Interactive Viewing (Old Post)

At least half the fun of watching a soap opera is talking to, or, more often, yelling at, the characters.Quite often, what I’ve yelled has started with the word “Don’t”“Don’t open that door!”“Don’t get in that car!”“Don’t drink that!”I reserve those and other warnings for the characters I like.And, at times I’ve expressed sympathy:“I know you miss … Continue reading Interactive Viewing (Old Post)

Relic [Old Post]

Today, the feast day of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, is the perfect day to reprint this post from at least two of my old blogs. I came across this story a few years ago. I’m not sure if it is true.An elderly woman approached her priest and asked, “Father, is it true that anything touched … Continue reading Relic [Old Post]

Fandango’s Flashback Friday: September 24 This is a post originally published in 2011 on one of my old blogs. FRANCIE NOLAN TREES There are several "Francie Nolan" trees outside my window. Oh, that is not their official, botanical name. It is what I call them because thatis the species of tree Betty Smith used to symbolize Francie Nolan in"A Tree Grows … Continue reading Fandango’s Flashback Friday: September 24

For Fandango’s Flashback Friday, September 10th I originally posted this ten years ago on one of my old blogs. Ordinary Things, Not An Ordinary Day Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. That morning, I was warming up some biscuits. This was such a normal, ordinary thing for me to do. So was turning on the radio, but that day, … Continue reading For Fandango’s Flashback Friday, September 10th

Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited) Some of my best memories of summer camp, in 1967, are of unscheduled events. This, perhaps, is my best memory:There was a row of three senior girls' bunks. A girl from one of the bunks had a little electric teapot. Every afternoon, at rest period, we would relax on the lawn in front of … Continue reading Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)