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 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The Treat Lady again

The dogs are missing me. My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to be looking for the Treat Lady. Don’t you... — Updated 7/28/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Adventures everywhere

Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be. I was living in my old farmhouse out in the... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript - Lost in the move

I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. My husband, Peter, and I have moved into the new place. All our stuff is here, but that does... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Six-dog party

It was a good party. Of course you would expect me to say that, since it was our going-away party and I am bound to be biased. But there were six dogs and plenty of food and lots... — Updated 7/7/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Good memories

My husband, Peter, is looking around our empty living room. “I’ll always have good memories of this place.” “I will too,” I assure him. We are packing up the last of our... — Updated 6/30/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: No news

Tanner wasn’t waiting for me at the fence yesterday. Dakota and Tanner, my two oldest dogs, are always waiting for me at the chain-link fence. Dakota can’t hear and doesn’t... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The homes of dead people

A cousin of mine reportedly said, “I can’t imagine living in a house where other people have lived!” I don’t know if she really said this, as I heard the story secondhand. B... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Time to spare

“Do you have time for this?” my husband, Peter, asked. Peter almost never questions what I’m doing unless I’m doing something particularly stupid. Yesterday, I had a... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Best wishes

I just learned that my ex-husband has remarried. I learned this as we learn about all important life milestones these days: on Facebook. There were photos taken in the Caribbean.... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: A change of scenery

The old wooden folding table belonged to my grandma. I don’t remember her ever using it. After she moved out of her house and into a retirement home, my sister inherited the table... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The fanciest desk in the world

Everyone knows that I am attached to my desk. I would argue I have good reason. My desk is an extension of myself. Whereas other people are attached to their phones, I frequently... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The treat lady

Tanner and Dakota are waiting for me. They’re standing at the corner of their chain-link fence, watching the sidewalk. They know I’m coming, even if they don’t know exactly wh... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Still naggin

It is a well-known fact that we are allowed to chew out the people we care about. Most recently, this came to mind when I gave my old friend, Andrew, a serious tongue-lashing. Andre... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: New systems

I finished my bath and saw that the rust-orange towel had molted all over my body. I was covered with tufts of orange fur. It was not a good look, and it felt worse than it looked.... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Stable footing

The tree was lying on its side when I got to it. It was a nice-looking pine tree, fluffy and full and as tall as me. The strong winds coupled with some unstable footing had caused... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Nocturnal negotiations

It’s amazing that anyone shares a bed. I know there are plenty of married and cohabiting couples who have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms, and I can see the logic in... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Out like a lion

March is winding down and my sister-in-law, Lori, is going with it. There is too much food and too many flowers because that is what we do when someone is dying, when we don’t... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Lori's laughter

Throughout the past year, my husband, Peter, and I have been seeing no one except Peter’s sister, Lori, and her husband. Lori has Stage 4 cancer and has had a tough fight.... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Cheese fondue

It’s our anniversary, and Peter and I will be celebrating, like everyone has this past year, the best we are able. We have not yet won the vaccine lottery. I recently received a... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: March inspiration

I’ve never been a fan of March. March is supposedly spring, but we all know it’s not. In much of the country, more snow falls in March than any other month. But it doesn’t... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Travel fantasies

I know I am not the only one having travel fantasies. My husband, Peter, and I were not planning to do a lot of traveling in the past year. That was our plan, and we certainly made... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Entertaining Remington

I remember, a long time ago, when I used to have a social life. My husband, Peter, and I have been visiting his sister, Lori, once a week while she battles cancer. She was in... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Sea shanties

I am not exactly a connoisseur of contemporary culture. I haven’t seen the latest series on Netflix or anything else. I don’t follow Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram. But... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Belt and suspenders

My husband, Peter, is taking no chances. I knew this about him before I married him. Peter has a plan for everything and a plan in case the first plan doesn’t pan out. My father... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The flatworm principle

A friend of mine told me something so amazing, I had to look it up to see if it was true. In 1960, a series of experiments were done with flatworms in which a bunch of flatworms wer... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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