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Patty Kimerer column

From Mama Bombeck, Happy Mother’s Day

When I was in the fourth grade, I think it was, at Saint Matthias Catholic School in Youngstown, I was over-the-moon excited to be chosen as one of my class representatives in the school’s annual speech contest. Every year, a certain number of students were selected to write an essay / ...

There are some things in life I just don’t get

As long as I live — and just to be clear, I hope to be a burden on Kerry and Kyle for many years to come — whatever that duration may be, I’ll be forever perplexed about certain things on this big round ball of ours. Sure, quantum physics, statistics (or “stats” as most college ...

Love a quarterback who is a loyal husband

Let the record show: I knew it all along. In fact, I called it. Ask anyone in my circle. He’s like the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf. 12 times. He’s also similar to those little swallows that keep flying back to Capistrano annually. So, earlier this week when “Stupid Sexy Brady” (as ...

Easter — it’s not really about the chocolate

At the risk of putting it all out there, well, today, I’m putting it all out there. Ahem. OK, here it goes: Ladies and gentlemen, it is once again Easter. Man, do I love Easter! The colors, the grandeur, the absolute regality of it all. The scents, the celebration of life, the concept of ...

‘Baby girl’ chats at Pop, whom she misses

I’m not sure what it is, exactly. Lately, I’ve been missing my dad more than ever. It’s not Father’s Day. It’s not the anniversary of his death. It’s not his birthday — which is next month, by the by, but that’s really not the point. I know there’s not an expiration date ...

Oscars swag bag gives her a case of indigestion

I hate the Oscars. Stopped watching them many years ago, to be honest. Why? Well, other than the fact that these bazillionaires are basically just there to collect, like, hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of top-notch goodies (think Versace, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel) — but not ...