Laughing with Di – October 2019

 Need pointers for a happy marriage? Let’s have a laugh. Once upon a Sunday morning… Husband: So, what’s the plan? Wife: Tanning, throw in a load of laundry, shower, food shopping, lunch, visit the kids. What’s your plan? Husband: I have no plan. #1: Four key...

Laughing with Di – September 2019

 Improvisation. Not just being comedic and throwing out dialogue that pops into your head. It is also when you want to do something, you don’t have the right tool for the job, and you make up something. My dad’s favorite saying was, “Necessity is the mother of...

Laughing with Di – August 2019

 Nothing has activated my funny bone lately until I refilled a prescription housed in a new bottle. Let’s have a laugh. The bottle had a different cap. Besides pressing down, squeezing in and turning, I had to first align two “invisible” indentations on each side....

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Jonathan Swift’s, Gulliver, had his adventure when he discovered the Lilliputians. Here’s my adventure dabbling in the DIY world of miniatures. Let’s have a laugh. A snicker? A chuckle? Favorite stores in Santa Clarita to find “little” treasures are Hobby Lobby,...

Laughing with Di – June 2019

 Most of you probably have hundreds of photos on your phones, pods, pads and in the clouds – yes? Let’s have a laugh. I have trillions (not) of photos in albums dating back to, well, a long time ago. A photo album is a large tome, the inside of which contains pages of...

Laughing with Di – May 2019

What’s a morning like for a female “senior” at a health club? Let’s have a laugh… She parks a distance away from the front door: 1) additional walking time? or 2) less chance of a fender-bender? Your guess. Walks up the stairs (24 steps), picks a treadmill, she is...

Laughing with Di – April 2019

 Two mourning doves sit together on our patio wall in all of their sleek, silver-grey glory looking like they have an important job to do. Spring is approaching. Let’s have a laugh… So, Mr. and Mrs. Dove (we assume they are husband and wife and they mate forever) are...

Laughing with Di – March 2019

 Five friends in different parts of the country (“seniors” over the age of 70) keep in touch as often as possible. Currently, they communicate in cyberspace. Let’s have a laugh… To ring in the New Year, they planned a group FaceTime® on their iPads® shortly before...

Laughing with Di – February 2019

 Ahhh…”to have riches beyond the dreams of avarice,” (Scotty quote from “Star Trek: the Voyage Home”). Can this be done with coupons? Let’s have a laugh… Here’s what intrigues me about coupons. For those of you who are a family of two, many “coupon deals”...

Laughing with Di – January 2019

 I live off Sierra Highway and Golden Valley Road in Newhall. They are my main routes from here to there. Why is this important? Let’s have a laugh… Major construction has been underway at this busy intersection for many months: adding left turn lanes, providing...

Laughing With Di – December 2018

 Kids have a logic all their own. Here’s a holiday gift from me. A few words of wisdom from kids I know… Let’s have a laugh. “I know I am someplace because I look down, see my body, so that means I am there.” “If you were my age, four, and you went to bed, my...

Laughing with Di – October 2018

This school year, as I continue my volunteering career at West Creek Academy, I aspire to be smarter than a fifth grader. Let’s have a laugh…. Time marches on taking me with it. I have climbed the stairs to the fifth grader’s domain. The first thing I noticed...

Laughing with Di – October 2018

Picture this – a cartoon showing a large, stone wheel. Tied up on the wheel is a lizard. One caveman is speaking to another caveman. “Me call it meals on wheels.” The caption reads: In spite of early failures, the concept would eventually achieve success....

Laughing With Di – September 2018

Killer, Troll, Rocky, Bubbles, Kit Kat, Tigger, Campbell Soup, Care Bear . . . this is not the line up for the next GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) event. They are nicknames for a team of gymnasts ranging in age from seven to 10. There is nothing funny about...

Laughing with Di – August 2018

This is my tribute and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HMNH), who recently helped me regain my health. In the last six months, I found my way to the HMNH three times. My medical conditions were life-threatening, so I understand the...

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 After reading the article, “Filming Continues to Flourish in Santa Clarita” in The Magazine of Santa Clarita, I decided to have some fun with it. Santa Clarita is within the “thirty-mile zone” and, therefore, a multitude of locally based shows, shows filmed on...

Laughing with Di – June 2018

It was cold. It was cloudy. It was windy. Not your typical Santa Clarita kind of day. We were on one of the fields for the end of another fun, Flag Football League season. Let’s have a smile. The die-hard, frosty, fans were cheering on the sidelines (some of us with...

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My mom, Sophie, was of Polish descent. She had little formal education but became street-smart at an early age. She was the youngest of four brothers and three sisters. She was her father’s favorite. During the Depression he would always find a way to buy her silk...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

 I’ve had moments throughout my career of impressing a boss…this was not one of them. My boss (JRK) was the company President. I was the Marketing Manager. He was in his prime. I was at the twilight of my career. (Get the picture?) We journeyed to four cities...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

  [bsa_pro_ad_space id=3] ADVERTISE WITH US CLICK HERE A Note From the Publishers – October 2019 by Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi | Sep 25, 2019 | A Note From the Publisher    Oh, my goodness it’s going to be difficult to keep up with all the non-profit...

Laughing With Di – Feb 2018

 What you are about to read is a true story. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Let’s have a laugh. Back in the day, two young girls, uh, let’s call them Audrey and Lisa were on vacation in San Francisco, California. Base camp was the Pickwick Hotel on...

Laughing with Di – January 2018

 Being a mother, and now a grandmother, provides events that supply my overflowing happy memory box. What could have possibly happened to jeopardize all of this joy? Let’s have a laugh…. As a fresh, young, mother, I swaddled up my tiny, new baby boy, placed him...

Laughing With Di – December 2017

Volunteering in Santa Clarita is very rewarding. A favorite is volunteering at the school where my grandkids attend. So, let’s have a laugh. Have you ever been critiqued by a group of five-year-old Kindergarteners? One volunteer day, my task was to help the boys and...

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 Born and bred in Chicago, I am a Bears fan. Your family members, friends and pretty near everyone you know is a Bears fan. Now, as a resident of Santa Clarita, I have discovered a football fan “melting pot.” So many people are from somewhere else and fan choices are...

Laughing With Di – October 2017

 I recently had the opportunity to meet up with a cousin of my grandkids at a Little League baseball game. He had not seen me in a while but he knew I was Grandma Hi Di. He decided at that moment that my husband must be “low Di” and that was just the way it should be....

Laughing With Hi Di

 Let me introduce myself to you. When I lived in Illinois, one means of communication with my wonderful grandchildren, was via Skype. They became acquainted with my “face” on a computer screen. I would wave and say, “Hi. It’s Grandma Di!” This greeting translated to...