Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (May 31, 2014)

Let’s Face It

Don’t make your nose blush for the sins of your mouth.
… Anon. AAA

A Critical Difference

If you have two jobs and you’re rich, you have diversified interests. If you have two jobs and you’re poor, you’re moonlighting.

Entry in an Autograph Album

There we stood, hands entwined;
Hers in hers, and mine in mine.

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Applause before a speaker begins his talk is an act of faith. Applause during the speech is an act of hope. Applause after he has concluded is an act of charity.
… Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


Epitaph: A statement that usually lies above about the one who lies below.

From My Persian Dictionary

Túp: gun (cannon)
Túpchí: gunner
Bárút: gunpowder
Saráí: house or station

Sounds Logical

Edo: Why must you always have the last word?
Bedo: Because you ask so many questions.

What’s in a Name?

Karamanougian: Turkish and Armenian in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, kara in Turkish is black, dark, swarthy; and manoug in Armenian is youth. Thus, karamanoug is defined as swarthy youth.

CK Garabed

CK Garabed

Weekly Columnist
C.K. Garabed (a.k.a. Charles Kasbarian) has been active in the Armenian Church and Armenian community organizations all his life. As a writer and editor, he has been a keen observer of, and outspoken commentator on, political and social matters affecting Armenian Americans. He has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Reporter and the AGBU Literary Quarterly, “ARARAT.” For the last 30 years, Garabed has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly. He produces a weekly column called “Uncle Garabed's Notebook,” in which he presents an assortment of tales, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and trivia; for the past 10 years, each column has contained a deconstruction of an Armenian surname. He believes his greatest accomplishment in life, and his contribution to the Armenian nation, has been the espousing of Aghavni, and the begetting of Antranig and Lucine.
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