Farewell, 2013!

As the year draws to a close, I’m tempted to say, “Good riddance.” A lot of super things happened to us this year, but I’m ticked off at 2013 for not seeing my Mom recovered from her dysphagia. Poor showing, 2013. Shame!

On the up side, tests show she does NOT have COPD or lupus. Or, come to that, Housemaid’s Knee. So that’s good.

Bidding adieu to the year put me in mind of the first political satire television show, possibly ever, That Was The Week That Was, also known as TW3. It started in England and moved to The United States. Tom Lehrer wrote for the show and recorded an album of songs from it: That Was The Year That Was, an album which I still own.

I was delighted to find that one of my favorite comedy routines, “The $65 Funeral,” originally appeared on that show.

You’re welcome, and Happy New Year.

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about New Year’s foods.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character runs afoul of or engages in deceptive advertising.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Farewell, 2013!

  1. Jane

    December 31, 2013 at 8:46am

    Sounds like there’s a Harry Mudd story in there somewhere! Love the TW3 bonus clip. And thank you!

    Happy New Year!

    Follow my example, and you won’t get in any trouble. Hunker down and finish your champagne before 5 pm. It’s pretty dark by then. What?

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