Category: Life Stories

Meals on Wheels and the Two Bills

                                         A Welcome Service   For about five years I delivered meals to senior citizens and disabled people as part of the “Meals on Wheels” program in our town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The program, administered by Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, is an excellent service that provides hot meals to home […]

Memories with Ann

  “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson                                                   ***     During the two weeks Ann was hospitalized before she passed, she wasn’t always able to communicate, but during those times that she was, we reconnected to some […]


  What we learn with pleasure, we never forget. ∼Alfred Mercier                                                ***     I somehow managed to snag two higher education degrees in my day, one in engineering and the other in business, and with them I made my living. Having those two disciplines served me well throughout my career; not bad for […]

Our Friend Frank

  Our family friend Frank Romero passed away late last year. Frank was ninety-one years old, and in good health up until the last few years, so he had a good life.   Frank lived in the condo next to ours for several years, only moving when he was no longer able to negotiate the […]

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor

                        For a time, back in the early 1970’s, I worked part time at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in Riverside, California. I was stationed at March Air Force Base, where I had eighteen months left of my four-year Air Force hitch. I had served one […]