Give me a break. There are pitfalls when one is in tall weeds trying to determine the origin of expressions.
Is watermelon a fruit? The powers that be says it is. I have learned enough over my 70-plus years to write a book on this subject. I have read many articles by self-appointed experts that should be publicly whipped. I wear the title of “The Watermelon Man” given to me as a gift that I earned. I would like to clear the air about this blessing handed down to me.
The raven nest was the big news this spring. Our neighbor, Joe, who belongs to every social organization in town, found himself with very little to do. So, every afternoon, Joe parked himself in his Adirondack chair and watched the ravens—frequently with a cocktail.
Readers of this column will attest to the fact that I like words. Heck you might even use the “love” word here.
It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself.
Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the state to slow down the reopening process for bars and other venues as coronavirusrelated infections, hospitalizations and deaths continued to increase in Texas last week.
Uncle Mort isn’t his usual self. His 108th birthday is at hand, and he’s hung up on whether to have a “real” party, or join the growing list of folks who are “computer Zooming” to celebrate special occasions. (Printers are shaking their heads, turning out fancy invitations with the word “virtual” in big type.)
I think my next-door-neighbors might be superheroes. They both work with computers (at least that’s what they say) and then, every spare moment, they are off doing superhero type things.
When I was a teenager, my father made a video for his college class on video photography, wherein I was the star. I was showing people how to change a tire with jack, crow bar and lug nuts.
This is a classic column first published in 2008. Jill is taking a few days off..