GENERATION GAP

The Eyelet

The Eyelet

By The Elderberries

By Grandpa Jack* The thought came to me as I laced up my boots. After thousands of crossings, the metal eyelet had worn away the old bootlace’s outer cloth covering. All that was left was its strong, inner, tough, twine…

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What a World

What a World

By The Elderberries

By Sheila Edee* I try to keep up with the latest customs, fashions and goings-on. I really do. But sometimes, I wonder why. News item: It seems there was a burglary in Naples, Fla. While thieves eschewed the homeowner’s wide-screen…

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The Barlow Lessons

The Barlow Lessons

By The Elderberries

By Grandpa Jack* Here are some crucial rules for living, passed down through my mother’s side of the family: Throwing your hat on your bed is bad luck. Leaving an umbrella open in the house is bad luck – even…

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New World Meets Old Song Titles

New World Meets Old Song Titles

By The Elderberries

Boy, it’s a different world. I attended my adorable neighbor’s elegant 75th birthday party. It was complete with a beautiful “75” ice sculpture, flower arrangements featuring Birds of Paradise, delicious food from shrimp to Brie, wonderful Belvedere martinis, and a…

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Up and Down

Up and Down

By The Elderberries

By Grandpa Jack* Oh, so many rolls! Roll call, roll-away beds, roll-top desk, roll roofing, roll your own cigarette, “Roll Out the Barrel, a “roll-back”, toilet paper roll, bankroll, drum roll, rock and roll, hard roll, bread roll, breakfast roll,…

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