Just for Fun

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Breaking the house rules

I got a laugh from this pic my daughter sent of the “grandkitty.” The cat is not allowed on the table. But . . . she found a loophole! I mean, really, what are boxes for?!
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Today only! Book giveaway!

Calling all readers! Going on over at Readers Coffeehouse Facebook group today is a giant book giveaway. Hundreds of authors are offering drawings. Just join the group to learn about authors, their books, and their prizes! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadersCoffeehouse/permalink/3300680743484476/?comment_id=3300712536814630&notif_id=1660659627882278&notif_t=group_comment&ref=notif
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Oh, nooooo! They’re gone!

Was sorry to learn that one of my all-time favorite ice cream novelties is being discontinued. Sigh. This happens to me a lot. The beloved Chaco-Taco is gone. When I was at the grocery store last night, I hit the ice cream aisle in hopes of getting one last box, but, alas, there were none. Do you have a favorite summertime ice cream treat? https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/07/26/choco-tacos-klondike-discontinued/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0ae160Kjd18vdP_c7FcIs46dSFxlHgux5biDgloMX_rEUwBvbRDAsve5Y
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Proof of When I Couldn’t Write

I can’t remember not knowing how to read. But I have proof positive that I had to learn to write. In the back of my mother’s old Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cook Book (1954 edition), the index is covered in pencil scribbles. My pencil scribbles, circa 1958. Sometime during my toddler-hood, I decided I should write like Mommy and Daddy did. So I found the nearest pencil and the nearest paper—this cook book. And while my mother was otherwise occupied, I wrote. I think my mother was on the phone when I began my writing career. I knew as I
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May Is National Photo Month

May is National Photo Month. Photographs are easier than ever to take and to share—with cell phones and social media we can record our lives by the day or by the minute. But will we remember what every snapshot depicts? The digital image might record the date and time of the picture. But unless we let a facial recognition program determine who is in the picture, we may forget who those people are. And unless we let our GPS post our location along with the photo, that, too, could get lost. Plus, the sheer number of pictures we take today