I decided to get a new camera to deal with the battery issues of my current elderly ones. I bought a compact Nikon Coolpix to carry around and take some photos when my good camera is too clunky. This is one of the first photos that I took. It was snapped on a walk - a brief walk - outside at 4º in the playing field at Linwood playground. NCW was with me and can attest to the briskness of the air. As often happens when the temperature is this puny, no one was skating. They were possibly at home getting ready for the Winter Olympics at Sochi.
It's cold so I've been looking at old photos. I don't think that I've posted this one before, but anyhow I like it and it's from 1945-46 or so and includes the Tom and Lillie Miller family of Webster, Wisconsin. TT on the left, Santini on the right next to Tommy. I look older and taller than Tommy, but it's an illusion because I'm sitting on my mom's lap.
I have a copy of the 1926 Sylvacola - yearbook for Webster Wisconsin High School. I was thumbing through it and came upon a photo of the Sylvacola staff. Thomas Miller was the humor editor and is pictured at the left end of the middle row. I'm somewhat familiar with Thomas' sense of humor, him being my dad and all, so I was curious as to the humor selections in the annual.
There is a whole section entitled, "Jokes."
Miss Beranek: Give us a sentence using the word "triangle."
Melvin: Next time you go fishing, try angle worms.
Myra: I think there is something dove-like about you.
Alice: Not, really!
Myra: Sure, you're pigeon toed.
and surely enough:
There are meters Iambic and meters Trochaic
And meters of musical tone,
But the meter that's neater, completer and sweeter,
Is to meet her in the moonlight alone.