Category Archives: St. Louis

Twist and Shout: The Mask War Theme Song

  It seems to me our manners and common courtesy during this stressful pandemic pause have devolved to the level of frat house party. After multiple postponements of our visit back to our old hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, we … Continue reading

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Frozen Custard and Ravioli

Nothing exemplifies the incongruity of my old life with my new like a pair of white debutante ball gloves. Oh, people in Estes Park, Colorado, do use leather gloves, but they are usually of the real work or calf-roping type rather than … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

A year ago I was thinking about things I wanted to do in my hometown before I move across country. I also pledged, in writing, that I would never again do a couple of activities very popular in my area. Well, … Continue reading

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Need A Math Tutor?

You have to love a place that has “Café” in its name, yet doesn’t serve food. Husbands, take notice. Saturday was a dream day for me. Perhaps it was repayment for my attendance at a Blues’ hockey game the week before, … Continue reading

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All My Mundanity

As a young(ish) mom, I treasured time with my little boys, but sometimes I needed a break, especially during the long, hot summer stretches of school vacation. I am sure my kids were not so very different from any others, but in my … Continue reading

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And I’m Not Wearing Pants!

One of my life credos: No good ever comes from drinking blue-colored beverages. I first learned this in the mid 1980’s, where a local watering hole served “Blue Whales,” complete with immense amounts of liquor and a plastic blue whale … Continue reading

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With Friends Like This …

When I was deep in the trenches of the early child-rearing years, and perhaps once again through sons’ teenage turbulence, I longingly yearned for quick acceleration to the “easy years.” Certainly in one’s forties or fifties, life would be less stressful. … Continue reading

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A Day as a Debutante

  Those of you following along may remember I have made a bucket list of sorts, full of St. Louis-y things I want to experience before we sally forth to Colorado. Now that the pendulum of our move is swinging more … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Movements

As most of you know, we are moving to Colorado … someday … I hope … but that’s another story. As we plan to leave the town both of us have called home for our entire lives, we find ourselves a … Continue reading

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