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I Am From


   I’M FROM…..


I’m from pink bubblegum carpet and bunk beds with boy’s names carved inside the oak– living on the West side.

I’m from generations of Sicilians where big mamas stirred homemade spaghetti sauce with basil and garlic and rolled out potato gnocchi. 

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In Memory of Kay

Must I Cry Out To You In The Darkness?


–There is no grief like the grief that does not speak–Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

 Lovely K. Marie.   My best friend.

DAY ONE:          Women are such nurturers. 

They all want to wrap their arms around you and take the boo-boo away.  They want to give you advice and make you okay. They want to soothe you, hold you, and bandage you up.

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Chicks Who Rock

Judy Davids, Rock Star Mommy

           ~  Judy Davids & The Mydols on “Family Jewels” with Gene Simmons.

 ~~~The Urban Dictionary defines a Rock Star as: “Someone who doesn’t follow rules, they make their own. They go out of their way to be extraordinary, different from everyone else. They sometimes choose to have exotic piercings or tattoos; some have really, really crazy hair! But this is not the only kind rock star… there is also the likes of Mrs.  Judy Davids” }

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In Memory of Kay

~Dear Kay

~~~~Kay Was Murdered On May 26, 2010 by her ex husband.  I will scream out her story as long as I have breath inside my body & words inside my mind.


Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.  ~Emily Dickinson,


~~Dear Kay,

     I think of you all day long.

Not a single night goes by without missing you, loving you, loving you.

I miss your massive pink shimmering smile, your dark brown eyes eternally coated with charcoal mascara.

I miss the love you made me drown inside throughout my girl- hood days, my teen -year days, my baby blues,  & my  depressions. 

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Chicks Who Rock

Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.

 ~~~~~~Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

It. Is. Sooo.  Gooooooood.


  • 2 c flour
  • 1 ¾ c sugar
  • ½ c cocoa
  • ½  t salt
  • 3 t soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c Mazola oil
  • 1 c butter milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup cooled coffee
  • ½ c chocolate chips (gooooood ones!)

Mix together … place in 9×13 pan for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean…bake at 350.

FUDGE FROSTING  (this will make you cry)

  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 6 T butter
  • 6 T milk

Place in pan at low heat.  When consistency begin to boil only allow 1 ½ minutes for this. Take off stove.  Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla and ½ cup of chocolate chips.  Stir until smooth.

    This cake will make you very happy…but your ass may be sad.  Who cares!

 My mother (Saint Shirley) bakes one of these cakes every week.  It is her therapy.  It is like biting into a piece of my childhood.  Come on over to Seaver Ave.  and have a slice.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

This buttermilk chocolate cake is insanely rich, moist, creamy and did I mention it is even more delectable with a glass of Merlot?