Puppygate: gauging aging.

 Bobbe White/1.13.18.      We have an unconventional method for gauging aging at the White house. It involves baby gates to keep Lily White, the black Lab, from roaming room to room. After reading, you’ll understand how gates experience aging cycles, not unlike humans.   For Puppy Lily, we used 24” gates. She never attempted… Continue reading Puppygate: gauging aging.

HaPpY dO yEaR!

Bobbe White   My extremely wise friend, Lisa Pemberton, says, “Ask not what are you doing, but ARE you doing?” She knows me well. If anything speaks my truth, this is it.   When our son, Nick, was a little pup, he’d ask many times a day, “Doing?” We would tell him, but he never… Continue reading HaPpY dO yEaR!

The Only Thing Normal in My Life…

Wtad.com/whitepages/11.17.17 Bobbe White It was one of those days, when the universe says, “Not so fast, Kid!” Life is easy peasy? Watch this…”  Most of my laundry piles were washed, but unfolded. There were a few piles of dirty laundry too. Hey, it’s been busy around here, okay?  I would do pile management Thursday evening… Continue reading The Only Thing Normal in My Life…

WHEN GIRLS GET UGLY (good happens!)

Wtad.com/whitepages/110217 Bobbe White Were you a customer in our bank October 31? If so, please come back.  You saw us at our worst. We wore hideous housecoats, slippers, pajamas, curlers and facial masks. We looked awful. Photo shopping couldn’t help this bunch. You be the judge. It didn’t start out fun for me. While waiting… Continue reading WHEN GIRLS GET UGLY (good happens!)

A Check….Seriously?

/Wtad.com/whitepages/9.14.17 Bobbe White It’s Thursday, September 14, 2017 and in today’s news, the Hurricane cleanup begins in Florida and continues in Houston. Kim Jong Un is still running loose with bad hair and fires in the west are clearing their own path of destruction. How do you stomach all of these disasters, when you look… Continue reading A Check….Seriously?

Alphabetiquette: more couth after youth

wtad.com/whitepages/8.10.17/Bobbe White/ Alphabetiquette (n.) al-fuh-BET-i-ket) simple manners for couth after youth. By surprisingly popular request, this is a continued list from my 1.27.17 post, where A -D were introduced. These are common sense manners we see broken every day, everywhere. I post these, not because I am Ms. Manners, but because certain actions bug people.… Continue reading Alphabetiquette: more couth after youth

BUT SHE THINKS I’M A BOY!

  Bobbe White for wtad.com/whitepages/8.01.17/ To a teacher, the month of August is like a month of Sunday nights. Suzy Duker   Goodbye July. Hello School. If there’s ever a memory trigger, going back to school is a powerful one. My vivid memory is first day of kindergarten at Madison School.  My outfit has quick… Continue reading BUT SHE THINKS I’M A BOY!

Get It, Girl

wtad.com/white pages/7.19.17 “When you know your why, you can endure anyhow.” John O’Leary     Last Tuesday was a difficult day, one of many, because that’s life.  There was the day we had to take Dad’s keys away. That was a doozy. Or maybe when we moved Dad into the Veterans Home – without Mom.… Continue reading Get It, Girl

Hair Day Goes to the Dogs

wtad.com/white pages/7.19.17 Bobbe White       Once a month is hair cut day, at 7:00 with Kris. That way, I always try to take the 7:00 A.M. slot – you know, FIFO: first in/first out. Plus, it’s quiet, as none of the other stylists or aestheticians schedule patients – I mean clients – that… Continue reading Hair Day Goes to the Dogs

In Memory: He Took My Can’t Away

written for WTAD.COM/WHITE PAGES – 7/14/17 Bobbe White Another piece was written yesterday, but I got busy and forgot to send the accompanying photo. I finally remembered, but it was after we’d gotten the call, Jeff’s dad had died. It didn’t seem fitting to post my typical, “Silly day or thought in the life of… Continue reading In Memory: He Took My Can’t Away