Saturday, September 29, 2012

I Think

That is marble dust on my chewing gum!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Why me was the question she ask me I could not answer then nor am I able to answer now but there will come a time I think I will know.Thanks to all of you for your good words it does help.But I know that time is the healer !

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


August the 11th 2012 was a life changing event for me  after 58 + years of marriage.With no prier warning other than a pain in the bottom of her stomach  my wife entered the hospital for the first time in 50 years to be told she had CANCER .an a short time to live ,We came home to live not really not knowing just how short of time we had..At 9:55 PM  Friday September 7, 2012 she left me behind.the only way she could have.My thoughts are directed to all the care givers that we encountered  on that short journey .The compassion that touched her life by all the Doctors ,Nurses,and care givers for that short journey was GOD sent,no amount of money could have bought that quality of care.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My own Grand Pa

                                                                                                                                                                  A definition of fear mongering states the use of fear to influence the

opinions and actions of others toward a specific end. From a legal

dictionary, creating a problem (often where one does not exist) and making

people feel like they must act now.The minute the name Hannity was mentioned

all credibility was removed from the movie 2016

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Nothing really humorous to pass on for your bed-time-story tonight. Maybe this bit of trivia will do. Things we don't learn in growing up, or in college.............. O:-)

Q: Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?

A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left.. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! And that's where women's buttons have remained since.

Q: Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?

A: This comes from the French word m'aidez -meaning 'help me' -- and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'

Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?

A: In France , where tennis became popular, round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US , Americans (mis)pronounced it 'love.'

Q. Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?

A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

Q: Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called 'passing the buck'?

A: In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would 'pass the buck' to the next player.

Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

Q: Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?

A:Invented in 1825,limelight was used in lighthouses and theaters by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light In the theater, a performer 'in the limelight' was the centre of attention.

Q: Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'?

A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

Q: In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?

A. When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' So he had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her.. In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into 'caddie.

Q: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?

A: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.

Q: Did you ever wonder why dimes, quarters and half dollars have notches (milling), while pennies and nickels do not?

A: The US Mint began putting notches on the edges of coins containing gold and silver to discourage holders from shaving off small quantities of the precious metals. Dimes, quarters and half dollars are notched because they used to contain silver. Pennies and nickels aren't notched because the metals they contain are not valuable enough to shave.

So there you are! Now you know!