Monthly Archives: September 2016

No more vacations for the Calverts

The Calverts took a vacation, once. They do not want another. Bobby and Paula Calvert left southern Arkansas and went to upstate New York with their special needs daughter Kelly to visit their married daughter and her children. The two … Continue reading

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Kelly’s story

Kelly made her appearance with seven birth defects all related to spina bifida and quickly left for Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Within five weeks, she had nine surgeries At times the infant fussed and cried. Not from the surgeries. … Continue reading

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Money can not buy forever after

      Good-bye to “Bridezilla”, “Yes to the Dress” and “Wedding planners”. Lay aside the pamphlets on destination weddings, forget the pricey wedding invitations and leave Vera Wang at the shop. Engaged couples consider “A Diamond is Forever and Other Fairy … Continue reading

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Curb to cash, treasure or trash

One man never worries about hauling his junk anywhere other than to the curb. A passing driver always stops and picks up his tossed item. The day he dragged a storage compartment to the curb, both a van and a … Continue reading

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Mean momma and the facts of math

Eli has one Mean Momma. He had barely escaped the torture of school last spring when Mean Momma announced, “You will be doing math work every day this summer. You need to know your math facts.” Forget about Common Core … Continue reading

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