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...

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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...

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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...

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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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My Husband Is Perfect… Except When He’s Not

By at July 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Husband Is Perfect… Except When He’s Not

THE SONIC BOOMER Let me begin by saying, I love my husband. He is kind, gentle and smart. He loves children and animals. He has the manners of a southern gentleman. But... Oh, yes, there’s a “but.” Because the nature of any long-term relationship, especially marriage, is that the very things that once attracted you to this person now drive you crazy. Aesop more...

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July Fourth: Informal Holiday Ends With A Bang!

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July Fourth: Informal Holiday Ends With A Bang!

THE SONIC BOOMER Hurrah for the Fourth of July — a day that’s easy to love from dawn’s early light to twilight’s last gleaming. Why? It is the “under”-dog of holidays — under-planned and under-anticipated. In short, it’s great. I mean, let’s compare: • Thanksgiving — A meal whose components are often prepared days, weeks or (in the case of more...

Deborah Welky

Chocolate Has Changed… And Other Thoughts

By at June 27, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Chocolate Has Changed… And Other Thoughts

THE SONIC BOOMER I’m looking for someone to blame for this. I love my computer, my microwave and my smartphone — but, other than those few things, I miss the good ol’ days, when everything was better. • Chocolate. What the heck has happened to chocolate? When a few of us girls got together and said we preferred dark chocolate over milk chocolate, the candy more...

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My Animals Must Earn Their Own Keep

By at June 20, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Animals Must Earn Their Own Keep

THE SONIC BOOMER I think it’s time that our pets become true members of the family. I know, I know. Rover is already part of the family. Fluffy already thinks she’s human. Ping and Pong are my babies. That is a load of kitty litter, and we know it. Dogs are dogs; and cats are cats; and Ping and Pong are sources of furry wonder (breed and sex as yet more...

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