Monday, December 5, 2011


I know I know. I've been m.i.a. lately. Once again everything is fine I've just been very busy. I have some catching up to do. Work has been...well work. There was one amusing incident. A Spanish speaking woman came up to me. She spoke little if any English. She smiled kind of sheepishly and asked me,
"The papers for the ladies?"
I had no clue. She repeated, "The papers for the ladies?"
What could she mean? Why is she asking me? We sell luncheon meat, potato salad and pizza. Then light slowly dawned on Marblehead. That's a local saying. I took a shot and took her to the health and beauty aids aisle. That's where they have all the items just for the ladies. If you know what I mean, and I think you do. She smiled and nodded a thank you.

Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes. I had a bad day at work that day but after work I stopped by my sister's house for a bit of cake. Boy was that cake good! I haven't had a piece of cake for a year. One of the gifts I received was a cd by a local guy. He's been on the radio for maybe 30 years or so. He's quite funny but what he does best are song parodies. Most of the songs refer to local cities, places in New England.They are all quite funny but all the references are local and wouldn't mean much to anyone else. However there are 8 or 9 that are general in nature. You will recognise all the original songs as they were all big hits in their day. Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, country music, 50's through 90's, songs that are very recognisable. The subject matter of each song has nothing to do the original tune. Nothing vulgar, but we're adults so let's just say it's not as bad as what you find on television any given night. And besides It's very funny and laughing is good for you. Now hopefully I will be allowed to post a little movie I made. It's not really a movie it's just a picture of old 30's or 40's upright style radio. The idea was to be able to play the song. Speaking of those old radios when I went looking for a picture of a radio to make the little opening, I looked at a few and really liked the art deco style furniture the radio was put in. They were beautiful pieces of furniture, well made and beautifully finished. But, I have digressed. Here's one of Tom Doyle's (That's his name.) song parodies. The original is "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. The recording is apparently taken right from the original broadcast. You hear the disc jockeys laughing.

So let's see. I just came back from the dentist. I know what you're thinking. "What an exciting, whirl wind, life he leads!" Another day at 60 degrees. Very weird for December. Just a beautiful day. I can't kid myself though. The cold weathers a comin'.

Supper looms in an hour or two and I have to finish a little project I started earlier. Back in a while to catch up.

I'm outta here.


  1. That was hilarious!! I needed a big laugh. Thanks!
    I am so glad you had a nice birthday. And you know, everyone deserves to have cake on their birthday!
    I cancelled my dental appt this week as I have been overwhelmed with appts and I needed a break. Now I have to dread it all over again in a few weeks.

  2. That was a great song. I agree TV has some pretty shocking verbals or am I getting old? (segway) Glad you had a nice birthday with cake you lucky guy. I didn't have any for mine...I got lazy. Got your email this morning. Hubby will git back to you asap.

  3. OMG you have reminded me of the old Philco Console Radio that I used to sit on the floor in front of, thinking there were little people inside making the music! I even imagined them dancing around inside there. Thanks! The reminder prompted me to research that old thing in depth. Love your sense of humor too.

  4. Blessings.....
    It happens man, sometimes everything moves by in a blurr. Great that you making time for family.

    take care...
    catch you on the flip side.