A MEMORY: HANGING OUT LAUNDRY

In the years before I got my first clothes dryer, I used to hang my washing out to dry. In the memory that came to mind, I am wearing a winter coat, standing at the bottom of the back stairs. I am pinning clothes, towels, socks and shirts just so. Using a pulley that connected […]

doing nothing

Doing nothing is doing something. James (July ‘18) adds, “Choosing to do nothing is a decision.”

THOUGHTS ON CHOOSING A NEW BOOK CLUB

My long-attended book club has disbanded. I’ve been thinking about joining other book clubs. Two are at the local library and meet monthly. One is nonfiction and the other one must be fiction. Our local college has also had one for years. Many of us who live in town have been part of those and […]

ANOTHER ASPECT OF HAVING ASPERGER’S SYNDROME

To tell the truth, I have to deal with social phobia. As gifted as I am in some areas, I suck making small talk and getting to know people. My severe worry is that what I am going to say is the wrong thing –that I’m going to blow my chances at getting to know […]

a letter from Patricia

Hi Fritzie, The weather is really hot here. I don’t do well in hot weather.  Really have a bad attitude, but then I remember whose weather it is.  So I just think about the really harsh winter we all had and think, “Thank you Lord.”   This morning I saw the moon.  Really bright. I […]

LIFE IS PRECIOUS

Life each day is precious. Ever more so as I age. My special friend of 28 years passed away recently. She lived several hours away from me. I didn’t see her very often but we talked on the phone frequently and I sent her a card every week. I always knew how talented she was, […]

BLESSED

Apparently, I am blessed these days. First thing this morning I saw my toilet was leaking. Thankfully, I noticed it right away. It was leaking where the tank is attached to the toilet. I put a pan under it to catch the water and called my plumber. When I told the secretary my problem, she […]

Good words

Good words cannot be disputed. James (June ‘18) continues, “They recommend understanding.” *

FROM FATHER TO DAUGHTER

When I was a kid, my Dad had a fascination with old run down houses. If he saw one from the road that was obviously abandoned, we would sometimes stop and walk out to it, poking around and peeking in the windows. He also had nightmares about places like this and he would sometimes share […]

UNDERSTANDING A “MELTDOWN”

I have Asperser’s Syndrome, a type of autism. Recently, I’ve been reading and figuring out why I feel and react so unlike others. There is a difference in my nervous system! In addition, my autistic body has a strong sensitivity to touch and taste. My hearing is extra sensitive, too. Sometimes, I get a sensory […]