Thursday Tidbits

Posted on February 13, 2014 under Thursday Tidbits with no comments yet




The same people who are complaining about the cold, will be complaining about the heat in a few months time. Kinda makes you want to slap them silly. If you are dressed properly, a nice walk in the cold is quite invigorating.

I reconnected with an old friend recently. Gusser and I lived in the same apartment building back in the early ’70’s in Victoria, B.C. He read my book at Christmas, a gift from my brother, who still lives on the west coast. He lived in the apartment building as well. I have only seen my friend a few times in the intervening 40+ years. In the past week we have exchanged several e-mails, all of them about the building affectionately known as “the bongo pad.” I wrote a story about this place and wanted Gusser to weigh in with his recollections. Even though it a story about my time living in a dive of a building, I am certain that I am not the only one who has lived in premises as unsavoury as this. Coming up this weekend, The Bongo Pad.

So it`s flu season. “Terrible flu goin`around. “ Yeah. It happens every year around this time. It is high time that someone address this phenomenon and because no one else has offered, I have taken it upon myself to do just that. Is there anything worse than a sick child? Sure there is. Try three sick kids and a sick dog. And if you think that caring for three sick kids at once is a handful, try that and putting up with a husband who has a “man cold.” This and much more in the aptly named story, “Flu Season” coming your way soon.

And next week, my Casket story will be about a very mundane topic: glasses. I have been wearing them for over 55 years and most people my age wear them too. The story is called “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory” and traces my life as mister four eyes. Those of you who have not discovered the joys of bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses, will get some insight.

By the way, in case you are wondering about the picture accompanying this post,  that is a piece of stained glass that hangs in our living room window. The sun was streaming through it yesterday morning. It would have been wonderful if I could have gotten Bernice up to take the picture with a real camera. The sunrises have been so amazing lately.

I appreciated all of the lovely comments about my hairdo in the photo from my grade 12 yearbook. In case you missed it, check out the story posted on Tuesday called “Reach For The Bottom.”

Just a reminder… if you still haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day, why don’t you join me at the Legion for the Dinner Theatre, in support of the library. That’s tomorrow evening at 7:00. You can get tickets at the library or Brendan’s.

Have a terrific weekend.

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