April Fools Day

Alphabet Majescules

Alphabelt Majuscules by Jeanne


Today is April Fools’ Day, a day of hoaxes and practical jokes the world over.
In the April issue of Sports Illustrated in 1985, George Plimpton reported that the New York Mets had recruited a phenomenal young pitcher who had learned his craft in a Tibetan monastery. The pitcher’s name was Sidd Finch, and he could throw a 168-mile-per-hour fastball. Plimpton buried a clue in the article’s subtitle: “He’s a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd’s deciding about yoga — and his future in baseball.” The first letter of each word spelled out “Happy April Fools’ Day — ah fib.”

(It is “a fib” a lie-a falsehood- a trick-a misdirection- a hoax, a fool’s fact-

a fast-ball)



I wonder who’s kissing him now?
licking his wounds?
cutting his toenails?
sweeping his crumbs?
trimming his beard?
buying his socks?
laughing at his jokes?
stocking his pantry?
paying Verizon?
buying the gas?
trusting him each day?

I wonder.

A Loving Mate


Photo from pre-red hair Jeanne


Want to share how elder couples show tenderness 3 days before Valentines Day:

I had an accident leaving my car in the garage and had to clean the floor, car, clothes, body, bathroom, shower, mop, etc etc. Meanwhile messages were coming in from my son and daughter that required responses!

It took 2 hours to clean up and restore freshness.

When I confided to Don what had happened, he helped me finish the clean up, and then offered to rub my feet with lavender, scratch my back to help me sleep, and promised to do more of this when needed. In between, several jokes about the incident kept us laughing!

Once again we got a great taste of elder intimacy.

Recipe: trust, patience, sense of humor, loyalty!

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