Category Archives: Just a Thought

Patterned Perfection

Here is another poem from my Mother, Edna Day.

Patterned Perfection

I think of a poem
As a quilt
With an intricate pattern,
Each is accomplished
With artistic stitches
And a desire
on the part of the creator
For patterned perfection
–Edna Day
Reflections, 1972

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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Winter Music ©

Since it’s soooooo cold out there, I thought a poem  from my Mother’s book, Reflections, might fit the bill, today. Enjoy!!

 

Winter Music
Now winter spreads her velvet cloak
And streamlets ripple under glass
While crystal acorns on the oak
Tinkle with the winds that pass.
–Edna Day
Reflections, 1972 

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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10 Leading Oxymorons

1. Computer Security
2. Microsoft Works
3. Exact Estimate
4. Working Vacation
5. 12-ounce Pound Cake
6. Pretty Ugly
7. Tight Slacks
8. Political Science
9. Another Alternative
10. Happily Ever After

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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Old Carol Revisited

Here’s a fun holiday jingle from one of Walt Kelly’s (the genius cartoonist of the 1950s-80s) Pogo Books:

“Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Walla Walla Wash., and Kalamazoo!

Nora’s freezing on the trolley
Gosh a mickel, pick-a-dickel
Alagaroo!

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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Samaritan

With a holly-draped basket and face aglow
She sought out the lame and the blind, and so
Each little hand held a cherished prize,
Or so it seemed to the childrens’ eyes.

For she said, “This apple is Rudolph’s nose,
If you don’t believe me, see how it glows.
And the lucious orange is a lump of gold
Like the Wise Men gave to the babe of old.”
Edna Day, Reflections, 1972

This poem from my Mom who lived to be 104.

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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Die-Hard Technology

Many of the e-mails I get have an automatic message at the end:

“Sent by Mobile.com”

“Sent by I-Phone”

“Sent by Daedalus.com”

So when I reply I put a note at the bottom of my e-mail that says:

Sent by 1970 Royal portable typewriter.

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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