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Monday, May 31, 2004

Hi gang, I am so full, my fingertips hurt when I type! I hope John doesn’t read this I eat enough for him and Becky plus me! We had BBO pork, baked beans, and potato salad, cucumber salad, deviled eggs. Desert ICE-CREAM SANDWICH PIE! Oh my!

I may be able to eat again by tomorrow. When we got home the news was on, so I sat down to watch them tell me, how we are overeating! I sure didn’t need to here that, as I groaned with full pains reaching for the clacker.

My granpa use to say son, you are not over-weight you just have too much in one place!

Well if nothing else I found me a great retirement supplement today!

This gives one a new perspective on important things.....

If you had bought $1,000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now
be worth $9.00.

With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left.

If you had bought $1,000.00 worth of Bud Light (the beer, not the stock) one year ago,
drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you
would have $214.00.

Based on the above, my current investment advice is to drink
heavily and recycle. This is my new retirement program. I call it my

Thought for the day, Allway remember the price for your freedom!

Word for the day; Freebooter.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Hi gang, here I sat with a smoking clacker finger! PGA TOURT, LPGA TOUR, Senior PGA TOUR, Ind. 500, and the Nextel 600!
What a day! I am wiped out! It is hard work keeping on with all that is going on. I hope your favorite won!

Before I forget I got this over at Wanda’s. What’s in a name? Try you name and see what you get.


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Tomorrow I want to cut grass before we got o the lake (in-laws) for the day. Suppose to rain. We will just have to wait and see. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Advice from Kids
“Never trust a dog to watch your food.” Patrick age 10

Thought for the day, what were you thinking when I said I love you?

Word for the day; Loving Cup.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Hi gang, I am running late! We went to church and then out to super with friends. Hard to believe it is 9:00pm. We are 95% through with the carport clean up. Should finish in the morning.

What have you guys been doing today? It looked like rain for most of the day here. Never did rain. We are trying to pull every thing together for a yard sale late summer or early fall. Man do we have junk. I hate to throw any thin away. Soon as I do I am looking for it!

My youngest came down this morning, and we went garage sailing. Talking about junk! We found nothing, out of about seven sales. I guess some people have more junk than us!

Sign of the times!
Chicago radiator shop:
“Best place in town to take a leak.”

Thought for the day, never pass up the chance to smile at someone.

Word for the day; Slue.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Hi gang, the holiday weekend has begun! I hope all of you will take advantage of this holiday dedicated to our armed forces. Life as we no it exists because they gave their life for it!

Find that quite place this weekend and think of all those who have gone before us in battle. You might also remember all those traveling this weekend. Even though gas is high people will hit the road, in search of family, friends, or just a place to get away.

I have never liked to travel on a holiday, and will not if possible!
If you do venture out, be careful out there it is a jungle.

We have had rain dance around us all day, and finally got a sprinkle about a half hour ago. Just enough to get the ground wet. Thankful for what we got, we need a good steady rain!

What planes have you got for the weekend? We are cleaning the carport Sat. Sun. Rest. Monday we are cooking out at the in-laws. Eat swim and relax, trying not to get sun burned.

Sign of the times!
At a propane filling station,
“Thank heaven for little grills.”

Thought for the day, take time to be happy, share that with all you meet this weekend.

Word fore the day; Hansom.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Hi gang, I hope your idol won last night. I never got into it. I just don’t like all the screaming an hollering they do today. How about Toby, he won about all there was to win! Reba looked great. A few corny jokes but hey you can’t have everything.

I use to listen to music all the time. I don’t know what happened. I think the grandchildren would not leave the stereo alone so it got put up years ago and is now an antique.

I wanted to get a surround sound but my wife said; we need to many other things. Like food, lights, water, and now gas for the cars. Speaking of gas. I stopped and got gas today for $ 1.86. That is the cheapest I have seen in a month!

What do you guys listen to a radio or CDs, stereo? I need to get something to listen to while walking. I would miss the birds singing, and might get ran over. How about if I just hum as I surf talking to you guys.

I couldn’t carry a tune if some one put it in my wheelbarrow!

Sign of the times!
In the front yard of a funeral home:
“Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”

Thought for the day, how many times have you started something that you wish you had not?

Word for the day; Sinistral.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Hi gang, man I am late to night! Played golf today. Got back home about 2:30pm eat and put out the flea & tike out back. My wife wanted her car washed so I did that, and watered the flowers.

Today has been like a blur! Like my golf balls sealing into the woods. Dang golf balls go where they want too.

Who can top this for today? I saw three dears, one large crane, and a twelve-inch diameter turtle. What a day!

Sign of the times!
In a Restaurant window:
“Don’t stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up.”

Thought for the day, how can you play four hours of golf and never talk about any thing but golf?

Word for the day; Golem

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Hi gang, hope every one has had a good day. I have been busy putting out the flea and tick control out front, and watering. The front is done. I will do the back in the morning

Putting this stuff out I saw my old problem of moles is back! You should see my back yard from the dogs trying to catch them. I have holes everywhere.

In the front the cats catch them quite easily, and brings them to the door for you. They love to show off there catch.

This is the eastern mole, a tunneling machine!

The shaded area is where this boggier is found.

There are seven different kinds of this little guy. If you want to read more just type in mole at goggle.

Thought for the day, there is a place for everything and every thing has its place. Now if I can just convince my family of that!

Word for the day; Moll

Monday, May 24, 2004

Hi gang, we got through old blue Monday! Hope every one made it a fun day. Hey, some one gota do it might as well be you. It got pretty worm here today. I had to wait till around 4:00pm before starting to cut grass.

I was going to put out flea & tick with the lawn spreader, but got caught up in something else. I will have to do that tomorrow. We need rain! Have not had any for almost two weeks now. All the rain has been heading north. I am sure you have seen it on the news.

I don’t think I have asked how many of you have bird feeders and houses. I love blue birds. A friend of mine gave me a bluebird house a couple of years ago. I watched them build their nest and have their baby bird. The first time the baby tried to fly my cat got it.

I was up set! I took the house down and said no more! Well this year I put the house next to the fence were the dogs are kept in the back yard. The cats wont go in the back! So far I am on my second hatching.

Photo by Wendel Long
I have been watching them sense mid April. They have been a great joy in my life this year. I want to put up a Martin house but they are expensive. Maybe I can build one for next year.

Thought for the day, this afternoon I sad and watched a breeze work its way through the trees!

Word for the day; Wind-age.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Hi gang, another weekend is slipping away from us. I hope every one has had a good one so far. It is almost 7:00pm here. It will be dark by 7:45pm. When I was a little guy I hated to see it get dark!

Getting dark meant the other kids would have to go in or go home. Mom was pretty liberal with me. I could stay out far a little longer if homework was done. She caught on real quick, when I quit bringing homework home. Some how moms always no if you are hiding something!

At dusk the bats would come out we called them chimneysweepers. Some times there would be hundreds of them. We tried to hit them with rocks to no avail. They would dodge the rock before it got there. It was a sight to see them come and go. We did not have mosquitoes around like we do now.

Have you ever waited till dark and try to guess where the first star would be in the sky? Or stay out and make someone call you in. Mom would send one of my older cousins to get me. Man, I would get so mad. Talking about throwing a fit! I allways looked for some way to get them back. My best pay back was to be a pest when their girl friend was around!

Sign of the times!
In a veterinarian’s waiting room:
“Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

Word for the day; dark star

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Hi gang, I lost my post tonight trying to get a lik to Kimmotion She had a post sbout her an quire practice. I received an e-mail today that made me think of it.

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and several others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing. George, a man of few words, stared at her for a few moments and just turned and walked away.

He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house ......... and left it there all night.

Thought for the day , this morning I sat in a quite corrner and listened to doves sing love songs to each.

Word for the day; Love Apple.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Hi gang, I hope your Friday has gone well. What a week! Everywhere I have been today people have said how glade they were it’s Fri.

Other than my med. problems it has not been that bad for me. Course, all I have gotten done is cut grass! I did clean the house. I did M chores I wander if I get a cut! Hum…. Will have to check on that.

Three more weeks and my daughter will be here from Chicago! She called me this morning, and I asked her if she was packing yet? My son-in-law and I are supposed to build some kind of porch out front? We are going to use that new wood composite.

My wife and I went to get milk at 6:30 and it is now 9:00pm I am keeping my mouth shut! Granpa said son, why does it take so long? I told him to wait until I was out side and ask!

Sign of the times!
Outside a muffler shop:
“No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”

Thought for the day, as I walked this morning I noticed the sun was making tiny rainbows out of the due on the grass.

Word for the day; Rainy day

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Hi gang; it’s jump of day! I can hear the buzz as you make your weekend planes. Oh… that’s the neighbor cutting grass! Any way I know you have lots of plains, and running around to do.

I did manage to get the grass cut, and was going to trim today, but my meds. Held me close to the washroom all day. I think I have two more days to take that stuff.

Well I think I have gotten around to every one. If I missed anyone yell at me! I don’t have time to run around looking at new blogs. You guys keep me on my toes and I love it!

It would not be so bad if I could just get around and make comments. I got to read what others are saying, and make comments on their comments. Gee I had so many windows open today I forgot where I was originally! I think I might have commented twice on one.

Have you been over to Dorothy? She has her flower garden posted, real cool garden. All of a sudden my little garden looks puny! Hey but it’s mine. Read all about her Hog run coming up!

Ok ladies this one is for you! I will get flak from the guys, ENJOY! Remember granpa put me up to it!

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife
stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in
8 hours while my wife merely stays at home.
I want her to know what I go through, so please
allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next
morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman!

1) He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set
out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches.

2) He drove them to school, came home, picked up the dry cleaning and
took it to the cleaners, stopped at the bank to make a deposit,
went grocery shopping, THEN drove home to put away the groceries,
paid the bills and balanced the checkbook.

3) He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.

4) Then, since it was already 1 P.M., he hurried to make the beds,
do the laundry, vacuum, dust, sweep and mop the kitchen floor.

5) Next, he ran to the schools to pick up the kids and got into an
argument with them on the way home.

6) At home, he set out milk and cookies, got the kids organized to do their
homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while ironing.

7) At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad,
breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.
After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded
laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.

8) At 9 P.M. he was EXHAUSTED and, though his daily chores weren't
finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love,
which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said,

"Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong
to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day.
Please, oh please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied,

"My son, I feel that you have learned your lesson and I
will be happy to change things back to the way they were.
However, you'll just have to wait nine months ...
You got pregnant last night!!!"

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Thought for the day, granpa use to say son. The grass always looks greener on the other side, unless you are colorblind!

Word for the day: Vignette.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Hi gang, we are on the downhill run! Tomorrow is M. last day of school. She had half day today and it seamed like I just dropped her off and had to go back and pick her up.

It is going to be a long summer! She does not want to go to Chicago, camp or anything. Well she might like cheerleading camp, if I sell my car to pay for it!

Why are things so tough for a girl? I never had any problems finding something to do all summer. Come to think of it I would not let my girls do the things I did! I was all over the place at six years old. I was afraid of nothing (except sleeping by my self)

Have you noticed the older you get the more you talk about your youth! What’s that song, ‘many a tear has to fall to play the game’ it seamed like my girls were always evolved in something. I don’t believe boredom sat in until the terrible teens! M. Is eleven and has to have someone entertain her. She can’t do any thing alone for more than five minutes. Well except the phone, she can talk on the phone, eat supper, watch TV, and listen to MP3 at the same time! Oh did I say for hours!

What do you guys have lined up for the summer for you girls?

Sign of the times!
“The best way to get back on your feet –miss a car payment”

Thought for the day, when you were eleven, where did your thoughts take you?

Word for the day; Elite

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Hi gang,I am back! The Doc. Gave me a release today don't have to go back until Sep. As it turned out I had a pulmonary infection. Still taking antibiotics and vertigo pills. Always something!

I thank all of you for your kind words and well wishes. I have not keep up with anything. I got my computer back Friday, and just didn't feel like fooling with it until late last night.

I know everyone has stayed out of trouble sense I've been gone, right!

Granpa use to say son, the only way to stay out of trouble is change your name. Don't work real good, I tried once and some lady keep telling me I was her twins Daddy!

For all our Canadian friends, I got one in the mail today for you. Don't think I have forgotten you!

A Polish man married a Canadian girl after he had been in Canada
a year or so and, although

his English was far from perfect, they got on very well. Until one day he
rushed into a lawyer's office

and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him-- "very quick".

The lawyer said that the speed of getting a divorce would depend
on the circumstances and asked him the following questions:

LAWYER: Have you any grounds ?

POLE: JA, JA, an acre and half and a nice little home with 3

LAWYER "No," I mean what is the foundation of this case?"

Pole: "It is made of concrete, brick and mortar," he responded.

LAWYER: "Does either of you have a real grudge?"

POLE: "No," he replied, "We have a two-car carport and have
never really needed

LAWYER "I mean, What are your relations like?"

POLE: "All my relations are in Poland."

LAWYER: "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"

POLE: "Yes, we have a hi-fidelity stereo set & DVD player with
6.1 sound.. We don't
necessarily like the music, but the answer to your
questions is yes."

LAWYER: No, I mean Does your wife beat you up?

POLE: NO, I'm always up before her.

LAWYER: Is your wife a nagger?

POLE: NO, she white.

LAWYER: WHY do you want this divorce?

POLE: SHE going to kill me.

LAWYER: What makes you think that?

POLE: I got proof.

LAWYER: What kind of proof?

POLE: She going to poison me. She buy a bottle at the drug store
and put on shelf in bathroom.
I can read - it says, "Polish Remover

Thought for the day,have you ever wondered how many flowers a butterfly kisses in a day?

Word for the day: Honeyed.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Hi gang, just a short note to let all of you know I am still kicking! Man have I been sick. I go back to the doctor on the 14. My computer is in the shop. So I am out of touch with the world. I am at the Library Computer lab, now to let you know what is going on.

I will be back up as soon as possible!

My granpa use to say son, you just can't keep a good mule skinner down!

Thought for the day, thee Creek Indians, use to walk a mile with a fifty pound bolder. Because it felt so good when they put it down!

Word for the day: Respect.

Friday, May 07, 2004

Hi gang, I have not forgotten you! My cold turned out to be a flu bug. I have been sick, sick! Still don't feel good so will keep it short. About all I have been doing is sleeping. Still have OS problems. Not sure what I am going to do! Have a great weekend every one!

Thought for the day, lying in bed looking at the full moon I thought maybe I was turning into a werewolf the way I was hurting!

Word for the day: Blase,

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Hi gang, still having problems, plus I have picked up a cold. Coughing my head off. I keep a head ache from it. Any way it's hump day! We are on the down hill run!

Has any thing unexpected happened? Mary Lou put your hand down! Phil. Will be back soon.

less see I went to the baseball game. Thought about goose and how he loves those Cubs

We took a couple to supper that is moving to Fairhope. Real nice couple with a lot of health problems. They have been married 60 years! We will miss them, they are cool.

Always keep a positive attitude!

Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.

Thought for the day, have you ever noticed when you don't feel good everyone else seems happy!

Word for the day; Abyss.

Hi gang, sorry no post last night system problems! Hope to be back on line tonight. If not Granpa said just keep it down the middle!

Monday, May 03, 2004

Hi gang, I am running late again tonight! My best friend and I went with M, fourth grade class to the B'ham. Barons base ball game. They won! I saw my first in person home run.

We had a lot of fun but spent way to much on junk! Talking about a money pit.

Do you plain every thing?

Two women met for the first time since graduating from high school. One
asked the other, "You were always so organized in school, Did you manage to
live a well planned life? " " Yes," said her friend. "My first marriage was
to a millionaire; my second marriage was to an actor; my third marriage was
to a preacher; and now I'm married to an undertaker." Her friend asked,
"What do those marriages have to do with a well planned life?" "One for the
money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

Thought for the day, children laughter is the medican for the soul.

Word for the day: Laud.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Hi gang, well another weekend is fast closing! Did you get every thing done you wanted to? We have had rain the last three days and now it is quite a bit colder. I just cut the grass but with all the rain it needs cutting again!

Dessi. Has a three-question game going looks like fun, so listen close I copied from her site.

3 Questions
A meme (I found this at Kaarins place)

I want everyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less. Ask me anything you want and I will answer it. Then, I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything.

Great idea! Let's get to know each other a little better, shall we?

Posted by Desiree at 11:10 in meme | Permalink

Give it a whirl all you got to lose is a minute of time!

This is suppose to be PHOTO SUNDAY but don’t have my pictures working yet. So I will give you just a short history of the area.

At the head of the Tuscaloosa Basin in the Appalachian foothills, the "Black Warrior Village" existed just west of downtown Tuscaloosa. This was the beginning of the history of Tuscaloosa.


The "Black Warrior Village" has been in existence as early as 1580, although it was abandoned at times. The village was unoccupied circa 1750-1760. The primary native tribes of the area were the Choctaw and Creeks. The Creeks resettled the old village around 1800. By order of General Andrew Jackson, General Coffee and his men attacked the Creek village in 1813 during the Creek War. The village was burned as retaliation to the kidnapping of Mrs. Crowley at Duck River, Tennessee, leaving few Creeks in the area. After the Creek War any remaining creeks were removed to land in eastern Alabama west of the Coosa River. The Choctaw Indians removed to lands west of Tuscaloosa, although some remained in the area. By 1836, President Andrew Jackson had decided that all Indians must be moved to the Indian Territory, a move that we all know as the "trail of Tears."

Thought for the day, moments alone with you make my day!

Word for the day: Blarney.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Hi gang, Happy May Day! I was going to post on May Day and everything and have run out of time. All I remember as a child was the May Pole we use to dance around.
Do you are have you done anything special for May Day?

My granpa use to say son, May Day is a joyful day, so smile working the fields today! Hope everyone has a good weekend!

An older Jewish gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery
and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As
he was about to get the anesthesia he asked to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad,
what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it
doesn't go well, if something happens to me ... your mother is going to come
and live with you and your wife...."

Thought for the day, May is the time to marvel at the earth renewing itself.

Word for the day: Motley