I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we
think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman

Welcome to the fun of playing with shadows! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!
Hope all of you are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
William Shakespeare
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Laurence J. Peter

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.


Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.

Japanese Proverb
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not
follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy and I. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
Mark Twain
April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
Christopher Morley 

Proper Use Of The Modern English Language

Just keeping you in the loop for proper word choice, always looking out for precision communication.

Due to the climate of political correctness now pervading America ,

Kentuckians, Tennesseans and West Virginians will no longer be referred to as'HILLBILLIES.'

You must now refer to them as

And furthermore


1. She is not 'EASY' - She is


2. She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a


3. She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a


4. She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes


5. She is not a 'TWO-BIT HOOKER' - She is a

6. She is not an AIRHEAD - She has had a CEREBRAL LIPOSUCTION.


1.. He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a

2.. He is not a 'BAD DANCER' - He is


3.. He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He

4.. He is not 'BALDING' - He is in

5.. He does not act like a 'TOTAL ASS' - He develops a 
severe case of

6.. It's not his 'CRACK' you see hanging out of his pants - It's
These even made the donkeys grin!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty and a Reason for Still More Gratitude!!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca
Our family had another scare this week -- my son, David, had to have spinal surgery day before yesterday. He hadn't talked about the problem because our family has had some sad, scary times this year, but when he was suddenly unable to get around without crutches, he finally went to the Emergency Room. He was operated on the same day for what they call Foot Drop Syndrome. He's doing well and we're very grateful for a wonderful doctor!! Hooray! The sun is shining and we can smile again!

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Broadstreet

The Top 8 Morons of the Day!!

AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence. 
Police in Oakland , CA , spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, 'Please come out and give yourself up!' 
An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, herein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts! 
A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him. 
5. DID I SAY THAT???     (the best one so far)
Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: 'Give me all your money or I'll shoot', the man shouted, 'that's not what I said!
A man spoke frantically into the phone: 'My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart'. 'Is this her first child?' the doctor asked. 'No!' the man shouted, 'This is her husband!
In Modesto, CA , Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (hellooooooo)! 
Last summer, down on Lake  Isabella , located in the high desert an hour east of Bakersfield , CA , some folks new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. 
After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect 
working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.  NOW REMEMBER...THIS IS TRUE. Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
When I got up yesterday morning and looked out the window I saw this pale pink moon slipping off to bed behind some lovely clouds! What a great start for any day!!
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it,
you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just
fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman
Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
Virgil A. Kraft
There is no such thing in anyone's life
as an unimportant day.

Alexander Woollcott

Pets Forever!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!

Happy Easter Everyone!! I hope you and your humans have a wonderful day with lots of TREATS!!!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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