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~~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY ! ~~   5 comments



Know that ye can’t kiss an Irish lass by surprise,

only just sooner than she thought ye might ! 

…and now ’til day be done,

may yer day be filled wi’ Irish fun !


Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig go léir!
Sláinte ag!






Posted March 17, 2017 by PapaBear in Experiences, holiday, Humor, Poetry, Uncategorized

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~ The List ~   Leave a comment


Makin’ my list…, and checkin’ it twice. 

Have you been nicely naughty ?  …or naughtily nice ?

Or are you one of those nasty rotten ones

who will just get a lump of coal this year ???

Well….., Which list are you on ?

Posted December 21, 2016 by PapaBear in Humor, Prose, Uncategorized

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~~ The Holidays ~~   1 comment



The holidays… !!!!!  What holidays???

I took special note this year about the advent of holidays…, Valentines Day, this one obviously starts somewhere around January 5th as that’s when all the stores are loaded with cards and candy.  Easter, this one obviously starts a week before Valentine’s day.  Mother’s Day, starts on Good Friday.  Father’s Day…, well, that one is rather dubious.  Maybe it doesn’t sell so well as Mother’s Day.  The 4th of July, that one starts two weeks before Father’s Day.  The 4th is also the beginning of “back to school” sales.  Veteran’s Day…, well, that’s another one of those dubious ones.  Thanksgiving…, I think that started about the same time as the beginning of school and its beginning coincided with Halloween.  By late September all Halloween stuff is off the shelf and stores are decorating and stocking for Christmas.  Well, that almost sums it up, but wait…, I forgot New Year’s Eve/Day.  That starts 2 weeks before Christmas Day.


Why do I even care?  I guess I’m just a curmudgeonly old fart that simply can’t buy into the contemporary style of modern marketing.  Let’s face it folks; stores really aren’t concerned that you can do early planning and acquisition of needed things.


They’re just out there trying to grab you more and more often for more and more money.  I can’t wait to hear how much more people spent on holiday gifts this year over last year.

What ever happened to preparing for and celebrating holidays one at a time?  Nowadays a person really can’t be sure what time of year it is by walking into a department store.  Christmas decorations are up by late September.  By New Year’s day spring/summer clothes are on the shelves and racks.

Yeah, I’m ranting…, but it’s one of my favorite rants…, so there !!!  I haven’t become Scrooge yet…, but I have the wardrobe for it just in case the mood really strikes me.


What was that phrase again ? …  bat humdrum…, ball hummer…, Oh yeah, bah handball…, or something like that!


Merry Easter and….., ah, just forget it !!!!!






A Bit o’ Humor   Leave a comment


An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space in a large mall’s parking lot.

“Lord,”he prayed, I can’t stand this. If you open a space up for me, I swear I’ll give up drinking me whiskey, and I promise to go to church every Sunday.”

Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot.

Without hesitation, the man said, “Never mind, I found one.”


What do you call an Irishman sitting on a couch? “Paddy O’Furniture”


A Swiss man, on holiday in Dublin, needed directions. He was standing outside Davy Byrne’s pub when he saw two youths walking by so he stops them and asks,  ‘Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?’

The two lads look at each other blankly and stare back at him.

‘Excusez-moi, parlez vous Français?’ He tries.

The two continue to stare.

‘Parlare Italiano?’ Still absolutely no response from the two lads.

‘Hablan ustedes Espanol?’ The Dublin lads remain totally silent.

The Swiss guy walks off extremely disappointed and downhearted that he had not been understood.  One of the boys turns to the second and says, ‘Y’know, maybe we should learn a foreign language!’

‘Why?’ says the youth, ‘That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good!’



Y’all needed a smile for the day….., didn’t ya ?????


Posted December 12, 2016 by PapaBear in Humor, Prose

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~~ My Annual Reminder ~~   4 comments




I will seek and find you.

I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.

I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you moan and groan.

I will make you beg for mercy, and beg for me to stop.

I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I’m finished with you.

And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.

All my love,

The Flu







Posted October 25, 2016 by PapaBear in Experiences, Humor, Prose, Uncategorized

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Shopping Trip   1 comment





Saw this couple while I was shopping in Chicago.

They must have been shopping for

Halloween Candy………, or something else maybe…?????


Anyone have any ideas ???






Posted September 27, 2016 by PapaBear in Experiences, Humor, Personal, Prose

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~~ R ‘n’ R ~~   5 comments





 Before the trip had even begun, the butterfly bush started to blossom and

the swallowtails arrived by the dozen to avail themselves of the pollen and

nectar, then came the Red Admirals, and the Browns, soon to be followed

by a blue-black butterfly that I’d never seen before…, or maybe forgot about,

(I do that sometimes).  Soon, then, it was time to be on the road…, Ohio,

Pennsylvania, a little tip of New York, and down the turnpike to south Jersey.


On the way, we stayed in Bedford, a historic little town in central Pennsylvania that is loaded with

history, beautiful old buildings and homes, and loads of tradition.  On a Saturday evening could find

only one restaurant open and it was at a Bed and Breakfast nearly 5 miles from town.  Everyone in

Bedford had rolled up the streets and went to bed with the chickens.  I think that may have been the traditional part.  The B&B was a rustic old inn that

has been in use since the 1750s.

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Jean Bonnet Tavern and Giftshop


These are some of the historic homes and buildings in Bedford that date back to the 1700s.



Espy house was Washington’s headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion.




The building above almost looks like it should be in the

French Quarter in New Orleans (the pic is from a post card from the shop there)



And then it was on to New Jersey.  I thought Pennsylvania would never end.  We continued on to the south Jersey Shore and set up housekeeping with in-laws for a week at the shore with wonderful sunny skies and warm (not hot) temperatures.  It was great


 This was the view from the deck of brother-in-law’s home.  The canal leads out to the Atlantic.

Fishing here was not so good because of a silted and muddy bottom and boat traffic.



After a day of rest and relaxation, and pizza and mussels, it was time to go touring.  This is an actual working

paddleboat that goes from the Barnegat River dock out the inlet to the Atlantic on a 2.5 hour tour, offering views of

wildlife, (mostly gulls and herons) and beautiful homes that have been built along the river – some are quite

old and some are very contemporary.

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During the cruise we had a nice seafood lunch and drinks, (well everybody else had drinks, I restricted

myself to my usual iced tea).  All in all, it was a nice, relaxing day.


During the week we took a side trip to north Jersey to see a 9/11 memorial park and while somewhat small,

it offered some meaningful insights to that sad event.

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Lest we forget !


Back at Barnegat Bay I surrendered to the temptation of some shore fishing on the bay.  Caught some Sole and

Bluefish which augmented dinner for the evening.


While I was there I encountered a “Rock Garden” which proved

somewhat interesting…….





……and on, and on, and on.  There were hundreds of them !!!


Finally it was time to head for home….., ugghhh !


Back home, arrival was greated by even more butterflies…..

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And so went the little sojourn of the PapaBear, while at home the Lily Cat waited…..


It’s time to settle down to some more serious writing.  I’ve been avoiding

it for quite a while.  Being serious is work ya know…., and work is another

of those “four letter” words I Itry to avoid.  🙂


I’m feeling a little bit Goofy tonight.  Could you tell ?



G’nite Everybody !





Posted September 8, 2016 by PapaBear in Experiences, History, Humor, Photo, Prose, Uncategorized

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