“It’s true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.”

Yesterday the weather was dramatic. The rain was heavy and loud. It banged on storm doors and windows. When Henry wanted out, I opened the closed back door for him. I waited while he poked his head beyond the door jamb, got rained on then backed into the kitchen. Later, serendipitously, the rain stopped but only a while. Henry ran to his tree. He was there a long time.

The wind was tremendous last night. It howled and even whistled. When you added the rain, it was a night to stay close to hearth and home.

When I woke up, it was still raining and still a bit windy. The prediction is for a warm day with a high of 61˚ and a low tonight in the high 30’s. I’m not going anywhere.

When I was a kid, rainy days were not my favorite walk to school days. I got wet, and my shoes squished when I walked. My socks took on a life of their own. They got heavy, soddened with water, and if I took my shoes off, I left footprints on the wooden cloak room floor when I walked. I never thought of the easy solution of putting another pair of socks in my school bag.

I watch news channels on and off during the day. Their commercial breaks are long with commercial upon commercial upon commercial, no exaggeration. I have come to hate Car Shield. Its endless commercials are on both news channels. I know this because when I switch from one channel to the other, I can’t avoid Car Care.

The Globe had an op-ed about Voice of America being saved from a Trump wrecking crew which attempted to turn it into a Trump propaganda vehicle. I remember listening to the moon landing on VOA when I was in Ghana. We were all around the radio like a Walton scene in their living room where they listened to Edgar Bergen, the ventriloquist, with his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. I have always been perplexed as to a ventriloquist on the radio. How do you know?

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4 Comments on ““It’s true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    So I guess that weather soon will have found its way over to us, well we’re used to it by now and as long as the wind comes from west I’ll only hear it 🙂 🙂

    I remember listening to Voice of America when I was a kid and east eyúrope still was behind a wall. I actually didn’t think it still excisted! If I remember I’ll check if I can find it again 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      The weather tonight said winter is here. It sounds crazy but Boston made it to the 60’s. The temperature will drop to around 37˚ tonight and the next few nights. Next week the 20’s are predicted for the nights.

      Trump pretty much tried to ruin Voice of America. He wasn’t successful. I hope it will continue to survive.

      Take care and have a great day!

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Well, this morning winter arrived with a low of 30 degrees and the temperature topped out at 52 degrees with sunny skies. I got up early because I had to teach a class via Webex to our training center Instructors in New Jersey. Their instructor is home quarantined for two weeks because he may have been exposed. The FAA requires that our approved courses have to be delivered remotely from the empty classroom. I and all other non essential workers are banned from the office, except to teach, until further notice due to an outbreak of Covid in the company. I’m back to working from home for a while. Also, I got up early because I wanted to check if my freeze guard on my pool was working. It wasn’t and my pool guy will be out tomorrow to check out what’s wrong. Hopefully it just needs to be adjusted. One of the many pleasures you get from a backyard swimming pool. 🙂

    The real fear since Thanksgiving is that the hospitals will begin to run out of available ICU beds or even regular beds. Our Republican governor still refuses to cut back on economic activity. Luckily, the county Administrator has the final say about keeping bars and restaurant capacity at the current level or reducing the capacity. Last night on the news they said that we in Dallas and Tarrant counties are within one percent of the level of infections to stop elective surgeries. I’m just amazed at how many people I see at the stores and in the streets without masks or wearing them incorrectly.

    The idiot in the White House still won’t concede the election and the recount in Wisconsin’s two largest counties, which he paid $3 million for, actually gave Biden a few extra votes. Trump’s gone completely bonkers and he’s taking the country with him to Crazy Town. The only reason Congress shouldn’t use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office is that would make Pence the President and he could pardon Trump and his entire family. Trump will probably pardon the family but the courts may not allow a President to pardon himself. Although Biden has said that he’s not interested in going after Trump at the Federal level, I hate to say it, but I hope the state of New York goes after him for tax evasion and insurance fraud. I would love to see him being led away in hand cuffs to the Rikers Island City Jail. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I’m with you. I think District Attorney Cy Vance from New York will not stop. He continues the probe to go after Trump for “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” I’m hoping Vance will find what he is looking for to indict.

      Pools are such work. I remember when my friend had to get a new pool cover, and she also paid a pool guy who opened and closed it each year. I hope it is as simple as an adjustment. My friends are in Florida. They left last week and won’t be back until May. They bought a house with a pool.

      That real fear is an actuality now. So many states especially in the Midwest are like New York in the beginning. Most states are seeing huge upticks. Meanwhile, our lovely president golfs. I chuckled when they found 87 more Biden votes. Dumps, dumps says Trump. He accused so many people for dumping ballots.

      I’m closing my eyes and picturing Trump in handcuffs.

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