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Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen

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  1. Lefty2 commented on Brevity 17 days ago

    Hydrox were the cookies we had as kids. Much better than oreo.

  2. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street 18 days ago

    B9, I17, B2 where are you. I can’t stand it any more, won’t take this abuse, I’ve had enough, it’s not fun any more, I won’t go, won’t play, I’ll never smile again. I hate everything. I done it right, I’m a good person, I pay my dues, why is this happening to me. I hate everything. I try hard, I do, ask anyone. I can’t stand it; its not luck, its something else; a dark force, like a disease, always there dragging me down. Next time I’m wearing my lucky socks and taking an umbrella, I’ll have doughnuts for dinner and everything will be perfect.

  3. Lefty2 commented on Twaggies 19 days ago

    we need a new Twaggies

  4. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street about 1 month ago

    Russell a man of Fab, always a fashion statement, bedroom eyes, cheap sunglasses and tasteless jewelry. Moma’s cutest baby and adorable child. Never played sports; quit the Boy Scouts; never went swimming (back hair you know); loved Elvis; a child of the 60’s; big hair spell in the 70’s, sold used typewriters in the 80’s; drank his way through the 90’s; caught millennium fever in 2000; retired in 2010 and is now back to drinking. Yes Russell, one look at that shirt and we can see there is a lot of stuff you never got over.

  5. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street about 1 month ago

    Cory has had a multitude of Gene’s adequate sufficiency, yes that would be a multitude of sufficiency. Nevertheless Cory couldn’t help but noticing Gene’s tie accented the smile, of course as Shirley has often said, a man is never adequately dressed without his pocket protector. Gene is a colorful character, if he would added another quarter million to his 401 he would have qualified for eccentric status. Adequate is OK for Ballard Street as long as he knows the words to “Strawberry Field”, fishes at least twice a year and has a dog with a kid’s name.

  6. Lefty2 commented on Cornered about 1 month ago

    Actually, socks and sandals are the in thing now. Go figure.

  7. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street 2 months ago

    Shirley you have every right to be concerned. Arthur is spending way to much time with Carl. He needs to get back to the garage and waste his time there, doing something. Reggie is confused, the kids won’t come over, Stan doesn’t call and Ernie is out of the picture all together. That’s the risk you run Arthur, some will simply give up on you. But not me! I will say however you look much better in red with your blue suede shoes. As soon as my cow suit gets back from the cleaners I’ll come over and we can play gin rummy.

  8. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street 2 months ago

    What is it about a man and his whistle which is so endearing? Is it a call to attention? Or is it the transformative effect of restoring order? Can it right a wrong or just signal a break in the action. Its not like you would jump for joy but usually half the people will like it. Arthur it is comforting to know you have a whistle and as Shirley has said time and time again you know how to use it. Shirley says bears are afraid of the whistle, dogs will come and cats will simply ignore it. I’m a bit surprised myself, it’s only Thursday, but on the other hand it is a long weekend, better get ready and stay ready.

  9. Lefty2 commented on The LeftyBosco Picture Show 2 months ago

    Nicely done. If I had a pet I’d have you do a picture.

  10. Lefty2 commented on Ballard Street 3 months ago

    Neal’s recovery has been painfully slow. Shirley has spent a lot of time in Toledo; she has two sisters there who have been very supportive. Trooper is on high alert, he takes nothing for granted; poised and at the ready, action is his code word and action there will be. Neal on the other hand is quite happily laid back, where once he had proudly touted, I don’t give an “F” bombing cow excrement, he finally morphed into, “I hate everything” and now gleefully explains the world around him in terms he finds amusing and laughable. Socially he is now very accommodating and has been invited back to the bowl league on a trial basis and with several warnings in place. Me, I’m not so sure, I liked the old salty dog better, he got a lot of stuff done, always told the truth and had dessert after every meal.