It Can Happen In Church, Too!

Historically, today, All Saints Day, is a holy day of obligation in the church. As a kid I could recite each of these days of mandatory attendance at mass, because they were emblazoned on our brains through constant repetition as we memorized our Baltimore Catechism. I looked them up just now on Google, and sure … Continue reading It Can Happen In Church, Too!

Hi, Neighbor, Can I Borrow Your Rototiller?

We've lived in our neighborhood for four years. There was no welcome wagon, no neighbor showing up to say hello with a pie. We did however meet one neighbor the day we moved in, but only because our toilet got backed up and we needed a plunger. That neighbor moved away the next weekend, before … Continue reading Hi, Neighbor, Can I Borrow Your Rototiller?

The Great Flood of 2010

The floods of March 2010 effected the entire state of Rhode Island regardless of where anyone lived. In our neighborhood basements that had never flooded were filled. Our house was built in 1925 and nary a drop of water entered the foundation walls in all those years. But this time, it was water, water, everywhere. … Continue reading The Great Flood of 2010