Category Archives: Fiction

Get In with the In Crowd

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, it’s been so much fun getting to know so many new friends and readers. All this mixing and mingling with my long time chums is such a blast. Carrying on this week, I’m … Continue reading

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The Whole Danged Family

Hi there, guys and dolls! Everyone hanging in there? Well, I’ve been a busy bee, mixing, mingling and making new friends and readers, too! That makes yours truly giddily happy. So for this week we’re going to do things just … Continue reading

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Free-falling Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Welcome to another edition of Free Advice Friday. Let’s get right to it and see who I can help or hinder this week. Dear Barbara Jean, We all suspect that the new girl in our … Continue reading

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What that Really Means

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s your Workday Wednesday? I know, exactly. If you are a secretary like me, then you probably spend most of your day lying for your boss and covering up all of the old dear’s delightful … Continue reading

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Easter Excitement

Hi there, guys and dolls! I hope you had a pleasant Easter, one and all. My guess is that it was relatively quiet, given what’s going on in your present day. Now for yours truly, I’m your mid-century modern gal, … Continue reading

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But Have you Seen These

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hanging in there? Hope you are all well and for those of you who are under the weather, may you feel better soon. I’ll bet a lot of you are sitting in front of the … Continue reading

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Spring Must be in the Air

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know when you hear some great gossip and it’s meant to be on the QT so of course, that means you tell only one person and you pinkie swear them to secrecy but they … Continue reading

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The Tiff with Biff

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you are all well and looking after yourselves. Washing your hands? Standing 6 feet apart and not talking close with strangers? Good! Now that we have that out of the way, let me entertain … Continue reading

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Advice to Make April Agreeable

Hi there, guys and dolls! Want some advice? Yeah, I didn’t think so. That’s okay, I’ll dole it out anyway. After all, there are two fine ladies who do and maybe you will benefit from my half-wit wisdom after all. … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and I

Hi there, guys and dolls! What did you get up to on your weekend? That exciting, huh? Well, sometimes you just have to slow down a little, don’t you? Well, yours truly certainly does. I know, I know, hard to … Continue reading

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