When I was growing up in Eureka California there was a beautiful hotel called the Eureka Inn. The rooms were pretty expensive and the meals at the restaurant we’re also expensive. My mom and dad took me there after graduation. What a difference 40 years can make. I was particularly disturbed while in the restaurant … More Rant Or Explode!!!
When my daughter handed my my 60th birthday card, I looked at her lovingly and said, “Thank you, Cupcake, but just one card would have been fine.” Like most people, I’m astonished at the rate that I’m aging. I’m going to turn 63 in just a couple of months. I know! Everyone tells me that … More I Don’t Need That Many!!!
On this very day, 23 ago, I was 39 years old. It’s not my birthday or anything at all significant. I just happened to think about that this morning. Carry on. It’s kind of like the joke, “Today I broke my own record of consecutive days alive.” It really does boggle the mind with regard … More Wow! Time Really Does Fly!!!
In a debate class, our teacher placed a chair at the front of the class. He told us to write a paper convincing him that the chair wasn’t real. Some kids wrote very creative and long arguments but mine was only two words and I got an A. It read, “What chair?” I did something … More What A Smart You Know What!!!
When I was a kid, I really didn’t care much about school. I would much rather make people laugh than get good grades. One time I came home and told my Mom I got 100%! She was excited. I said, “Yep, I got a 50 in history, a 30 in English and a 20 in … More I Got 100%!!!
When I was young, I learned the BIG swear word. Yeah, that one. I had no idea I shouldn’t be saying it. Oh but I was. My teacher said,”You can’t use that word on school grounds!” So I stood on my desk and yelled it. My Mom was not amused. Censorship is generally not a … More What??? You’re Censoring Me??? How Dare You!!!!
No joke today. Many hearts are heavy with grief today over the passing of one of the best people I have ever met. This blog is dedicated to him, his family, my Eureka Senior High School classmates and all of the other people who love him, which are many. I first met Ted Sillanpaa … More So Long, Old Friend.