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A Little More Stan and Ollie

Mark led me to this Ray Bradbury short story. The title is The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair. Thanks, Mark. Bradbury mentions Marlene Dietrich in the story. Twenty years ago I used to hang out a certain piano bar. One … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie

I went to see the new movie Stan and Ollie yesterday. Here’s a little review. First off I’ve always been a big fan of those early movie comedians. (I’ve mentioned how my father worked for Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle. … Continue reading

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Frau Grace’s Poinsettia

They call her “Green Thumb Grace”   From this time in 2006, Effie tries something new… Oops. I see I missed his tattoo in the last panel. Did you catch that?

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A Little Philosophy

I have a good friend from way back when I lived in Tallahassee, and when I was associated with Florida State University. He is a brilliant organic chemist. He’s also somewhat clairvoyant. He’s the one who read my tarot so … Continue reading

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Neptunus Rex

When sailors cross the equator for the first time they have to undergo an initiation ceremony. That was true years ago, and I still believe it holds true today. This first item is a summons that my father received in … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Arkansas

Two people sent me great info about Tuesday’s post. You might find them interesting. First, Steve S. sent me a link to a book by a German with the pen name B Traven. The title is The Death Ship. Steve … Continue reading

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Farmer Buddy

While I was going through old family photos for that video I put together, I came across this article from the Bradenton Herald from 1961. I’m sure that my mother wrote the wrong year 0n the article. I graduated from … Continue reading

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My Old Man

If you watched the Scenes from My Life video, you saw my old man. He was born July 3, 1901. I very recently came across a document from the Port of Philadelphia. It states that he was discharged from the … Continue reading

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Prairie Dog Special

OK, that photo of me that I posted yesterday was Photoshopped. This is what I really look like: Somebody asked for this story. I couldn’t find the email, but whoever it was, this is for you. Back in 1996 I … Continue reading

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Still Looking GOOD!

Face it, even at 75 I’m still a Stud Muffin!!                                Oops. I see that I didn’t post yesterday’s blog.  Here’s a little film that I put together in coincidence with my birthday You can see it directly on Vimeo. … Continue reading

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