Elvis writes: “Elvis tends to have simple tastes, and he likes Triscuit crackers.
“Today Elvis went to the grocery store, looking for what is now marketed as ‘original’ Triscuits.
Continue reading “Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Find a box of “original” Triscuits!”
Then & Now
Papageno writes: “Much has been said about our selfie-obsessed culture, but I thought I’d add some perspective.
Continue reading “Does this remind you of your family vacations? “Get out of the way! I’m taking a picture!””
Fun Facts to Know and Tell
Including: What’s in a name (x2)?
Zoo Lou of St. Paul writes: “Subject: William Shakespeare and the ‘Game of the Century.’
“While scouring through the dusty, cobweb-covered nether regions of an old bookshelf, I came across an unexpected gem: ‘1936 Supplement to Intercollegiate Football, 1869-1935.’ This thin tome is a true treasure-trove of statistics and highlights of the 1935 season. I especially liked the classic pictures of the nation’s top players in dramatic poses with looks of grit and determination.
Continue reading “For Bill Shakespeare, “To pass or not to pass, that was the question . . .””
Life (and death) as we know it
We have gratefully heard, once again, from Grandma Pat, “formerly of rural Roberts, Wisconsin”: “A brand-new year is beginning. After weeks of spirit-lifting words and music, lessons and carols, choirs and homilies, we are prepared to go forward.
“This past year has been one of loss for many. It has included moments of shared grief, and moments of healing.
Continue reading “Even as we cry our tears, by day and by night, “we are prepared to go forward.””