In high school, I was president of the Drama Club and one year we put on a British play, my brain is scrambling to remember the name of the play. The story that follows is still funny and TRUE. The play requires a picture of the queen to be on the wall of the set.
I did write a book a few years ago and it opens with this tale of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The book is still available at Amazon and a few other online stores. Even WH Smith in the UK used to have it! I was six years old; the year was 1953 and
We hosted a dinner party for all our friends, some of whom we hadn’t seen for ages and everyone was encouraged to bring their children along as well. (Sorry, if you were not invited.) All throughout dinner my wife’s best friend’s four-year-old daughter stared at me as I sat opposite her. The girl could hardly
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Back in the late eighties, we lived in Saint Charles, Illinois, and our daughters attended Saint Charles High School. Amy, our elder kid was in AP History and on one particular day, the teacher was introducing her class to the Korean War. Amy came home that day to tell us about a funny happening that
I first posted this back in 2010. It is a little dated, but my apology in 2017 is much the same. I’m afraid I don’t change much from year to year. Maybe next year I’ll change the introduction a little. Please read on. I added the photo of the Pont Neuf so that the “What’s the pont?”
It was the night before Labor Day and all through the city of Cincinnati… Each Labor Day weekend, on the Sunday evening, thereof, the city of Cincinnati has its largest fireworks display of the year, and each year hundreds of thousands of humans fight for an optimal place to watch the event. We’ve been watching
As a British born Canadian living in the USA, I’m not sure I agree with this, in some ways I could not fail to disagree with it less. Siamese twins walk into a bar in Canada and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, “Don’t mind us; we’re joined
It was 2005 and Cheryl and I had owned our Mini Cooper S since early 2003. For a couple of years we had been towing that poor little car behind our motor home and traveling great distances. Cars behind motor homes suffer as they are bomarded with stone chips, mud and other debris kicked up by the
I received an email from an OLD friend the other day and I thought I’d post it here. I guess by the definition below that I’m older than dirt but I don’t [always] feel that way!