Voices from Russia

Saturday, 6 February 2016

6 February 2016. Here’s the Old-Timey Russian Answer to Dayquil… BABA KNOWS…

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Wanna get rid of that cold? Do one or all of these:

  • Breathe deeply over a steaming-hot pot of boiling potatoes
  • Eat raw garlic and onions
  • Go to bed, cover yourself with an electric blanket set on high (this is the 21st century, after all), and snuggle up with the cat
  • Shake some black pepper into a shot of vodka and power it down

Now, don’t bother me with this-or-that scientific study… Baba KNOWS… that does end the discussion…


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

30 December 2015. A Thought on Our Future as “Church”…

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What I see in the coming generation in the Church gives me hope and optimism. The rot of the Church War era doesn’t live in them; they don’t buy the BS purveyed by either extreme. We shouldn’t only guide them, but listen to them, too (I’m going to be 62 in April, so, I’m definitely in the “oldster” camp). I was at a baptism recently in PA… what I saw there gladdened my heart. Not only do we elders have wisdom to pass down, our young confrères have hope and vision to pass “up” to us. Do think on that…

Oh, one last thing… the child cried loudly and lustfully whilst being baptised. Per Russian folk belief, that means that they’ll have good luck in their life!


Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. We’ve Been Dealing With SERIOUS Stuff… Time for a VULGAR Laugh (Youse Been Warned)

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Friday, 12 June 2015

100-Year-Old Woman Said Secret to Long Life is “A Lot of Booze”

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On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania woman celebrated her 100th birthday. What was her secret to a long life? “A lot of booze!” Pauline Spagnola of Plains Township celebrated with friends at the Golden Living East Mountain Center near Wilkes-Barre PA. Spagnola told WNEP the secret to her long life was “a lot of booze”. She certainly seemed to enjoy her party on Wednesday. Way to go, Pauline! Here’s to 100 more!

12 June 2015

WGN TV (Chicago IL)



I love this! Pass the jug and cheer! What a great human being… honesty and integrity incarnate. I’d rather have one Pauline and not 100 “earnest” sorts (especially, the “religious” kind)… I’m not alone!


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