Deborah Welky

Time To Celebrate My Parents’ 65th Anniversary

By at March 27, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Time To Celebrate My Parents’ 65th Anniversary

THE SONIC BOOMER All us kids — and by “kids,” I mean “my parents’ offspring,” nothing age-related — are trooping up to Wisconsin this summer for, get this, Mom and Dad’s 65th wedding anniversary. They have been happily married for 65 years. Some people are divorced by the 65th day. As the eldest “kid,” I felt I had the right to demand something more...

Deborah Welky

I’ve Been Tracing The Footsteps Of Walt Disney

By at March 20, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I’ve Been Tracing The Footsteps Of Walt Disney

THE SONIC BOOMER One of the things I like most about spending time in Kansas City is the Walt Disney connection. After all, he grew up here. I figure if I hang around the places he hung around, a little bit of his genius will seep into me. So far, it hasn’t happened, but there are a lot of creative people here. And creativity is encouraged — with real money. The more...

Deborah Welky

Don’t Trust My Memory About St. Patrick’s Day

By at March 13, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Don’t Trust My Memory About St. Patrick’s Day

THE SONIC BOOMER Tuesday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. One of these days, I’m going to get to Boston and learn the proper way to celebrate. But, until then, I have to rely largely on my own imagination. This is not as difficult as it sounds. First, I enumerate everything I know about the holiday, which isn’t much. Here’s what I remember: • Our more...

Deborah Welky

When Did My Amusing Quirks Become Senility?

By at March 6, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

When Did My Amusing Quirks Become Senility?

THE SONIC BOOMER I have noticed that the older I get, the more often people comment on my “senile idiosyncrasies.” I mean, I always had them, but when I was younger, they were just considered to be charmingly cute quirks. Now that people are looking for that first sign that I should be shuttled into a nursing home, the quirks have taken on an exaggerated more...

Deborah Welky

Nothing Like A Displaced Southerner In Winter

By at February 27, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Nothing Like A Displaced Southerner In Winter

THE SONIC BOOMER When I first moved south from Wisconsin, a native Floridian commented to me one day, “It looks like we’re going to have some weather.” I was perplexed. Didn’t Florida have weather every day, just like every other place on the planet? I soon came to understand that Florida “weather” referred to anything that wasn’t hot and sunny or, more...

Deborah Welky

Sweet Valentine’s Day Story For ‘Late Bloomers’

By at February 20, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Sweet Valentine’s Day Story For ‘Late Bloomers’

THE SONIC BOOMER Here’s a late-blooming Valentine’s Day story for all you late-blooming valentines. I am going to change the names to protect the innocent. We’ll say it’s about my friend “Betsy.” I met Betsy in Wellington when we were co-workers. We had a lot in common. She was, in fact, the maid of honor at my wedding. She’s smart, honest and a good more...

Deborah Welky

A Great Pairing: Valentine’s Day And My Birthday

By at February 13, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

A Great Pairing: Valentine’s Day And My Birthday

THE SONIC BOOMER This month, Friday the 13th is sandwiched right between my birthday (well, OK, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, too) and Valentine’s Day. Therefore, I see absolutely nothing that could go wrong on this dreaded of all Fridays. Of course, you could have bad luck on Friday the 13th, if you tried. If you decided to pamper yourself with a red roses, good more...

Deborah Welky

Pet Peeve: Let Me Explain Why I Hate ‘Spa Music’

By at February 6, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Pet Peeve: Let Me Explain Why I Hate ‘Spa Music’

THE SONIC BOOMER It’s time for another one of my famous tirades. But, unlike most of my tirades, this one is not directed at an inanimate object that could care less. This time there’s a human component. I’m talking about spa music. My husband Mark loves it. He plays it in the car, thanks to Sirius bouncing the drivel off a satellite for our “listening more...

Deborah Welky

I’ve Always Wanted A Flying Car… But Is It Safe?

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I’ve Always Wanted A Flying Car… But Is It Safe?

THE SONIC BOOMER I was out and about this morning, tooling around in my car with no particular place to go, and I got to thinking about flying cars. It’s something we all dream about from time to time. We’ll be stuck at a stoplight and think, “If only I had a leap button, I could clear this mess.” Well, at one time I did have a leap button, and it was more...

Deborah Welky

Little Skippy Has Developed Plenty Of Charisma

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Little Skippy Has Developed Plenty Of Charisma

THE SONIC BOOMER I have always wondered about charisma — who has it, how they get it and why I don’t have any. As a student of humanity, it’s easy to see that some people stand out more than others — sometimes in a bad way, through misbehavior or downright stupidity, and sometimes in a good way in that others are simply drawn to them. But is this attraction more...

Deborah Welky