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House of happiness

House of happiness

Your home wears a jacket. It’s called insulation. In winter it keeps the hot air from escaping outside. And in the summer, it keeps the hot air from getting inside. Your home wears a hat that keeps the rain from falling on your head. It’s called a roof. Your home has a river flowing through … Continue reading

Work harder, Mabel

Work harder, Mabel

“Mabel, I don’t care if you’re working your head off, get that silverware on the mantle polished before the Blantons arrive. You know what a fussbudget Mrs. Blanton is.” Mabel also knows that her longtime owner, Hazel Benedict, gets nervous when company is coming. So Mabel doesn’t take offense, just quietly goes on doing what … Continue reading

A tale of tails

A tale of tails

Cats look at us with scorn. Dogs won’t admit it, but are ashamed to be seem with us in public. “I love my humans,” said Roscoe to the dog next door, “but really, no tails?” People suffer from our lack of a rearward appendage. It’s why so many experience low self-esteem. “Humans have a deep … Continue reading

Communication issues

Communication issues

Maybe the grandkids should have anticipated this. Grandpa, after all, is still driving a 1984 Chevy. But they live far away and miss him and wanted to communicate. Exchange texts, email him photos of their sports awards, do video chats on holidays. So time and again over the phone they talked him through the process. “Get … Continue reading