Monthly Archives: December 2017

Welcome 2018!

  Well it is 2018 and life goes on.  Presumably it will be another year of wanting “more.”  Seems no longer are the “people” satisfied with “enough.” “Money’s a bitch that never sleeps” Remember Michael Douglas’ famous line in the … Continue reading

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Cranes Visit for New Year’s Eve!

Three of the neighbors visited behind my house this morning and posed for a picture through the screens. Happy New Year! . A very rare radio recording of Judy Garland on January 1, 1941 providing aid in the war effort … Continue reading

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Matchbox Car

  You find it when your old life is lost moving dressers, peering under the bed while trying to make some sense of it all through cobwebs, mites and cat hair furniture and lamps a most familiar room where someone … Continue reading

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On Tea With An Old Bolshevik

“1919 the year was cold Oh we were hungry but we felt free of the bourgeoisie autocracy while the soldiers of the west made war upon the Worker’s country capitalists fearful their own oppressed might come to read your Shelly” … Continue reading

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Carlo Buti – A Re-Post

Carlo Buti – 11/14/02 – 11/16/63 Several years ago I received an email from my brother-in-law, who is several years older than me. “Remember tomorrow is Carlo Buti’s birthday!  Proper celebrations should be made!” My reply was “How the hell do you know that?”.  … Continue reading

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The Relevance of A Christmas Carol – A Re-Post

  “Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge. “Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again. “And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?” “They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

  . There is nothing I can give you which you have not but there is much I cannot give which you can take. Take Joy Take Peace Take Life Take Heart. All can be dark yet in the darkness … Continue reading

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Our ChristmasTragedy – 1975 – An Annual Re-Post

“I baptize thee Michael Carmine in the Name of the Father….1975 I can still feel the moment. Christmas Eve 1975. The day our carefree life ended and a decade of heartache began. We married in 1963 and our 12th anniversary was coming … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Writing Out Christmas Cards – A Re-Post

Into the mail box the cards are delivered, angels, a manger, the star and a lamb as the rural carrier makes her rounds listening to the plaintive sounds the bleats of sheep the clopping of camels the shuffle of sandals … Continue reading

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Longest Night – A Re-Post for the Winter Solstice

This longest night come stay  with me I’ll meet you near the trees out back You always visit in a dream a soft sweet kiss and then away Consider this an invite so fitting for the longest night; expect you … Continue reading

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