Delicious And Deadly

LightGrams July 13, 2017 Volume 21, Number 24 If you’re a dog, anyone who tosses you a meatball is your friend, even if they are a mail carrier.  A dog in Madison County, Alabama might now disagree with that statement.  Missy, the dog in question, had been the recipient of such tasty treats by Susanna…

Delicious And Deadly

LightGrams July 13, 2017 Volume 21, Number 24 If you’re a dog, anyone who tosses you a meatball is your friend, even if they are a mail carrier.  A dog in Madison County, Alabama might now disagree with that statement.  Missy, the dog in question, had been the recipient of such tasty treats by Susanna…

A New Voice

LightGrams July 6, 2017 Volume 21, Number 23 Every two months I am reminded by email that I’m again eligible to donate blood. There is a constant need for blood for people injured in accidents, undergoing surgery, or afflicted with blood disorders. Since I’m healthy I try to donate regularly. A call went out three…

His Dead Son Is Alive

LightGrams June 29, 2017 Volume 21, Number 22 Frank Kerrigan had two phone calls in May that he’ll never forget.  The first was with the Orange County (CA) Coroner’s Department.  In that call he learned that a man’s body had been found behind a store in Fountain Valley.  The body, he was told, was that…

No Power Here

LightGrams June 22, 2017 Volume 21, Number 21 His Twitter handle is “Just Basic Dave”.  That’s all I can tell you about this man, other than the practical joke he pulled last week at the Miami International Airport. Dave ordered stickers that resemble electrical outlets from Amazon.  He placed one of them on a column…

Getting Their Just Deserts

LightGrams June 8, 2017 Volume 21, Number 20 If you’re thinking, as you read the title of this article, that I’ve misspelled a word, I totally understand. But I’ve learned a lesson after reading a news item this morning. Maybe three teenagers learned a more valuable lesson, though. The news story came from Edina, Minnesota…

In The Clouds

LightGrams June 1, 2017 Volume 21, Number 19 By no means can I be called a frequent flyer.  On the occasions I’ve taken to the air for travel, I love sitting by the window.  I’m fascinated by the view above the clouds.  Things can look mighty different from up there! Is it still safe to…

Unrecognized Value

LightGrams May 25, 2017 Volume 21, Number 18 A story made headlines in March of this year when an independent prospector in Sierra Leone, Africa discovered a 706-carat diamond.  The young man was sifting through the mud and sediment in a river when he made the find.  It was presented to the president of Sierra…

A Sinking Feeling

LightGrams May 18, 2017 Volume 21, Number 17 I remember the feeling of walking on some of the beaches we’ve visited in the past.  The sand is usually loose and gives way under my feet as I walk.  The process of walking along the beach demands more exertion than I planned.  When we visited Daytona…

A Voice Still Speaking

LightGrams May 11, 2017 Volume 21, Number 16 The letter Melissa Fahy found in a gap under the stairs of her Westfield, New Jersey home was an old one.  Written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, a sailor in the Norwegian Navy, it was postmarked May 1945.  The letter was filled with love…