The Early Turkey Gets the Gobble

I awoke a little groggy and made my way to the kitchen only to be confronted by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. There are times to confront her and then there are times to run the other way. Being in such a groggy state of affairs, I was not Continue reading

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A Tip To Stop Smoking

“Dad…” interrupted the preacher’s daughter.

“Not now,” he answered gently, and resumed his conversation.

“Dad!”

“Okay, what is so important?” he responded, and murmured to his companion, “Excuse me for a moment, will you?”

“Dad, how come you always close your eyes and bow your head before you talk to Continue reading

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What It Was, Was Basketball

Towards the end of last week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage presented me with a rather fascinating proposition. My attitude in life has always been, when she speaks I will at least listen.

I want you to know I am not easily propositioned. I am very suspicious of anything Continue reading

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The Longest Day of My Life

I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather thick skull. This information, along with a lot of other Continue reading

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There Is Something to Be Said for Boredom

This past week I discovered for the first time the true value of boredom. After this, I never gave it too much thought. When I wore a younger man’s suit, I had so much activity I did not have time to be bored. But now, that seems to be behind Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Born Old It Just Happened That Way

Everywhere I look these days people are obsessed with age. More products are sold today to make you look younger than anything else. Everybody desires to look younger than what they actually are. I think that is rather hypocritical.

Just saying.

It seems to me that nobody is happy with Continue reading

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Nobody Is As Good As Their Selfie

I must confess I am not up to date with the latest technical gizmos. So much technology is around today that I believe most people have really lost their identity. I do not think they will soon recover.

I am not against modern technology; I simply cannot keep up with Continue reading

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ISN’T THIS A BIG DEAL?

Hi! I just got back from the grocery store and boy is my checkbook tired. I mean I just spent $4,988,677 at the grocery store! Now that I have groceries, I have completely lost my appetite! Do you know what I am saying? 096I went there to get a few Continue reading

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Drink Deeply

It started out like a regular Communion service at church. Maybe I shouldn’t put it that way. Makes it sound routine and boring. Nothing about what Communion reminds us of is routine and boring.

Let’s say, it began in the traditional manner. The pastor recited the words about Jesus and Continue reading

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It’s Hard Being a Gentleman in Today’s World

The week was going quite well until I ran into Ms. PC. I know a thing or two about language and words, but I still am flabbergasted when it comes to the latest PC. I think somebody ought to do a weekly update on this aspect for us who are Continue reading

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If Everything Goes Right Something’s Wrong

It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens.

The infamous To-Do-List from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was completed to her ecstatic satisfaction. That never happens. In fact, Continue reading

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People, after All, Are Just People

I believe many people put too high importance on certain people as if they were special. Everybody wants to be considered special, but then if everybody is special then nobody is special.

Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our Continue reading

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The Thing I Miss Most About Summer

Summer is over and winter is beginning to give us her cold shoulder. The only way I can really handle winter is the hope of summer coming again in all her warm embraces. I can only take the shivers for so long.

In our home, there is a divide over Continue reading

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Closer Than My Cell Phone

Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list.

Recently I had to travel involving changing planes, which Continue reading

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Cleaning up Messes, Parsonage Style

Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just Continue reading

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