covid 19 -- and we've kept our distance since. It will be fun to reconnect after we all get our second shots!

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Grandchildren's Corner:

Need a Guard Llama?


​​Llamas are the camel’s hippie cousins. They belong to a group of animals called camelids that also includes alpacas. All camelids spit or stick out their tongue when they are annoyed.​ One of the ways llamas talk between each other is by humming.

Llamas make excellent guards for herds of small animals. They are very social and will ‘adopt’ a group of sheep or goats as their own herd. Then they will protect the herd by chasing off coyotes and other predators. And yep, they can recognize the difference between a neighbor's dog and a coyote. They are really smart animals.


The Gargoyle by Andrew DavidsonGREAT READ!
A man crashes his car. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit a carefully planned suicide—for he is a monster in appearance as well as morally bankrupt. There, the mysterious (crazy?) sculptress Marianne Engel insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a monastery scribe. As she spins the story of their past lives, his disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed.
I thought, when I first started reading the book, that he was a character I could not empathize with. But I really became upset the closer I got to the last chapter because I didn't want the book to end. It's fascinating, mind-expanding, and a literary achievement. One of my very favorite books.

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