Mary E. Adair
Once again we herald May, the month of your editor's birth, her
mother's, her dear Leo and also his daughter, several grandchildren and
great grandchildren. Ah, a busy month indeed.
Trips are on the schedule, (on a personal note, have been waiting for the Dr's office to return my call about scheduling my gall bladder's imminent exit from my personal premises, but
it obviously isn't as important to them as they originally indicated,)
reports are out of the way, school will soon be out, swimming pools will
be filled with water and people, and picnics will be the order of the day.
Hearts are lifting, humor is spontaneous, politicians are running
around like chickens. (Let us hope they don't meet the same fate as those
in your editor's grandmother's verse, "Working at Armour's." Based on her
true experience, which didn't last overly long because she wept her way
through it, the poem is the only levity about her ordeal.)
Bruce Clifford sings his love songs and laments for us with "Caramel
Eyes," "On A Lark," "Playing Tricks," "Take Two," "The First Stone," and
"What Brought Us To Here." John I. Blair welcomed his wife, the poet
Clara home just recently, and with his hands full, still remembered to
send in some clever poetry. "What Have We Done?" "Why?" "Wind," "Woo Hoo,"
"Window Blinds," and "Zhivago's," are presented in a variety of poetic
form, visually pleasing as well as esthetically.
We welcome Lady Rose, the daughter of one of our long time authors,
Mark Crocker. Mark tells us he was genuinely touched by her words. This
issue we show "A Window That Will Never Close," and hope to hear more from
her in the future.
In the articles, LC Van Savage tweaks your curiosity with "The Beings
Beneath Your Floor." Leo C. Helmer adds another chapter of his "Great
Jobs," with "Mom Made Me Quit A Lot of Good Jobs." One has to sympathize
with his usually calm mother on this one.
LC Van Savage also heads up the list of columnists in "Consider This,"
and Leo C. Helmer gets fancy with his meal making in "Cookin' With Leo."
David Francis does some pondering and experimenting and learns some
valuable new skills in "Dave's Here." In his column "Introspective,"
Thomas O'Neill gives us some interesting facts about sea life, woven into
a poignant tale.
Mattie Lennon's humor is popping out like the buds on the trees as he
regales us with a money making scheme ala Lennon. Cast your eyes on "Irish
Gerard Meister, in a timely piece, offers his viewpoint about the
recent Virginia Tech tragedy. It is one that will be the benchmark for a
long time to come.
Eric Shackle, whose multi-national eBook Life Begins at 80 has
reached people all over the world, brings us a report on a 79 year old
Englishman who has become one of the most viewed "YouTubers" ever with
almost five million fans. The links Shackle provides are always worth
We hope that you will take your time and read the entire issue. We
knock ourselves out finding what we think will keep you entertained. Have
to admit, we enjoy every minute of it!
See you next month!
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