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Finally Published! – The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs Part 1 of The Ruby ChroniclesRuby Daniel is a 30-something widow trying to get by in a small backwoods Northern town in the 1950’s. Her chicken farm is failing, and she takes a weekend job as a barmaid at an illegal drinking establishment run by a crooked police […]

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I Sits…

Posted by Les Becker on November 15, 2010 in The Landlady |

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem – featuring Rihanna

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“Poor Little Deer…”

Posted by Les Becker on June 24, 2009 in The Landlady |

Isn’t that a “deer” little picture? That’s actually what Ruby said to me when she passed it over her coffee cup, laughing, but I’m stealing it for myself… I got to see a lot of Ruby’s old photos last night; most actually had The Lady Herself in them. Mushy’s instincts are quite correct: she surely […]

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NewsFlash: Love Found on the Internet

Posted by Les Becker on June 17, 2009 in The Landlady |

No, not me, silly! Myself, I am quite content with singlehood, as of yet; it’s Ruby that told me this story, and isn’t it high time for another one from our favourite Little Old LandLady? Yes. Yes, it is… We were watching a ball game… the Jays were playing; Ruby’s favourite team, and for once […]

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Just So’s Y’all Know…

Posted by Les Becker on August 17, 2008 in The Landlady, Video... |

Somebody found Where the Walls are Soft by Googling “knickety knackety lyrics”, which piqued my curiosity, as I’d thought Ruby had made up that song… so I Googled it myself, and found the following, described as “most annoying song now and forever”. It was also the song sung by the school-children in the Alfred Hitchcock […]

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Knickety-Knackety Now-Now-Now…

Posted by Les Becker on July 31, 2008 in Radio Les, The Landlady |

Ruby wanted me to post a picture of snowshoes for this post. I would have, too, but I couldn’t find any snowshoes to take a picture of, and the ones stealable online were all too small to suit me. Besides, Ruby’s cherry tomatoes are gorgeous, aren’t they? Ruby and I got talking about snowshoes in […]

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Don’t Say “Tapioca” to Ruby.

Posted by Les Becker on October 14, 2007 in The Landlady |

After my Saturday Walk-About to my parents’, I trotted back chock full of stories: “Aunt Blanche” stories… “Jimmy Prentice” stories… stories, stories, stories. I think my parents may be jealous of the “Ruby” stories getting all the blog-time around here, because I get one memory after another now, without even asking. I was all set […]

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