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The write lipstick is a start

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:16 -- Phyllis Humby

It’s a red lipstick kind of day. I have to put my best face forward…or is that my best foot forward. If that’s the case, I should don those pointy-toed impossibly high-heeled bodacious sparkly-hued shoes – but alas they went to Value Village when I realized the wearing of pointy-toed impossibly high-heeled bodacious sparkly-hued shoes is a thing of my past. It’s a matter of balance. Sort of like my centre of gravity has shifted over the years. Pity. Where was I?

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Our future lies in the write cards

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:32 -- Phyllis Humby

If anything weird is going to happen, you can bet my sister is with me. Together we attract the bizarre. Usually it’s a laughable situation. Just picture Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory and you get the idea. The occurrences are not as frequent. Remembering past escapades, we would never risk going anywhere without a full tank of gas and a GPS. And don’t forget the cell phone. As for travelling by plane together – or cruise ship for that matter – optimist that I am, I’d still have to prepare for the worst.

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The write approach to fall

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:46 -- Phyllis Humby

Fall is my favourite season. Yada, yada yada. How many times do you hear that? Sure the leaves change colour with an ooh and an aah. The air is crisp. That dastardly humidity is gone and I’m no longer a soggy mess. That’s a blessing. But this year, more than any other, I’m reluctant to say goodbye to summer. Strange, since I’m always up for a new season … or a day of shopping…or an invitation to dinner. Just saying. Normally, I thrive on change, so I’m puzzled that I’m nurturing that last blooming flower.

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Not the write time killer

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:45 -- Phyllis Humby

Last summer she took up smoking. Ya gotta be kidding me. Just when the rest of the world has quit or are trying to quit. But there’s no reasoning with her. She’s a stubborn eighty-year-old. That’s right – eighty!

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What’s to remember if it all goes write

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:03 -- Phyllis Humby

Maybe it was all the hoopla over the royal wedding and the fact that I was trying to come up with a column that turned my thoughts to an envelope I received in the mail a few years back. It contained a typewritten note – when was the last time you saw a typewritten note – suggesting I write a column on weddings. He went on to relate a story of an old chum who was locked in his bedroom on the day of his wedding some sixty years earlier. It was probably the storyteller who did the key-turning but the confession was only slightly visible between the lines.

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The time to move is write now

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:06 -- Phyllis Humby

The only way he’d leave our place in the country is in a pine box. That’s what he said. So much for my suggestion that we downsize. Of course, timing is everything. Impatience keeps me from mastering that whole ‘choose the right moment’ thing. During the summer while hubby was busy pruning, weeding, re-planting, mowing, etc., I was fidgeting with the urge for a change of scene. There was a time when I constantly needed challenge in my life – I’m totally over that – but I still thrive on adventure.

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The order of life is not write

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:59 -- Phyllis Humby

That Benjamin Button fella had it right. Did you catch that movie from a few years back? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? He was born an old man and he grew younger. Imagine starting life with wrinkles, arthritis, and cataracts. I’ll tell you, he had a face only a mother could love. Unfortunately, his mother died and his father…well, you’d have to see the movie.


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