The Round Tuit: Things I Haven’t Done, Even Yet

Mamacita says: Here are some more things I still haven’t done yet, but I’ll get a round tuit: 1. I have never been to Ikea. 2.  I have never seen the movie “Titanic.” 3.  I still have never watched a … Continue reading

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Mamacita says:  This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.  This year, 2015, marks the 98th anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading

Hoosier Persimmon Pudding

Mamacita says: Autumn is officially here, and it’s time to make persimmon pudding.  Most of you don’t live where there are persimmons, and I’m betting that many of you don’t even know what a persimmon is. That’s probably not your fault, … Continue reading

“It’s The Equinoctial Storm,” said Ma.

Mamacita says: When the rains began today, the words “equinoctial storm” crossed my mind, and I thought about Caroline Ingalls – she was Laura’s Ma, you know – because the rains came down hard and steady.  Torrential rain.  No thunder or lightning, just rain, … Continue reading


Forbidden Fruit

Mamacita says:  There are all kinds of forbidden fruit, you know.  When I was in high school, our public library had a waiting list for The Canterbury Tales. Can you imagine? The Canterbury Tales!   Do you know why? Because … Continue reading

Indiana Weather Is Fickle!

Mamacita says:  If some variety in your weather is what you are seeking, you need to live in southern Indiana.  We have the most fickle of all possible weathers here. I can’t tell you how many months I drive to … Continue reading