Is the network priming us for Hillary Rodham?

By the time the fall-winter television season ends, the networks are already promoting the absolutely most riveting, humorous, scary, informative and heart stopping ‘must see? show for the coming fall season. Each new show gets the same ballyhoo. Commander in Chief on ABC was hyped not only by the network, but I swear by every […]

Just Jotting

The way things are going in Washington these days your couldn’t even get the Law of Gravity passed. There’d be one side voting for a right-pull, one side voting for a left-pull, that senator from out east pushing for complete rejection and the president threatening a veto. – – – 0 – – – As […]

Maybe our thanks should come after the meal

Thanksgiving Day, 2005 Let’s see, there’ll be five grandchildren, three of our own plus their spouses, brother-and-sister-in-law, Luan’s mother and brother-in-law and with me, that’s 16. Another challenge of the day is to fit them around an extended dining room table. Together we should be able to skeletalize a 25 pound turkey and hopefully leave […]

To kids who survived from the 30s thru 70s

The following isn’t 100 percent, but it covers a lot of us. First we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. (Not recommending that, of course.) They took aspirin, ate bleu cheese dressing and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with […]

More of Just Jotting

We’re not going to get too serious here just before the holidays. Question: If all the endowed gals get jobs at Hooters, where do one-legged gals get jobs? Answer: I-Hop! – – – 0 – – – Too often when playing with Shayna she’ll rip some skin with a claw. When the bleeding starts I […]

Tomorrow isn’t long enough to put things off

If you’re like me, and I don’t think I’m an oddity, you didn’t get your plow or blower ready for winter until you awoke to inches of snow. And, of course, the winds were whipping at 86-miles an hour, the temperature was 11 below, you couldn’t find your winter boots or gloves and you had […]

Remembering Christmases

December 14, 1967 I wrote . . . I always liked to walk in the rain. It’s almost as relaxing as lying in the top bunk of a cabin in the north woods, with the un-insulated roof close above and just listening to the raindrops splash on the asphalt shingles. Or, sitting under a pine […]

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas from me, the grandchildren and the family canine, Shayna. Christmas is for the young at heart and helping my ticker stay young are, from the left, Haley Speed, Dan Offer, Savannah Speed, Karen Offer and Trevor Speed. Here’s to hoping all readers have the warmest, love-filled holiday ever. Again, Merry Christmas!

Filled with holiday spirit- and air!

There was a time when multi-colored lights that twinkled in the night were the mainstay of Christmas outdoor decorating. But it appears a new contender is challenging exterior illumination’s throne ? the inflatable. They come in all shapes and sizes featuring giant snow globes, Santas, snowmen, even Simpson’s cartoon characters. You can see them all […]

Late gift ideas to be ignored

It’s been over three weeks since Jottings has been live, and in a way that’s good. Had we been live recently, chances are we would have offered two gift ideas that would lighten your change drawer, while being totally unnecessary. Some days before Christmas, Hallmark’s Holiday Gifts folder came in my mail. Not having been […]