Wassail!

Wassail On a dark January night at the time of the new moon I arrived at an icy parking lot with my tin pan and wooden spoon, little knowing what was awaiting me. I joined 50 shadowy figures wreathed in black flowing clothing, black painted faces and amazing feathered flowered headgear.  Every time they moved… Continue reading Wassail!

The Blue Party

The Blue Party It was a dark, stormy, cold, rainy, yucky Monday morning in January when the parcel arrived.  Amid the usual get-ready-for-work rush, I stopped to open it.  The contents revealed a small bottle of blue nail varnish (polish) with an accompanying note from California daughter:  “Dear Mom,” it read, “I’m sending this to… Continue reading The Blue Party

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 510 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Continue reading 2014 in review