Lucky Garvin

LUCKY GARVIN: Saying Goodbye To Lola

Our Lola appears to be deep in sleep on her favorite corner of the sofa, her head resting on out-stretched paws. But to our sorrow, this is not sleep. The...

LUCKY GARVIN: THE BREAK-IN  [from years ago]

Darlin’ wife Sabrina is under the delusion that our pet Doberman Onyx is a guard-dog....

LUCKY GARVIN: The Tale Of The Ugly Christmas Tree

All Christmas trees are beautiful aren’t they? My wife, Sabrina, looked at the artificial Christmas...

LUCKY GARVIN: The Driver

It was nearing Christmas this year; a hard-working Mexican-American family man was driving his fully-loaded...

LUCKY GARVIN: 3 Wildlife Memories

While there are sorrows in the rehabbing of injured, orphaned, or diseased wildlife, there are...

My One Moment of Praise

Whenever Louie leaned into the ball, all his 240# transmitted to his bat. But he never learned to get “under” the ball, to...

Owing So Much to One Who Doesn’t Remember

I entered his room. I saw a faded tattoo, a shadow of its former pride, on his forearm. “U. S. Army.” I shook...

Burglar and Oz Find Home

Sometime back a lady walked into her back yard and thought she saw something; something very small, orange, and white; something not moving....

The Night The Belt Came Out

Ah! Winter in very rural Up-state New York. I was nine years old; my kid brother Denny, three years younger.  One problem: my...

The Life Giving Power of The Stray Dog

This is not a pleasant story; but it’s one which needs to be told. What I am about to tell you happened nearly forty...

Lucky Is as Lucky Does

I am frequently asked how I came to be nick-named "Lucky." It all began on the fashionable Lower East Side, when my Mom, an original...