Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cindy's Art Projects

Cindy's assignment in school this week was to draw how she plans on spending her spring vacation. The result was this delightful picture, which I am pleased to share with all of you.

That reminds me, I am again in need of fresh cats for the Time Machine experiment.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Winsome Family History: April 14, 1944

It was seventy years ago that the Barker Sisters enjoyed their first major success in the art of making things vanish.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fanny Mail: A Professor's Question

Today I received an email from Professor Nicole Jennings of Seattle, Washington. Professor Jennings writes: "Is it possible to rent children from an orphanage? I am curious about the effects of grief on young children, and for statistical purposes need at least a dozen subjects to take to various funerals. I’d use my own children, but I fear the long-term effects might be devastating. And though my study is currently unfunded, I am willing to pay the orphanage for the use of their children."

Well, Professor, I’m sure the people who run the orphanage would be happy to have you take the children off their hands for a while. And if you’re able to sweeten the deal by giving them a bit of money, I can’t see how they could object. Plus, the children will likely appreciate a day out.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fanny Game Fan Videos

Kiddies, today I received a delightful video from longtime Grandmother’s Fanny Game fan Ruth Washington of Oakland, California. Ruth writes, “Grandmother Winsome, I wanted to share with you and your loyal viewers my neighbor’s solution to the homeless problem in my area.”

That’s wonderful, Sweetie! Your neighbor has taken an annoyance and turned it into a fun activity. The next time you speak with her, please ask where she found that lovely pink bucket.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Edward's "For Your Information"

The warm weather will be here soon, so now is a good time to take your ice cream truck in for a tune-up. You don’t want to lose even a single day of the season by having your truck in the repair shop.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Winsome Family History: March 31, 2002

It was exactly twelve years ago that Clappy The Clown performed at his final children's birthday party.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Cleaning

Kiddies, it's that time of year again, and we here at Winsome Headquarters are busy with our spring cleaning. I was up in the attic, going through some old files, and decided to discard several aliases that we no longer need. Feel free to make use of any of these that suit your particular needs.
  • Alice Windham
  • Charles Winthrop, Esq.
  • Great Grandmother Winters
  • Sylvester Longstocking
  • Allison McCallister
  • Nora Dunn
  • Ambassador Eckstein
  • Representative Joel Peterson
  • Senator Jane Hilton
  • The Honorable Judge Irving Thomas
  • Supreme Court Justice Duke Revelle
  • Postmaster Jonathan Walker
  • Chef Pierre LaFontaigne
  • Supermodel Jane Thinn 
  • Fashion Designer Eleanor Jane   
  • Channel 7 Eye-In-The-Sky Reporter Jude Hamilton
  • Dr. Flambeau
  • Edna Rohal, RN
  • Mad Lisa C.
  • Christina Mmm-mmmm Guy
  • Stephanie "The Prize" Conti
  • Cindi
  • Tulip
  • Ned
  • Ted
  • Jed
  • Ngandi T’gowi
  • Sergeant T.M. McGraw
  • General Logan
  • Officer Paul Stanford
  • Vice Principal Franklin
  • Vice Principal Langston
  • Vice Principal Holmes
  • Vice Principal White
  • Vice Principal Gershna
  • Vice Principal Voorhees
  • Professor Janice Olson
  • Professor Edmund Winters
  • Olympic Silver Medalist Fran Windham
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Susan Sharps
  • Coach McGraw
  • Lifeguard Charles
  • Swimming Instructor Charles
  • PTA Member Ed Ward
  • Commissioner Norfolk
  • Crossing Guard Jordan
  • Dennis The Flower Guy
  • Dennis The Chalkboard Repairman
  • Dennis The Merry-Go-Round Repairman
  • Dennis The School Bus Driver
  • Dennis The Hall Monitor
  • Lunch Lady Lois
  • Veterinarian Rhonda
  • Best-Selling Author Sue Pritchett
  • Max Bernstein, Attorney At Law
  • Chief Constable Granger
  • Sister Mary
  • Father Patrick O’Sullivan
  • Rabbi Rafflestein
  • Pope Willie II
  • Deacon Oliver Schmidt
  • Archbishop Desantis
  • The Barker Sisters
  • The Great Misterio
  • Clappy The Clown
  • Hotfoot McGraw
  • Lou "The Foot" Marino
  • Prisoner B-33142
  • Jasmine DeCup
  • Mistress Ingrid
  • Miss Wyoming
  • Slim Sally LePan
  • Guts McGraw
  • Two-Fists McGraw
  • Harry "Pigeon" McCoy
  • Guido "The Tail" Prosciutto
  • George "The Killer" Steele
  • The Late Penny Baur
  • Lady Primrose
  • Duchess Katherine Brahms
  • Sir Richmond Humphries
  • Sheik Al Q'aissie
  • His Majesty, The King Of Sylvania

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cindy's Coat Update

The maid finally finished sewing Cindy’s new cat jacket. Cindy is so pleased with it, she is out right now, taking a long walk in the cool air.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hoping For A Little More Winter

It’s taking longer than I would have thought for the cat pelts to dry. I’d like to have them ready soon, so that Cindy can wear her new jacket before the weather gets too warm. The maid is standing by with her needle and thread, but the fur is still quite damp.