Make that the DIRT Devil which has turned out to be the demon of darkness at my house.. My 30 year old Kirby passed away after Thanksgiving and I was forced to purchase a replacement.
There must have been an epidemic affecting the vacuum cleaner population because the only thing Wal-mart had in stock was the darn Dirt Devil. Today I attempted to empty the canister and the bottom fell out, spewing dust and everything it gobbled up over the last 30 days.
As the year 2014 draws down to a precious few hours, I’m struck by how many of my high-minded goals for the year have not been reached – or in some cases, even attempted.
I’m done with these two women who I believe are evil.
They put forward lofty ideas of entertaining in a style which could only be attained with the help of a legion of chefs and helpers, while the lowly homemaker – already exhausted from cooking, cleaning and gift hunting – thinks she must put on something equally spectacular.
An old friend just sent a photo of the “Highland Park Kids” – the members of our gang who grew up in a subdivision called Highland Park. We think they were out caroling in the neighborhood somewhere around 1958. I can pick out a few – including Tinker Lautar, Brenda Buck and Mary Carr and Betsy McGlown..