Monday, September 28, 2020

We interrupt this blog...

Michelle (aka Mrs. Wanders, aka "Shelly" to her grandfather) and I (aka Wes to my friends) are going camping.

If you don't hear from us by October 7, please send a search party. We will be here:

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Yesterday, there were a lot of jokes about Tommy selling CBD oil. I don't think I've shared this here, but now seems like an appropriate time. About once every couple of weeks, someone will stop by our house looking for CBD oil. They're at the wrong place, of course. OF COURSE! Apparently, our address and the address of the dispensary share a similar street name and when people enter the address into Google Maps, if they aren't reading the auto-suggestion carefully, they end up on our porch.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Mary Kay Cosmetics? Avon? Amway? Younique? Yoga pants? Whatever it is, I'm really looking forward to Tommy screwing it up.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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 "Well, she never worked a day in her life, so she's feeling pretty good."

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Come on, guys, settle down; it's a national day of mourning. Happy Aldo Kelrast Day everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2020

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We should have guessed that Mary and her minion were watching and judging them the entire time. 

Oh, good, a Tommy Beedie story. But something tells me the New Resident and her Big Dog are going to show up again soon, like bad banana bread. Perhaps they'll be eating at the New Place, too. I hope it's dog friendly.

A special thank you to Marilyn T. for her generous donation to the Mary Worth and Me Rehabilitation Fund

Sunday, September 20, 2020

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At first I was wondering what Saul was talking about. I should have guessed...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Living in Philadelphia, I can attest to the fact that as antiquated as you think this phrase may be, it’s a regular part of the Philly vernacular. You always want to have “friends in the know,” especially when you’re going “out on the town” to “skip the light fantastic.” Eve is the real deal. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Is Eve speaking about her and Max, or does she always use plural pronouns when she talks about herself? Because I would really enjoy that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Does she have a name? Does their home state have a name? All will be revealed in time. The important thing is that Max is a fascinatingly big dog.

Monday, September 14, 2020

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We had a dachshund when I was a kid. He was named Peanuts. He was our "wiener dog" because he was shaped like a hot dog. I liked playing with him in our backyard kiddie pool, and he taught me how to dog paddle. I loved Peanuts, but I couldn't say dachshund, so, yes, he was our wiener dog. I'm glad this lady knows how to pronounce dachshund.

Friday, September 11, 2020

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Wonderful, a story about dogs complaining that they have to dress like their owners. This should be a beautiful thing.

I never created a tag for Greta; I never figured she'd have her own story. I may have to go back and update her tags.


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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I know Saul intends this to be ironic, but the reality is, he's keeping up with his dog.

Monday, September 7, 2020

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I never thought I'd say this, Greta... but out story doesn't seem to be over. I guess Saul and Greta will take a victory lap themselves. 

Saul, the place doesn't seem emptier. It literally is emptier.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

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It’s okay Madi. Unnamed secret ingredients. Unnamed cousins, wives and grandmothers. No last names for you and your dad. No explanation for your father having to work the summer in Venezuela. Why in the world would we expect you to explain your remarkable and unbelievable character transformation? 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Lyle, you're an ass. I'm sure separating her from her friends again and your constant neglect will have Madi back to her ol' self in no time.

Friday, September 4, 2020

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And just like that, she was gone. Not even a goodbye to Mary or her friend.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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"Well, Lyle, I can tell you what I didn't do. I didn't abandon her for three months at the old folks home. That was all you, buddy."

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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<<whisper whisper>> also the secret ingredient was pumpkin spice. it's like crack to old people.