Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 40)

The sign on the road to the cemetery said . . . what? A midday diversion for you . . .  Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 40)”

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As if the delights of “Thunderball” weren’t enough for these adolescent boys . . . oh, my, what did they see after the movie?

Life as we know it
Coming of Age Division

MAR remembers: “It all happened at my friend Peter’s 13th-birthday party.

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“How many cream-cheese wontons do you want?” said the mother to her son. Was 40 enough? Too many?

Keeping your ears open

Fevered Rabbit: “Subject: How many?

“We were enjoying supper at a local Chinese buffet restaurant. A mom was making up a plate for her son, who looked to be about 6 years old. She called across the tables to him:  ‘How many cream-cheese wontons do you want?’ she asked.

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