Friday, March 30, 2018

Church News

With the current controversy involving the Pope, there are some in the Catholic hierarchy who regret not electing Cardinal Antonio Sicola instead of the current Holy Father.

Cardinal Sicola was  hghly respected and qualified for the job.

However, the decision was made NOT to select him for fear of inviting  derision and jokes about the name, Pope Sicola.

(Get it?    Sorry folks, I just couldn't resist.  -Ed)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ball Point Pens

Did we use ball point pens at Central?

I don't you?

Those pens were pretty expensive in the early 50's, so we might have continued  using "pen and ink" for quite some time.  Also, they weren't very good.  (they "skipped" a lot.


"Get Out Your Pencils and Paper......"

On No!

Those dreaded words..........which were always followed by a "Pop Quiz!"

"Oh, the humanity!"  to quote one of the bystanders at the  Hindenburg disaster.

At 82 and a half years old....going on 83.... you'd think I had deleted those words from my memory a long, long time ago.   Nope.  I've tried......but haven't had any luck;  they're still there.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Beware the Ides of March"

According to Shakespeare, that was the warning given to Julius Caesar just before he was done away with by his "friend "Brutus.

But that's just "book learning" stuff, most of which I've forgotten.

What the heck is , or are...."ides"....anyway.

Well, I looked it up...and it means "middle of the month."


We survived again!


Thursday, March 08, 2018

"The Storm is Always Worse....

...from the window !"

I don't know where that quote came from....but it's right on target!

I was reminded of it..on my way to the dentist this morning, while hoping that would be the case today.....because from the "window in my mind"...I had conjured up a frightening scenario of what horrors just might occur in that soulless looking building in Tyson's Corner, Virginia in the next hour.

I would not be peering in the window at this event.

I would be sitting in that ugly black chair next to the "spitting bowl" with that white napkin around my neck.

A "filling",,,,is bad enough...but this was for an (Horrors !)  EXTRACTION!

Not ONE....but TWO!

"Oh the humanity'"

He left the room for about 5 minutes....supposedly to allow the Novicain to  take effect.

At least, that's what he said.   I believe it was an act of human decency and allow me time to finally decide whether to STAY......or Jump out the window!

Just before I had made my final decision (I had gotten through "Ennie......and Mineie........"but just before ... "Moe"....Dr. Doom returned ..with pliers in hand....

Flash, Bam, Allakazam!!    Not 15 seconds was over!

He said I'd feel some pain tonight...and I do...but nothing like the pain my mind had scripted...through that "stormy window! drama"  in my head,


Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Whoops !

This  website may not have many viewers.......BUT.......the ones we DO have....are the smartest in all of webdom!!

One of our brilliant and sharp-eyed viewers  (Bob Ellis by name) points out that the CORRECT date for the next LDL is TUESDAY MARCH 13th.......!!

This website originally listed an incorrect Date for that event.

The CORRECT date  is.....Tuesday, March 13, 2018!!

Thanks Bob!

By Jerry Gaudet

We are on go for "LDL" (Let's do lunch) to be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 11:30 AM at "Jimmies" Restaurant in Mint Hill.
Please help spread the word!  Invite other classmates to come!  Even better, bring someone with you! 
We sure hope you'll come!

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ripe Old Age

When the Doc slapped us on the 1936, give or take a year of two....and announced to our parents that  they had a healthy child....who would probably live to a  "ripe old age."

I'm glad he was wrong!

Say what?

Yep.....I'm glad he was wrong...Don't misunderstand....he was "well meaning," but... a "Ripe old age" in 1936 was 50 years.

I assume that anything older than that is"past the expiration date."

And we've been on the "Priced for quick sale" shelf for quite sometime now.

But, by golly (that's the way we used to "cuss".....back in our day)  I hope you will join me in fighting  this "growing old" nonsense...down to the wire!

Beginning today....I am going to make a concentrated effort to RESIST ....and STOP acting OLD!

No longer will I do weird things with my tongue.

Nor, repeat myself....over and over.
Nor talk like Titus Moody.
Never admit that I know who Titus Moody was.
Never use the expression "Back in my day."
Never complain that today's songs.....have no tune.
Never ask your grocer when he's going to start giving out green stamps again.

Etc., etc.....You get the picture.