Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Only govenrment can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the comnbination worthless.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The conductor looks at his Waltham Vanguard pocket watch and shouts...ALLLL ABOOORD!
It's now time for WE THE LIVING to step on board the 2012 Express, and as we do, we pause and glance at those who will not be boarding, all those who will remain on the platform, as we slowly leave the station.
SMILE...WE SURVIVED...WE THE LIVING...HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thanks for the video, my Tennessee connection, Judith Hicks.
I've got three more to add:
The Good Humor Man pedaling his three wheel cart on your block, jingling the bells. You run to catch up to him because your mom delayed agreeing that you could have an ice cream but finally acceded as you promise to eat your entire supper. In his white uniform & cap asks, "What 'el you have" You ask for a Toasted Almond on a stick. He would open the box door, searching around to find your treat as the "smoke" rises up out of the dry ice refrigerated box. You think to yourself, please, oh please don't be out of Toasted Almond or you will have to go with your backup, an Orange Creamsicle. Then his arm rises out of the cold box like a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat & hands it to you. You're all smiles. You hand him the money and he gives you your change from the shiny metal changer he has strapped to his waste. You watch him operate the magic changer, how does that thing work?
The Soda Fountain/Candy/Comic Book store. You climb on the soda fountain stool with the red vinyl top. The soda jerk asks for your order, what you really want is a Banana Split or a Hot Fudge Sunday but your mom only gave you enough for a soda, so out of your mouth comes. "chocolate egg cream". You watch him select the coke glass, depress the pump labeled "Chocolate", add the milk, and rotate the lever of the seltzer water (fissy) and places it on the counter in front of you. You wonder, how does he get the froth on top to be snowy white?
Baseball Card Bubble Gum: Boy oh boy...one day I opened the Bazooka wraper and I got the rare Gill Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers! WOW! My friend wanted to trade me Roy Campanella & Duke Snider ....NO WAY!