Thursday, October 11, 2012


I must confess I had never heard of Phantom Frank until our doorbell rang last night.  When I went to answer it I found a plate of delicious brownies, a picture of Phantom Frank (looking curiously like the Frankenstein monster) and a bit of doggerel telling me I must post the picture on my front door after making two copies of it and the poem and then deliver some treats to two of my neighbors along with the picture and the poem.


Never one to stand down from a challenge, SWMBO got busy in the kitchen today and these are the result.

They are her own invention - Oatmeal Cranberry Butterscotch Chip cookies.  Taking it upon myself to determine their quality I sampled one.  Two actually.  They are delicious.  They will be delivered in the same way we got ours sometime after dark.  I trust they will be enough to protect us from Phantom Frank.  The final condition is the one doing the delivering must not be seen. 

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On another front, quite different, one of my former colleagues in the television news game has been named the Best Veteran Television Anchor in Phoenix by Phoenix Magazine.  Here's the picture that accompanied the honor, given to Lin Sue Cooney.

She looks considerably less touseled when she's on the air but just as beautiful.

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And finally, in case no one has pointed it out to you yet, today is one of those magic dates - October 11, 2012, or 10-11-12!