Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

Machines That Give Up the Ghost, or, Rather…

We are discussing things that refuse to work properly. Story of my life! I talked about cars that were problems in the comments to Joselyn on Tuesday and to Jeff on Thursday, a sewing machine that never liked me in … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Suz DeMello/Sue Swift

Special guest, author Suz de Mello   You’ve heard the funny phase, “related by rumor”? It actually happened to me with Suz. I told the story here some time ago without using her name, but if you remember the story, … Continue reading

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Sloppy Copies, Stalled Calls

This week we are discussing if we remember how life was before everything was electronic and portable. Boy, do I! No young person can imagine how hard it was to communicate over distances before express mail, email, instant messaging, cheap … Continue reading

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Spring to Easter

The topics this week are about getting out of the house since it is Spring, or to talk about Easter. Since this will be posting on Good Friday, I will go for both. I am generally not an outdoorsy person … Continue reading

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Power To the People

Power Outages is our theme this week. I grew up in the Washington, DC area and except for usually short, rare periods during thunderstorms, we almost never lost power. I guess the power companies have top priority to keep it … Continue reading

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Review:The Husband’s Secret

I like to support my local library and join in their activities. It is one of the very few places that has entered the twenty-first century in this town. It is progressive, totally integrated and welcoming of minorities, like me, … Continue reading

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“Free” Day ?

We were asked what we’d do with our ‘extra day’, this being a Leap Year; I wish it were that simple. My days don’t often go as planned. If I had all my ducks in a row and all the … Continue reading

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