Tag Archives: Presbyterian

Mother’s Pride, Heinz Salad Cream, and Mrs Hamilton

Today, following doctors orders, I ate an egg salad sandwich for lunch. Just eggs, onion, mayonnaise and white bread. It was utterly delicious and I recommend you have one yourself tomorrow, no matter what your doctor dictates. Egg and onion … Continue reading

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House-hunting for a friend. Can Doris help?

Dear Doris, I am hoping you may be able to share some insights from the Appleton Marsh real estate market with a friend of mine recently retired from an executive position in London. She worked for the BBC and all … Continue reading

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Bright ideas for Doris Brazil

Dear Ms Brazil, Thank you for your kind note last week. I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but, as you may have heard, things have been rather trying on this side of the Atlantic, what with … Continue reading

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Engineer Porn

Regular readers of this blog will know that the Crone grew up in a home where every appliance and artefact had had its life artificially extended. The Crone’s father is an engineer and this, coupled with his youth in the … Continue reading

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Relative Values–A Seniors’ Guide to Social Networking

The Crone is pleased and proud to note that her father, aged 82, now has his own Facebook page. This does not make him the world’s oldest social networker but must surely have him on the substitute benches. Naturally, being reserved and … Continue reading

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Halloween and the perils of vampire kisses and hot wax

The Crone, visited last night by a Vampire and two of his faceless friends, found herself in conversation with the undead. ” It’s bad being a vampire” said the toothy terror ” You live forever” “Yes” said the Crone ” And … Continue reading

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