Recent Vintage (Part 1)

September 16

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height. ~ Casey Stengel

As we wander wobbling toward the solstice, it turned out to be one of those weeks that requires two part coverage . . .

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. ~ Hedy Lamarr

September 9

[We began the day with a full contingent of Fat Boys for our early morning walk . . . ]

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. ~ Mel Brooks

Only the mediocre are always at their best. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Such speculation is like staring into the hot white sun. You know the sun is there but you can’t see a thing. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

[The final event of the season was coming to Theatre L’Homme Dieu in two days. Time to go out and tend the gardens . . . ]

[Deb, Ruthie, I spent two hours laboring in the hot sun! OK, it was an Alexandria perfect 70 degrees making one appreciate even more farm laborers who do this 12 hours a day in 100 degree weather . . . ]

[The weeds are going fast . . . ]

[Their bodily remains . . . ]

[Two seasons have now been scheduled betwixt and between COVID . . . ]

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. ~ Robert Benchley

What’s another word for Thesaurus? ~ Steven Wright

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening. ~ Alexander Woollcott

I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name. ~ Paul Poundstone

[After the morning walk and then gardening, my watch said “Goal 2x” . . . ]

[The artistic photo above courtesy of gardener Deb . . . ]

[For now we were at the Garden Bar on 6th for an evening of fun and excitement with Tuesday Night Club on a Thursday . . . ]

[That’s Terry, Jim, Bill, and Al – All-American names all . . . ]

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. ~ W. H. Auden

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~ Mae West

[There are no photobombs comparable to those inflicted by Ralph . . . ]

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. ~ Mark Twain

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. ~ James A. Garfield

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem. ~ Bill Vaughan

[And then I went for the “Deb effect” . . . ]

I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me. ~ Stephen Fry

[The Super and Karin, avid supporters of the local music (and wine) scene . . . ]

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments. ~ Chris Rock

[The Super attempts a “through the wine glass” shot while Ralph’s supervisor looks on bemusedly . . . ]

[Janet as photographer, and as the most ardent supporter of the arts in the 5-state area . . . ]

September 10

[Then it was on to Willy T’s at the Holiday Inn for an evening with Anthony . . . ]

[Little did we, or he, know his brother Tom from Otsego would be dropping by to assist. The entire Miltilch family seems to have been blessed with the music gene . . . ]

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. ~ Isaac Asimov

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. ~ Bertrand Russell

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger. ~ Billy Connolly

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink. ~ Joe E. Lewis

I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. ~ Saul Bellow

[And then there’s football . . . ]

[Alex’s opening home game against Bemidji. We circled by the field on the way home from Willy T’s to see our Cardinals led 24 – 0 at halftime . . . ]

[We won 38 – 20 . . . ]

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. ~ Mark Twain

I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks. ~ Steve Martin

Up Next: Part 2

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