Author Archives: Terri Greenberg

Hopeful for 2015

Scaling back the thing(s) I plan to do but hopeful to do 28 Advertisements

Hopeful for 2015

Scaling back the thing(s) I plan to do but hopeful to do 28

Always in style

Pieter, Dieter’s brother, was known to his friends for different qualities: one) a certain willingness to roll the dice and revel in the outcome two) a certain indecision when it came to choosing headgear three) a certain fondness carried long

Always in style

Pieter, Dieter’s brother, was known to his friends for different qualities: one) a certain willingness to roll the dice and revel in the outcome two) a certain indecision when it came to choosing headgear three) a certain fondness carried long

Always a smile

  Dieter could always be counted on for a smile… Never for gas money, his turn for a round, or for the occasional picking up of the tab… but with a smile like his, his friends didn’t mind (much).

Always a smile

  Dieter could always be counted on for a smile… Never for gas money, his turn for a round, or for the occasional picking up of the tab… but with a smile like his, his friends didn’t mind (much).

Ingenuity in the new year

As they waited for the return of the sun and the sweetness of the spring air, Lorelei McTavitt and her maid had exerted every effort to remain cheerful and optimistic over long winter afternoons. Their project had borne fruit: Kismet

Ingenuity in the new year

As they waited for the return of the sun and the sweetness of the spring air, Lorelei McTavitt and her maid had exerted every effort to remain cheerful and optimistic over long winter afternoons. Their project had borne fruit: Kismet

T-A-D 2014

As the year comes to a close, my mind is already turning to TAD! Anyone else giving it any advance thought? Would love to know!

T-A-D 2014

As the year comes to a close, my mind is already turning to TAD! Anyone else giving it any advance thought? Would love to know!

Favorites

I know, I know: you’re not supposed to admit that you like one of your “children” more than the others. I know. Oswald, however, has had a special place in my Odd Fellow-loving heart since he arrived ful blown (all

Favorites

I know, I know: you’re not supposed to admit that you like one of your “children” more than the others. I know. Oswald, however, has had a special place in my Odd Fellow-loving heart since he arrived ful blown (all

Oink Fellow

Petunia, naturally. (Needle felting is not the most stimulating activity until you get the thrill of stabbing yourself in the finger with very sharp pointy needle.)

Oink Fellow

Petunia, naturally. (Needle felting is not the most stimulating activity until you get the thrill of stabbing yourself in the finger with very sharp pointy needle.)

Olympic Dreams

Competitive synchronized levitation required delicate balance, a certain degree of resiliency, a willingness to push boundaries, and a finely tuned understanding of Newton’s Third Law. The Orbulous twins, Orlon and Olson, were at the height of their game. Now that

Olympic Dreams

Competitive synchronized levitation required delicate balance, a certain degree of resiliency, a willingness to push boundaries, and a finely tuned understanding of Newton’s Third Law. The Orbulous twins, Orlon and Olson, were at the height of their game. Now that

Homegrown Odd

Somedays, it’s just not possible to get the work done… certain residents of the home want to help.

Homegrown Odd

Somedays, it’s just not possible to get the work done… certain residents of the home want to help.

An intervention

The kitchen staff at the Hotel Garamond were justifiably proud of their reputation… it took some doing to hang on to that fourth Michelin star. So they were not pleased when patrons started complaining about the food. Turns out that

An intervention

The kitchen staff at the Hotel Garamond were justifiably proud of their reputation… it took some doing to hang on to that fourth Michelin star. So they were not pleased when patrons started complaining about the food. Turns out that

Odd Odd

Not an Odd Fellow today, but an odd fellow. Little life lesson here: never let a curious, cute 5 year old catch a glimpse of the cute amigurumi… Before you know it, you’re taking requests. This one’s for you, Ryan.

Odd Odd

Not an Odd Fellow today, but an odd fellow. Little life lesson here: never let a curious, cute 5 year old catch a glimpse of the cute amigurumi… Before you know it, you’re taking requests. This one’s for you, Ryan.

Three’s a company

When Milligan and Morton hit the scene, there’s was always the chance that one or the other (or both!) would suddenly explode in a display of temper that had become legendary in their circle of friends. It seemed that only

Three’s a company

When Milligan and Morton hit the scene, there’s was always the chance that one or the other (or both!) would suddenly explode in a display of temper that had become legendary in their circle of friends. It seemed that only

N-Odd Fellows – Feb 21

No Odd Fellow yesterday… I spent the evening with Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Antemortem Society at Coffin Craft Night! Awesome artists and creations! Photos will be coming to Facebook soon, I know. http://www.facebook.com/events/143810605781221/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited#!/laurelhillcemetery?fref=ts  

N-Odd Fellows – Feb 21

No Odd Fellow yesterday… I spent the evening with Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Antemortem Society at Coffin Craft Night! Awesome artists and creations! Photos will be coming to Facebook soon, I know. http://www.facebook.com/events/143810605781221/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited#!/laurelhillcemetery?fref=ts  

Watchful eyes

Yolanda had been a dancer herself, trained to the highest standards; her years of experience made her an excellent competition judge. She wasn’t subtle in her assessments; somehow dancers always knew how she felt about their performances.

Watchful eyes

Yolanda had been a dancer herself, trained to the highest standards; her years of experience made her an excellent competition judge. She wasn’t subtle in her assessments; somehow dancers always knew how she felt about their performances.

Optimist or realist?

Away and on the other side of Esme and Percival, there lived Horace and his own true boon companion, Cecilia. Horace had rather counted on Esme, in much the same way that Cecilia had counted on Percival. Horace remained optimistic

Optimist or realist?

Away and on the other side of Esme and Percival, there lived Horace and his own true boon companion, Cecilia. Horace had rather counted on Esme, in much the same way that Cecilia had counted on Percival. Horace remained optimistic

Unexpected delight

  Esme returned from vacation with a new hairstyle, a new attitude, and a new beau. He’d be joining her soon, but had sent his treasured pet and boon companion, Dulcie, ahead. Percival was smitten.

Unexpected delight

  Esme returned from vacation with a new hairstyle, a new attitude, and a new beau. He’d be joining her soon, but had sent his treasured pet and boon companion, Dulcie, ahead. Percival was smitten.

Ulterior motives

Esme’s neighbor readily agreed to take care of Percival, Esme’s treasured pet and boon companion. Had Percival been a self-reflective sort, he might have realized that the neighbor’s motives were not altogether altruistic. In any event, the nieghbor’s ignorance of

Ulterior motives

Esme’s neighbor readily agreed to take care of Percival, Esme’s treasured pet and boon companion. Had Percival been a self-reflective sort, he might have realized that the neighbor’s motives were not altogether altruistic. In any event, the nieghbor’s ignorance of

Please Mr. Postman…

“Send me a letter, every day that we’re apart!” Chauncey was determined to fulfil his promise to Honoria. He made a new selection each day and  hoped his choices were appreciated. Honoria cared for Chauncey, despite his rather literal-minded view

Please Mr. Postman…

“Send me a letter, every day that we’re apart!” Chauncey was determined to fulfil his promise to Honoria. He made a new selection each day and  hoped his choices were appreciated. Honoria cared for Chauncey, despite his rather literal-minded view

A well deserved break

Drysdale’s doctor told him to go on vacation. So did his dentist, his accountant, his mother, his chiropodist, his gastroenterologist, his golf pro, his assistant manager, two baristas at his local coffee shop, and the guy at the corner newsstand.

A well deserved break

Drysdale’s doctor told him to go on vacation. So did his dentist, his accountant, his mother, his chiropodist, his gastroenterologist, his golf pro, his assistant manager, two baristas at his local coffee shop, and the guy at the corner newsstand.

Cupid’s Dart

  Like Brenda and Eddie, Glenda and Freddie were still going steady since the summer of ‘75 …and buoyed by Brenda’s success, Glenda decided to borrow the serious shoes. Freddie was relieved to have the decision made for him and

Cupid’s Dart

  Like Brenda and Eddie, Glenda and Freddie were still going steady since the summer of ‘75 …and buoyed by Brenda’s success, Glenda decided to borrow the serious shoes. Freddie was relieved to have the decision made for him and

Beach house on the moon

The Ogilveys have hit all the major vacation locations: Cape Canaveral, the Air and Space Museum,  Area 51, Devil’s Tower. This year, they were overjoyed to witness an eclipse directly over their own backyard. Naturally, they wore protective eyegear.

Beach house on the moon

The Ogilveys have hit all the major vacation locations: Cape Canaveral, the Air and Space Museum,  Area 51, Devil’s Tower. This year, they were overjoyed to witness an eclipse directly over their own backyard. Naturally, they wore protective eyegear.

A Kiss for Luck

Nearly every suite in the Hotel Garamond had a fireplace. Those few that did not had other amenities meant for sophisticated and refined tastes of a particular nature and, in the opinions of those with such tastes, were well worth

A Kiss for Luck

Nearly every suite in the Hotel Garamond had a fireplace. Those few that did not had other amenities meant for sophisticated and refined tastes of a particular nature and, in the opinions of those with such tastes, were well worth

Morning routine: quiet, solitude, latte, and a bagel

Harold wasn’t much for mornings. He liked an easy entrance to the day; sometime around half past ten was manageable.

Morning routine: quiet, solitude, latte, and a bagel

Harold wasn’t much for mornings. He liked an easy entrance to the day; sometime around half past ten was manageable.

Joy!

Sometimes, when the weather was fine, she would go to the mountain meadow and dance.

Joy!

Sometimes, when the weather was fine, she would go to the mountain meadow and dance.

Philosophical Society

The members of the Philosophical Society enjoyed the give and take of organized debate, reveled in the well-crafted bon mot, and prided themselves on a long tradition of cultural refinement. Theodore’s intentions were obvious, obviously; he was not the best

Philosophical Society

The members of the Philosophical Society enjoyed the give and take of organized debate, reveled in the well-crafted bon mot, and prided themselves on a long tradition of cultural refinement. Theodore’s intentions were obvious, obviously; he was not the best

Elsewhere

Inspection of the third year students’ mudroom revealed an unfortunate absence of a pair of Wellingtons: Doreen Magirthy’s, to be precise. Doreen’s friends were loyal, steadfast, true but even if they had not been, their stories corroborated Doreen’s claim that

Elsewhere

Inspection of the third year students’ mudroom revealed an unfortunate absence of a pair of Wellingtons: Doreen Magirthy’s, to be precise. Doreen’s friends were loyal, steadfast, true but even if they had not been, their stories corroborated Doreen’s claim that

Many sides to the same story

A note slipped under the door to her suite led Melisandre to Lady Anastasia’s Millinery. She was met at the door by Lady Anastasia herself and invited to view the new season’s selections. How may I serve Madame today? purred

Many sides to the same story

A note slipped under the door to her suite led Melisandre to Lady Anastasia’s Millinery. She was met at the door by Lady Anastasia herself and invited to view the new season’s selections. How may I serve Madame today? purred

Loyalties

Melisandre didn’t think it would take much time, but even she was surprised by how quickly the twitchy little man appeared. “Call me Smith,” he said in response to her question. Neither one of them believed in that particular spot

Loyalties

Melisandre didn’t think it would take much time, but even she was surprised by how quickly the twitchy little man appeared. “Call me Smith,” he said in response to her question. Neither one of them believed in that particular spot

Following Instructions – Day 4

Wrap that thing around that other thing. OK. Scarf around Bleu Dog because it’s February and cold where we are.

Following Instructions – Day 4

Wrap that thing around that other thing. OK. Scarf around Bleu Dog because it’s February and cold where we are.

Waiting wasn’t a pleasure, but it generally got the job done.

Admittedly, Melisandre DiFiorini had a flair for the dramatic. She also had a sly and subtle intellect. Little to be gained, in her opinion, storming into the old port town demanding answers about her nieces. She installed herself in a

Waiting wasn’t a pleasure, but it generally got the job done.

Admittedly, Melisandre DiFiorini had a flair for the dramatic. She also had a sly and subtle intellect. Little to be gained, in her opinion, storming into the old port town demanding answers about her nieces. She installed herself in a

With a Nod To the Piano Man

Brenda and Eddie were still going steady since the summer of ’75… …and Brenda had had enough of waiting. She put on her serious shoes and by the end of the evening, progress (in the form of a ring on

With a Nod To the Piano Man

Brenda and Eddie were still going steady since the summer of ’75… …and Brenda had had enough of waiting. She put on her serious shoes and by the end of the evening, progress (in the form of a ring on

What Point in Arguing?

Morris never understood why casual strangers so often remarked on the ways in which pets and their owners resemble one another. He and Myrtle thought it a strange observation to make – especially for so many to make – but

What Point in Arguing?

Morris never understood why casual strangers so often remarked on the ways in which pets and their owners resemble one another. He and Myrtle thought it a strange observation to make – especially for so many to make – but

Blunt? Outspoken? Well, Direct, Anyway

It was while she was in grad school that Kirsten decided on her philosophy of life: tell it like it is. She won some friends; she lost some friends; she was always true to herself. Even now, several decades later, she shoots from

Blunt? Outspoken? Well, Direct, Anyway

It was while she was in grad school that Kirsten decided on her philosophy of life: tell it like it is. She won some friends; she lost some friends; she was always true to herself. Even now, several decades later, she shoots from

The Girls Usually Get Their Man

The McTavish family made it a policy to employ the best money could buy; Jax Blorgan had tracked many a wayward McTavish in the past. Dixie, Divine, and Dimples had never let Jax down before. They had the scent of the

The Girls Usually Get Their Man

The McTavish family made it a policy to employ the best money could buy; Jax Blorgan had tracked many a wayward McTavish in the past. Dixie, Divine, and Dimples had never let Jax down before. They had the scent of the

Following Instructions for Day 1

Not sure how to add a photo to a comment in reply to another person’s posting! I followed the instructions in FoolsFolly’s post (Keep track of something. Document. Report back) and documented my daily “trial by crossword puzzle.” If someone

Following Instructions for Day 1

Not sure how to add a photo to a comment in reply to another person’s posting! I followed the instructions in FoolsFolly’s post (Keep track of something. Document. Report back) and documented my daily “trial by crossword puzzle.” If someone

More Odd Fellows

I plan to return to the old port town! Got my vast pile of collage materials in standby mode. Trying now to remember posting process. (Thanks, MuddyBeasts, for the post!)  

More Odd Fellows

I plan to return to the old port town! Got my vast pile of collage materials in standby mode. Trying now to remember posting process. (Thanks, MuddyBeasts, for the post!)  

Don’t pursue happiness; create it

The DeFiorini sisters – three of them – waited anxiously by the rail, scanning the crowd, hoping to glimpse a familiar face. The sun was setting and the ship was set to sail on the evening tide. On every deck, crew members

Don’t pursue happiness; create it

The DeFiorini sisters – three of them – waited anxiously by the rail, scanning the crowd, hoping to glimpse a familiar face. The sun was setting and the ship was set to sail on the evening tide. On every deck, crew members

Always a Jack

The was always a Jack at the Hotel Garamond, from the first. Some of the Jacks were suave; the twins, romance and heartbreak, often traveled in their wake. Some of the Jacks were scruffy; Garamond guests often discovered that the very person

Always a Jack

The was always a Jack at the Hotel Garamond, from the first. Some of the Jacks were suave; the twins, romance and heartbreak, often traveled in their wake. Some of the Jacks were scruffy; Garamond guests often discovered that the very person

Where the bodies are buried…

Whether it was Jack and the Twigleys who (in saving themselves that dark and stormy night) or the black sheep Armbrewster McTavitt and even blacker sheep Melvinster Garamond who (in losing the wine, the remains of the ship, and nearly their skins cheating

Where the bodies are buried…

Whether it was Jack and the Twigleys who (in saving themselves that dark and stormy night) or the black sheep Armbrewster McTavitt and even blacker sheep Melvinster Garamond who (in losing the wine, the remains of the ship, and nearly their skins cheating