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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, December 29, 2011


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by Mal Fuller Contributing Writer


Yesterday I got a package


in my mailbox. It was from my reader friend Audrey and it contained an inter- esting letter (her letters are always interesting) some newspaper clippings on a potpourri of topics and a book entitled “A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love.” The book’s back cover explains my feelings about cats well. “Our cats are more than pets. They are our best friends when times are tough, our partners when we are lonely, our pillows to cry on when we are sad. Cats bring companionship, humor and a sense of mys- tery to our lives that no other pet can match. A rum- bling purr or a tender meow can change our moods and warm our hearts.” The book has a num-


ber of excellent cat pho- tos interspersed among the book’s short stories. They’d be remarkable pho- tos except for the fact that cats are incredibly photo- genic creatures (unlike my Aunt Margaret)! It is always good to hear


from my friend Audrey, but it was especially good this time because her last letter had left me worried about her. Her last letter told of what I’ll characterize as a health scare, an event, that


some picture of some her high mileage appliances that she has (which accom- pany this article.) She also shares my disdain for the many things that we are faced with that don’t meet reasonable standards. Her letters are a treat for me to read and achieve the type of reaction in me that I strive for in my Weirs Times read- ers.


If only I could write as


well as Audrey. Diablo and I have already set some time aside when I can read to him from our new book. Thank you Audrey. Having lived in Wolfeboro


Here’s a photo taken in Malzy’s spiffy new kitchen in his apartment over in Keene. He likes his new digs and he has access to public transportation in Keene, a fact that greatly expands his options.


it now seems obvious, had been somewhat fleeting. And her letters have made it clear to me that Audrey is not one to dawdle over things. As events come


and go in her life, Audrey moves on! Audrey has a well devel-


oped respect for things that last and for things that are well made. (She has shared


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