LOYHL = HOLLY
DONUB = BOUND
SULTES = TUSSLE
GAHIEO = HOAGIE
THE STORE WAS CLOSING, AND LOYAL CUSTOMERS CAME IN ON THE FINAL DAY FOR THE – – –
OLY BUD TSS OAG = LAST GOOD – “BUYS”
Good Morning, Everyone!
👋🏻 📚📚 SAYING BUY-BUY TO HER READ AND BUTTER 📚📚 👋🏻
🎶 BYE BYE Baby, Baby goodbye…BYE BYE Baby, don’t make me cry…Guess I never will know you better…Wish I knew you before I met her…So BYE BYE Baby, Baby goodbye…BYE BYE Baby…don’t make me cry… 🎶 “Bye Bye, Baby” – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 1965
👋🏻📚 The Mom and Pop stores that we know are all fading away,
Shopping on-line’s convenient…but at what price have we paid?
The malls that are so crowded, you TUSSLE for a spot…
But neighborhood stores suit us well…impersonal they’re not
Whether a place to get a bite, a HOAGIE and a drink,
Or maybe where you buy a book…and just peruse and think…
A small boutique with dresses that make you feel like a queen,
And you know when you wear them they’ve not already been seen…
At Christmas time we feel the warmth and smell the springs of HOLLY…
So why is it that slow and sure we’re seeing Big Box folly?
I know myself I always loved the little shops and stores,
Where I could find a hidden gem and share friendship and more…
They knew my name, just like in “Cheers” and who don’t love the sound
Of their own name…and that is why I felt my loyalty BOUND…
But lately most have gone away…despite how hard they’ve tried…
The times have changed…today we have neighborhood LAST GOOD -“BUYS”...📚👋🏻
I know that every once in awhile this is BOUND to happen, but TBT? It still surprises me. How can a word as common as Bound not have been used before in Jumble play? Well, obviously it can…or can’t.. you get my drift. Bottom line? I’m BOUND to tell you that it’s just nowhere to be found in the Archives. But thankfully, our remaining three words today are old favorites…in fact one, TUSSLE, goes as far back as 2011, January 24th to be exact. And today it has a sequel, as it’s serving up double-duty as our most recent to boot. LOYHL? Been there, done that…exactly that, on 11/03/16, and HOAGIE…we took a bite out of last February. But speaking of biting? Hoagie was hard to swallow this morning…It caught almost all the Early Birds and I have a feeling we’ve only just begun…I think we’ll end up chewsing it as the stumper of the day…
🎶They paved paradise and put up a parking lot...🎶 I always think of these lyrics when I see another small business closing its doors. And today, more than ever, we see it more and more across America. And sometimes it’s not just because of the rent…it’s also the taxes and the wages and the insurance…And the developers trying to rezone commercial areas….
So today, we find ourselves at “Angela’s Books”, where three of her loyal customers are shopping for the last time. The sign on the wall behind Angela states “Last Day Today”, and despite the three coming in to say GoodBYE and wish her well as she turns another page in her life, they’re also picking up some bargains, some LAST GOOD – “BUYS”. A bittersweet familiar story...And a well-written pun! Leave it to David, the reader of the pack!
Bye candy? The three nearly bare bookcases definitely set the scene. And the sad look on the face of the woman expressing her disbelief to Angela definitely sets the tone. As Angela thanks her for being such a loyal customer, the women touch hands in an endearingly sweet gesture. But in contrast to the woman’s look, Angela is smiling…Makes you wonder about the business’s fate…Did Angela write tooth and nail? Was she given a writing chance? Who knows…well at least she’s not writing back tears…But the true write stuff this morning? It’s definitely Jeff and David themselves standing at the back of the store, extolling not just the great bargain, but what “a shame (it is) she’s closing”…And while David’s sole book title can’t be read, Jeff, dressed in one of his signature Poi Dog Pondering T-Shirts, has selected 6 Jumble Puzzle Books! Word! And you know you can always make book on Jeff giving us these whimsical detales! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And hopefully Angela’s truly happy to start a whole new chapter in life…And we wish her well as we say…BUY- BUY! 👋🏻📚🙋🏻♀️