Category Archives: words

Charlottesville, Virginia August 12, 2017

When General George Edward Pickett (1825-1875)  led his doomed division in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1865 on the last day of this famous battle famously known as Pickett’s Charge, mounted majestically on his horse, he hollered… Up men to your … Continue reading

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John McCain…Eternal Hero

As I sat in a cafe reading in the New York Times that Arizona Senator, John McCain, is suffering from aggressive brain cancer, I began to cry. A teenage boy seated near me asked what was wrong. My first impulse … Continue reading

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For She’s A Jolly Good Thingirl

When my friend Joan asked if I was excited about my birthday I said, oh yes, so much so, I’m draping black crepe along the windows like when Lincoln died. Excuse me while I start on the mirrors. It’s not … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I warn you, this is not one of my slaphappy posts. I’m here, stunned into silence after going to the 9/11 Museum downtown. A friend asked, what possessed me? Well, I always wanted to go since, being a survivor of … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Word

The late, great Bill Hicks, when he was bored, read the dictionary.  I didn’t quite get it at the time, but sure do now, since I too have come to love words.

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Independence Day…2017

 The 4th of July makes me think of many things. Cookouts at my Auntie Ida’s, chicken sizzling on the grill. A trash can filled with ice cold Coca-Colas, my mother’s famous potato salad served in a bright green bowl. White … Continue reading

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Buttonholed

I saw an interesting sign in a florist’s window that said… Order your boutonnieres a week in advance… Now there’s word you don’t hear or see much. A boutonniere is a spray of flowers worn, typically by men, in the … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m sitting in a cafe having tea, lost in thought, I gather…looking a bit lonely; an uneaten pastry before me, an unopened book on my lap. A pretty, young girl, no more than twenty, sidles over and says,” Ma’am, I … Continue reading

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Sans Culottes

Sans culottes is French for no undies…a state I’m often in, especially in the heat. I shed everything possible, having tremendous understanding of the nudist’s mentality. I had an appointment for my annual skin scan when my dermatologist dons a … Continue reading

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Back In Step

I’ve been a member of Al-Anon, a 12-Step program for those affected by the aftershocks of alcohol, for 12 years. I stopped attending meetings due to my hearing loss, but two weeks ago, went back. It was the best decision … Continue reading

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