All posts tagged Patty Esfandiari

Looking for Ken?

This was sent to Janice Sutton by Patty Esfandiari.

This weekend while shopping in a local toy store, I came across a long line of people waiting for a promised shipment of the famous dolls from Mattel. As I scanned the line, I noticed a friend waiting with all the others. I knew my friend had no daughters or young relatives, so, I figured he must like the dolls himself.

“Bill,” I said going up to him, “I didn’t know … Read the rest...

Inclement Weather in Moscow

This was posted to my shaggy list in 1995 and to this site as Soviet Shaggy Dog. It was very old then. Following this one are two newer variants.

Prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union, my wife and I had an opportunity to visit Moscow. It is a beautiful city with friendly people, all eager to help us enjoy our visit, including Rudolph Karnekov, the personal guide assigned to us by the concierge of our hotel. Moscow-born … Read the rest...