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The Grinder

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Liam and Kati had dreamt of a trip to New York City for as long as they'd known each other. The two met in 1980 and here it was almost 40 years later and their dream was coming true. Their favorite couple, Will and Rose, they'd known almost as long… Continue reading The Grinder

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The Papaya Scorpion Dance (LONG)

Image by Lerey Eric from Pixabay Every winter Jimmy and I took our vaca in a different tropical location, where it became instant summer the moment we stepped off the plane. Sometimes the euphoria was so intense we would bow and applaud Mother Nature for her infinite wisdom in keeping at least part of the… Continue reading The Papaya Scorpion Dance (LONG)

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Lucky Winner

Image by Peter H from Pixabay OK, this story is way longer than I wanted it to be, but... Bella had been working as an accountant in a humdrum job for a number of years. Right when she started, her co-workers asked her to join a lottery club for $2 a week. After a dozen… Continue reading Lucky Winner

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Ready

Image by pixel2013 from Pixabay Peace was on an extended vacation. She'd gotten fed up with the petty bickering and always the conflicts between humans. Enjoying herself in the delicious quietness of floating on a windless sunset, Peace decided to ask Ocean what her secret was in keeping so still. Ocean responded, “As you know,… Continue reading Ready

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Neophyte

Image by esudroff from Pixabay Newly retired US Secretary of Defense Cray Davis had begun his military career as a Navy seaman aboard the warship, Invictus, in 1963. He'd seen more in his years of active duty than any human should ever have to see. Cray had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor not… Continue reading Neophyte

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The Perfect Noodle

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay A common misconception about the miracle of cooking the perfect noodle is that the gas flame must be banked to the perfect point between the water boiling and the water boiling over. Although it is true that keeping the water just boiling makes for a tender noodle, the ultimate… Continue reading The Perfect Noodle

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Cock a Doodle Do Do Do Do

Image by klimkin from Pixabay In 1973, Charles was the star basketball player for the University of Wyoming's NBAA #1 rated Laramie Mountain Lions. Playing forward on and off the court, Charles' colorful actions around town kept him on Section 1, page 1 of the town's newspaper, The Laramie Return Serve. Charles' latest exploits involved… Continue reading Cock a Doodle Do Do Do Do

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Good Father Damien

Image by imazite from Pixabay Father Damien had been a priest at the parish affectionately known as The Triangle for 7 years as of today. The Triangle was called such due to the triangle shape of the church and because of the triangle-shaped property it sat on at the intersection of Larry, Moe, and Shemp… Continue reading Good Father Damien

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High Diver

In the world of finance, Louann had always been a high diver. Only the most addicted to xtreme risk opportunities came to Louann to invest. If there was no jeopardy, there was no thrill. To those with endless wells of disposable income, it was the only way to fly. Louann, whose nickname was the Sunflower… Continue reading High Diver

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Not a joke this time

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay Riding to the fairy ball wearing their brown velvet jackets and hats, the Three Gaffe Brothers practiced their jokes on the carriage. Three Gaffe Brothers made the celebration circuit throughout the region as stand-up comedians. As their name implied, one would make a mistake during their routine… Continue reading Not a joke this time