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Needful Things ~ Letters from the Heart #atozchallenge


Dear Squirrel: (AKA collector of Nuts 🥜)

When you hear needful things you probably think of the novel by Stephen King. A new kind of store, for sure! Ole Steve can spin a tale now. When you reminisce about that story you wonder what your needful things are.  Hopefully not as needful as those people in the movie.

√ That first cup of coffee in the morning (and second, and third…)
√ The book and pen you write with each morning
√ Your bible

Okay so maybe those aren’t needed so much as in that you’d die without them (can’t guarantee that someone else wouldn’t) because you are a bear without the morning rituals. People get confused over NEED and DESIRE. 


Look at the your piles of needful things around the house… your possessions. Tall Cool ☺ne has his own piles of chaos even though he’ll tell you it’s not clutter. It’s useful tools (needful things) that he’s going to use one day. We are all going to use them or get to reading them one day.  Yes, sir, believe that one and we’ll spin you another yarn. Speaking of yarn, you just bought two bails of worsted yarn for homemade dish cloths to make one day in your spare time (yeah right)!

How many cookbooks do you need? And that King collection, are you really going to read them all again? Can you imagine how much simpler and neater things would be without all that stuff you have to move each time you dust? Shhh, everyone knows you don’t dust, you’re just saying that for effect of the letter.

People spend your whole lives buying chattels and collecting properties. At a certain point, there comes a time in life when you will want to get rid of everything, or a lot of things and downsize. You’re going to try to pass certain trinkets down to your kids or grandkids, because you want to keep it in the family.  It ain’t never gonna happen, baby… so stop. Stop thinking it’s needful things. What do you need to survive? Stop being a collector of useless clutter that you think your kids or grandkids are going to want.  They are busy making piles of their own needful things (useless clutter).

**Side note, what you really need is people, relationships.  We’ll touch on that subject next week.

Until next time,
Your constant and faithful,


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Wicked Ways of the Wandering

An Apt Pupil once told me that A Good Marriage was the ticket to The Bazar of Bad Dreams. Blockade Billy tried to find hope in a Bag of Bones, but his wife Carrie left her Children of the Corn for dog, Cujo to eat during the Cycle of the Werewolf. Through a Cat’s Eye there is a Cell just beyond Desperation. Delores Claiborne may have been in Different Seasons of her life when she fell asleep under a Dreamcatcher and woke up in Duma Key. Fortunately Everything’s Eventual and at the End of Watch it’s Finders Keepers.

At Four Past Midnight From a Buick 8 they will find Full Dark No Stars and Gerald’s Game plays out at the Hotel at the End of the Road. No one leaves happy and everyone leaves their Hearts in Atlantis. It will cause Insomnia Just After Sunset and trust me, it’s no Joyland. Not King’s, but LT’s Theory on Pets that is the real Lisey’s Story. The Lawnmower Man is just another one of The Langoliers. Misery doesn’t come without Mr. Mercedes and he’s driving in Maximum Overdrive.

Nona thinks she wants Needful Things but it’s just a bunch of Nightmares & Dreamscapes The Outsider told her she would have if she visited Pet Sematary. She signed up for Quitter’s Inc. and thought The fifth Quarter would bring Revival but she met Rose Madder who was just another Sleeping Beauty. The Shining Skeleton Crew took The Stand and in The Institute The Girl who Love Tom Gordon is standing alone at The Dark Tower. The Dead Zone is not really dead but The Eyes of the Dragon will haunt The Dark Half if there is anything left.

By the time Uncle Otto’s Truck comes to take us Under the Dome Umney’s Last Case of  the American Vampire will be the Word Processor of the Gods and the Woman in the Room will cast everyone out to The Wastelands.

Just a fun little trot through one of my favorite author’s tales. Do you know who it is? I could not come up with a title for K. Can you? X, Y, and Z doesn’t count because those days have not played out yet.

Welcome to the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I think it will bring a lot more people together with this crazy pandemic. Being quarantined means people will flock to the web looking for things to do. This is a great way to meet new friends/contacts. Maybe you will read something new, find a new hobby, or just be entertained by some random musings. Whatever the case may be, stay safe, drink plenty of liquids and enjoy the trip.


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It was the Storm of the Century
when Delores Claiborne
played Gerald’s Game
while suffering Insomnia.
The Tommyknockers
grew Thinner at Four Past Midnight
in Desperation when The Regulators
showed up for the Night Shift.
Rose Madder and her sister,
Carrie looked through
The Eyes of the Dragon and while
traveling through The Wastelands
they met The Talisman who
told them of The Dark Half.
Cujo led the way through the Pet Semetary
where Christine was in Maximum Overdrive
having Nightmares & Dreamscapes.
Everything’s Eventual and Needful Things
will give you Misery unless you take The Stand
and work with The Skeleton Crew
while walking The Green Mile.
Lisey’s Story was a big Bag of Bones left at
The Dark Tower until The Drawing of the Three
would Danse Macabre when
they reconciled at Salem’s Lot.
The Gunslinger turned Different Seasons
into a Creepshow when he locked the Firestarter
in the Cell and Blaze took over the Dreamcatcher.
Then The Shining Children of the Corn were left
in The Dead Zone to die
by The Cycle of the Werewolf
with Hearts in Atlantis.

Quotable Quotes


Q is somewhat of a non-interesting boring letter. There are words like quiet and quit and quagmire. Instead of choosing one to ponder on, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes.


• It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster’s shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters. ~ Stephen King On Writing

• In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

• The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. ~ Mary Engelbreit

• If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

• Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix

• There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. ~ Alexander Woolcott

• Always do more than is required of you. ~ George S. Patton

• Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens. ~ Carl Young

• If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. ~ David Carradine

• One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in. ~ Wayne Gretzky

• If all difficulties were known at the onset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. ~ Dan Rather

• Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right. ~ Henry Ford

• It is better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have them and not deserve them. ~ Mark Twain

I hope you have enjoyed some of my favorite quotes. What are yours?

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