WHY I LOVED LUCY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

I've got the mid-winter blues. It's only January, so it's not nearly the end of it yet. I need to perk up. Melancholy. Melancholy Serenade. Serenade of the Bells. The Bells of St. Mary. A silly word link game I play to lighten things. Suddenly, it reminds me of another time, an assignment more than … Continue reading WHY I LOVED LUCY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

LOOK FOR THE GOO GOO GOOGLY EYES – Marilyn Armstrong

I woke up this morning with an earworm. Not your normal earworm. Mine was a 1920s earworm. It was a song my mother sang often and for once, she actually got the words right. Ask any member of my family and they will assure you: my mother never ever remembered the words to any song … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE GOO GOO GOOGLY EYES – Marilyn Armstrong

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

People of a certain age will recall the title from a popular radio drama that became a film noir classic with Barbara Stanwyck as the damsel/wife in distress and Burt Lancaster as the spouse with mayhem on his mind.  You can also dial "M For Murder" with the same theme: the telephone as a nefarious … Continue reading SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

LOVING AND HATING THE PHONE WHILE WISHING IT WORKED BETTER – Marilyn Armstrong

Since everyone's into talking about hating phones, I figured I'd throw my oar in the water too. I loved the phone right through my teenage years. I and my girlfriends would chat the night away, even though we lived two houses apart. The phone was more intimate. No one else was around. Just us, hidden … Continue reading LOVING AND HATING THE PHONE WHILE WISHING IT WORKED BETTER – Marilyn Armstrong

WOULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THAT PHONE? – BY ELLIN CURLEY

The world can be divided in many ways – Republicans vs. Democrats, religious people vs. non religious people, cat people vs. dog people. Here’s another way – people who love the phone vs. people who hate it. I love talking on the phone. I have many close friends who live far away now and it’s … Continue reading WOULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THAT PHONE? – BY ELLIN CURLEY