Weave these words into your vocabulary:
Fealty - loyalty, faithfulness.
Capricious - erratic, flighty.
Detritus - pile of material or debris.
Ergonomics - adapting work to suit the worker.
Ophthalmologist - he or she deals with the eye.
Shillelagh - Irish walking stick.
Oscillate - swinging back and forth.
Portmanteau - a traveling case or bag.
Platitude - commonplace, trite speech.
Egregious - flagrant, conspicuously bad.
Sacrosanct - very sacred, holy.
Hats off to the staff and all committee members and supporters who contributed to the 2013 Weirton United Way campaign. Together, you enabled the charity to meet its goal: that of feeding and caring for the hungry, the poor, the elderly, the sick and those who suffer in disasters. Good work!
The St. Patrick's Day party of C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. at Mountaineer had all of the ingredients of a well-planned party, including good food, hot music and lots of people in Irish dress. Among them was Tom McDonald, in full regalia. As fund-raising events go, this one was a winner. As always, It was fun to sit with Jack Thayer and his lovely escort, Janet Stagani, among others at our table.
A shout-out to Don Hickey of Marland Heights, whom I met at the C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. party. Don is a letter carrier with 27 years of service and my house is on his route. Thank you for the first class service, Mr. Hickey!
"Woman is that peculiar class
Which stops before a looking glass
And in herself sees every flaw
Would man his faults as clearly saw!"
(A couplet by Edgar A. Guest)
So this housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweat shirt.
Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to ask, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"
"It depends," the wife replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"
The guy yelled back, "Pitt Panthers."
Somebody somewhere whispered to me: "First-time romance; second-time finance."
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Somewhere I saw this sign: "Middle age is when your old classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you."
The lady down the street was describing her ideal vacation: nice room with a view of the ocean, big screen television and a short walk to a casino!
Overheard: "I gave up drinking, smoking and golf last week. It was the worst 15 minutes of my life."
These words describe me pretty well: "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."
- "She Stoops to Conquer," Act 1, Scene 2.
Overheard: "I've been calculating my net worth. In a decade or so, I should have one."
I picked the Florida Gators to take it all in college basketball this year.