happy house

  • authoring a phrase that becomes a catchword on everyone's lips
  • the Mississippi's unending dark water heading toward New Orleans, past old river towns, through the center of America
  • Do You Want to Know a Secret (Beatles, 1964)
  • cement and mortar
  • taking care of little, picky, niggling things as they occur
  • the safe landing of the last airplane
  • a requiem mass
  • rising stars
  • the small affectionate gesture, the pleasure shared
  • cross-referencing restaurants in various guides
  • coats hanging on a row of hooks
  • a cozy Cotswolds Cottage
  • How about a little drinky poo? (Ziggy saying)
  • a coloring book and crayons for a young child

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