Addie Is Back on Stay Mad Radio


Exclusively on “Stay Mad Radio” We have Addie Virgin, the one who narrowly escaped from East Germany when it was still controlled by communist Russia. This is a return installment of her stories from behind the iron curtain. From 3 weeks ago, to now, Addie and I have been Emailing each other and I have […]

This Communism Stuff is Great!


Oh sure! Communism: Equality for all. A “classless” society! Won’t that be grand!…..really?  Of course communism has never worked because the right people haven’t tried it yet. Today is a break from my format slightly in that I’m having guests on tonight. I have a guest who is an immigrant that lived in Germany under […]



Uncle Ernst was mom’s brother and he found a farm that took in needy, hungry chidren for 2 weeks to feed and otherwise take great care of them. This was a great time for sis and I. We got a bit closer to each other.. and yes, we had fun. We rode horses, ate lots […]

Do Not Lie


To my father, the worst thing you could do.. is lie. It was deadly. Sorta makes me think, this need to be totally honest has been passed down to me and my children. We all are honest to a fault.. and even fibs aren’t an option. Bless Theodor Felix Reinert, a 5’3 little guy with […]



I came out of our basement.. during the night.. because bombs were crashing all around us. It scared me so bad I went poop into one of those pots we used. I was told to run and dunp it in our outhouse.. and as I opened the frontdoor.. a neighbor stood there wanting to check […]

Just This Tiny Bit


Just this tiny bit.. now has me in tears.. I guess all I saw and went thru.. never was worked out.. or even talked abt. Kids were kids who didn’t have to know anything. So.. whatever a child saw.. the child worked things thru, the way a child would. End result, Guilt, Pain.. lots of […]