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Deborah Welky

The Sonic Boomer

THE SONIC BOOMER After two years spent battling everything from not being able to find decent help to a homeless problem in the woods behind the store, my Missouri antiques shop is finally up and running — humming along actually. I...
THE SONIC BOOMER  Although I’m not as careful as my sister, who only leaves her house once a month for groceries, the virus is still taking its toll on me as it drags its way through my year. I am clinging to the hope...
THE SONIC BOOMER This is a huge thank-you note to all those parents, stepparents, grandparents and other caregivers who have made the difficult yet selfless decision to keep their children home from school until it’s safe, despite having a full-time job, a part-time job...
THE SONIC BOOMER Yesterday was my anniversary. Mark and I got married over Labor Day weekend on Jekyll Island, Georgia, at what used to be a private club and winter retreat for Rockefeller, Pulitzer, Morgan and all those other rich, successful...
THE SONIC BOOMER Have you noticed that we’re losing all of our World War II vets? They’ve joined a slow march to the Great Beyond, taking their fascinating, yet terrifying, war stories with them. Among the latest to join the march is my Uncle...
THE SONIC BOOMER Back in March, when my husband Mark and I first suspected that this COVID-19 thing was going to be with us for the long haul, we came up with a brilliant scheme. The scheme was this — like most of Hollywood,...
THE SONIC BOOMER Because we are all now living in Bizzaro World, my daughter Jen and I took the kids shopping for school clothes. Whether they will actually be attending school is still being debated, but my position on the matter is this —...
THE SONIC BOOMER As a welcome respite from all things COVID, my daughter Jennifer invited me to come hang out around her pool last weekend. Jen has a gigantic L-shaped pool with a diving board and hot tub, thoughtfully sloped to provide fun for...
THE SONIC BOOMER I’ve decided to hide out near my daughter in Missouri until “The COVID” dies down in Florida, mostly because I respect the odds, especially when it comes to gambling with my life. Missouri has had 43,000 cases of the virus since...
THE SONIC BOOMER When my granddaughter Tess was two years old, we kept waiting for the Terrible Twos, tantrums which generally begin the minute a child learns to say “no” and then realizes the power of the word. But Tess was...