family thanksgiving

Uncle Aloysius and Aunt Filomena were preparing Thanksgiving dinner as always.

“Those Protestants think they’re such hot stuff,” moaned Aloysius.

“The first Thanksgiving, though, was really on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida, before their time.”

Filomena happily humored him, knowing that he was harmless, as well as right.

“They beat those snooty Protestants by fifty six years.”

“Don Pedro Menendez proclaimed the New World for Philip II.”

“The second Thanksgiving,” he continued, “was in 1598”, and he proceeded to explain the details.

“The Indians and Spaniards were on friendly terms.”

Filomena continued listening, knowing it kept him happy.

Rochelle Wisoff~Fields is in charge of our weekly Friday Fictioneers, a hundred~word attempt at story telling. Sandra Crook has supplied this week’s photo prompt.


fatal enigma

“Another hit by the same guy, eh, Sam?” Miles moaned pointlessly.

“That’s the third time in two months.”

“At least we can count on the same M.O. each time,” replied Sam. “Beautiful dame, one missing shoe. I wish I could figure out what all these oversized numbers and letters mean though.”

“For now,” complained Miles, “they at least mean that we’re stuck with more paperwork, dead ends and frustration.”

“That’s the life of a dedicated gumshoe.”

They cleaned up the mess, got everything organized and left.

Until further notice they could do no more.

Photo prompt~: C.E. Ayr
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the cats at the soup kitchen

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “An Odd Trio.”

The Kitchen on Pine Street can often be quite an exceptionally interesting place. Its official name is the Long Beach Food and Friendship INN. Having no previous experience with soup kitchens I don’t know what I could possibly compare it to but there’s always something distinctive going on there.

When I work there I’m expected to bluff my way past all kinds of characters and to put up with a wide variety of eccentric obnoxious behavior and circumstances.

One of the jobs I typically get is giving out a bowl of soup to each guest as he asks for it. Besides soup we always have a full, hot meal, salad, as well as drinks (always non-alcoholic), dessert,fruit and miscellaneous other kinds of things to keep people happy. The food is good. We get it from Trader Joe’s, Waldbaum’s, King Kullen and other nearby food stores.

Because in our neighborhood there are many factories, as well as a public school across the street, we have a lot of dumpsters in our general vicinity. One problem with this is that there’s always a steady supply of stray cats which each of us must bluff his way past. Unfortunately we’re constantly forced to throw away a lot of food. This inevitably attracts all those annoying creatures. At least so far they haven’t made any real trouble for anyone, as far as I know.

Considering that it’s Long Beach, there are a large number of beaches nearby. I feel like showing up at the soup kitchen with a beach towel one of these days, winding it up, and swinging it at all those obnoxious cats in order to chase them away. I know there’s no way that can possibly solve the problem but it would at least dispel any immediate trouble.

moslem terrorism in paris

About the recent Paris terrorist attacks I’ve always known that the world of liberalism, secular materialism, or any other name it may be known by, is so very ugly but a recent cartoon, published by Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Joann Sfar on Friday night, truly highlights exactly how poisonous it really is.

By highlighting the fact that Paris is an environment that is open to enjoyment and beauty, and claiming that somehow religion, (Catholicism most especially, of course) is opposed to all that is worthwhile,they’re determined to begrudge people an opportunity to Pray for this city during its people’s hardest time. Of course anyone who presumes to complain about the moslems or islam will be declared a racist.

Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly paper that is notorious for being secular, far right wing, and anti-religious, especially anti-Catholic. The cartoon condemns the #prayforparis hashtag as if prayer is somehow intrinsically counter to the spirit of all the good things that Paris stands for.

the quick and the dead


“I’m so happy St. Gabriel’s has a graveyard adjacent the church,” Eleanor told Robert as they left after Mass.

“That way people can always be reminded of the Four Last Things.”

“When we were in school,” he reminded her, “We learned all those prayers and admonitions: ” ‘Tempus fugit,memento mori’, the ‘Dies Irae’. ‘Remember, man, that thou art dust…'”

“Heaven, Hell and Purgatory are real,” she intoned. “Even ‘Brideshead Revisited’ starts out with ‘Et In Arcadia Ego’.

“I wonder who all those pretty little girls are over there, honey,” she mused.

“What girls?” he asked. “I don’t see anyone. We’re all alone.”

This week’s photo prompt comes from J.Hardy Carroll. Our fearless leader, Rochelle Wisoff~Fields, is in charge of Friday Fictioneers, a weekly attempt at writing a story, based upon a photo prompt, of one hundred words.

With The ‘Transgender’ Movement, Liberalism Has Finally Descended Into Total Madness

We should all be paying attention to what happened in Illinois this week. Obama’s Department of Education told an Illinois school district that it may not prevent a gender-confused boy from using the girl’s locker room. The federal government has now officially ruled that boys Continue reading →

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