Category: Mom

The Zeldas Storm Manhattan

I was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy many, many moons ago. The date was April 2nd; the year is immaterial…and, yes, I remember! It was a cool and clear day in Newport, RI. Sixteen […]

A Slight Intermission Before Returning to the Broken Ankle Saga

A Slight Intermission Before Returning to the Broken Ankle Saga When we last pondered broken bones and other bodily harm, I confessed about Mom…not just about her propensity to fracture her ankles, but her tendencies […]

Call Me Zelda

Zelda is my alter-ego. Zelda used to be Mom’s nom-du-bar, but I assumed the mantle of deception long before her demise. It’s okay – she wanted me to carry on the great tradition of obfuscation […]

Broken Ankles Run in the Family (Part One)

In 1972, Mom broke her ankle. For the umpteenth time, we were told. Previous skiing accidents were hell on her ankles. Or so we were told. I do not have any reason to believe she […]