My Ugly Yellow Jacket

When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot of money. It wasn't that we lived in an exceptionally nice area or anything, but the things I was forced to wear to school were clearly outside the range of acceptable fashion no matter where I would have lived—especially in the early 80s. Having to … Continue reading My Ugly Yellow Jacket

Mama’s Gonna Be Fine

The brisk November air made the hair that hung down next to Heather Gibbs’ face dance as she walked through the lazy streets of her small hometown of Jasper. Not much happens in Jasper, Ohio. Some would say it’s a rather boring town and in most cases, they would be right. That will not be … Continue reading Mama’s Gonna Be Fine

Rake Handles Hurt

I have determined I do not like getting hit in the face with a rake handle. I don’t know what your take on it is, but I can unequivocally say it is not my favorite thing in the world. However, when you have a younger brother like mine, who eggs you on until you chase … Continue reading Rake Handles Hurt