Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – The Beginning, The End

 

The end of the week signals Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and I see Linda Hill has decided to leave a big package at the curb. I don’t blame her since it looks heavy. The sign on the side says Prompt so, I guess this is it.  Man, this is heavy.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the beginning, the end.” Write about the beginning of something and the end of something. Bonus points if your first sentence contains “the end” and your last sentence contains “the beginning.” <– Read that again. Have fun!

So there you are. If you would like to join in, visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2021/01/29/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2021-daily-prompt-jan-30th/

The beginning, The end by John W. Howell © 2021

 

“The end of your life looks to have arrived.”

“No smart-assed comments. I have a real problem.”

“Besides your mental state, you mean?”

“Har de har har har. To the moon Alice.”

“Huh.”

“Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners.”

“You are lost in the past, I see.”

“Did you ever see the show?”

“Can’t say I did.”

“Lot of good life lessons.”

“What has you all wrapped around the axle today? Please don’t tell me it’s the Hill prompt.”

“A little bit. I need to come up with a beginning.”

“Clear as mud. What beginning for what?”

“For the post. I have the end already up there.”

“The end? Up there? Let me smell your breath.”

“That comes later. The story started with The end, and the story has to end with The beginning.”

“You now have me so confused I’m not sure I can help you.”

“That’s okay, you already did. I was thinking of Ralph Kramden when he used to tell Alice he was boss and she was nothing.”

“Doesn’t sound very nice.”

“Then she would tell him that it was no big deal him being boss over nothing.”

“Sounds like a funny bit.”

“Then they would kiss and make up.”

“To end the show?”

“Nah, for their relationship, it was the beginning.”

“Like with you and I.”

“What do you mean?”

“Beer. The Beginning.”

 

63 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I wasn’t counting the points, but I suspect you won this one! Well done, John. Hope you and the producer have a fantastic weekend. 😊

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    1. Thak you, Gwen. The same to you and Larry. 😁

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  2. Good one, John. For extra points, write the story on a Möbius loop 😀

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    1. I would have to use moisture proof writing equipment. Hahahah. Thanks, Keith. 🤢

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  3. Well done, John! Wishing you and the family a happy Saturday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you , Jill. Happy Saturday to you and Derrick * sung to the tune of What the World Needs Now is Love by Burt Bacharach

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  4. Shades of Abbott andCostello. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. You nailed it, John. Beers all around!! 🍺🍻🍺

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    1. Yay. Thank you, GP. 🍺🍺

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  6. I loved watching the Jackie Gleason show and the Honeymooners, John. This was fun.

    I think when you two head out, you should say “and awaaaaay we go!”

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    1. How about a little traveling music Ray.😁 Thanks, Dan

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  7. John, I read your blog every day, but do not always leave a comment. Today is your lucky day: I think you won! So grab a beer, enjoy today, and have fun tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you, much, Karen. It is so nice you find the blog worthy of a visit. Comments aren’t necessary but so love them when you do. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  8. Always a fun one. Happy Saturday (on the right day!)

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 🤗

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  9. A great read as always 💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow

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      1. Always a pleasure 💜

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  10. Nice John. Beer as the beginning is good for me!

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    1. Yes I like taht beginning too. Thanks, Mary

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That was a good show 🙂 I think you got a lot of bonus points for this weeks prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I did for sure. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  12. “One of these days, Alice, POW! Right to the moon!”

    Sorry. Couldn’t help myself! 😀 Great one, John, as always! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. 😁

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  13. Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  14. Cleverly done, John. If they tried to show The Honeymooners today, it would offend someone and they’d get sued. 🙂

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    1. I’m sure they would. Just saying “Pow right in the kisser” would do it. Thanks, Jan.

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  15. Sounds like a great relationship and I don’t mean the Honeymooners!

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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  16. I see the Molson’s Beer I sent you, has arrived. 🙂

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  17. I’ve seen beer at the beginning, the middle and the end. If you play it right, each part is sweet.

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    1. Beer belongs for sure,

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      1. All praise beer.

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      2. Hahahaha. One addition. Bourbon neat with a beer back.

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      3. You are my people.

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  18. Great blast from the past.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica

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  19. The Honeymooners! Great show. I love how Alice always was the real boss. Great take on the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  20. Boss over nothing, perfect, John! Well done, as always! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😁

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  21. Very clever, John. This Ms Linda certainly doesn’t make these prompts easy.

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    1. She doesn’t doers she? Well, I love them. Thanks, Robbie.

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  22. I laughed out loud! You gotta be old to remember “The Honeymooners.” Well done, John!

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    1. Mature is a word I like to use. Thanks, Jennie. 😁

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