Weave these words into your dialogue:
Insatiable - constantly wanting more.
Insipid - without flavor, tasteless.
Laity - all the people not among the clergy.
Lascivious - characterized by lust or lewdness.
Man of letters - writer, scholar, editor.
Megalomania - delusions of grandeur, power.
Puissant - powerful, strong, mighty.
Sagacity - sound judgment, intelligence.
It was a cold Saturday morning. Even so, golf was on my mind. So unable to resist, I grabbed my driver and 3 metal, plunked down $15, and spent an hour or so hitting golf balls at the newly opened Papi J's Fairway Grille and Indoor Golf in the Shop'n Save Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton.
The manager and chief executive officer, Jason Cupps, 39, patiently described the full-swing, simulated golf practice range. I had a good workout.
Jason said there were 92 golf courses to play on the simulated setup, one of them being Oakmont. The full complex - Papi J's Fairway Grille and Indoor Golf - will have hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Best wishes to the new business!
The 78th annual membership meeting and banquet of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce drew a large crowd at the Serbian-American Cultural Center. The food was excellent and Chamber President Brenda Mull kept the program moving as she reviewed the chamber's many accomplishments.
First Choice America Credit Union was recognized for its 75th anniversary year and the entire Board of Directors was on hand, plus the marketing team.
My good neighbor, retiring bank executive Bill D'Alesio, was honored as a past chamber board member, as were printer Joe Stankiewicz and funeral home owner Doug Finton.
It was good to see Arden O. Ford, vice president of operations at Hancock County Savings Bank, who said he reads our column. Thank you, Arden.
Overheard: "It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere."
I have this good friend who has great respect for old age - especially if it is bottled!
Last week I went to a psychiatrist and told him I am always forgetting things.
I asked him what I should do. He suggested I pay him in advance!
It was nice to receive a phone call from Jim Longacre, resident of The Villages, Fla. Jim worked for Weirton Steel for many years and later was executive director of Weirton United Way.
A co-worker asked, "Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?"
Overheard: "I might resume exercising so I can hear heavy breathing again."
Old age is all in your head: hair loss, glaucoma, hearing aids, cataracts and Alzheimer's. To old timers, Happy Hour is a nap! Count me in.
I got a chuckle upon reading this: "A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail."
Thank a veteran today!