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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Middle Names.

Most people I know have a middle name. . . . Wait a minute!!  I believe I have already posted a blog that covers this subject.  OK, I went back in my history and looked and sure enough, I did.  So, I am not going to rewrite a similar blog here.  Nope, I am going to take the easy way out and let you decide if you want to see that blog posting again.  I am just going to give you the link and you can go there or not.

An updated.  I am still under the weather, but at least it stopped storming so hard.  Since I got old (happened fast, just got up one morning and I was old), I don't get over things very fast.  In fact, they can linger on and on and on.  I am not complaining here, just letting you know, because I am always glad to just wake up in the morning.  Now I hope all of you will have a great day, you hear? 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Some Things Are Too Obvious.

Why is it that we humans always think things are more complicated than they really are?  Is it because our large brains just can't accept something very simple?  OK, don't believe me?  Then read this next question,

Have you ever noticed how geese fly in that V-formation? Have you ever wondered why one side is always longer than the other?

Well, I can answer both questions for you.  The first part is easy, the V-formation.  They all follow the leader and flying in the V offers them less air turbulence.  The second part, well that is easy, too.

Answer to why the V is longer on one side: - There are more geese on that side!

Now be honest, what were all of you thinking the answer would be?  I bet you were trying to come up with some very complicated explanation, weren't you?

Now, why there are more geese on that one side, is a different question and will not be discussed here. .   That may be way too complicated for me to figure out today, maybe tomorrow. . . but as you know, it is very hard to live in tomorrow and when it gets here, there will always be another tomorrow.  Now have a great day, you hear?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to All You Dads.

I sincerely want to wish all you dads out there a very happy Father's Day.  On this day, I have to remember my Dad and what great guy he was.  As far as I am concerned, there was never nor will there be a dad as great as he was.  I could never be the man he was.  He taught me everything a young fellow needs to know and especially to be honest and God fearing, respectful to my elders, and always be helpful.  When things were not going well for me, he always had this to say, "Son, nothing is ever so bad that it can't get worse".  Well, when you stop to think about that, he was definitely right.  In other words, there is always something to be thankful for.

He was quite the out-doors man.  He loved to hunt and fish.  I think his favorite was night time fishing out of a canoe on the upper Allegheny River.  When I got old enough, I went with him.  Although it worried my Mom, she knew that boys needed to do things like that with their dads.  He taught me to love nature and respect it and when hunting or fishing, never take more than you can eat.  Never, ever waste anything.

My Mom was an outdoors person, also.  Both my Dad and my Mom lived along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania; Dad up river at Foxburg and Mon down river from there in a little town named Phillipston.  Oh to return to those good old days. . . but time moves on and we have to move with it.  But it sure is nice to reminisce and I hope you all had good times that you can now look back on with smile.  Now, have a great day, you hear?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Screaming Dog, etc.

Have you ever heard a dog scream?  I don't mean a bark or a howl or a growl, but a real honest to goodness scream like a child or a woman would sound, and I suppose some men, too.  My oldest and most loved pup did it twice the other day.  The first time, she had her head under a folding table that had sloped metal legs.  So, naturally, I thought that she had got her head stuck in the leg.  I picked her up and petted her and she seemed just fine.

Then she did it again.  That ear piercing scream and I looked down and she was laying on her side stiff as a board with her legs sticking straight out.  This time I again picked her up but she just sort of collapsed in my arms.  I held her for a short time and she then came back to her old self.  I am pleased to say that she has been her normal self ever since.  Yes, she is getting up in years, but I am sure she has a lot more left in her, at least I hope she does.

I am still under the weather.  But had a plumbing problem and had to try and fix it.  Gave up, turned all the water off, and plan to work on that problem in the morning.  I am tired and want to go to bed.  Maybe tomorrow will be a little better, or not.  But, I want all of you to have a good evening and a great day tomorrow, you hear?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Seems I Got Old.

It seems that old age has snuck up behind me when I wasn't looking and tackled me.  How do I know?  Well, one way is that when I come down with a mild case of the flu, it really isn't mild and it lasts and lasts and lasts.  Yep, I still have that dang flu and I don't feel one bit better, in fact I feel worse.

Then I see that Muhammad Ali has passed away and he was only less than one year older than I am now.  Dang, and he would have been in much better physical shape than I am.  Oh, that's right, he had Parkinson's Disease.  That is a terrible thing to have.  It sure took its toll on Ali.  Well, he is at peace now, at least, I hope he is.  I have never been into boxing, but did enjoy wrestling although I knew it was mostly show.  I watched it back in the golden days when Gorgeous George lit up the wrestling ring.  Remember him?

Guess what?  When I was in college, I took wrestling in Phys-Ed and I really enjoyed it.  One evening I returned to my dorm room and the little guy down the hall stopped by to say hello.  I told him what I have been doing and he told me he liked to wrestle.  To make a long story shorter, this little guy turned me every which way but loose.  A couple of times I looked like a pretzel.  So, I learned real quick it isn't your size that matters, it is what you have trained to do.  Then he told me he was state champion in wrestling when he was in high-school.  Looks sure can be deceiving.

Now that this dang flu has got me wrapped up into a pretzel shape, it reminded me of that time way back a thousand years ago when I was in college.  Just in case you are interested, I went to Penn State, home of the Nittany Lions.  Now I hope all of you have avoided this flu and had a great day and have great evening, you hear?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Just an Update.

I am still alive and kicking but am still under the weather.  I feel a lot better but still am hacking up lung junk.  Don't have anything special to say.  Except that I found this picture on the internet that tells what this dang flu has done to me. 

Now, after you have read my posting, go wash your hands and gargle so you don't catch what me and that fellow above has.  Why, because I want you all to have a great day, you hear?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Having a couple of bad days.

I have come down with some kind of flue and it, among other things like coughing, etc., has made me dizzy.  Yes, I know I should be used to it since my nickname is Dizzy.  Anyway, I got up out of my rocker and took two steps and fell flat on my face.  Had to lay there on the floor for awhile.  The whole room was revolving and I was really starting to get sick.  I didn't know our house was built on an not too merry of a merry-go-round!!

I feel somewhat better today but have to go before a judge today for the appraisal district to challenge my new appraisal.  They doubled the value of my home.  How could that be??  I live in a double-wide and let me tell you, there would be no way that I could get double for it if I wanted to sell it.  In fact, probably couldn't get a fraction of the original purchase price.  OK, now I hope your day is going much better than mine, so make sure you have a great day, you hear?