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Location: T-Town, Alabama, United States

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Up Date

I played golf yesterday. Nice weather low humidity, I didn't break a sweat! LOL! Sure broke my game though. If I had to make a living playing golf, I would be under the poor house! :-) I hit one good drive all day! The rest was either in the lake or in the woods. How can you miss a large fairway? Watch me it's easy!

Butch has an upper receptor infection and some thing bit him and lady a lava in the wound. Had to cut that out. He was a lot better yesterday. His meads are working.

This time next week my grand daughter will be here from Chicago! My zoo is getting nerves! :-)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Resent Photos

Trip to Tuscaloosa Country Club

More plants out front

Plants out front

Deck tomatos

Grandaughter & Hershy

Daughter and Oliver

Daughters visit from Chicago

Daughter & Son-in-law

My wife had to take Butch our black bob tail cat to the vet this morning. He is sick! We don't no if he ate somthing, snake bite or what but he is in bad shape.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Do you see me now

Our grip on reality is slim, says UCL scientist
The neurological basis for poor witness statements and hallucinations has been found by scientists at UCL (University College London). In over a fifth of cases, people wrongly remembered whether they actually witnessed an event or just imagined it, according to a paper published in NeuroImage this week.

Dr Jon Simons and Dr Paul Burgess led the study at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr Burgess said: "In our tests volunteers either thought they had imagined words which they had actually been shown or said they had seen words which in fact they had just imagined - in over 20 per cent of cases. That is quite a lot of mistakes to be making, and shows how fallible our memory is - or perhaps, how slim our grip on reality is!

"Our work has implications for the validity of witness statements and agrees with other studies that show that our mind sometimes fills in memory gaps for us, and we confuse what we imagined occurred in a situation - which is related to what we expect to happen or what usually happens - with what actually happened.

"Most of us, though, have a critical reality monitoring function so that we are able to distinguish well enough between what is real and what is imagined and our imagination does not have too great an impact on our lives - unless the reality check system breaks down such as after stroke or in cases of schizophrenia."

The study found that the areas that were activated while remembering whether an event really happened or was imagined in healthy subjects are the very same areas that are dysfunctional in people who experience hallucinations.

Dr Burgess said: "We believe that hallucinations are caused by a difficulty in discriminating information present in the outside world from information that is imagined. In schizophrenia the difficulty you have in separating reality from imagined events becomes exaggerated so some people have hallucinations and hear voices that simply aren't there." These results indicate a link between the brain areas implicated in schizophrenia and the regions that support the ability to discriminate between perceived and imagined information.

In the tests, healthy subjects were shown 96 well-known word pairs from pop culture such as 'Laurel and Hardy', 'bacon and eggs', and 'rock and roll'. The participants were asked to count the number of letters in the second word of the pair. Often the second word wasn't actually shown and the subject had to imagine the word – such as 'Laurel and ?'.

Participants were then asked which of the second words they had actually seen on screen and which ones they had only imagined. The subjects' brain activity was observed using fMRI scans while they remembered whether words had been imagined or seen on screen.

When people accurately remembered whether they had actually seen a word or just imagined it brain activity in the key areas increased – many of which are found in brain area 10, which is involved in imagination and reality checking, develops last in the brain and is twice as big in humans as in other animals. In the people who did not remember correctly, activation in brain area 10 was reduced.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Again

I cut at the church today starting with mass at 6:45am. Nice way to start the day. Have a good weekend every one. We have the twins this weekend. I have worned all the zoo!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said,
"Honey, 25 years ago, We had a cheap apartment, a cheap car,
slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV,
but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blond.
Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen
TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blond, and she would make sure that I would once again be
living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed...

It 100* yesterday first time tying 1964 record! Stay cool!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"Not Much Good In Baghdad"

The USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups steam in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in preparation for Valiant Shield 2006 on Sunday, June 18, 2006, in the Pacific

With all our might still two of our troops die every day in Iraq! What's death to the insurgents? Blood spilled means little to them. They have nothing else to live for!

My question remains where are the sautes! This is their world! While we are loosens lives and billions are being spent they are traveling the globe buying every thing they can get their hands on. I find it strange that we are leading the war against terror! We are only one of the mighty nations of this world.

While our young men are dyeing and our tax supporting people around the world, other nations are preparing to cut our throat! Guess what we're giving them all the help and technology they need to do it.

Some how are leaders don't understand that these people have been fighting each other for thousands of years! Our system is frown to them! Put them in a suite, teach them how to fight give them billions to rebuild what we destroyed! Hey it worked in Japan but I hope we never turn our back! ( By the way Japan just call all their troops home from Iraq!)

I'm ranting today because my heart is bleeding for the young men who have no idea the savagery of these people we're pitting them against! The theorist of the world must be stopped where ever they are found. However is it our duty to try and control a world that hate our guts!

National guards were sent in to bring law and order in New Orleans because of their death rate. Hey ours in Birmingham is higher than theirs. Again our leaders don't understand the profit in drugs! If you can't find a job how do you live. These young people want more than welfare! I no, I no, I've heard a thousand times you have to want to help your self. Tell this to the thousands of people who have lost their job because the company went out of the country. This could be a post in itself.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"My Momma Diden't Raise No Fool!"

When the man at the auto repair shop told me that it would

cost $1400 to fix my car's air conditioning,

I just laughed at him and said, "I can

fix it myself for a whole lot less than that!"


Ah yes summer is here! We are still dry no rain. today will be in the uper 90s and I am playing golf. May be the heat will do these old bones some good.

I read a lot of your post yesterday about your dad and was very proud of you for your prase of him. My dad was killed in a minning accident when I was six so I realy never knew him. I do remember him though. He use to drive eighteen wheelers until mom made him quit. He was gone all the time and she didn't like being left alone. I still remember the night they came to our door to tell us he was gone!

Well any way I read some great post and I thank all of you for shearing. Have a great day and stay cool!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

"Something to cheer about"

Let's all shop at Sears!!!

I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears
is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are
required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more.
Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of
being called up... Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries
and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus
programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.
I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be
recognized for its contribution.

Suggest we all shop at Sears , and be sure to find a manager to tell them
why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it
well deserves.

I decided to check it out before I sent it forward. I sent the following
email to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this email and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the
Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your
store. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of
another store for a like item even if it was cheaper at the other store.

Here is their answer to my email.....................

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears

The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback. Sears
regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and
women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at
this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care

Please pass this on to all your friends, Sears needs to be recognized for
this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do
appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!!!!!!!!! It's Verified By

Have a great day to all and Dads be happy!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

"Another First"

"BUT He's Still The MAN"

Friday, June 16, 2006


MY, my Wingfoot has a tiger by the tail! Frustrating day for Number one as Milkelson smiles and keeps saying I practiced that shot. I keep my self out of trouble, my misses were easy shots!

Monty, oh my he looks darn good! Could Tiger miss todays cut hum...?

Thursday, June 15, 2006


It has gotten HOT HOT again! My grass in front is starting to look like a sand dune. I have lived here almost thirty years and have never watered the grass. If we don't get some rain I will have to do it!

Today starts the US OPEN Golf extravaganza! For those who like it ENJOY! Should be a good one!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"What is it"


Bigelow Chapel, New Brighton, Minn.
Hammel, Green & Abrahamson
On an 11-acre religious campus, the architects designed a 5,300-square-foot chapel that serves a multidenominational community. In this Modern structure, a curving wood frame wraps the interior of the sanctuary and allows sunlight to enter through maple veneer panels; the exterior cladding is composed of precast concrete panels that look like blocks.

Wow I would have not guesed a chapel. Golf was hot but good to getr out. My game needs improvement. I use to shoot in the low 90s now I am in the uper 90s but I still enjoy the game. I hit a few good shots and then a bunch of bad shots. Oh well I plan on playing as long as I can swing a club. Have a good day everyone. This is the last day home for my daughter they are heading home tomorrow.

Monday, June 12, 2006

_____________________________ "I CAN HEAR JUST FINE!"
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March
day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?" "No," the second man
replied, "it's Thursday." And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have
a beer."

Needless to say today I play golf! Have a good one everyone!

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Got me a Tattoo
Have a great weeken everyone!

Friday, June 09, 2006


Blackston200 3D-Art

On other worlds do they rejoyce on Friday? Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

"Now Wait A Minute"

I believe most of us have had a da-ja-vu accruing in our day, some times I have more than one LOL! I have had people tell me that when things seem so familiar it is because you have been there in a past life! Well I don't go along with that but it is spooky to say the least.

The one that will drive me up a wall is to lay something down and it not be there when you go to get it! Hum... maybe a ghost moved it!

I have often thought about what someone else may have thought looking at the same thing thousands of years ago! What did it make them think about? How did they feel looking at it? Did they want to saver the moment? Did they tell someone else about it?

Well, any way I think you no what I mean. Yesterday I ran across this illusion that is neat go here to see it and follow the directions... COOL!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Expand your mind

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Lao Tzu

Someone once said "there is nothing new under the sun" May be true but it is new to the one first encountering it. So today discover something new! Turn your routine into exploration!

Have a great HUMP day everyone!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"forgotten hero's"

Their gun barrels covered against the spray, U.S. infantrymen gaze from their landing craft toward Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

As I scanned the morning papers around the world on line this morning not a word about D-Day! In disbelief I went out and got the morning paper out of the mail-box and again not a word. The front page was covered with an article " suspect takes deputy's on high speed chase" The article is complete with a pic. of the deputy's suv in a ditch and a pic. of the suspect.

For those interested goggle D-Day and get the story of the coast of freedom for the world as we no it today!

By comparison there are 1,773 article about Michele Wie's failure to make the cut at the US Open! 3,500 hung on her every move around the greens and along the fairways. History was made by Michele but not the kind she was looking for.

There were so many people wanting to watch her that they had to close off entrance to the course! Normal around 150 show up to watch the qualifying. 4,000 greeted Michele in the parking lot!

There is no question, she can play golf and will be a great golfer. How ever she maintains her goal is to play against the men. She is very adamant about her ambition! Playing in the ladies championship later this week is second best for her and she hardly mentions it. 59th out of 156 is good but she had to be in the top 18 to play the Open. She was up beat and said "maybe next year I will do better"!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Note Worthy

Look of determination! Michele Wie the sixteen year old golf multi millionaire. Hasn't come close to being a golf superstar playing golf. But she sells tickets and every one wants to see her pound one 300 yards! It doesn't seem to mater that she has not won a golf match yet or not. Her determination to compete with the men is her obsession.

Ask David Leadbetter the golf guru who has been couching her for the US Open trials that kick off tomorrow. "She stands a good chance"! For what she is paying him he had darn well better say she has a chance!

So if she makes the cut? Then what, does any one remotely expect her to win? I think not. However it would be another first for her. This seems to be what she wants making headlines keeping the sponsors nipping at her hills. Ha... How many sixteen year old multi millionaires do you no? There are a lot of ways to put $$$ in the bank then winning a golf tournament! Good luck Michelle I hope you knock their socks off!

Also Note Worthy

What is it you say? It looks like a construction sight that's gone amok! This is the new Olympic stadium in Beijing China engulfed in fog or is it smog! The sight is called the bird nest by locals! I buy that, good name, 2008 will be here before you no it! The question is will the world be at war and miss this event?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Up date

Hey every one not much going on other than summer work out side. I am still busy with cutting grass and trimming at Church home and the lake. This consumes most of my time. I do check e-mail and spot check you guys to see what's going on.

Last weekend we had the great-grand kids. They are growing so fast. My grandson took some cell phone pics...

Today starts the big yard sale at the lake. My wife has been working on this for months. I hope it goes well for them. We sent a lot of things from home to go in the sale. Megan and her best friend are helping today. They are not putting any antiques or electronics in the sale. I am still thinking of e-bay however my first try with them wasn't good.

Have a good weekend everyone. I will check in when I can.