Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy

“Yes, Twiggy. It is Friday. All day.”

 

Friday again. I hope you are looking forward to a nice weekend. We are certainly glad the tourist season is behind us. It is so quiet one can now enjoy the sound of the surf and gulls without it being mixed with the sounds of boom boxes and the barley pop-fueled loud laughter of half-naked sun worshippers. There is another sensation that hit me today. There is no smoke smell wafting up from too many bonfires and napalm charged charcoal burners. I can actually breathe in deeply and not rush for the rescue inhaler. All in all the best nine months coming up.

Today’s JohnKu talks about sharing which is certainly something we townies need to do with visitors during the summer months. Have a good weekend.

Resources by John W. Howell © 2018

No one owns the sky,

Nor the deep blue saltwater. . .

Share the resources.

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  1. It sounds like you’re headed for clean breathing, John. Have a great weekend. That’s a cute Twiggy picture. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Clean breathing ho.

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  2. Haha, John, spoken like a true older person. When you were young you would have just joined in.

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    1. You have me dead to rights. I did join in. But now I WANT MY BEACH BACK. 😀

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  3. I understand that. Even when I was young I went to the farthest end of the beach, so I could connect with the ocean. Happy weekend John

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    1. When it is wall to wall people it gets hard. Thanks, Cheryl.

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  4. The image of Twiggy’s stare-down will stay with me. Hope recovery is continuing on a positive track, and I like the JohnKu! Enjoy the off-season by the beach.

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    1. We love the off season so we will enjoy. Thanks, Frank. Recovery is ahead of schedule according to the PT person.

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      1. Hooray to recovery!

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  5. Loved your JohnKu today, John! Enjoy the peace. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Have a super weekend.

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  6. Never thought about all the bonfires, but I don’t think those are common around here. Might even be illegal. Glad you can breathe freely again. How are you doing?

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    1. Doing well. Each day brings a new strength. Walking well without a cane. The PT is really helping.

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      1. Great to hear. PT is a godsend after such things.

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      2. Yeah. I really needed it

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  7. It’s a good thing you’re a good writer, John, Otherwise, Twiggy would steal the show. Um, yeah, sorry…

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    1. No, I think you are right. She takes it.

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  8. Sharing is important but so is respect.

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    1. Respect is big and must be learned from example.

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  9. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    She’s waited for this moment…playtime with pops. Enjoy the wonder of her puppy love, free of hospital gowns and tourists. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😀

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  10. Oh my, Twiggy is so adorable! Have a wonderful weekend, John, sans the tourists. 😎

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    1. Thank you. Mary. 😀

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  11. Beautiful sentiment, John. But I’m glad you have your peace and serenity back. Happy weekend!

    That’s a great pic of Twiggy, btw. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😀

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  12. Boss,

    Lovely, timely haiku!

    Peace and easy breathing

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  13. Now, if only some of our summer visitors could learn the lesson of your haiku. Maybe if we gave them that Twiggy look it would help — who could keep from paying attention when confronted by that?

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    1. Thank you, Linda. 😀

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  14. Twiggy rocks!

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    1. Thank you, Hook. You do too.

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  15. Happy Friday, John! Beautiful words and you are so right. No one owns these amazing resources but we can all enjoy and appreciate them. Twiggy is the coolest little dog. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan. She has my heart. (obviously) 😀

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  16. Twiggy is getting BIG!

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    1. She is for sure. We call her the stuffed potato.

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  17. I’m guilty of being one of those people who flock to shore and beach points to sun worship. But if I lived there I would prefer to have months when the streets and beaches aren’t jammed with people.

    I live in a tourist town on a smaller level and now with the main months of summer past and the tourists gone, I can actually frequent my favorite restaurants again 🙂

    Happy Friyay, John! 🙂

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    1. We like being able to go out to dinner as well, Mae. So hard when a town of 3000 swells to twenty on any summer day.

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      1. The size of the normal population really appeals to me!

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      2. Me too. We like laying low.

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  18. Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. You as well, Teri

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  19. Happy days, John. Have a good weekend.

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    1. You as well, Guy.

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  20. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Happy next 9 months…my favorite time to be at the beach, too. Very true though no one ow s the sky….we all get yo enjoy it.

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    1. So true, Denise. 😀

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  21. Are you avoiding the storm then, John? I thought of you when I heard about it on the news.

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    1. The storm missed us. Thank you for asking Jacquie. 😀

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  22. Frankly, getting your beach back at this time of the year sounds just about perfect.
    As was your ending Haiku.
    Twiggy looks like she’s expecting something or rather giving you the look because she didn’t get that something!
    Have a fabulous week-end!

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    1. She has a look for everything. This one was “why are you taking my photo…again.”

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  23. John, great news your rehab is ahead of schedule! Keep up the good work. Happy you have the beach back. Enjoy the weekend. Twiggy, you are so cute! 📚 Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine. 😀

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  24. Perfect haiku, John. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. You as well.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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  25. Twiggy is adorable! So glad you have a respite from the tourists. =)

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    1. Thank you, Brenda.

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  26. Thanks for my Twiggy fix, John. The poem is lovely and you are a generous soul. Sharing is lovely, but so is respect. It seems like so many folks are either all or nothing with both.
    Happy weekend Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  27. Yes, indeed, share the ocean – without the smoke, the noise and the plastic waste! Lovely to see Twiggy’s ever so cute mug!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. 😀

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