Tag Archives: The Cackler

Doris Brazil turns 78

Dear Doris, It seems like such a long time since we had a good catch-up, just you and me. I am so sorry I missed your birthday and wish you many, many more. Did you and Flo have a cake … Continue reading

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A proposal to twin Itchy Ankle with Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris Brazil, I am writing on behalf of the people of Itchy Ankle in the hope that you may be able to use your influence in Appleton Marsh: we would like to be twinned with you. Based on your … Continue reading

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Iris: Motes, beams and what goes on behind mirrored sunglasses.

The Blarney Crone was once an ace girl reporter for a program called Spotlight on the BBC in Northern Ireland. Actually, that’s not true. She was a barely adequate girl reporter on the aforementioned program and certainly came nowhere near … Continue reading

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Two Go Wild In Washington

Readers who tire of hearing of the Crone and the Cackler’s get together will be glad to learn that reports of the trip are drawing to an end. But there are some excellent photos, and it seems a shame not … Continue reading

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Boating on the Bay, Crab Dip and Crusty Bread

Back to the report of the Cackler’s visit. A Sunday lunchtime drink and a bracing walk home still hadn’t exhausted the Cackler. When Sawhorse Marilyn offered a trip around the bay on her Boston Whaler she jumped at the chance,  donned … Continue reading

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Sunday in stout walking boots—oh, and the Snug Harbor Inn

It was all very “seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness” last Sunday in Itchy Ankle. A beautiful day. The Cackler, of course, had sprung out of bed and put the coffee on shortly after sparrow fart, and so by the … Continue reading

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Sunset for the Blarney Mobile–But Five O’Clock Somewhere

Saturday found the Crone and the Cackler out in search of yard sales. They didn’t have much luck as the day was wet and cold. Wiser witches would have taken this as a sign and gone home to bed but … Continue reading

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