With thanks to my parents, without whom I would not be possible.
To the Web, lacking which, this publication would be impractical, nigh well improbable.
Then you, my three readers, who find my stories ludicrous, even farcical.
Forgetting neither my publicist who ties my lips tight, nor Levi Strauss whose apparel keeps me well buttoned and solidly zipped.
Last but not least, there’s our fine borough council, which offers companionable solace at public convenience.
From me and the boys who keep hanging on: For this relief, which beggars belief, much thanks!
(Copyright, Natalie Irene Wood – 14 December 2012)