SoCS – Plates

Whether it’s china, stoneware, baseball goals, or silverware, plates can be anything. False teeth, gold overlay, vaudeville spinners, hair designs, car licenses, tectonic divergent, convergent, empty or full, the list goes on. Like most people here in the US we have had our dinner plates full this week. Politics is a huge plate whose fare is really hard to swallow. So have a good weekend, start wearing your masks again and stay safe and healthy!

One Book More

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a fantasy novel by the American author V. E. Schwab. It was published by Tor Books on October 6, 2020. The story follows a young French woman in 1714 who makes a bargain with the devil that makes her immortal, but curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

I just finished “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” written by V E Schwab! I listened to the audible version from the library and the narrator is very good. I couldn’t stop listening and completed it in two days. Schwab has many other books to offer so check her out in your local library.

Evil Symbol

The old minister sat down tiredly in the church pew. That evening he was supposed to make a presentation of the new political “decoration” certain members of the church had decided upon. It was not his choice, but he had to comply or be jailed or worse. He knew it would be a dangerous thing to display but this was 1940 and he had no choice. Musing about WWI, thinking of the lives lost and now it starting again, he was dismayed.

*** final three words for this week are: PRESENTATION, DECORATION, CHURCH

Fandango’s Flashback Friday

Thanksgiving? 11-22-17

Came home last night from watching “Justice League” to find my countertop had grown several loaves of bread. Later on I received a text to thank me for making stuffing. My son in law said, “make sure to spread it out well so it dries overnight”…..uh huh….it was ten o’clock and my eyes were tired from something I was allergic to. Cutting up or tearing that much bread?

“You wish” I wrote back, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Then my daughter chimes in, “make sure you do it early.”

What is it with young people these days? It’s not like I have been making Thanksgiving dinner for over fifty years or anything! And I excel at stuffing, using sage as my favorite ingredient. My husband’s grandmother, I still miss today, used oysters in her stuffing 🤢 and creamed every vegetable known to man, but I loved her anyway.

It’s 11:21 AM and I haven’t started chopping bread yet….the rebel lives …

My husband and his grandmother ❤️


2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge 25

Prompt: Write a serious poem


I have a problem with serious

It’s nothing all that mysterious

I prefer humor any day

Than dwelling on sad, whiling away

Feeling sorry, feeling bad

I’m not really into sad

Take the news…please

Henny Youngman used to say

That’s sure to ruin your day

Think positive…I heard a rumor

To relish it with a sense of humor.


Henry “Henny” Youngman was a British-born American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the “one-liner”, his best known being “Take my wife… please”. Wikipedia. Born: March 16, 1906, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom