Deborah Welky

My Most Favorite Month Of The Year Is…

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Most Favorite Month Of The Year Is…

THE SONIC BOOMER February is my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, but, come Valentine’s Day, we finally have the perfect excuse to renege on our hastily made and ill-thought-out resolution to avoid candy. Who would be so mean as to turn up their nose at a red heart-shaped box of candy? You just can’t! Of course, December is my real more...

Deborah Welky

Want The ‘Oz’ Lion Suit? You’ll Need Big Bucks!

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Want The ‘Oz’ Lion Suit? You’ll Need Big Bucks!

THE SONIC BOOMER This is kind of old news, but it was new news to me: I just read that in 2014, the lion costume that Bert Lahr wore in The Wizard of Oz sold at a Bonhams auction for $3 million. You know what it cost to make that film back in 1939? That’s right, $3 million. Ironic, huh? They didn’t even break even on the movie. I mean, movie tickets were more...

Deborah Welky

Green Bay’s Loss Was A Devastating Blow

By at January 22, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Green Bay’s Loss Was A Devastating Blow

THE SONIC BOOMER OK, the Green Bay Packers have finally let me down. Worse, they have let my mother down — a woman who hangs up on you when the game comes on and who has been known to hurl her knitting at the television when the referee makes a bad call. There were a few bad calls last Saturday, but even fair calls wouldn’t have helped them. The Packers were not more...

Deborah Welky

I Am Not A Gardener, But I’m Going To Try!

By at January 15, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I Am Not A Gardener, But I’m Going To Try!

THE SONIC BOOMER I’m going to garden something. Not now, of course. Later. Maybe in the spring when the seed catalogs come out. Of course, I have never gardened before, but my new summer cottage came with a garden, which the neighbors are still raving about, even though it is now nothing more than a brown pile of overgrown something-or-others. The previous more...

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Big Elections Cause Problems In My Marriage

By at January 8, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Big Elections Cause Problems In My Marriage

THE SONIC BOOMER It is finally, at long last, the year in which the actual presidential election will take place. True, it won’t be until November, but we are inching ever forward, toward the end of this madness. Oh, what other countries must think of us! When I visited Turkey about 10 years ago, I was watching the only American channel available on the TV set and more...

Deborah Welky

I’ve Decided To Make More Realistic Resolutions

By at January 1, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I’ve Decided To Make More Realistic Resolutions

THE SONIC BOOMER Following an evening of unbridled revelry, we are now to sit down and write out our New Year’s resolutions, is that it? Well, ha ha ha. Where were 2015’s resolutions last night, huh? Gone with the wind, that’s where. However, I am nothing if not a realist, so I have decided to be completely frank with myself this year and write down only more...

Deborah Welky

’Twas The Night Of This Christmas…

By at December 25, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

’Twas The Night Of This Christmas…

THE SONIC BOOMER ’Twas the night of this Christmas and all through the house, Not a grandchild was stirring, not a pet dog or spouse. They had already wreaked all their havoc, you see, And now the big cleanup was left up to me. “What a day it has been!” I mused as I swept. (I was glad for the quiet while everyone slept.) It all started at 4 (yes, more...

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My Grandkids Have Gone Christmas Crazy!

By at December 18, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Grandkids Have Gone Christmas Crazy!

THE SONIC BOOMER My grandchildren have gone completely insane. Orion, age 3, completely understands that a man with a white beard is going to bring him presents. Tess, at 14 months, merely feeds off her brother’s excitement, screaming and precariously toddling lickety-split around the house with her hands in the air until she falls. It’s magical more...

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Preparing For My Christmas Is Time Consuming

By at December 11, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Preparing For My Christmas Is Time Consuming

THE SONIC BOOMER I know Christmas is almost here because I am officially out of cash. My liquid assets have run downhill, pooled into a puddle and evaporated. It’s time to break out the credit cards. This turning point in the holiday season signals that I am having fun. Because fun costs money, despite that old adage that “the best things in life are free.” more...

Deborah Welky

Thanksgiving Still A One-Woman Show For Mom

By at December 4, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Thanksgiving Still A One-Woman Show For Mom

THE SONIC BOOMER Mark and I just got back from Wisconsin, where my mother served her 65th Thanksgiving meal. She’ll be 87 next week, so you’d think she’d be over it... but no. “Margie,” Mark said. “Please let me do it this year. It’s too much work for you.” “And I can cut up carrot sticks,” I chimed in (always the consummate cook). “No, more...

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