Monday, April 25, 2011

The Next Installment...

It wasn't until her mobile began bleating that she opened her eyes. The voice in her left ear, softly saying,"I'm calling regarding Nina Pankow"...

Jolted by the mention of her goddaughter, she struggled to make sense of the caller's messege...A lawyer advising that Carol and Bernie, friends since university days, had disappeared...the Coast Guard was looking for signs of their small plane...She needed to pick up eight-year-old Nina from school...

Her mind filled with images of the party she and Carol had planned for Nina's birthday the month before, their back garden full of kids waiting to eat a three-tiered chocolate castle Bernie had constructed.

She began dialing, hoping the housekeeper would answer. Just as the voicemail clicked on, the phone went dead...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chag sameach

Meaning "Joyous Festival" or "Happy Holiday," this Hebrew greeting is appropriate this week as Passover begins and with it, the beginning of the harvest season. Commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, Passover is also a time for reflection and celebration. With this in mind, I'll be away from the computer and wish all of you a happy celebration whether it is Easter or Passover.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

If Anyone Wants To Exchange Postcards...

Kindly let me know by sending me an e-mail with your address. Your postcard will be posted as part of Twitter For Gentlefolk unless you indicate otherwise.

In other news, I'm working on additional posts for the story left here two weeks ago. It's a bit of a slog because I'm only doing in short bursts at the moment. For those eager to read more, I appreciate your comments and patience.

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Twitter For Gentle Folk: Postcard From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Fellow blogger Alan Burnett at http://newsfromnowhere1948.blogspot.com, has started a new posting tradition. Entitled Twitter for gentlefolk, it celebrates the resurgence of the postcard and invites all interested bloggers to exchange postcards with Alan. These will be included in subsequent blog postings. Any other bloggers interested may also exchange postcards and post them as part of Twitter for gentlefolk.

The postcard Alan sent to me is a reproduction of one commemorating radio's Golden Age and D-day, 1944. Apparently, Alan and I are fans of radio, and I was delighted to receive his postcard. Please visit Alan's blog to see the postcard sent to him and let him know if you would like to participate in Twitter for gentle folk.

Until Next Time...