Lynn's Comments: My mom had a wonderful flower garden. When the daffodils came out, she would cut a few fresh ones—just open. She would put them in drinking glasses and drop a bit of food colouring into the water in each one so that we had a row of coloured "vases" —each holding one daffodil. Within hours, it seemed, the daffodil petals would begin to show a tiny row of colour along the edge. In a day or so, the veins in the petals were clearly seen as the colour flowed into them. It made a beautiful and fascinating show. We did this every year. I recently showed my grandkids this little miracle and they were thrilled. There’s nothing like nature to keep you fascinated.
Lynn's Comments: When I was a single mom, I went out with some very nice men. This happened on a picnic date. My son was putting rocks into a garbage can and my friend said, "Whatcha doing, Aaron? Making the world lighter?" I didn't stay with the man...but his sweet comment stayed with me.
Lynn's Comments: This is another true story told to me by a friend who just wanted sympathy. He got laughs instead.
Lynn's Comments: Once again, this really happened. Having a comic strip to fill every week made some calamities a GOOD thing! Real life gave me a constant source of maddening incidents that I could turn into funny.
Lynn's Comments: When Lawrence brought his boyfriend to the grad party, I was sure there would be another backlash from readers. There was almost nothing. Either folks had other things to think about or they had already fired enough tomatoes at me and were bored. Either way, it was a good sign.