WE WERE NEVER A CURRIER AND IVES COUPLE – GARRY ARMSTRONG

The title comes from an episode of "The West Wing" which we are binging again in this early spring of discontent and dismay.  The series is even better this time around, a great mental prescription from the Coronavirus while our world seeks a political hangover cure. Many of us, struggling with the present, have tinted … Continue reading WE WERE NEVER A CURRIER AND IVES COUPLE – GARRY ARMSTRONG

AN ODD ST. PATRICK’S DAY POST – GARRY ARMSTRONG

St. Patrick's Day usually is a cause for upbeat feelings around here.  But the 2020 version brings no joy. The Coronavirus aka "The Satan Bug" has thrown cold water on worldwide celebrations. Hell froze over in Ireland where all pubs were ordered closed as safety measures. It became clear the action was necessary when bleary-eyed … Continue reading AN ODD ST. PATRICK’S DAY POST – GARRY ARMSTRONG

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR MATE? – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #60 This could be a very torrid post, but as Serendipity is G-rated, I'll tell you a story. You are free to fill in missing details using your own rich imagination. This is perhaps more than the question requires, but it's a complicated story. I married Jeff in August 1965. I spent the … Continue reading HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR MATE? – Marilyn Armstrong

ME AND DUKE WAYNE – BY GARRY ARMSTRONG

I liked him so much I named a dog after him. Now that is appreciation. Our Arizona vacation is a trip back in time to some of my favorite western movies and TV shows. The cactus covered fields and surrounding mountains evoke memories, especially of John Wayne-John Ford classics. The locales around Phoenix are similar … Continue reading ME AND DUKE WAYNE – BY GARRY ARMSTRONG

THE ANGRY MOB by GARRY ARMSTRONG

 Many years ago, our 7 or 8-year-old granddaughter was venting her anger over the loss of her favorite salad bar at a local restaurant. We did our best to explain the issue and somehow placated her. She thought we should tackle the issue head-on. "Let's," she said, "form an angry mob and storm the place!" … Continue reading THE ANGRY MOB by GARRY ARMSTRONG