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The Applause Inside

Cantankerously Yours The Applause Inside By Wendell Abern  Dear Readers,           The following scene includes material from a column I wrote a few years ago. I have since...

Surpassing Abbott & Costello

Cantankerously Yours Surpassing Abbott & Costello By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,           In the 30s and 40s, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were the top two slapstick comedians...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3)

Cantankerously Yours And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, It’s all over! My rehabilitation has been completed! I’m finally walking without...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2)

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,               Have you ever been bewildered? I mean, genuinely bewildered.  That is the...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (1)

Cantankerously Yours And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (1) By Wendell Abern A few days before Valentine’s Day, I awoke to see a few nurses...

Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play.

Cantankerously Yours Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play. By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: A SMALL GOVERNMENT OFFICE. LONG DESK AND CHAIR FACING AUDIENCE. ANOTHER SMALL...

Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play

Cantankerously Yours Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play (Based on an actual event) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: SMALL OFFICE IN REAR OF LOCAL THEATRE. DESK WITH CHAIR, AND...

Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards

Cantankerously Yours Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards By Wendell Abern Dear Holiday Revelers,         Scroogies are awards I inaugurated in 2006, as an homage to my idol and favorite...

Irma, Pre- and Post-

Cantankerously Yours Irma, Pre- and Post- By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, Sometimes, you simply get lucky.           I made reservations for both of my Chicago visits back in March...

Ah, the Joys of Aging!

Cantankerously Yours Ah, the Joys of Aging! By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, When I was a young bumpkin of 53 years, my aunt (who was then 84) said,...