Brookdale-Stein noted that if the plan were to proceed at some point, it would require referendum, approval by a number equal to 7/8 majority of all active registered voters in the Commonwealth in 1839, the year the parcel was purchased by the Koszcaniewski brothers.
This is kind of a small community, and people sail across the Coolidge Bridge, and in between Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, sometimes a few times a day. I periodically encounter the same person three or four times in one 24-hour period, in different towns, restaurants or stores. We will look at one another oddly and … Continue reading Let Us Call These Fellows Dave
Increasingly, the children do not call me Mom or Mommy or even by my first name, which is either Marla, Maria or Marsha, depending on how near-sighted you are, and which name you feel best suits me. I will answer to any of those, and really just about anything, but can't help but wonder if … Continue reading Yupperee, Joey
For a week or two, no field mice came to the peanut butter-and-birdseed buffet/feeding station in our basement "storage" room. The main dining area (for mice) is located inside a metal, industrial-sized Have-A-Heart trip which looks not unlike a miniature Walpole State Prison. Ye Olde Husband purchased this contraption after we discovered that one smarty … Continue reading Her Tiny, Star-Shaped Paws
Let's talk for a minute about inanimate objects, and bedevilment. I know we're all big kids at this point, and are beyond believing in the paranormal, right? A person gets past 30 and you're just supposed to pretend that the weird or inexplicable thing you noticed simply didn't happen. Sure, you can sigh over it, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Inamimate Objects, and Bedevilment
A few deep thoughts about Thrift Stores, and Why They Are Important. Sure, there is the chance of stumbling upon, for a mere $2, that gymnastics leotard for which your daughter has been clamoring. There is the goofy sentimental artwork which you, in your clever irony, MIGHT buy and hang just for fun. Not to … Continue reading Who Died Wearing This Paisley Scarf?
We have been moving field mice out of the house and into the fields and forests where they belong at a rapid clip. If you see Ye Olde Husband in his pajama sweatpants and muck boots carrying a paper bag out in the morning, it is because he has trapped yet another live one in … Continue reading The Have-Too-Much-Heart Trap