Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Cliff and I were invited by a good friend to attend a live performance of the musical Carousel this past Sunday.  And then we were all going to go out to dinner.  I was looking forward to this because first I enjoy Boyd’s company, then I really like that musical, and finally I had no idea where we might go to dinner, but it sounded like fun.

But it was not to be (in answer to Hamlet’s question) because for the past few days I have been coughing and sneezing like it was going out of style.  I don’t know what’s causing this.  Maybe a cold, but I rarely catch anything with less than 8 letters.  Flu wouldn’t make it, though influenza would.  But I’m not having chills and fever.  Leaves that out.  Oh!  I know what it is!  Coughsneezenblow.  Sixteen letters.  More than enough.

Fun --

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23.  She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.

Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'


  1. Ouch. I'm sorry. That one's a nasty little germ.

  2. please have lots of juice and rest!

  3. I'm pushing popsicles to my patient. She's allowed them whenever she wants.

    I had (self-diagnosed) whooping cough last September. Rotten timing because I had tickets to two sold-out plays in Dublin. Luckily they were sold-out because I was able to get my money back. If you have pertussis, (9 letters) don't be surprised if that cough lingers for six annoying weeks.