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Gen X in the Golden Years.
"Mr. Coughlin over there was the founder of one of the ﬁrst motorcycle gangs"
Calm in the Face of Chaos
"Jehoshaphat! Look at that gait!"
Tags:flirt, flirts, catcall, catcalls, catcalling, harass, harasses, harassing, gait, gaits, walk, walks, walking, porch, porches, hit on, hits on, hitting on, passerby, passers-by, people-watching, spy, spies, spying, attractive, attractiveness, attraction, attractions, stare, stares, staring, unwanted attention, unwelcome attention
No 1 in a series of unlikely events: "Social work is such a meaningful worthwhile work that I've decided to give up my lucrative law practise to join you!"
"Michiko Kakutani called it a good read."
Tags:book, books, book critic, book critics, critic, critics, literature, critique, critiques, critiquing, depression, depressing, beach read, beach reads, summer read, summer reads, summer reading material, novel, novels, railing, railings, porch, porches, recommendation, recommendations, mislead, misleads, misleading, writer, writers, writing
General Store Modernises
Tags:tech, technology, internet, the internet, consumerism, consumer culture, consumers, consumer, world wide web, www, dot com, dotcom, general store, store, general stores, sign, signs, signage, computer, computers, store, country, the country, midwest, mid west, mid-west, wild west, western, westerns, old west, deep south, southern, the south, southerners, southerner, modernise, modernised, modernises, modernizes, modernized, modernize, porch, porches, on the porch, sitting on the porch, storefront, shop, shops, shopping, upgrade, upgrades, upgrading, culture, culture clash
"I bet you feel pretty ridiculous bringing that wind chime."
Dueling banjos, after the duel.
"I always know what Harry's going to say, and he always knows what I'm going to say, so, by and large, we just don't bother."
Tags:couple, couples, old couple, old couples, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, longterm relationship, longterm relationships, conversation, conversation, boring conversation, boring conversations, small talk, smalltalk, bored, boredom, broing, predictable, predictability, elderly couples, elderly couple, elderly people, old people, retired, retirement, lack of communication, uncommunicative, no communication, porch, porches, front porch, front porches
Bat in the closet
"No, I don't want to live forever, but I damn sure don't want to be dead forever, either."
"It's time to bring in the wax begonias and your mother."
Tags:relationship, relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, in-law, in-laws, mother-in-law, mothers-in-law, bring in, evening, flower, flowers, begonia, begonias, wax, porch, porches, front porch, front porches, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, living with the in-laws, decor, decoration, decorations
"My husband used his rejected manuscripts to make these columns."
Tags:architect, architects, porch, porches, veranda, verandas, literary aspiration, literary aspirations, literary ambition, literary ambitions, rejected manuscript, rejected manuscripts, building material, building materials, home improvement, home improvements, writer, writers, author, authors, novelist, novelists
A man sits on his porch with a fire extinguisher
Tags:porch, porches, porch sitting, front porch, front porches, us, usa, united states, america, american, us flag, american flag, stars and stripes, flag mast, wildfires, wildfire, fire, firefighter, firefighters, fire hose, fire hoses, fire extinguisher, fire extinguishers, grumpy man, grumpy men, grumpy
'Because of the picturesque nature of your house, the government would like to list it...one of you will have to sit on the porch at all times.'ou
"But otherwise I'll bet they lead very dull lives."
Tags:sour grapes, passerby, passers by, people watching, observe, observes, observer, observers, jealous, jealousy, porch, porches, watch, watches, watching, watcher, watchers, dull, dull life, dull lives, adventure, adventures, adventurous, envy, envious, enviousness, justification, justifications, speed, speeds, speeding, sports car, sports cars, convertible, convertibles, justify, justifies, justifying, quiet life, quiet lives
'We sit out here when we get bored with the pool and the movie theater in our 10,000 square foot luxury basement.'
"Hot enough for you?"
'Don't you wish we had a cozy porch swing to sit on together?' 'No, I had one once and the anchor came out of the ceiling and I fell on my caboose.' 'My, what a storybook romance we enjoy.'
Beware of Old Lady Rolling Up Yarn
Moonrise, East Dudley, Rhode Island, July 1988
Beware of Curmudgeon!
'Oh, sorry, that was an 'inside' joke.'