- Michele Bender
MICHELE M. BENDER | Something fishy’s going on around here
At age 6, Mom introduced me to the concept of Lent. My kid reaction was typical. “I hafta give up WHAT? For HOW LONG?”
MICHELE M. BENDER | The verdict: Crime shows arresting
Once again, the Nielsen TV rating people asked me to serve as a “Nielsen Family.” This wasn’t my first rodeo. I rated programs in 2007, too.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Best things I ever ate – Johnstown edition
Several years ago, the Food Network launched a clever new program.
“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” features Food Network stars showcasing dishes from restaurants all across the country – savory, mouthwatering recipes that these chefs have declared “irresistible.”
MICHELE M. BENDER | Rocky times with kidney stones
Father Jim, a hospital chaplain, stood in my doorway. “Are you here AGAIN?”
MICHELE M. BENDER | Mum’s the word on Jan. 1
Who’s that?” my visitor asked, pointing at a picture. (I display a gallery of family photos in my hallway.)
MICHELE M. BENDER | Keep your shoes on
Parents love to tell and retell embarrassing stories about goofy stuff their now-adult children did as tykes.
My mom often described the Sunday evening she walked into our living room and discovered me biting my toenails while watching “Meet the Press.”
MICHELE M. BENDER | The flock is filched
“It’s probably time to put the yard flamingos away,” suggested my friend Leanne.
Out of ‘wac’ with in-laws
I’ve always lucked out with in-laws. I especially enjoyed “Pa Bender.” He reminded me of Wilford Brimley, but not as gruff.
MICHELE M. BENDER | What’s in a name?
My friend Leanne will become a grandma for the second time very shortly.
“Have your daughter and son-in-law selected names?” I asked.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Adventures at rehab
On a bright sunny day last August, my walker, wheelchair and I arrived at a local rehab facility.
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