Category: Pepper

The Pepper Story – Early on

My wife Marilyn and I were just beginning to settle into our recently empty nest and make plans for our retirement. She was about to turn 62 and I had already begun collecting Social Security, such as it was, several years previous. 2015 had been a pretty decent year with no hospital time on the clock for either of us (yay!). All of our kids had found lives of their own, or so I thought. More on that later. We were left with the seemingly indestructible Siamese tomcat, Tuffy. Sorry, there is no gender-neutral term for a tomcat, not even...