Sunday, February 26, 2017

Linda's Letters

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Well, hello, sports fans. This is your Easter Bunny, "Hop" Costas, and my co-host and springtime chick, "Peeps" Carillo. We are so excited to be your announcers here today for the 2014 Egg Olympics being held here in Janet Smith's backyard in Kunkletown.

Yes, Hop. It's a perfect spring day, sunny and bright and about 57 degrees.

Peeps, let's go over the list of Olympians we're going to see today. I understand we have three returning Olympians and three new ones this year.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Easter is tomorrow. May you all rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Most of you know of the Easter Bunny, a popular character that is a part of the secular celebration of the holiday. But did you know he has some very distant cousins? They go by the name of ... Dust Bunnies.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Once in a while I listen to CAT Country, 96.1 FM, on the way to work. This morning Becca challenged us with a brain teaser: "What building has the most stories?"

My mushy morning brain immediately pulled out the Empire State Building. OK, I know it's no longer the tallest building in the world, but that's what popped up first.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Harry came home happier than a fishworm who escaped the tin can.

"Look what I got!" he called out in glee.

I had to contain myself from leaping for joy at the sight of him holding a piece of paper. But hey, I'm game. I took the bait.

"What, Dear Heart? What do you have?" I asked in wifely interest. OK. Maybe I didn't show that much wifely interest.

"I got my lifetime fishing license!" He could barely keep from dancing around the kitchen island.

I left cleaning a dirty toilet bowl for this?

"I take it this is a pretty big deal?"

Saturday, March 29, 2014


On a quiet country road, a horror story was played out last week in Kunkletown.

Gary Flyte, 54, walked over to his neighbor's house, shot and killed Jeffrey Place and his 30-year-old son, Steven Powell.

No one knows why.

But a sad story is woven from bits and pieces from his family and neighbors.

Unfortunately, it's a story that is being told more and more of drugs and guns.

The picture painted of Flyte is one of longtime mental issues, paranoia, alcoholism and drug use.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Today, People, let's talk pigs.

I don't like them. When I hear someone say, "Oh, that pig is so cute," I want to barf and say, "In a pig's eye!"

They just, well, they look creepy to me. That whole nose/snout thing they got going on kind of freaks me out.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Boy! Have I got good news for those of us growing older.

Thanks to Dr. Michael Ramscar of the University of Tuebingen in Germany and his research team, we old-timers are not nuts. Nor do we all have the start of Alzheimer's.

Whew. I gotta tell you, I had been a'feared.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about going to see "Jersey Boys" and the effects of hearing music of my teen years had on me. I heard from a reader that he and his daughter had also been to see the show. When The Four Seasons sang "Sherry" both of them were all but in tears. His wife's name was Sherri and she died almost a year ago. The song evoked many memories they had together.

Music has a way of bringing out every imaginable emotion. I am amazed at the talent song writers and composers posses that they are able to do that for us.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

"We're movin' on up, to the east side, to a deluxe apartment in the skyyyyyy ..."

Those words are lyrics to the theme song from a 1975 television sitcom, "The Jeffersons."

I couldn't help but sing them as we moved my niece, Jennie Rose, last weekend.

Jennie has officially become an adult. She's still not quite sure how it happened or that she's ready to be a grown-up but ready or not ... here it comes!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oh what a night!

Harry, George, Connie and I stepped back in time a couple of weeks ago when we visited the Cultural Center in Scranton to see the production of "Jersey Boys."

"Jersey Boys" is the Tony-award winning musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Seeing their lives' stories on stage and in song was a trip down Memory Lane.

When they began singing their song "Sherry," almost everyone in the concert hall joined in. This was the music of our teen years. We couldn't help but sing along, tap our toes and chair-dance to old favorites.