I sat on the edge of my bed last night psyching myself to get up at 6:30 this morning. What was once a routine chore to put the garbage out every Wednesday morning has now developed into a horror story. Some of my readers will remember the…Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on December 11, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I was on the the beach, about 80 degrees F and sunny, next to a bimbo in a swimsuit cut up to her armpits and down to her, well, you know. The blower rang and woke me from my dream. I forced my hand out from under the warm blankets. I could hear her voice when the blower was still a foot from my ear.
"Rick, you gotta help me. Our Christmas wine is gone! The entire Magnum, we paid $700 dollars for it, sniff, I wanted it to be so so special. I don't know what happened to it!" My…
The title is a line from an old movie. But oh so true...
There I was on Christmas Eve browsing through the murder section of the local bookstore. Reading the dust covers to select an interesting mystery. One in particular piqued my interest I will attempt to share the Cover paragraph as my memory is a bit rusty.
" You....Yes You " reading the back of my book. I am watching you, No do not turn and search for, you will not see me. I am watching closely, I know…Continue
Right now I am in a mood so black you cannot find a hole in it. I can't type well as I have my winter jacket on and the cuff size rivals those of Santa, so if there are any typos deal with it. This year I really hate winter. I didn't like it last year, but this year it has…Continue
What are the rules on this topic and are we all just really trying to be the nice person by staying friends with our Ex? Do we really want them in our lives if the relationship was bad enough to end ~ or do we just think we should because it is the “adult” thing to…Continue
Added by Susan McCord on December 10, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments
Few people leave a legacy such as that of Nelson Mandela.
If you haven’t read his inspiring autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, today would be an appropriate time to add it to your library. Click here for the link.
There are so many fine tributes…Continue
Dedicated to Sheila Luecht
Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead manage to describe how women's rights are being chipped away, state by state, and still make it funny. Well some think it's amusing and others do not, and some hope the Silvermans of the world…Continue
Ageism definition: prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age
This topic of ageism is something I have been aware of for many years and it actually affects men & women of ALL ages. Why is age allowed to define someone? One of the first questions a person is asked on almost any form they are required to sign is; Enter Your Birthday mth/day/year. I am surprised…Continue
Added by Susan McCord on December 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Another blog where I write has a weekend fiction club, this story is a combination of three weeks of prompts- Write a story that takes place in a shopping mall, that includes these words: candle, turkey, conspicuous, lamp, and is about bad holiday behavior.…Continue
Animals are smarter than we give them credit for and some believe that dogs are our guardian angels. There are no words that are even needed between animal lovers who have lost and then miraculously found a cherished part of their lives they thought they'd never see or have again.Continue
Gold was discovered in Alder Gulch, Montana in 1863, And with such discoveries, not only came the miners but also the crooks and robbers.
A group of such crooks and outlaws called the Road Agent Gang decided to make their fortune against the prospectors.
The town sheriff Henry Plummer was an ex-convict and the secret leader of the gang.
Plummer and his gang targeted miners transporting their gold to major rail head.
In four months,…Continue
A fictional account with actual events from The Carleton Place Canadian, Carleton Place, Ontario: November 25th, 1948 edition
Dear Cousin John,
After my father read the Carleton Place Canadian this week he told me a decision has been made to cancel a few Christmas events due to a power shortage. The Carleton Place Business Men's Association unanimously made a decision to forgo the annual Christmas treat for…Continue
Today I saw an Easy Bake Oven for sale at As Good as New Thrift Shop and memories began to flood my mind. When I got home I started reading some great nostalgic stories about them so I thought I would post one here.
My Love for the Easy Bake Oven by …Continue
Bring an island of tea!! Two…Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on December 6, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for…Continue
If you want to become a millionaire, the best way to do it is create something that becomes a Christmas tradition. If you write a Christmas song that becomes a hit, that means huge royalties every year. Write a "classic" Christmas book like the Polar Express, and…Continue
Today is a day where I realize that my disability and illness is a burden to my daughter Sunflower and my dear brother. Don’t get me wrong dear reader they do this with nothing but patience and love but today as an example my unbelievably wonderful…Continue
Every kids fantasy is the Claw Machine and my oldest son was no different. Manned with coins when we went to the grocery store he would walk out of there with at least 4 stuffed animals he won. I could understand the lure because as a child I played with a similar machine that featured a…Continue
Just before we make the cheeky monkey... here is a special announcement from As Good As New Thrift Store:
REMINDER: This Saturday, (Dec. 7th) there will be a storewide Half Price Sale (excluding jewellery & priced items) and the annual Christmas Basket Draw will begin with customers being eligible to fill out a ballot for each total purchase…Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on December 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments