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Motherish Day
The day before Mothers' Day, I went to a bonfire. Well, it was supposed to be a bonfire, but it was raining, yet again, so it was really just a gathering around an indoor fireplace. But I digress.

On the way there, we stopped to pick up H. We went inside, and he handed me a card. Startled, I thanked him and opened it. It was a mothers' day card. Since I am not a mother (except to my cats, who hardly ever do anything for me on mothers' day, ungrateful wretches...but I digress), this was rather unexpected.

The front proclaimed "To Someone Special On Mother's Day". I opened it up, and above the sappy poem he had penned, "Would you like to celebrate it next year?" ...and underneath, "your obedient servant Howard" ..with a heart around his name.

I couldn't help but laugh. Howard, almost 77 years old, is the epitome of the Dirty Old Man. Completely incorrigible.

I suppose there is no better way to introduce the newest member of my friends list, bighoward. A fascinating man with some great stories, he has led a long and full life. Even his bio is alluring. He hasn't completely figured out the whole LJ interface yet, and has only posted once so far....but I'm hoping that soon he'll get himself settled in and start sharing more of his zany past with us.
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retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: May 15th, 2002 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)


great to hear that your helping break the age barrier!

and as for the cats.... well what do you expect from someone who has allusions of past grandure as they were once revered as Gods!...... ;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 15th, 2002 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)


Excellent point - my cats rarely let me forget that.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: May 15th, 2002 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)


retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: May 15th, 2002 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

I just followed your link to Azimov's book....
and I almost wet myself laughing....

"Many regard the matter of mammary display as a frontal attack on our standards morality. Sometimes, I tend to agree with them. Many is the occasion on which I have looked down on low-cut dresses."

oh the wit! I've read Azimov before and enjoyed his works... but this one seems to be from out in farther left field..... and seems to me to be a good read! I'll have to get me a copy....
such a saterical yet clinical look at this subject! ;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 15th, 2002 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)


It's a great book. Very tongue-in-cheek, very entertaining. I highly recommend it. Unfortunately it's out of print. I got my copy via a great used-book network:
Just do a search on Asimov/Dirty Old Man and you'll find several copies.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 15th, 2002 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
or you can get it from the library! i just put a copy on hold so i can read it, too (: (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 15th, 2002 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)


Oh yeah, that library-place! Great idea. (: You'll get a kick out of the book, I'm sure of it.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: May 15th, 2002 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You found a copy in a library? That's amazing, since it's been out of print for so long. The first time I read it, I had to track it down through ILL, which took a while since the closest place they could find it was UVA (this was at Tulane, UVA is about as far from there as here).

It's a great book, but very short, about a 1 hour read.
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