Monday, September 29, 2014

Doughnuts and War

"Otto the baker was another nice old Herrin guy I remembered from way back. But he didn't seem as happy as Joe; maybe because Italy had been our ally in the War, and Germany had been the enemy-- the Hun. Otto had never been the Kraut type with a big picture of Kaiser Bill on the wall, but a lot of people were still down on Germans in general, even though they still loved the fresh bread, doughnuts and cakes."


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hot Times in Little Egypt

""Yeah," Owen chuckled, "you yell 'Joe' at a ball game around here, and half the place turns around."
"Or yell 'Mike' at an Irish picnic," said Nora.
"Or 'Pierre' over in French Village," I laughed.
"Yeah," agreed Owen. "But according to the Klan dragons and what-not, foreigners are what's ruining the country. And if you ain't a good ol' American Scotch-Irish, English, German Protestant, you just as well get back on the boat."