Half A Pot Roast, and a Mashed Grilled Cheese, Please

(From 2004) Mamacita says:  Remember that anecdote about the young bride whose husband asked her why she cut the beef roast in half before she put it in the pan? She told him she did it that way, because her … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Part the Seventh

Mamacita says: This painting by Norman Rockwell, is quite possibly the most well-known image of Thanksgiving that most people know. I wonder how many of your realized that Rockwell almost always used live models, and that most of those models … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Part the Fifth

Mamacita says: Many people believe this is a Norman Rockwell painting, but it’s not. It was painted by artist Douglass Crockwell, and even though their surnames and style are similar, they are definitely two different people. And, with the mother … Continue reading

The Shit Epiphany

Mamacita says:  I’ve posted about this one before, but for some reason it’s been running through my mind and making me giggle all last night and was still tickling me when I got up today. When I was younger, I … Continue reading

Happy Easter, 2012

Mamacita says: Happy Easter, everyone. What? Oh, oops. . . . . Here. This is more like it. I do love those vintage Easter postcards. I hated growing up and finding out that those baby kittens were probably going to … Continue reading

Not To Mince Words: Some Parents Are Scum

Mamacita says:  I used to look at my young students every day and wonder what they went home to every night. Sometimes I did know, and my heart broke for them daily. With others, I had no idea. When a … Continue reading