No doubt you’ve heard this old familiar saying:

Home is where the heart is. -Pliny the Elder

As much as I loved to travel (50 U.S. states & 9 foreign countries) in my pre-Elder days, home, even then, was where the heart is; it was always good to return home and get back to work (well, at least, to return home). Although those days are now beyond return, being a senior homebody has its own pleasures….not the least of which is having time to reflect on what the hell the world is all about. Of course, I am far from the first to think along these lines:

I should like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home. -William Hazlitt

A man’s home is his castle. -Sir Edward Coke

A girl phoned me the other day and said, “Come on over, there’s nobody home.” I went over. Nobody was home. -Rodney Dangerfield 

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport. -Henny Youngman

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. -Charles Spurgeon (perhaps referring to political attack ads)

The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff. -Britney Spears

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. -Ernest Hemingway

Home is heaven for beginners. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

There’s no place like home plate. -mistermuse, batting for Yogi Berra

There’s no place like home. -Judy Garland:



  1. arekhill1 says:

    Was that Pliny the Elder? I thought it was Dale Evans.


  2. ladysighs says:

    ” Of course, I am far from the first to think along these lines”
    They are good lines no matter who thought of them. 🙂
    And worth repeating. Thank you!


  3. Don Frankel says:

    I was just reminiscing with my Cousin about the Wizard of Oz, one of the all time great movies.

    Just remember when you are at home plate, “You can’t think and hit at the same time.” And if you get a 3 and 0 count. “Some guys don’t like to swing on a 3 and 0 pitch, because they swing.” Both Yogisms.


  4. Don Frankel says:

    Oh yeah and this Sir Edmund Coke here, is he one of those Coke brothers we hear about?


  5. mistermuse says:

    I learned after Googling Sir Edmund Coke that his last name is pronounced “Cook,” as in too many Cooks spoil the stupid. Speaking of spoiled and stupid, what are we to make of that Britney Spears quote? OK, I’ll be nice – she just isn’t well edumacated.


  6. I love to buy hats of all kinds. I also like to travel. So to me, “Where I hang my hat is home.”


  7. Thank you, mistermuse, for having Barbra sing to me that song. I also listened to the one she sang from “Color me Barbra.” I liked both of them. 🙂


  8. mistermuse says:

    You’re welcome, Michaeline. For the record, “Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home” was composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.


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