Deborah Welky

Navy Accident Report Sends Us Into Panic Mode

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Navy Accident Report Sends Us Into Panic Mode

THE SONIC BOOMER Two F-18 military jets crashed in the air over the Pacific last week. One of the Navy pilots was recovered, one lost, along with the planes. As opposed to last week’s rehashing of the 9/11 tragedy, this is the kind of news that doesn’t really affect “The Average American” — that is, unless you have a son or daughter who is in the U.S. more...

Deborah Welky

9/11 Remembrances Bring Me Back To That Day

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

9/11 Remembrances Bring Me Back To That Day

THE SONIC BOOMER There has been much somber remembering going on this week due to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. We are still suffering the residual effects of the tragedy by being forced to wait in long lines to take off our shoes at airports. Admittedly, that is not as much of a problem in the Flip-Flop State as it is in say, Alaska. more...

Deborah Welky

Time To Start Planning Halloween Parties!

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Time To Start Planning Halloween Parties!

THE SONIC BOOMER September... I made it! Glorious September, when the leaves begin turning magnificent colors, when the ground gets crunchy beneath our feet, when the aromatic smell of wood smoke first tinges the air, when the… oh, wait. That’s up north. But Florida has its September, too, highlighted primarily by the facts that the kids are back in school, more...

Deborah Welky

Help! My Phone Is Slowly Taking Over My Life

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Help! My Phone Is Slowly Taking Over My Life

THE SONIC BOOMER Having a problem with your computer? Call in a 13-year-old to take a look at it. That’s the old joke, but it’s true! How those kids know what’s wrong with it is beyond me. It’s like when the Beatles were introduced on The Ed Sullivan Show. Our parents were in the room, snickering at the moptop haircuts, but every kid in America knew the more...

Deborah Welky

This Summer, I Got To Soar Through The Air

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

This Summer, I Got To Soar Through The Air

THE SONIC BOOMER It’s time again for everyone to write about what they did on their summer vacation, isn’t it? Of course it is. On my summer vacation, I went to the Dolly Parton theme park, Dollywood, in the Tennessee hills. I know, I know. With all the best theme parks in the world right at my doorstep, why would I want to do that? I like to think of it more...

Deborah Welky

I’ve Begun A New Career As A Secret Shopper

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:00 am | 1 Comments

I’ve Begun A New Career As A Secret Shopper

THE SONIC BOOMER I have always wanted to be part of a retail focus group and now, thanks to someone referring me, that dream has finally come true. Think about it — instead of wandering the aisles of a store, grumbling about why that awesome comforter doesn’t come in pink or why the otherwise-contemporary shower curtain has that stupid fringe or why most blue more...

Deborah Welky

Ideas That Never Made It Off The Napkin

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Ideas That Never Made It Off The Napkin

THE SONIC BOOMER It’s that time of year again. The time when I look at all the notes I’ve made regarding hilarious columns I’m going to write in the future and discard those notes one by one — but not until I’ve shared them with you, my lucky readers. The first note reads: Last Friday night, I went to a popular steakhouse and everything was just perfect. more...

Deborah Welky

It Takes A Long Time To Plan A Baby Shower

By at August 1, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

It Takes A Long Time To Plan A Baby Shower

THE SONIC BOOMER What fun I had last Sunday! I threw a baby shower for my daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Greg. Yes, I know what Emily Post’s etiquette book says about showers for a second child — they’re a no-no. But because there’s already a boy in the family and modern technology tells us this one will be a girl, I felt there was just cause for more...

Deborah Welky

Skippy Has Mastered The Art Of The Prat Fall

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Skippy Has Mastered The Art Of The Prat Fall

THE SONIC BOOMER Once a week, I take my grandson to gym so he has the chance to interact with other toddlers and to pick up whatever cold is in style that week. It’s not the gym’s fault. They try to keep everything clean. It’s the kids. Get 10 tots together and someone is bound to have something. I mean, the rest of the week they’re being hugged, kissed and more...

Deborah Welky

My Pot Has An Amazing Story To Tell (Or Not)

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Pot Has An Amazing Story To Tell (Or Not)

THE SONIC BOOMER At an estate sale last weekend, my husband Mark wanted to spend $125 to buy a plain copper pot with two handles and a lid. He claimed it was a pressure cooker, hand-hammered in England. I wasn’t so sure. “I think it might be a tourist item made in India,” I said. “No way,” he countered. “Look at this house. Everything in here is an more...

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