Mom, it’s time once again for the quiz. A new year is upon us.
What happened to the old one?
Already? How old does that make me?
Mom, you’re missing the whole point of this. It’s not about how old you are.
It’s about new quizzes and new announcements on my part!
And speaking of which…. More things have turned 20.
Mom, forget about your age, OK? That’s not what this is about!
Are you sure you’re not planning a surprise party for me?
As I was saying, this month the PBS kids show “Charlie Horse Music Pizza” with Shari Lewis, has turned 20.
Shana, don’t look now, but the only Shari Lewis fan left in the country is YOU!
I kind of want to see this show again but it’s depressing knowing it was Shari’s last project before she died. Watching the end credits is literally heartbreaking 20 years later. It’s something about the words.
Maybe we shouldn’t talk about it then.
The show isn’t in reruns anymore and unfortunately I don’t think I have my old PBS Kids VHS tapes from when I was little.
That’s because you gave them all away!
But now onto something happier!
In January 1988 the James Taylor…
…album “Never Die Young” turned 30.
It’s worth listening to for the title track alone.
If you say so.
Anyway, a 30 year old song calls for a 30 year old video clip.
I had a feeling you were going to say that.
Here is James Taylor performing “Never Die Young” at the Boston Colonial Theater with Arnold McCuller and Rosemary Butler on background vocals.
No one cares, Shana!
Oh and speaking of James Taylor…
Are we ever NOT speaking of James Taylor?
…he’s going to be opening for The Eagles at Citizens Bank Park on July 28th. Not a line-up you’d see everyday. I was shocked when I heard the announcement.
Yes, so shocking; well, moving right along…
It’s as if the Universe knew I was looking for an excuse to see James Taylor again.
Shana, the Universe would have to be a complete idiot not to know you wanted to see James Taylor again!
Anyway, it should be an interesting show because Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon, is in the group now. It looks like I’m going to the concert because I asked someone I met at my cousin Jon’s wedding reception to take me, which I guess makes us friends…
Well I certainly hope so, since he got stuck paying for it!
Also, I just found out that “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” turned 30 on January 17th.
Oh no! Not the fake Pooh again!!
Oh and speaking of Disney, January 17th was also the 15th anniversary of “That’s So Raven”.
Yay!!!! Now we’re getting somewhere! That’s so Raven…..
I knew you were going to do that!
My favorite episode of “That’s So Raven” is the same as yours! Raven goes on a business trip to Boston with her boss, fashion designer, Donna Cabana, and pretends to be a reclusive fashion photographer from France and ropes Zack and Cody into pretending to be models from Germany! I’ll explain more about “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” in a different issue. For now, see the hilarious clip below:
Oh! Too funny! And finally the new “X-Files” came out on January 3rd.
I seriously doubt that anyone cares!
Except for Daddy.
Can we finally get to the important matter of saluting all the great people we lost in 2017?
Good-bye, everyone; we will miss you!!!!
…and Valerie Carter (backup singer for James Taylor) and
Tom Petty (singer and “Lucky Kleinschmidt” on “King of the Hill”)
And now onto the Quiz!!!!!
Who is it this time?
Hillary E. Clinton
What can I say, she has a lot of problems!
From: “Hillary E. Clinton” ***@gmail.com>
To: Elaine Lewis <[email protected]>
Sent: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:57 am
Subject: Re: Sulphur return of old symptoms?
The Gelsemium helped a lot, thanks!
Relaxed, and I’ve taken it a few times since Tuesday.
Yesterday I had a major disappointment that I’ve really allowed to get to me: a highly reputable painting company painted our house exterior the week of the 11th and finished on Monday. I was pleased with the professionalism of the painters and with their work, which I inspected when they finished. Yesterday, though, I noticed that a lot of cracks have appeared in the paint and I’m overly upset about it! I decided to wait until after Christmas to the supervisor and I’m very clear and confident about how I’m going to handle the situation, but last night I woke up in the middle of the night and started crying about it. I’m not feeling like an adult. I’m over-reacting. I’m a mess.
Part of the problem might be that I had a bad exposure to cologne in the store yesterday afternoon—it smelled like insecticide and instantly gave me a nasty headache in the right brow and forehead. It felt like someone driving a nail into my right eyebrow. I also became supersensitive to noise and very cold. I went to Asa Hershoff’s book on musculoskeletal healing and picked out Nux Vomica as the most likely remedy. I took it a couple of times over the course of yesterday evening and felt much better (no headache, not as chilly feeling) by the time I went to bed. I was very tired, though.
Right now I’m feeling really depressed and discouraged and as if I could cry at any moment. I hate the holidays and this time of year; I always get depressed and mildly suicidal. The rest of my family is back East, and even if I could go there, my brother and sister will be at their in-laws for Christmas. The only people we ever see are my husband’s parents, and his mother is a nut job (understandable, I guess, because she was burned over 2/3 of her body when my husband was around 7) and he ends up yelling at her a lot. The holidays are really disappointing.
Nux vomica doesn’t make you feel like crying, does it? I’m not sure what would be beneficial now.
Thanks! I took a dose of ___________________ about an hour and a half ago and it’s already made a tremendous improvement in my mood. I didn’t know if you’d even be checking your email over the holiday weekend, so I really appreciate your getting back to me so quickly!
Alright, what do you think the remedy is? Write to me at and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine. Meanwhile, to honor all the people we lost in 2017, let’s go out with the original “Everlasting Love” by the late Robert Knight. Bye, everybody!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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