Old Monkey

And therefore let’s be merry.

A Christmas Carol
by George Wither (1588-1667)

So now is come our joyful feast,
Let every man be jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves is dressed,
And every post with holly.
Though some churls at our mirth repine,
Round your foreheads garlands twine,
Drown sorrow in a cup of wine,
And let us all be merry.

Now all our neighbors’ chimnies smoke,
And Christmas blocks are burning;
Their ovens they with baked meats choke,
And all their spits are turning.
Without the door let sorrow lie,
And if for cold it hap to die,
We’ll bury it in a Christmas pie,
And evermore be merry.

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Old Monkey

latest writing meme

I tried pasting in my last 3 major entries, and got my choice of Stephen King, Chuck Palaniuhk or Douglas Adams.
I think I'll take Douglas Adams, please.
Old Monkey

insurance question

Does anyone have experience with Cigna health insurance?

Our Cobra medical coverage has to change, and our choices are Cigna and Kaiser. We've had Kaiser before, but Cigna is new to me. I've found a few review pages with very little good stuff to say about them.
Old Monkey

Sad news for the weaving community

Russell Groff, owner of the weaving shop Robin & Russ, passed away January 3, 2010. He will be missed.

"This is to inform your guilds, vendors, instructors, etc. of the
passing of Russell E. Groff, formerly of Robin and Russ Handweavers.
Russ passed away, peacefully, in his sleep January 3, 2010. Many of
you know him as teacher, author, book and yarn salesman, and friend.
After many years of fighting fibroid tumors in his lungs, he is finally
at peace. I'm sorry to inform you of this on email, but there are very
many people to notify, so I hope you will forgive me. If the recipient
of this email needs further information, please feel free to contact me
by any of the following means.
Russell and I have been working on several new books, and that work will
continue in his honor. I will miss him daily.

Sincerely, Mary Scott"