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*House of Verbs, Don speaking*

our cat bella logoHouse of Verbs, Don speaking,” he said to the backshop guy on the internal line. “We have a special tonight on adjectives … three for a dollar.” Don was one of the more playful News Editors that I answered to in fourteen years of copy editor work on daily news-papers.

House of Verbs. I was looking right at Don when he picked up the phone. Two things were apparent.don logo

One. He had an odds-on chance that any caller on that line would be not only a member of the International Typographical Union but also a backshop printer who knew Don. Don liked to laugh.

Two. Don made up his patter on the spot. I could see it in his eyes. House of Verbs was a one-time inspiration.

But here it is, and here he is. And here I am. And you, the most important person of all. The reader.

House of Verbs. Open again, under new management.

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