Saying Goodbye

The word “goodbye” comes from the late 16th century phrase, “God be with you.”  The original goodbye, from the 1570s, was spelled “godbwye.”  Today we use it as a last parting phrase when we send our kids off to college or when...

“Diamond Lil”

                  A few weeks ago my wife told me I needed to get out and do something.  “Okay,” I said.  “What do you have in mind?”  She showed me an advertisement for the Commorative Air Force, a group that restores, preserves and flies...

Halloweens Past

When I was growing up in the 1950s in Ohio, things were a lot simpler.  At least that’s how I view it.  The small towns I grew up in and spent my time playing outside with neighbor kids were quiet and safe.  I never heard of much crime, but then  we didn’t...

The Great Tarantula Migration!

Sunday mornings at my house are generally spent watching CBS Sunday Morning, and having breakfast in bed.  My wife and I are not church goers so there is no hustle and bustle to get ready for an early service.  Breakfast is simple, usually coffee and maybe...

Hokey Gram – 9/16/21 — Having a good day

I wanted to post some information that I created relative to Health apps on Smart phones.  I follow a social media site called  Myparkinsonsteam.com.  It is basically a support type site for anyone with PD.  Since I am having a relatively good day today, I want to...

A Poem – “Contentment”

    CONTENTMENT     I am a cat.You are a human.We should not trust each other.But we do.I am content with that. I am a cat.You are a human.I do not know when the first of my species came to you.I do not know when your species allowed them to.But, I am content with...

Hokey Gram – Time Pieces From Europe

This will be a lighter piece in tone today.  A while back, my friend Susan at mydangblog obtained a grandfather clock.  My old brain doesn’t recall all of the details, but it seems she had some issues with it.  Or not.  As I said, my forgetter is working just...