I haven’t really figured out how I am going to pronounce it. I am still struggling with the fact that 2010 has arrived at all. If it has, then this July will bring with it my 80th birthday and I am still trying to get my mind around that fact.
How the devil is this happening to me?
When I am quite done with denying its existence I will address how to pronounce it.
However, for the rest of you young’uns, please go ahead and have a happy one.
Yes, Happy New Year everybody. I haven't been around much, but I've been pretty busy tying up lose ends. Left for a holiday on Boxing day. The wife and I (and our Lab Alice) spent ten days in a rented house on Long Island. Odd time to go, but Lisa had always wanted to go there, and we wanted some place we could take the dog so it seemed like the thing to do. Very pleasant and quite relaxing -- not at all like our usual 24/7 see everything possible ordeals. Woods were full of deer, which struck me as odd, considering its only 90 miles from Manhattan. Nearly lost Alice twice when she took off like a rocket after them.
So, I'm leaving on Monday. Probably won't be able to get back in touch for a while, but will have internet access.
Thanks for the well wishes, and hope you all have a very happy New Year, Tenarke especially.
Thank you Robert. I have always had good luck, truly.
I'm halfways looking forward, and half apprehensive that I won't measure up.
Not a good augury, actually. I consult Canadian military history, and I recall the few surviving members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, at the Somme, sitting up in a field hospital and asking the adjutant if the Colonel was pleased. Issue was that they were worried whether they'd acted like real soldiers, in the tradition of the British Army. They'd just suffered 97% casualties.