Entries by Brenda Avadian STUFFologist

The U.S. Savings Bonds Windfall

By Brenda Avadian, MA   During the 1950s, while earning $100-plus a week, my father withdrew 10%  of his paycheck to buy U.S. Savings Bonds. In 1996, after my father was diagnosed with dementia, my husband, David, and I returned to my childhood home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where my father had lived for forty-five years. […]

Why can’t I play pool?

By Eric Riddle  I always wanted a pool table, probably because I had one growing up. Nothing fancy, just the cool factor. Thirty years later, my family has a game room with a dartboard, air hockey table, ski ball, pinball machine (now broken), and a pool table. We even have the same lamp that hung […]