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

  ADVERTISE WITH US CLICK HERE A Note From the Publishers – December 2018 by Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi | Nov 30, 2018 | A Note From the Publisher   Did this year seem to go by really quickly? It’s hard to believe that I am writing our notes for the last...

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...