“Mein Vater, mein Vater!”
Same essay said that when the Highlanders charged the German trenches, it wasn’t because they were brave, but because they were trying to get away from the bagpipes.
Essay on bagpipes I heard on NPR some years back – by a Scotsman, no less – said that when you see German soldiers surrendering to Highland troops in old WWI films, “It wasn’t because they were afraid of these men in skirts. They were music lovers who had to drop their rifles to put their hands over their ears.”
When our Symphony played the William Tell Overture a couple weeks ago, my mind said at the end, “Beeeeetle Boooomb!”
Once I get home from work, my ambition exceeds my time and energy.
“’Let’s eat, Grandma!’
’Let’s eat Grandma!‘
Commas save lives."
- Sign on wife’s desk (she’s an editor)
Was in a boat race once in which on some of the turns my wife thought her “If you can read this, pull me back in the boat” (printed upside-down) T-shirt might be more than a joke.
“Six months out of every year / I might as well be wearing crepe.” – chorus of baseball fans’ wives in Damn Yankees
I keep expecting the playoffs to lap over the beginning of the next season.
After Dad died, I visited Mom a few days every year to clean out the basement, and set aside some things I’d like to bring home with me sometime. But I told my sister, “If you see anything in my pile you’d like to have, Kathy [my wife] will bless you for it.”