Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 10, 2008

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELVES & REINDEER WANTED: Please apply—Application #1

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELF and REINDEER WANTED: Please apply

Application #1 

  

SANTAS CLAUS’S WANTED—also MRS. SANTA CLAUS’S, ELVES AND REINDEER—IMMEDIATELY!!!—applications being accepted, from around the world, for the 2008 Christmas season. Please submit your resume’ immediately to: beaneryblog@yahoo.com (with the words SANTA  APPLICATION, MRS. CLAUS APPLICATION, ELF APPLICATION or DEER APPLICATION  in the subject line!

December 10, 2008

FROM:

Jessica Wreath

111 Single Street.    Available,

South Pole 77133

TO:

Santa Claus

Director of Human Resources

North Pole International

777 Candy Cane Lane

North, Pole Universal   11111.

 

Dear Santa,

     I am writing in regards to your advertisement in the Christmas Classifieds regarding the position of assistant to Santa. My objective is to anchor a permanent position with a bearded, jolly man who (more…)

August 30, 2008

LABOR AND LABOR DAY

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
LABOR AND LABOR DAY
JOSEPH F. STIERHEIM

I asked two friends to define the word “Labor.” One simply said it had a negative connotation. The other gave a more complete definition. “Labor,” she said, “is something that one doesn’t like but has to do in order to make money and/or for survival.” My second question was harder to answer. “Then why,” I asked, “do we have (more…)

May 14, 2008

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!!

—written by Fran

Being a caretaker for a loved one is challenging, life-changing and a lesson in finding joy in the simple things. It is riddled with medical crises, often accented by runs to the emergency room. Below is a page from Fran’s journal—written on a particularly calm day, March 31, 2007.

5:00 Saturday morning….  Time to get up, BC (our cat) has the insane idea she is hungry and now is the only time that will work for her!!

5:20 – Coffee, hot, creamy, and absolutely divine….I am now awake and going.

6:30 – All showered and ready for the day.  Time to check on Jim, get him his first of the 35 pills he takes each day.

7:30 – Help Jim get dressed, he decides on breakfast, we eat.  It’s a pleasant time to “chat”.  No (more…)