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Friday, November 22, 2013

PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I BABBLE...


Several years ago, my friend "P" got a divorce from her alcoholic husband.  She felt a change of scene would do her & her only child (a teen aged girl) a world of good--but where to go?
  
She thought about living in Italy for a year or so--the Amalfi Coast, to be specific, even though they didn't speak a word of Italian.  She asked some of her friends if they thought she was crazy & we all thought it was a great idea, so off they went, with no idea of where they were going to stay.  

P & her daughter are standing in the middle of the town, wondering where to look for an apartment, when a beautiful feather floats to the ground in front of an apartment building a few steps away.  She thinks it might be an omen, so she knocks on the front door.  The owner answered & she spoke English.  She said someone had just moved out & she hadn't even had time to put up a vacancy sign.  P took a look at the apartment & decided it was perfect!  They stayed there for a year or so & also used it as a home base for touring Europe.  She & her daughter had the time & space to bond & the year was wonderful!!  (I guess feathers don't lie.)

The first time I saw the Almafi Coast 
was in this movie,which was a charmer!!
If you haven't seen it, PLEASE DO:

This is where it is & what it looks like.
What's not to love?




Segue:  Something this post isn't going to do.

When my husband was in high school in the late 40's, his homeroom teacher wore a hearing aid.  It wasn't the tiny "all in your ear" ones they have now.  Instead, the earpiece was connected to a wire which ran to the battery pack which was the size of a transistor radio & kept in his shirt pocket.  Got that?  Good.  A student was reading the daily bulletin.   He started in a normal tone of voice, then spoke more quietly until he was (deliberately) only mouthing the words while the teacher was frantically fiddling with his battery pack.  When he figured out what was happening, the teacher yelled, "There's a SKUNK in this class!"  Bud says he pronounced it "SKONK".

How could anyone think THIS was a good idea?

Think your kid is too big to sit on your lap?

How about a lovely little song?


And some random cartoons:












What do you call a man with a shovel in his head? An ambulance, due to the fact that he has a rather serious head wound----fishducky


 
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