The Life & Times of Lil’ Dana Myttis Hedrew (Uck Ya Ulla)…

me050Dear Diary: Dana here, my Gram is funny. I just have to talk about going grocery shopping with her. My brother and I hate it. She makes us add up all the prices of her groceries back and forth. You’d think I’d be better at math but nope. Anyways if the cashier is off by a penny my Grammy starts yelling something that sounds like “ill odd e boon dean e yak”*. My Grammy speaks Syrian i don’t know what that means but she always looks mean, I feel bad for the cashier. I mean it’s only a penny.

There was this one time when I said I wanted to look at the fountains in the Mall near the grocery store. I was watching people close their eyes and throwing money in the fountains, making wishes. I wished I had money, so I rolled up my sleeves and scooped some out.  I went to show my gram, she laughed and shook her head and said “Uck ya ulla”** then asked me to go get her some too.

I also remember this one time we were leaving and gram backed out of a space and bumped a shopping cart. That cart sped real fast out the parking lot into the middle of the street and Gram just kept driving telling me and my brother that if the collector was actually doing his job, this would’ve never happened.

Well, till another day Diary

Dana M. Hedrew  “Over & Out”

* Phonetic Syrian translated to I curse you to hell.

**Phonetic Syrian Translated to Oh my God.

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Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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