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
February 14 – Roses for Valentine’s Day For everyone who celebrates the holiday, happy Valentines' Day!
It will probably take me until sometime in March before I know what year to schedule my posts. So far, each post for 2020 has been posted for 2019. After that, I have to find it because I don't remember where it might be. The short cut mean I have to remember its title. No, … Continue reading WHAT YEAR IS IT? – Marilyn Armstrong
It’s that time of the year again. At the end of the year. In more normal times, the time of the year we look back, reflect and get shit-faced drunk on the last day hoping the next one will be better. For the last few years, we changed that to looking back in dread of … Continue reading THE YEAR IS NOT NEW…I MEAN THE YEAR IN REVIEW – By TOM CURLEY
Who Sang It Best? by Rich Paschall Maybe it's much too early in the game Oh, but I thought I'd ask you just the same What are you doing New Year's? New Year's eve? Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night Welcoming in the New Year … Continue reading WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
By Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums … Continue reading THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE – Marilyn Armstrong
"I want these earrings, or something as close to it as you can find," I said, handing him the picture, item number and the website address. The trouble is, my husband doesn't take orders. If I say I want those earrings, he will buy the other ones because he likes them better. Which would be … Continue reading A PERFECT GIFT – Marilyn Armstrong