Pillow Talk

I was comfortably lounging on the couch, and doing it in a highly competent, professional manner.  I was searching for a blog theme – something that I could compose a post about without too much work, but still interesting to my readers.  Suddenly I thought, Eureka, (or maybe it was Gesundheit – one of those Greek words)!  I’ll do a bit of research, and write about us seniors’ new BFF, the pillow.

The word “pillow” dates back to the 12th century.  It comes from the Latin pulvinus, which means “cushion,” but archeologists say that pillows of various kinds, ranging from plant-filled skins, to comfortable rocks, have probably been used far back into human prehistory.

The oldest known pillows date back to the oldest civilizations, with references to pillows in ancient Sumerian cuneiform texts.  Ancient Egyptians placed feather-filled pillows in the tombs of their mummified dead.

Pillows are mentioned in the Bible, but they are not referred to favorably.  The Book of Ezekiel says, Woe to those who apply pillows to their elbows.  Scholars believe that the text refers to ‘false prophets,’ who Ezekiel felt were insufficiently austere.

You know how your pillow sometimes feels too warm, and you have to keep turning it over to get to the cool side?  Well, now a company called “Sooth-Soft” has come out with The Chillow, “a fluid-filled, eco-friendly, cushioning device, that keeps you cool without electricity.”  It’s actually gotten rave reviews, and they make one for dogs, too.

Are you the laziest person on Earth?  (Why else would you be reading my post about pillows?)  The PerCushion Pillow Phone could be made just for you.  It’s a combination pillow/cell phone, with a microphone, loudspeaker, and Bluetooth wireless connection built in.  When the pillow rings, just lie there and answer it.  Genius!

In 2015, Jeanette Hall, a taxidermist in Nevada, started offering to transform deceased cats and dogs into pillows – for $75-$100.  Unfortunately, the offer led to “hundreds of hate emails from around the globe.”  The outrage baffled the taxidermist, who claimed that she had many happy customers.  “Most people were happy that Fluffy was still on the couch.” She said.

Sleep researchers have discovered that, when clocks are set back an hour at the end of Daylight Saving Time, car accident rates plummet, probably because of the extra hour of sleep.  Try to get some additional sleep on your comfy pillow, but don’t wait an extra hour to read my next exciting, informative post.  😀

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BTW:
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to Me.
Happy birthday, happy birthday,
Happy birthday to me!

With the help of my pillows, and all my other helpers – eyeglasses, magnifying glasses in every room, as of 2:00 AM, E.S.T. I have achieved 78 years of age.  I have not matured like fine wine.  More like milk – chunky and bitter.  😳

14 thoughts on “Pillow Talk

  1. trishsplace says:

    I love the ringing pillow, made me smile 😂 And, happy birthday! You smelly cheese, you.

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  2. Rivergirl says:

    Leave it to the Bible to get it wrong. Who needs a pillow for their elbows?
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday no matter where you put yours!
    🎈🎁🎈

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  3. “Eureka-or maybe it was Gesundheit” That’s awesome.

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  4. Jim Wheeler says:

    Personally, I never get phone calls at night but I feel sorry for anyone who needs a pillow phone because they do.

    “Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds.” – Shakespeare

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  5. ladyryl says:

    Personally, I prefer feather/down pillows.

    Joyous Natal Anniversary Dad!

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  6. shimoniac says:

    Since you’re 78, you’re like an old-fashioned 78 RPM record: grooved, and going in circles.

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  7. Daniel Digby says:

    That bag of rocks sounds really comfy. I’ll have to try it. It’s certainly got to be better than what the My Pillow guy is trying to sell.

    I wish I could wish you happy autumnal equinox along with your birthday. How did you miss it this year?

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I didn’t miss it. I watched from my upstairs bedroom window, as the sun crossed over the yardarm…. terminator…. equator. Yesterday was also a variety of special days, like National Pecan Pie Day, and International Day of Peace. I got my peace by snuggling my trusty pillow, and taking a nap. 😀

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