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Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories published on 4 Comments on Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

The Dark Knight Rises… And Tries to Steal All My Candy

This year for Halloween, I went to my dad’s house to do a load of laundry and pass out candy. I sat on a plastic chair on the front porch freezing my buns off, a tan Tupperware bowl filled with bite-sized chocolate bars perched on my lap. Dad remained indoors – where it was warm, I might add – working on his absentee ballot for the presidential election. He sat at the dining room table so he could watch the parade of costumed trick-or-treaters through the front window.Continue reading Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

Snapping Beans

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green beansBushel
noun
1.  A measure of capacity equal to 64 pints (equivalent to 32.5 liters), used for dry goods.
2.  A large amount.  [emphasis mine]

At the end of each summer while we were growing up, Mom would go into her yearly Canning Frenzy. Continue reading Snapping Beans

The Sleeping Bag Incident

The Sleeping Bag Incident published on 4 Comments on The Sleeping Bag Incident

When we were kids, we’d get conscripted to do a lot of boring work that was supposed to build our character and make us appreciate what we had.Continue reading The Sleeping Bag Incident

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