SEPTEMBER

      The leaves of brown came tumbling down Remember in September, in the rain The sun went out just like a dying ember That September in the rain Through every word of love I heard you whisper The raindrops seemed to play a sweet...

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT...

MV5BMzg2OTk3MzU0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzE3MzU2__V1_SY317_CR9,0,214,317_AL_ MV5BMzg2OTk3MzU0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzE3MzU2__V1_SY317_CR9,0,214,317_AL_ ...First star I see tonight wish I may, Wish i might have the wish I wish tonight

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CROOKDOM?

Crooks used to have ugly mugs, scarfaces and sinister looks. You could spot 'em and duck for cover.  Now adays they look like polished gents. Good haircuts, manicures, well made suits, and like that.  It's hard to tell crooks from any other...

"HARVEY" Do you know this movie??

I'll bet, unless you are 65 or older, you don't know of this movie at all,  Yet it should be rated as the "Feel good movie of the 20th century."  There seems to be an effort to keep it unknown, Even on Youtube.  If you go there you will have a hard...

Sic Transit Gloria... "Gloria got sick on the subway"

Errr... Something like that.   Never was good at translting Latin. But I am quite well, That is, i have no pain, am glued back together.  and the operation seems to have been a success.  Not supposed to lift anything heave, or drive.  (Bummer!) but...

A BELLE FROM MANITOWOC NAMED DOROTHY

My buddy decided our Winter of Segovia was over.  He was ready to face life again.  He left for New York in mid spring.  I had a few steps to go before I would be ready.  I wanted to hang on to my lost dream.  In late August he came back for me.  This...

HUGIN' N' CHALKIN' ~ Hoagy Carmichael

If you knew me personally you would know I go for sleek and stylish women, but on the other hand I have had love affairs with every style and size that women come in.  The biggest was Linda.  She was just over 6 feet tall and wore her hair up and two...

If you WANT A GIRL, GET A GIRL, advice to shy guys

Women like to say they are non competitive.  It may be so later but as 18 to 20 year old girls they are very competitive.  No matter how much experience they have had they are never sure they know about all males.  You need a decoy girl to attract...

Longing for SIMPLER TIMES

I long for earlier times when simple answers seemed to resolve most questions.  We knew who we were and what we stood for.  Though we could see that some did not stand for the same thingsm but that was their problem, not ours.   The religion of...

FACT OR FANTASY? YOUR CHOICE. challenge 106

"Contrary to the rumors it didn't happen, I can tell you definitely that it did," I told the guys at the ranger fire-spotting station,  They laughed and chided me telling me to pull the other leg for a while.  I continued on with my story.   ...

NONSENSE!!

Who says you can't build muscles at my age.  They just want to give you an excuse to be lazy.  After a long incapacitation and then a long hospital stay during the winter, I came out all withered and despondent.  Then there were some reactions to...

I'M PART RAT

No, I don't beat women...  But I love cheese.  Every kind, though I'm especially fond of Cheddar and Stilton.   Most everyone makes good cheddar, I guess they all have the mold that makes it good.  Wisconsin makes the best in this country. I...

OVERSLEPT

I hate oversleeping,  stuffy WTF feeling that comes over me.  My mental clock will not work  all day. If things go right, it won't be my fault.

AN UGLY DUCKLING ...

  ..may turn out to be a swan or a pink flamingo, but he'll always feel like an ugly ducking.  I guess Hans Christian Anderson had to give it a happy ending, but it doesn't work that way.  That swan will always be an ugly duckling.    Be...

MY DAD'S SILVER SPOON

My dad, one of 14 children, was born way back in 1894 with a silver spoon in his mouth.  They were not poor nor were they super rich. They were comfortable is the best way to describe them,  They were also "rough and tumble."  Eleven of the childen...