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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Hi gang, shouewe, where did the day go? Why do the weekends go by so fast? Monday through Friday is not to bad but Saturday & Sunday go by like a blur. I suppose, as you get older, you are more aware of time.

All though time and I have been at odds with each other as long as I can remember.

Once when I was in the second grade of school. One of my friends and I snuck off at lunch to a neighbor hood store. We had a soft drink and cookies for lunch. The store had a big clock hanging on the wall so we knew how much time we had.

Well we messed around until; we had only five minutes to get to class. Not bad we were only two blocks away. There was only one problem I had to go #2. Five minutes, two blocks and #2 was not going to fit in!

Running up the hill to the school I kept saying ‘I have got to crap in five minutes.’

When we got in school the class was already in the room. I told my friend to let the teacher know where I was. The rest room was across the hall from our class. He ran in the room hollering J.W. has got to crap in five minutes! I could here him and the whole class laughing!

Thought for the day, always leave five minutes for #2!

Word for the day; Wombat.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Hi gang, hip hip-0 who ray! It’s Friday, our friends way up north have a three- day weekend. Is that not nice or what! You are just going to have to put three days into two. No time for watching TV or playing on the puter.

We are on the downhill run with our guest too. They will be leaving Sunday some time. Allen has to be back to work Tuesday. See how the time has flown by. You didn’t even have to cook anything! Vacations are always to short! Put that on the to be taken care of list!

I got a good one in my e-mail today in fact a couple of good ones!

Warning: this one could hurt....

Have you been guilty of looking at others your own

age and thinking... surely I cannot look that old? You

may enjoy this short story.

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room

of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full

name. Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the

same name had been in my high school class some 30 years ago.

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.

This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way

too old to have been my classmate. After he had examined my teeth,

I asked him if he had attended the local high school. "Yes," he

replied. "When did you graduate?" I asked. He answered, "In 1971.

Why?" "You were in my class!" I exclaimed. He looked at me

closely, and then the *&^%$# asked,

"What did you teach?"

Gang I would like all of you to meet our latest addition! If you look close you can see the wire on his jaw. Poor little guy almost didn’t make it but he is going to be fine. WE call him Buddy!

Thought for the day, I have three bird feeders, by the time I get them all full the first one is empty!

Word for the day; Feller.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Hi gang, the eagle is looking around! Start planning you weekend now and you will be a day a head of the game.

Did I say game! Yep, who was that guy that said the whole world is a stage? Well any way I turned it around to a game. We all wont to win, but only a few will reach their personal goal. Hey that’s ok! We all can’t be brain sergeants. You dig!

The key to life’s game is making the best you can with the hand you have been given. We can run around yelling the sky is falling every time some rain comes into our life or we can pop open the umbrella and wade the current singing it never rains in southern California.

Sure this old world has a lot of problems, a lot of hate and misunderstanding. There are millions right this minute starving for food and we have fields sating idle, paying the farmer to let the land lie!

Food for thought! How about all the food that is thrown away every day from the world’s restraints! The black market firearms and drugs! The world we know is motivated by profit.

I have nothing agents profit! There has to be a profit to keep operating. I do have a problem with those who make a good profit and swindle their company out of a fortune.

What ever happened to a fair wage for a fair days labor? How can we justify paying someone twenty dollars for eight- dollar job? Or buy a thirty thousand dollar product that is only worth ten thousand?

Am I ranting! I suppose. We are caught in a cesspool that is getting wider and deeper and know one is alarmed! Are we to fall in that black hole they keep talking about and spit back out as a spent world no longer of any use?

Things you should know!
‘Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.’

Thought for the day, purple mountains majesty amber fields of grain.

Word for the day; Maori.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Hi gang, hump day is down! We are clear sailing. I can almost see the Friday go home clock. Course if you have a cushy job like Melissa you can go home early tomorrow and Friday. There is a catch though your boss has got to be out of town. It seemed I always got caught when I went home early. My boss’s boss would go out of his way to let me know he knew I took off early.

I would always go in early every day. Some weeks I would have ten or twelve hours extra, so I would try to leave a little early. This is how the conversation would go.

Him- Hey Joe I tried to call you yesterday!
Me- Hey I was here all day; I got in my ten hours.
Him- you did! I called at 4:30, they said you were gone!
Me- Yea, I am twenty-four hours over for this pay period. I was in at 6:00am.
Him- who covered the store from 4:30 to 5:00pm. You’re the Manager!
Me- I didn’t leave until my assistant came in.
Him- Yea, you no you have got to sat the example.
Me- I know boss! My assistant only has twenty hours over this pay period. Sense he gets paid overtime his check is going to be short!
Him- I’m glade you brought that up! The office is screaming about you having too much overtime. You had better cut back the o/t and fill in yourself where you have to.
Me- did you here me say I have twenty-four hours over this week?
Him- Yea, you have got to do better with your time management!

Ask me do I miss my job! (Yea buddy)

Things you should know!
‘By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.’

Word for the day; Malaise.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Hi gang, for a minut I had to think what day it was. Tomorrow is hump day and I am playing golf! YaWho! Tough course but I am daring! Pumped up and putting stright. To bad all the greens curve!

I went to the vet and got Scots dog today. Poor little guy looks so sad! I am not going into detail, the are not pretty. He had two have his jaw wired it was broken. A car hit him. The original owner would not do any thing so we took it to the vet. Scot is the new owner. Eight-week-old St Bernard male. Lord help us! We are nuts!

Things you should know!
‘Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.’

Thought for the day, I found a wild muskiedime vine today walking. They will be ripe soon.

Word for the day; Morpheus.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Hi gang; wow we have had a thundershower two days in a row! How sweet it is. It sure cools things off quick. Although not al cool as some of you have said. 55* is cold to me any way. It would make Mary Louse heat comes on! She said she sets it at 60* year round. I would be cold in the winter. I try to keep it at 70* in the winter.

I want to thank all of you for your kind words about Prissy. We loved her very much. She was our copilot. Her biggest joy was riding in a car.

Somewhere I picked up an Indian joke and don’t remember where. It shows how their sense of hummer and ours is much a like.

Kanjibhai's Daughter

Kanjibhai patted his daughter's hand fondly, and

told her, "Dikri, Your young man told me today he

wanted you as a bride, and I gave my consent."

Oh, Bapuji ," gushed the daughter, "it's going to be

so hard leaving mother."

"I understand perfectly, my dear," beamed Kanjibhai "You just take her with you!

Thought for the day, I toured a bakery today and watched light bread made. My thoughts went to those that will go hungry today!

Word for the day; Breeching

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Hi gang, another weekend gone. They just fly by! Another hot, hot day, but thunder storm cooled it off. We never did get any rain. It was all around us and we didn’t get a drop!

I would like to say we had an uneventful weekend but not true. Prissy our two- year old mixed Spits chased a cat into the street Saturday night. She never knew what hit her. I was so upset from the accident, and burying her, I started having chest pains.

I took a couple of aspirins and tried to calm down before going to bed. I have a strong heart but I felt like I was having a heart attack. I feel ok today but drained. It hurts so badly when you loose a pet. We loved her so much.

Thought for the day, cherish the moment for you know not what the next may bring!

Word for the day: Debauch.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Hi gang, wow where did today go to! I got up at 5:30am read the paper and checked e-mail. Then I worked in the yard until 1:30pm Came in took a shower and sat down to watch golf. I was out until my wife woke me up to go to church. I can’t, belive everyone let me sleep!

I have had some ask about golf Friday. How many balls did I loose? Would you belive –0-! Allen and Bill lost 8 but found 12! It was hot! I belive it got up to 94*.

I have not been on the puter today so I don’t know what you guys are up too. Every one came here for supper tonight. I don’t remember cooking so many hamburgers. They were eat. I belive there was only two left I don’t know how many bags of chips and cases of soda. At least we don’t have to worry about leftovers. Tomorrow is lake day every one will be at the lake all day. I may take the dogs too. They love swimming and running around.

I don’t know what we are going to do with the twins! You can’t their dippers on. We pulled in the drive from church and they are running down the hill nude! My neighbors are going to think I have opened a nudist colony!

Things you should know!
‘There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.’

A blonde walks in a library and says to the librarian, "I want a hamburger."

The librarian looks at her and says, "Excuse me! This is the library!"

Blonde apologizes and says, (whisper) "I want a hamburger."

Thought for the day, there are three fazes of eating, stuffed, full and contented. Tonight I am all three!

Word for the day; Eau de Cologne.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Hi gang, the eagle has flown! We are sailing into the weekend, with the work- load left be hind. Now get out there and do your thing!

I have noticed a lot of you taking vacations, and long weekends. The thought accrued to me, HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM DOWN ON THE FARM AFTER TYEY HAVE SEEN PARIE!


Ah Paris, the capital of CUPID! I bet you didn’t know that did you? He has pierced more hearts than Joes tattoos has belly buttons.

Amory why do you run with the wind? Shooting you flaming arrows into men. Sick from the wound they languish between heaven and earth, seeking relief from this inflicted pain. Amour a why do I grow week at her smile. I could not eat or sleep in a while. Have mercy on this poor heart that you have placed in her fair hands. I am but mortal in a world starving for love.

Things you should know!
‘Junk is something you have had for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.’

Thought for the day, sometime you find a place you would really like to stay.

Word for the day; Staunch.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Hi gang, oh am I full! I just ate a big plate of spaghetti & Italian sausage. I love spaghetti. I hope every one had a good day and ready for the eagle to fly. It seams like it has been a short week. I get to play golf twice this week!

My granddaughter and her family came in this morning from Illinois. They will be here for two weeks. Her husband is playing his first golf game with me tomorrow! My wife couldn’t say no! 

I hope to get a lot of pictures. All my great-grand children are here. I got five of the six to show you .The youngest six months was asleep. I will get him tomorrow.





You guys can take bet on how many balls we loose. The closest will get to go with him next week!

Things YOU should know!
‘Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.’

Thought for the day, you are what you eat. Is that true with what you read?

Word for the day; Éclat.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Hi gang, hump day! We are on the downhill run. Did everyone have a good day? I hope so. Did you ever read one of those sights that tell you what happened this day in history? I read one today and saw nothing I thought you would be interested in.
I did see this in quite a few places today!
Return of the CAT!


She sure did get a lot of bum raps about this movie. Like why is it every time a star wins an Oscar they follow up with a dumb movie? Is she over the hill age wise for Hollywood? Well one thing for sure she will laugh all the way to the bank.
I am way behind on the movies. The last one I saw was the conclusion of Star Wars. I have not even seen any thing good on TV other than GOLF! You know what that means! I am spending more and more time on the puter. You guys have got me hocked! I can hardly wait to see what your up to.
I love so many great blogs, I am going to have to take up speed-reading! What has this got to do with anything? I suppose I am thinking of two friends I have made that have quite bloging, and two more that are on the borderline! Leslie brought this up yesterday. There is another three or four that posts every once in a while. Which is ok, but it is hard to stay in touch with them.
I don’t understand how you become attached to some one you have never met? Does an author feel this way about those who read their books? I think not! They never have a chance to listen to people’s thoughts. Those of you, who are good writers, have a much better chance of writing from you blog experience. This shows in you writing. I commend each of you for taking the time to talk to us and share you expertise!
Things you should know!
‘Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.’
Thought for the day, we are all part of each other distantly different but the same!
 Word for the day; Incubus.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Hi gang, short day! I was up at 6:30, left at 7:00 to meet the guys for golf. Had a great day. Lunch was Oh so good! Chopped steak, rice & gravy, mixed corn, green beans, and hot roil! Ice tea, and giant cookies for desert. (I only had 3 cookies) Got to watch my waste line!
We played at the Cap Stone Country Club. Tough course! It beat us up pretty bad. One of my friends lost so many balls I quit counting. He had the nerve to ask if we are having fun yet?
Our home course is Ol’Coloney. They are working on the greens so we will play else where for the next few weeks. I know all of you golf nuts were just on edge to here all this.
Well less see what is going on! Hey did you guys see the dramatic seen on TV today of the policeman saving the woman from jumping off the bridge! That was some one hand save! All of it on film!
Our town announced today, we are getting two restraints on the river front down town! Wopee! We have so many now I don’t know how they are staying in business. YOU NAME IT WE GOT IT! We are also getting a new theater! NOW WE NEED THIS! We now have two. One six screens the other twelve. The new one will be sixteen screens! Yea, man the battle of the screens! I could go on about our progressive town, but save it for another post…..
Things you should know!
‘A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.’
Thought for the day, count on your thoughts taking you to places you would probably never go!

 Word for the day; Turpitude

Monday, July 19, 2004

Hi gang, Blue Monday is behind us. I hope every one had a good day. It has been worm here today but less humid. I belive it got up to 93*.
Home- work for Kim! Did you guys get it done? I made a stab at it!
                                  ‘CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA’ 

Looks like a great place to visit!


Welcome to Cape Town - a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer. From lavish and luxurious to backpacking on a budget, Cape Town has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten.
After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments, but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902). The resulting Union of South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The 1990s brought an end to apartheid politically and ushered in black majority rule.
South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; a stock exchange that ranks among the 10 largest in the world; and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region. However, growth has not been strong enough to lower South Africa's high unemployment rate; and daunting economic problems remain from the apartheid era, especially poverty and lack of economic empowerment among the disadvantaged groups. High crime and HIV/AIDS infection rates also deter investment. South African economic policy is fiscally conservative, but pragmatic, focusing on targeting inflation and liberalizing trade as means to increase job growth and household income
Population: 40,583,611 
Transshipment center for heroin, hashish, marijuana, and cocaine; cocaine consumption on the rise; world's largest market for illicit methaqualone, usually imported illegally from India through various east African countries; illicit cultivation of marijuana; attractive venue for money launderers given the increasing level of organized criminal and narcotics activity in the region
Unemployment rate is hovering at 37%
I have been reading the Argus Cape this week, and I am afraid it was like reading a paper from New York or Chicago. They had a large drug bust last week neting R1million. I donn’t know how much that is, but it sounds big!
They had a picture of Mandela on his 86th birthday with his x wife.
I would like to here his views on what is to be done in South Africa.
The project was fun but I chose a place nice to visit but not sure about living there.
Thought for the day, I can’t help thinking of the old saying, ‘the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.’
 Word for the day; Illfame.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Hi gang, I’m like the guy that says I can’t belive it’s not butter. Where did the weekend go! I hope you guys keep up with your time better than I did.
By now you have herd that Todd Hamilton, beat out Ernie Ells for the Open Championship! Two years in a row someone has jumped up and bit the big boys!


Where did Tiger go?
How sweet it is!
Last night turned out to be a big party. About ten couples, and the host family. We had BBQ, Hot Wings, potato salad, backed beans, and an open bar! The food was good, and I lost count on how many margaritas I had. They were made from scratch and were so…good! 
When they first got married she wanted a MG convertible. He would not get one because he was still going to school and would tell her if he got her that car she would get PG. And he would have to sell it. Five years later she got PG. So what does this have to do with the party?
For her birthday he got her a fully restored 1962 MGB. Red convertible! He had a big sign made for the car. It read if you get pregnant the car goes back! Needles to say she was flabbergasted!
Things you should know!
‘No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.’
Thought for the day laughter becomes one whose life looks so bleak.
 Word for the day; Limey. (Phyllis I am sure knows this word.)

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Hi gang, quick post tonight. We are going to church, and then a birthday party, one of my friend’s wives. Remember the one I told you about with the brain cancer. She is still taking radiation. I pray that it’s not going to be a terry eyed evening.
Thomas Hamilton is on top of the leader board, with all the big names right behind him. Even Tiger is on the front page! My man is second. He is like Tiger needs to start dropping puts!
Things you should know!
‘Men are fro earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.’
Thought for the day, some times you just have to do what you don’t wont to do!
 Word for the day; Gono.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Hi gang, well it’s here the day you have been looking for. Look out weekend; here we come! We just had a thunder-shower and it cooled down nicely. This is the first rain we have had in a couple of weeks.
Have you noticed who is at the top of the leader board at the open? You have to go to page three to find Tiger; he's  six shots back. The leader is Skip Kendall. Ship has never won on tour. He joined the P.G.A. in 1999.
I gave you a lot of pictures yesterday, forgetting not many of you give a hoot about golf. I should no better. Any way for those of you who would like to see more of Troon Scotland take the link and enjoy the pictures. Those who would like to see the leader board here it is.
When you are searching around look at this.

Go to Litracon for full story
All this time I thought superman could see through wall because he had x-ray vision!
Things you should know!
‘Eat well, stay fit, and die, anyway.’
Thought for the day, now and again I think of the distance between us.
 Word for the day; Dissolute. 

Thursday, July 15, 2004

































Royal Troon's club motto is Tam Arte Quam Marte, "As Much by Skill as by Strength." More than anything, this is a course that makes you think. Virtually every par 4 and par 5 gives you the option of hitting big or laying up. If you go big, you must be accurate, because the slant of the ground allows fairway bunkers to capture anything near them, and from inside these bunkers there's no reaching the green.
freed vuich 
Tiger Trap
Hi gang, you know what I have been doing today! They could have had a little more TV coverage. Seven hours is much to short
I am going on a limb and say Erne Ells looks primed! First American is # 13.
Things you should know!
‘A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.’
Thought for the day, we are all caught in the scrutiny of fate!
 Word for the day; Enervate.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Hi gang, I am running late! The day has flown by. Would you believe our hottest day of the year and guess who played golf today! I had a good round. After golf I took the dogs to the lake swimming, and a bath! When I got home I ate a quick bite and cut grass. Needless to say I am popped. British open starts tomorrow! Pick you man.

Things you should know!
bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.'

Thought for the day, it is hard to believe school will be starting in four weeks!

Word for the day; Brougham.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Hi gang, come on hump day! WE ARE READY! Right, right. Man is it hot! How hot is it? I knew you were going to ask. It’s so hot when I went out to feed the birds the seeds were popping like popcorn! The birds thought they were at the driven theater!

I suppose every one has heard the driven theaters are making a come back. I sure did my part growing up. We went to the movies at least twice a week. The kids did their best sleeping in the back seat of the car.

I wish them luck. People today are too spoiled on air-conditioning to sit through a movie. Can you think of running the air in the car for two-three hours!

I just thought of a good idea! Wait let me install pay pal! Gang we can invest in the first subterranean Driven Theater! Think of it the temperature doesn’t get over 65* F. We will make a fortune! Now grant you in Canada we will build on Main Street and at heaters!

We will start small say 500 cars, snack shop, pezzapolar, playground, suroundsound dobby digital wide screen, and shopping mall for the ladies who rather shop!

This whole thing couldn’t cost more than a couple billion! We will let Donald Trump build it and finance it. Pay back will be quick, no more than five hundred years…

Things you should know!
‘If you look like your passport picture you probably need the trip.’

Thought for the day, why can’t I get the picture at the top of the page centered and the blue sign gone?

Word for the day; Abnegate.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Hi gang, old blue Monday down! We have a thunderstorm blowing by, lot of thunder so for no rain. It looks like the rain is going to pass us by.

I tried to see every one today. You guys have been busy bees! Some of you must stay up all night getting your post ready. We sure are a diverse group. I love it!

I would love for us to have some one from every state, here and Canada. Also every province or country! Just think of it we would cover the world!

Do you think the W.W.W. is ready for us? I think so. There is only one problem. It took me three and a half hours to back track seven of you this morning! We would have to get our puters into hyper drive!

Kim has come up with another good idea for us. Check it out should be fun.

Also I have noticed that there is a lot of sickness, depression and people looking for a change in their life. Keep these people in you mind through out the day. Let them know you are there for them. I think it would mean a lot.

Things you should know!
‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.’

Thought for the day, mistakes are but pathways to perfection!

Word for the day; Potable.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Hi gang, the weekend is fading fast! I hope all of you have had a good one. It has been quite around here. The kids went up to Tina’s for the weekend and will be back some time tomorrow.

I have done nothing today but sleep! Something must be going on with my meds. All I want to do is sleep. Not good! Well enough complaining! One thing for sure I am going to live until I die!

My granpa use to say son, don’t worry about all the curves life may send. Just keep it down the middle!

Things you should know!
‘It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.’

Thought for the day, sometimes I think my brain enjoys sending out a pain notice!

Word for the day; Matins.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Hi gang, another quick post tonight. I just got home. We took my youngest daughter out for supper. Today is her birth day. Oh, did I eat to much!

Things you should Know!
not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.'

Thought for the day, my granpa use to say son, men and women have one thing in common. Laughter. Every time I tell your granma to do something she laughs!

Word for the day; Impute.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Hi gang, I am running late tonight. I went down and cut the new guys grass. Now my hip is hurting bad. I think I over did it again today. Any way, every one have a good weekend. Get out and do something. Have fun, even if it is just watching the wind in the trees.

Things you should know!
‘My idea of house work is to sweep the room with a glance.’

Thought for the day, many times I stop and ask why did I do that?

Word for the day; Whiff.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Hi gang, Thursday is a great day! Why you may ask. It is a great day because the EAGLE flies tomorrow! I got the grass cut before the rain came. Yippee! No knee high grass! Golf on TV today was about as exciting as a snail race. Oh well next week is the British open. Can Goosen win two majors in a row?

I want to redo my site and don’t know where to start. Candy sent me a new template. What do I do with it? I don’t want to loose every thing I have. How do you save it? I see you guys changing every week!

I see so many wonderful layouts, and I say man oh man. I would not know
Where to start.

I have been trying to remember to tell all of you we have house guest! Or should I say property guest. My daughter noticed big bugs flying in and out of our magnolia tree. She went to take a look and found a huge hornets nest. This is the first live nest I have ever seen. I don’t have zoom on my camera so look close. The nest is middle top.

I also took a snap shot of my wandering tomato plants. I planted three plants at the end of the flower garden, and they are all over. Counted 28 tomatoes. Please don’t ask what they are! All I know is they are big!

Things you should know!
‘If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.’

Thought for the day, my granpa use to say son, there is always two sides to a story. That’s why I always say ‘heads I win tells you loose!’

Word for the day; Wolframite.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Hi gang, happy hump day to every one. What a day this has turned out to be. I made a poo run getting ready to cut grass. A thunderstorm rolled in. then another, and another. Last I heard we had one and a half inches of rain. Bright side to all this I don’t have to water the plants tonight!

I tried to read some in the Stand and got a couple of pages in and almost went to sleep. Reading is like taking a sleeping pill. I try so hard not to take a nap so I can sleep at night.

I did get around to a lot of you today. For those that I didn’t I will try to get by tomorrow K. One that did stick to me today was Colleen. Her last paragraph stuck with me most of the day. It is so easy to lay a guilt trip on yourself. Some times life just sucks! Nothing you did. Or anything someone did to you. Things just happen.

Each of us is special! There will never be another you! Sure life for some may be harder than it is for others, but you can never judge a book by its cover. Grasp each moment as though it may be the last. My mom use to write to me and close her letter with; ‘take all mistakes for love and kisses.’ That has always meant a lot to me. We all make mistakes, that’s life!

Thought for the day, if today is a cloudy day, does that mean the sun is not shining?

Word for the day; Sequoia.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Hi gang, man it was hot today! I played golf, and was soaking wet all day. How hot was it? I am so glade you asked. It was so hot my golf balls were trying to hatch! I got into duck-hocking the ball, and had one heck of a time getting out of it. It sure toke its toile on my score.

I got the soda bottle I dug up cleaned. It is a Sun Crest 10oz. I belive it was bottled in 1954. I went on line, and found the company was in Jacksonville Fla. from 1939 to 1955. No longer in business.

My wife came in this afternoon around 3:30. She is worn out! She goes back to work tomorrow. I hope she sleeps well tonight. They had a good time and all went well!

Things you should know!
‘Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.’

Thought for the day, if you sweat one ounce, are you one ounce lighter?

Word for the day; Otology.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Hi gang, I hope Monday has not got the best of you! I t has been another fast day for me. I put in another four hours out back. This time I tried to pace myself a little better.

Of all things, I dug up a wheel barrel body. It kicked my rear! Roots had grown through it also dug up an old BBQ grill. Solid cast iron! No telling how old it is. Get this the darn thing is intact, nothing broken! It weighs a ton. I could not pick it up. I just rolled it to the top of the hill and cleaned some mud off it.

Who of you has ever herd of a soft drink called Sun Crem? It has a big A on the front. On the back it has Orange Crest? I have never heard of it! I dug it from under the wheel barrel. It is covered with dried mud. Will have to clean it up to see if any thing else is on it.

Sounds like a day, treasure hunting. Believe me all I was trying to do was clean of the hillside, so I can get to those darn privet hedge roots!

Things you should know!
‘Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.’

Thought for the day, Monday takes a lot of slack. It’s tough to always be the first workday!

Word for the day; Monad.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Hi gang, I hope every one is having a good holiday! I thought I had better post before the fireworks start. My dogs hate fireworks, the try to get up under me. Last night was a doze. At 1:00am people were still shooting them. I got very little sleep. To night wont be any better!

Things you should know!
‘Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often.’

Thought for the day, peace can only be found in the stillness of the heart!

Word for the day; Prodigy.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Hi gang, I went on line to see what you guys were doing, and singed off and forgot to make a post. I suppose that shows how tired I am. How tired am I! I am so tired I had to go wiz, and had to sit down!

Why am I so tired? I am so glade you asked. I told my wife I would start back cutting the privet hedge behind the house, and have it done before she comes home. She will be home Tuesday so today was the day.

I started after the tennis match this morning. Maria put the mojo on Serena! I got through at 3:30pm. No lunch three brakes, and four hours later, it’s done!

I don’t know why I always over do it! You would think at my age I would have learned to pace myself. No, some how my genes still think I am thirty. Ok, ok forty!

It is going to feel so good if I live long enough to stop hurting!

It just donned on me the Pepsi 400 is on. OMG it is al the way at the other end of the house! Happy 4th every one!

Things you should know!
“If you are to open minded, your brains will fall out.”

Thought for the day, I wander if they make ear- plugs for dogs? My dogs hate fireworks!

Word for the day; Plunk.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Hi gang, hello Friday! Long weekend for most state side, a lot of our friends in Canada are on holiday too. Every one, have a safe time and enjoy yourself.

We have a big storm just west of the house so I am making this quick.
I hope to catch most of you tomorrow.

Advice from kids!
“Never try to baptize a cat.” Eileen, age 8.

Thought for the day, fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars, in other words, hold my hand!

Word for the day; C2H5OH

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Hi gang, where has the day gone? I am in a daze. I did get alum. Cans hale of. Made $6.00. Also I have a new neighbor mile are so up the road. He asks my son if I would come up and cut his grass. I did and now have next weeks green fee! Not bad for a rainy day.

Of all things I watched a little bit of tennis today waiting for golf to come on. Some good-looking athletes!

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger! What can I say? All the money in the world can’t buy a swing! I got home sick watching the Western Open. I use to live across the river from there! Never played the course. Green fees are $135.00.

Advice from kids!
“When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she is on the phone.” Alyesha, age13.

Thought for the day, if life is just a bowl of cherries. Where did all these blackberries come from?

Word for the day; Cheerio