She “slipped, slid, skittered, and stumbled across the basement floor.” And then?

Talents on loan from God

Eos writes: “I was in the basement, holding a Ziploc bag and several other items, talking to my husband. The bag fell out of my hand at some point, but I didn’t realize it. When I turned around to go back upstairs, my left foot stepped on the bag.

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Give up her kayak? Not so fast, whippersnappers!

“Elvis enjoyed reading the Bulletin Board entries from Grandma Pat and The Gram With a Thousand Rules, writing about their lives as nonagenarians.

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Reckless abandoned (responsorial)
And: The Permanent Maternal Record

Writes Elvis: “Subject: Nonagenarians.

“Elvis enjoyed reading the Bulletin Board entries from Grandma Pat and The Gram With a Thousand Rules, writing about their lives as nonagenarians.

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Here’s to a little breakfast and a lot of car talk!

Gee, our old LaSalle ran great!
Including: Oh, and was her face red!

From The Astronomer of Nininger: “Subject: The Car Guys.

“A group of mature but distinguished gentlemen meet every Friday at 8 a.m. for breakfast and talk. While you might think the group should be called something like the Dubious Achieving Auto Mechanics, the group has no name. These fellows share breakfast and swap stories, mostly about the automobiles they have restored, owned and repaired over the years. They show little evidence of formal education, but I would posit that their knowledge acquired over the years getting these mostly vintage and classic autos to be driveable would be comparable to a master’s degree at an accredited university.

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How much do you care about your hair? Does life go on after a bad haircut?

Of women and their hair
Great Beauties (and Others) Division

DebK of Rosemount writes: “Cousin Linda finds herself suddenly in great need of a haircut. Oddly, I just last evening satisfied the very same urgent need.

“That’s where the similarity ends.

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Norm! What are you up to, Norm?

This ‘n’ that ‘n the other (responsorial)
Or: The great comebacks (Norm! Division)

Friendly Bob of Fridley: “I always enjoy the brief but apt observations from Al B of Hartland.

“This recent example — ‘I’ve learned . . . there are few things rarer than people who are at their ideal weight’ — reminded me of an episode of ‘Cheers.’

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