• Dayle commented on the post, flirt 7 years, 8 months ago

    Conneaut Lake Park, NW PA. The Amusement Park to beat all others, at least in the mind of this 8 year old in 1969. They had a pony ride. I remember that I was allowed to ride, but that my sister could ride […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, flirt 7 years, 8 months ago

    I have often wondered what it would have been like to be adopted, or to adopt a child of my own. I can’t see that it would make any difference. As I’ve gotten older, the link between people is not always due to […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, flirt 7 years, 8 months ago

    I’m constantly amazed at the power of music to take us back to an emotional place. I remember in the mid-70’s, I heard Elton John sing the lyric “Butterflies are free to fly” and for some reason, that freed me in […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, butterfly 7 years, 8 months ago

    I find Walls to be very useful. They keep the heat out in summer and the cold out in winter. They keep nasty people out of your personal space. Of course, there are always times you want more interaction with […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, walls 7 years, 8 months ago

    Wannabees. They copy, they follow, they orbit around their pedestilians like dead moons around a planet. Open your eyes. You are your own planet just waiting to shine with YOUR life, not some one else’s.

  • Dayle commented on the post, sacred 7 years, 8 months ago

    I have a friend who spends his time slaying sacred cows. He’ll listen to the daily chatter, see what people whisper about, then shouts it from the rooftops, or at least the comedy club stage. I wish you the best […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, sacred 7 years, 8 months ago

    As we entered the restaurant, the sign said to rub the life-sized Indian Chief’s headdress. It explained that he would help you know exactly what you wanted to eat. The 4 of us looked at each other, shrugged, […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, epic 7 years, 8 months ago

    I was going to win. She wouldn’t get me. It was 84 degrees at 2:23 on the afternoon of Friday, June 3rd. We all sat in 11th grade English with Sister Mary Margaret. She started reading the Iliad at 1:00, right […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, epic 7 years, 8 months ago

    I used to ride my little red wagon down Garden Street in Meaville PA. I’d push it up to the top of the hill, turn it around, climb in and roll down the hill. The steering was a tad tricky, but manageable. It […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, festival 7 years, 8 months ago

    When I was little, I heard people talking about the “Festival of Lights.” I told my parents I wanted to go. They took me to the County Fair at night. I thought that was really cool. Now, I realize that they […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, festival 7 years, 8 months ago

    f(x) used to mean nothing to me, no matter how hard I tried to understand it. Now, I use it in everyday life, not just in math, to think about processes that I deal with all the time. Happy Function Day. (Yea, […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, odds 7 years, 8 months ago

    He knew the odds were 40/60 against him, but he had a feeling. As the dealer turned up the first 3 cards the odds got worse. Still, the feeling persisted, so he bet. The 4th card was flipped. Nothing. And he now had only 2 cards out of 48 that could help him. Not good, […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, hoop 7 years, 8 months ago

    Damn damn damn. I’m just not young anymore. I picked up a hula hoop in the WalMart yesterday and said to Kathy, “I was really good at this when I was a kid. Watch.” As I spun it around me, it just fell to the floor and I was left looking like a hula dancer […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, collar 7 years, 8 months ago

    The bell rings. First day of school and I take stock of my students. 3 dog collars, 2 micro-mini skirts and an anime costume. I realize 3 things. 1) I feel proud that I know what anime is. 2) I recognize the same underlying – search for/expression of – individuality that I felt when I […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, beehive 7 years, 9 months ago

    I was 6 years old. The beehive was hanging low from a branch in the side yard. I knew enough not to approach directly, but I didn’t know enough not to screw with it at all. So, from the garage, I got a broken rake handle and tentatively tapped the hive several times. Nothing happened. […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, plans 7 years, 9 months ago

    You’ve made plans for Saturday night? Our anniversary? What could be so important that you’ve made plans? Huh? … You’re going out with the guys? To a bar? I’m not invited? What the …? Well … Happy 7 week anniversary to you too.

  • Dayle commented on the post, scarce 7 years, 9 months ago

    She left at exactly 12:00 noon. She arrived at her alternate office at 12:04. Her first client was ready at 12:05 sharp, just like always. She finished 10 in those 50 minutes before she had to go back to her administrative filing job. Now, all she could think about was how surprised her co-workers would […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, scarce 7 years, 9 months ago

    Our annual February “Walk the Runway for Charity” was in full prep. All 18 of us were putting the final touches on our garments and helping one another out. This year we would raise over $40,000 dollars for the kids. Now, if we could just avoid frostbite, security, and planes.

  • Dayle commented on the post, below 7 years, 9 months ago

    Above the paper plates, pizza crusts, forks and moldy cheese, but below the overdue library books and losing lottery tickets, I see the 23 socks my daughter has lost in the past 2 years. She’s not worn a matching pair since she was 9 years old. So she now has 11-1/2 more pair to wear, […]

  • Dayle commented on the post, bellow 7 years, 9 months ago

    The fellow in yellow said hello with a bellow.