Wednesday, August 8, 2018


My friend Patricia was feeling like this
after her divorce from her alcoholic husband:

(Some of this is reworked from an old post; the cartoons are new.)

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 neither one of them spoke 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. 

She got the house in the divorce settlement, sold it & flew to the Amalfi Coast. 

Patricia & 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.  Patricia took one 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?

Learning to speak Italian is easy:

Q. If my Italian son-in-law hurt his arm, what would be his problem?
A. A speech impediment!!----fishducky