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A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Special Christmas Feast

Note: You sent me so many positive responses to the Hansje story of two weeks ago, I am posting another excerpt from my children’s story style autobiography. It is set in Nazi occupied Holland at Christmas, 1944, when I, Hansje, was six years old. (With this post I’m taking a blogging break until the New Year. See you then!) One day, Hansje’s Papa told him that he had a surprise. “I bought some special cheese called Slide cheese. We will have it for …

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Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

Something stirred in my memory as I watched the TV news two weeks ago. I had seen a similar event nearly fifty years earlier among the Canela people of Brazil, but with a vastly different outcome. The Mayhem The TV news showed crowds of bargain hunting shoppers bursting into stores when the doors opened on Black Friday, to begin a shopping frenzy—greedily grasping and grabbing, and at times wresting and wrenching items out of the hands of other shoppers. Sometimes …

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Hansje and the Truck of Terror–A Story From My Childhood

Sinterklaas

Explanations: In the Netherlands, my Dad’s name was Hans and mine was Hansje (little Hans). When we emigrated to Canada my Dad changed his name to John and mine to Jack. The Dutch Santa Claus is called Sinterklaas or St. Nicholaas,  and his December 5th  birthday is celebrated with parties and gift giving. The first 30 chapters of the autobiography I’m writing cover my twelve years of childhood and are in the form of children’s stories about Hansje. Here is one such story …

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