The Evolution Of The Necktie…   An Elaborate History 

Miss Back In The Day USA (An AmericaOnCoffee Blog)

When and why did men start wearing ties? What is the point of them?

The Guardian›notesandqueries›query

They are uncomfortable and they dangle in your soup.

Justin Rigden, Adelaide Australia

  • Anthropologists would argue that the tie directs a viewer’s attention downwards to the wearer’s genitals (hence the arrow-like shape). A kind of displaced cod-piece.

    Elster, London

  • But they are men’s chance to have a little color with dark suits and white shirts.

    Freda Sedgwick, California USA

  • I’ve heard it argued (predictably enough, given that it’s a men-only item of clothing we’re talking about here) that it’s some kind of male virility thing. Apart from the somewhat phallic shape (if you stretch the imagination a little), a tie also forms a neat arrow – often in a bright colour that contrasts vividly with the typical dark suit / pale shirt combo – pointing directly at a man’s genital area. Quite apart…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) — Tipping My Fedora

By the Mighty Mumford

Just released in the cinemas, this new adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel seems to be dividing critics and viewers. In fact, I have now been to see it twice – the first time with a friend who is a big fan of the book and really liked it, especially for its passionate depiction […]

via Murder on the Orient Express (2017) — Tipping My Fedora

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Woman stunned to find electric bill listed as $284 billion

From Associated Press via Channel 8 in New Haven

(At least the meter is not a General Electric)

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion.

The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes “just about popped out” of her head when she saw the amount. She suspected that her family had put up their Christmas lights wrong.

The silver lining was that she didn’t have to pay the full amount until November 2018 — only a $28,156 minimum payment was due for December.

Horomanski’s son contacted Penelac, her electric provider, who confirmed the error. Parent company First Energy said a decimal point was accidentally moved. Her new amount was quickly corrected to $284.46.



To err is human; to forgive, divine…/…Yanılmak insanca; bağışlamak kutsalca bir iştir… Alexander Pope


Life comes down to a series of choices.

To hold on…

To let go…to forget…to forgive…

Which road will you take?

Hayat size bir dizi seçenek sunar.


Bırakmak… Unutmak… Affetmek…

Siz hangi yolu seçerdiniz?

Night Road by Kristin Hannah (Gece Yolu)

Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.

Sen af yolunu tut, iyiliği emret, cahillerden yüz çevir.

Al-Quran [7:199]

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Elevator Dysfunction

Ann's Corner

Pet Peeve

This is a bit of a rant because I am frustrated with a frequently occurring, very annoying and upsetting problem we are having in the senior’s building where I now live.

We have an old (probably original) elevator that just keeps breaking down. Many seniors have difficulty with stairs and some of us (including myself) live on 4th floor. Some use walkers. Some have COPD or other disabilities which make stairs a problem.

Our elevator breaks down often and the repair man comes to fix it whenever he can. It can take some time for him to come, sometimes days. It depends where he is working at the time and what his schedule is. Anyway, he eventually arrives, repairs and leaves and it breaks down again shortly after. Over and over.

People don’t trust the elevator. People have been stuck inside it and it can take rescue people…

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Wanderlusting: A Quick Trip Home

Live In The Nautical

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Last weekend, I flew home to New Hampshire for a quick trip. I had a doctor’s appointment and I was planning to finish up Christmas shopping as well as help my Mom wrap. Unfortunately, even the best intentioned plans can face plant.


My flight left in the afternoon after class. I was expecting lines to be crazy, but it only took me eleven minutes to get through security. It was ridiculously easy. With time to spare, I of course went to Starbucks and then camped out for a hot second, until my flight was called.


My Mom is the best!

After meeting me at the airport, we went to the mall to get our picture taken. Mommy Sutton has no shame sitting on Santa’s lap and it has…

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Christmas 2017

And Merry Christmas to you too

Ann's Corner


Thinking about all my friends and followers here on WordPress.
I may not ever get to see you or meet you in person, but I do think about you.
I have appreciated each and every one of you out there, and all that you have meant in my life as a relatively new blogger. Whether you know it or not, you have all been a blessing to me in one way or another, in your writing and in encouraging me to write. I thank you all from my heart for the impact you have had on me in different ways and at different times during this blogging journey of mine.

Our friends are a precious “gift” from God, no matter where or how we find them. Let’s treasure all of our “gifts” to the fullest. Let’s love on them while we can, and however we can




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