Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Surprise at the Hummingbird Feeder.

We have multiple bird feeders and also offer the birds suet.  They seem to enjoy it.  I also spread some bird seed on the ground for the doves and other birds who prefer not to get their food out of the bird feeders. 

We get all kinds of visitors to the feeders.  Yes there are quite a few different species of birds from large crows down to small hummingbirds, but we also get squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, etc.

In this next picture, I want you to take notice of the step stool below the hummingbird feeder.  I need to step up on that to hang the feeder.

The other night after dark, I went out to get the feeders.  I stepped up on the stool and reached up to the railing with my free hand to help steady myself as I hung the hummingbird feeder.  Something didn't feel right.  It was cool and cylindrical.  Yep, I had grabbed hold of a snake.  I don't know who was more surprised, it or me.  It took off and I have no idea where it went or what kind of snake it was.  I was getting a little sleepy when I went out to retrieve the feeders, but that sure did wake me up.  Things like that are not at all bad.  They wake you up, keep you alert for a few days, and give me something to write about on my blog when I have no other inspirations.  I only wish I could have taken a picture.  I guess you will just have to use your imagination.  Now, don't accidently pick up any snakes and have a great day, you hear?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Idiotic Stuff

I may not be a complete idiot, but I do get a laugh out of idiotic stuff.  OK, I suppose you want some examples, right?  Well, here are a few that I found on the internet:

"Most lies about blondes are false."  - Headline 
     OK, does that mean that "most lies are true"?

"Golden, Ripe, Boneless Bananas, 39 Cents A Pound."  - Advertisement
     Dang, but I prefer mine on the bone.

"Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything."
- Ivana Trump, on her first novel
     And all this time I thought "fiction" was all true.

"Push this button in case anything happens."
-Elevator in Osaka, Japan
     Well now, that covers everything.  That button must be worn out by now, don't you think?

"Cars will not have Intercourse on this Bridge."
-Tokyo, Japan traffic sign
     I guess the cars should find a more private place. . .??

"Lack of brains hinders research."  - Headline
     You think??  Lack of brains hinders a lot of things, but in this case, they need sample brains to study.

"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." - Bill Clinton
     And to think another Clinton is running for president??

"Deals work best when each side gets something it wants from the other." -Donald Trump
     And a view from the other side of the isle.

"And now the sequence of events in no particular order." 
- Dan Rather

"It's like deja-vu all over again." - Yogi Berra, Baseball player
     I always liked Yogi's sayings.

"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."  - Dan Quayle
     Well now that I know that impurities in air and water are not pollution.  I feel so much better now.


I think that is enough idiotic sayings for one day, or week, or month, or year, or. . .

Try to get this post out of your mind so that you can have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Old Song and Sayings.

I woke up this morning with this old song going through my mind.  We used to sing it when we were kids.  I wonder how many of you remember it and have sung it?

Chicory chick

Chickery chick, cha-la, cha-la
Check-a-la romey in a bananika
Bollika, wollika, can't you see
Chickery chick is me?

And some old sayings that you may have heard or if you haven't, you have now. . .

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he’ll be a mile away and barefoot. – unknown

Anyone who doesn’t think there are two sides to an argument is probably in one. – unknown

All the world is mad save for me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee. – Old Quaker saying

Cheer up! Remember the less you have, the more there is to get. – unknown

Creditors have better memories than debtors. – Ben Franklin

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. – unknown

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – Jewish Proverb

I feel so miserable without you, its almost like having you here. – Stephan Bishop, a gentle needle

I have never killed a man but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. – Clarence Darrow

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re about average. – unknown

If at first you don’t succeed, skydivings not for you. – S. Johns

It is easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. – unknown

Life isn’t like a box of chocolates…it’s more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. – unknown

OK, I could list a lot more but I don't want to bore you.  So, you all have a great day, you hear?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice Weather

Not up to much.  Just enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having.  It has been unseasonably cool here.  This morning, it actually got down into the upper 40's but then warmed up to 77 degrees.  Once that sun gets up a ways, it warms up real fast.  Tomorrow is supposed to be similar to today.  Then it is to get back up in the high 80's or so.

I don't have much to say today, but I want you all to have a great day, you hear?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Yum, Yum, Good!!!

OK, I found something that I really, really like the taste of.  You see, I like pickles, especially when added to a good sandwich.  Yep, they sure do make any sandwich taste better.  I remember back when I was a kid, my Grandma made home made pickles, some  where sweet dills.  Now, they had such a wonderful taste but it has been so long since I have had any of her pickles, I am not sure exactly what they did taste like.

The other day, we were grocery shopping and I spotted a jar of Jalapeno Bread-N-Butter pickles.  Oh dang are they good!!!  I ate some on a sandwich just a few minutes ago.
The above picture I found on line, but the ones we bought were Del Dixie.  Let me tell you, these are worth trying.  Hey, if you don't like them, send them to me (grin).

My Dad was a Heinz salesman and we were never out of ketchup, pickles, soup, etc.  Did you know that back then, Heinz also made peanut butter.  It was the kind that came with peanut oil on top and you had to stir and stir and stir until the whole jar was creamy.  Anybody but me remember that?  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Feeding Our Dogs.

I have heard veterinarians and kennel owners say that to improve a dogs appetite, skip feeding them one day a week.  Our dogs wouldn't stand for that!!  Like I told you before, my wife cooks for our pups and they get good, wholesome home cooked meals every day.  They get fed every day at or very near eleven in the morning.  At ten, the oldest pup sits and stares at my wife.  That pup is very intelligent and either she or her stomach can tell time.  It is uncanny for sure.

The three of them know their places to eat.  No, we don't set a table for them but they do have their assigned seats, so to speak.  The oldest gal eats beside the water dish, the boy eats out on the screened in porch and after he is finished, he goes out in the dogs' fenced in yard.  The youngest pup, eats inside her "house", but with the door open.  As soon as their food is cooked and cools off, they all run to their places in happy anticipation of what is to come.  They are never disappointed, but that doesn't keep them from begging for more.  Yes, our dogs eat better than some people.  Talk about a dogs life!!!  Our dogs have a good life whether they know it or not.  They seem to love us and also seem thankful, at least we would like to think so.  Now you all enjoy either your human life or your dog's life, which ever you choose, but always have a great day, you hear?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thinking About Old Posts

I got thinking about some of my old blog postings and went back and started reading a bunch of them.  This one that I found was posted six years ago.  It is fun going back to old blogs, reading them, and reading the comments, too.  Some of those who commented back then are not around anymore.

Just in case you want to read it, too, here is a link you can lick on to go to it.


Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Few More Grins, I Hope.

Today, I am going to try to put a grin on your face at the least and a big belly laugh at the best.  I searched the internet to try and find some funny stuff, and here is some of what I found.  Have fun:

At the mall, my five-year-old grandson joined the other children in line waiting to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap. When it was his turn, Jake didn’t move; he just stared.
“Don’t you want to sit on the 
bunny’s lap?” I asked.
“No!” he shouted. “There’s 
a man in his mouth!”

Wow!!  A carnivorous Easter Bunny.

Girl: Ick! Why does this sandwich have bacon on it?
Friend: You ordered a BLT.
Girl: Whaaaat? I thought the B stood for bread.

I guess it should have been called a BBLT.

We were inspecting several lots of grenades. While everyone was concentrating on the task at hand, I held up a spare pin and asked, “Has anyone seen my grenade?”

I bet that sent everybody scattering in all directions.

“Poor Old fool,” thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?”
The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”

Quite an accomplished fisherman, if you ask me.  I would like to see the one that got away, though.

Boy does this cartoon bring back memories.  That is exactly what my Mom made sure of, that I never left the house without clean underwear on.  I bet some of you in my age bracket had the same experience, too.

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All you husbands reading this blog, take heed of the above cartoon and don't., I say DON'T ever say what that poor deceased husband in that cartoon said.  Lie if you have to.

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OK, I have looked and looked and looked and I, too, can't find the "any" key on my keyboard, either.  Check yours and see if it has the "any" key.  That should keep you busy for awhile.  The time it takes you is inversely proportionate to your intelligence (grin).

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OK, enough is enough.  I don't want you to get sick of these funnies, so I will stop here.  Hope you got a few chuckles out of them.  Now, have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hey You!!!

What do you answer to?  I answer to a lot of things; Richard, Dick, Dicky, Dicky Bub, Dizzy, Dizzy Dick, buddy, son, mister, etc.  The one thing I don't answer to is "Hey You".  I am not Oriental, I do not have a Chinese name, so ignore people who try to get my attention by yelling "Hey You".  Neither am I Pink Floyd. . . according to the internet, they recorded a song called "Hey You".  Since I only listen to bluegrass, classic country, and gospel music, I have never heard that song.

Now be honest, what do you think when someone tries to get your attention by yelling, "Hey You"?  It tells me they don't know who I am or if they do, they forgot my name.

Hey you, let us hear what you think.

Have a great day, you hear?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Wife Compared To Mom

Compare your wife to your mom. . . DON'T!!  No, don't ever do that, not now, not tomorrow, not ever!  Do you hear me?  Do you understand?  That is a mistake that men make and live (if he survives) to regret it.  In fact, don't ever tell your wife that she should be more like some other female.  Remember, your wife is the most important person in your life and rightly should be.  I found this poem on line that brings the point home clearer than I can:

A Woman's Poem

He didn't like the casserole
And he didn't like my cake,
He said my biscuits were too hard
Not like his mother used to make.
I didn't perk the coffee right
He didn't like the stew,
I didn't mend his socks
The way his mother used to do.
I pondered for an answer
I was looking for a clue.
Then I turned around and
smacked him one
Like his mother used to do.

Poem by Maggie Nutt

OK, now have a nice day, you hear?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Getting Old Ain't Fun, but it can be Funny

Getting old ain't fun, but it can be Funny.  As my dear old Mother put it, "getting old ain't for sissies".  Now I know what she meant.  But to give us "old folk" a smile on our faces, here are some old folks jokes.

A man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at a fast-food restaurant. He noticed that they had ordered just one meal, and as he watched, the older gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries until each had half of them. The old man then began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap.

The young man decided to ask if they would let him buy another meal for them so that they didn't have to split theirs.

The old gentleman said, "Oh, no. We've been married 50 years, and everything has always been and will always be shared 50-50."

The young man asked the wife if she was going to eat, to which she replied, "Not yet. It's his turn to use our teeth."

OK, how about some shorter ones?

Old is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired.

Old is when "getting a little action" means I don't need to take any fiber today.

Old is when you remember when the Dead Sea was only sick.

Old is when an "all nighter" means not getting up to pee!

It was all so different before everything changed.

At my age, I don't want to eat health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type.

According to hospital regulations, patients are required to be escorted out in a wheelchair when being discharged. A student nurse was having some trouble with an elderly gentleman who insisted that he did not need a wheelchair. After some discussion about rules being rules, he reluctantly agreed. As she was wheeling him out, the student nurse asked the man if his wife was going to pick him up.
"I don't know," he replied. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."

OK, just one more:

It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop at the end.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed these silly funnies about old age.  I can empathize with most of the above jokes.  Being old myself, makes these even more funny to me.  Now, try to forget about all those aches and pains and have a great day, you hear?