Thursday, December 1, 2016


My good friend, Nancy at shared an idea for 'getting back to blogging' and I'm thinking to try it, too.  The idea is to use the suggested topics and write for five minutes about each one.

Today's topic is Hello which is great because I'm already at a loss.  The first thing I think of is the Beatle song, Hello Goodbye.  It came out when Harry was in Air Force Tech School in Denver, Colorado and we were counting the days until he got leave and we could get married.  It was late in the evening and I was writing him a long letter and this new song came on.  We were always huge Beatle fans like everybody else in our generation and I critiqued the song for him in my letter.  Of course all the comments were positive.

And then there was the song Hello Hello by Sopwith Camel.  It was very popular and very sweet and very similar to so many of the fun, happy songs of the sixties.   I mean really "Would you like some of my tangerine?  You know I'd never treat you mean".  It doesn't get much better than that.

And then there's hello to old friends and new friends, to family, to strangers we meet everywhere.  It's a good word and it's an important word.  Definitely an 'opener' kind of word.

So hello everybody!  Hope you're all doing well and I hope you have an amazing holiday season!

And my five minutes are up!

But wait!  P.S.  I realized that every blog post should have a picture or two so I quickly scanned through my 120,000 + pictures and grabbed the first one where the pipe-smoking subjects were clearly saying hello to each other.


Gentle, strong, kind or true, I'd love to hear what you have to say.
Short or long, it's up to you, your comments and thoughts really make my day!