You won’t get an icy reception at the hotel – No power? It’s snow joke; check into Chestnut Hill Hotel

From the Belfry March 6, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore “I bought one of the little glass ball things with the snow in it. You turn it upside down, then you turn it back and it starts snowing? I bought one. Except the one I have has a little plough in it that comes out and does the roads.” — Steven Wright, […]
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Want to make Janet happy? Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her

From the Belfry January 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore I was so depressed last month when I woke up on my birthday. I lay in bed trying to figure out why. The weather people had been yelling about snow for days, and it was due on Dec. 14, which happens to be my birthday. My sadness went way down deep beyond […]
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Married by hairdresser; it was all downhill after that

From the Belfry December 20, 2013 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore The winter solstice, coming this weekend, means the days will be getting longer. I don’t mind winter, but I really mind the sun setting at 4:30 in the afternoon. The solstice is also our wedding anniversary (Dec. 21, 1985, to be exact). Yes, we got married on the longest night of the […]
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Making sure no misdeeds occur during Hill House Tour

From the Belfry December 13, 2013 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore There I was on Saturday, Dec. 7, in a Chestnut Hill House Tour house close to our own. It was enormous, beautiful and decorated to the point where there was no room to set anything down on any horizontal surface. Even the birdbath was filled with Christmas balls. The owner was home […]
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