Kim with Hives

Help? I’m Allergic To My House!

I started getting a mild rash three months ago. When the itching became so bad, I went to the doctor. I had a flu shot the week earlier so he said it could’ve been a reaction to that. He gave me a shot of cortizone in the butt, told me to take some loratadine over-the-counter and […]

Newspaper Article about Melvin Synovec

Remembering My Grandpa On Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m sharing a newspaper article from 1945 about my paternal grandfather, Melvin Synovec (click for bigger image). St. Sgt. Melvin Synovec, writing to his sister, Mrs. Anton Kouba, tells of life in a German army camp near the Danube river in Austria. He describes the scenery as beautiful, but says […]


Antique Found: Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing

Ever since the medium told me that finding loose change was a sign of my dad showing himself to me, I continue to find change in strange places, and my brother kept finding change at my dad’s house.  I kid you not that every time my brother went to visit the house since Dad died, […]

Dicker's house being demolished

Goodbye 334 East Nebraska Street

And Dicker’s house is going down… Going… Going… Gone. There is no more 334 East Nebraska Street. When my brother builds, the house will face a different direction and thus have a new house number on a different street with a new address.