Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 17)

 

A midday diversion for you . . .

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“HEL-lo, kitty-katzen! Howza kitty? Is you hungry? Does you want food? Howzabout toys? Is you a sweet kitty?”

Our pets, ourselves

Arwen of Inver Grove Heights: “Subject: A year of Annie-Cat.

“It’s now a year and three months since I suddenly got a kitten with almost no warning.

“I regretted it in the beginning. She was a little wild thing, not realizing that there was anything or anyone alive except herself (the furniture and the humans were all alike to her) and she turned our house and our lives upside-down.

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They were walking down the sidewalk, minding their own business, when . . . suddenly — fire truck, camera, action!

How far back?

Wayne Nelson of Forest Lake writes: “Some of the BB writers have been sharing their memories of how young they were when they can remember things and events. I thought that I would share a couple pictures and short stories with you all of my young-childhood memories.

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“The slapstick troubadours are gone; the cotton candy fades. The acrobats and teeter boards are naught but lonely shades. . .”

In memoriam
American Icons (yes, for once, an icon that’s truly iconic) Division

Tim Torkildson writes: “From The New York Times: ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced on Saturday night that after 146 years of performances, it was folding its big tent forever.’

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