How is the beginning of a pregnancy like the end of a hockey game?

Metaphorically speaking

LeoJEOSP writes: “A female relative is currently visiting from a very large northeastern city. She was married a few years ago and said that she and her husband were trying to get in a family way.

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All he wanted for Christmas was a little red trike, a little red trike, a little red trike . . .

‘Tis the season!
And: The kindness of strangers

Deuce of Eagan writes: “Subject: ‘A Holiday Memory of Kindness,’ or ‘No Trike for the Tyke.’

“For many of us, this time of year provides nostalgic thoughts. They are reflected in the holiday songs, illustrated on the greeting cards, and retold at family gatherings. It is not unusual to hear the sentiment ‘It seems just like yesterday’ near the end of those stories.

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The Case of the Distracted Driver — or: A funny thing happened on the way from the pump!

Oh, and was his face red (Rusty red?)!

Rusty of St. Paul: “Last week, I filled up at a gas station in a small Wisconsin town. After starting the pump, I proceeded to wash my windows. I noted a tow truck with a sign on the door for a body shop. As the driver walked by, I decided to hit him up for some free advice. Our windshield had just been dinged by a rock, not badly, and I asked if it was worth getting filled in. He and I looked it over. Very nice man.

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The Case of Mama Hen and the Mongrel Chicks — or: What Would Jesus Say?

Know thy livestock!

All Hallows’ Day Eve (or, if you prefer, All Saints’ Day Eve) email from DebK of Rosemount: “Taxman and I have always been church-y people, but becoming pretend farmers has deepened our appreciation for Scriptural references to rural life. There’s nothing like being in the lamb business, for example, to deepen one’s appreciation of Jesus’s many elaborations of the relationship between sheep and Shepherd.

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