We return, once again, to the sights and sounds of Downton Abbey, and this will be our final seasonal visit. With a year’s hiatus, Downton fans are now in the throes of all things magical that make up this wonderful series.
The recent tragic heating fire in Philadelphia has left our community saddened and questioning… How could this happen here? We often hear of fires on television or in the newspaper, but we never imagine that one will hit so close to home.
“Pease porridge hot,
Declining under Dems
Recently, while seated in close quarters in a restaurant booth, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation among a group of 50-something women seated next to me. “On no! I have to get another colonoscopy,” said one woman. “Me, too,” said another. “I just got one,” added a third voice. As the conversation proceeded, it was evident that some of these ladies would benefit from the power of prunes.
The Google definition of character is “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.” Anyone could give you the definition of that word simply just by grabbing a dictionary or searching it online, but the word character has much more of a meaning than just those nine words. Everyone has their own unique character, and they also have their own definition of character.
“He didn’t even stop.” These words made their way into every conversation my family and I had when we first learned my aunt, Rosalie Apadula Gugliotta, was struck in a hit-and-run this past summer.
No faith in the Eagles
It’s the day before New Year’s Eve, a day when many may ponder the question: Is there a cure for a hangover? I’ve heard of a few remedies. “Best to try a little bit of the dog that bit you last night.” (This didn’t strike me as a good idea.) “Take some anti-inflammatory (aspirin) before going to bed.” (Could pose stomach problems to those hoping to alleviate the next day’s pain.) “Drink plenty of tomato juice the following morning.” (Possibly, sounds good – if you like tomato juice.)
Over the years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with New Year’s Eve.