Erma Bombeck, The Bomb

“Insanity is hereditary. You can catch it from your kids.”
Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck, The Bomb

Erma Bombeck   2/21/1927 to 4/22/1996

Most of you won’t remember Erma Bombeck. She was famous in the 1960s to the 1990s with her writing about everyday life and down home humor.

She began her career writing for a local Ohio newspaper and quickly moved up to having her own column. She had a talent for writing good clean humor and knew what successful column writing entailed.

Hook ’em with the lead
Hold ’em with laughter
Exit with a quip
They won’t forget

She released her first book, At Wit’s End in 1967 to moderate reviews, but between her lecturing and successful column her book became a big hit.

Bombeck published 15 books, most of them best sellers, and wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns. Her silver-tongued humor chronicled her ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife.

I was introduced to her writing in the late 1960’s after reading her articles in Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, RedbookMcCall’s and other magazine’s my mom had lying around the house. Her articles were always short, sweet and packed with humor. She inspired me to read and write more.

If you’ve never heard or read Bombeck’s work, you might enjoy reading one of her books. You can find her books at the library, on Amazon and even through eBooks.

Erma’s writings always brings back fond memories of my youth and she will always be Erma Bombeck, the Bomb.

Shine On

Spring Cleaning

“My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.”
Erma Bombeck

Spring Cleaning

Today I took advantage of the gloomy weather and decided to do some cleaning out of the closets. I found lots of clothes and items to take to Goodwill to be repurposed.

I don’t have a lot of items that I hang on to, because about every six months, I go through and clean out my closets. But, I did have a lot of old paper work that needed to be trashed and also shredded.

It’s such a great feeling to get rid of all this excess baggage that I’ve been hanging on to. However, my back and sides are suffering a bit from all this spring cleaning.

Shine On