Friday Funny—Four Old Italian Ladies


These four older ladies who lived in Italy

always sat outside together near the church

and chatted about when they were younger.

One month ago they pooled their money together

and bought a laptop.


Never having been, but having heard all about Florida ,

They just happened to click on St. Augustine , FL.

They read about the “Fountain of Youth” claimed by

the Spaniards when they arrived there.

They collected up all they had left and sent for four

bottles of the water. As soon as it arrived, they drank as directed.

The rest of this story will make you a believer, because

Here they are today………………


No…….This is TRUE! Really!

Would We lie to you?

We have a limited supply of this water available at an

incredibly low price of just $199.95 a bottle.

Seriously ..


Make checks payable to:

“Democrat National Committee”

You can trust us, we would NEVER lie to you especially

about your healthcare.

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Family Traditions

I love having my parents nearby. It’s fun to hear about how things were before they moved my family out West. 

It’s also lots of fun to be corrected.

Take Thanksgiving for instance. I had a rather rude awakening when I spent my first Thanksgiving away from my family to spend it with my husband’s. Imagine my shock when I learned not everyone had sauerkraut and spareribs along with the turkey and fixings.  I went for years, years without eating it again. 

Then we came to the stuffing bit.

Bread stuffing.

I’d never eaten bread stuffing in my life. I didn’t know you could make stuffing with bread. Growing up, I would watch my dad make the cracker stuffing for the bird. When I was older, I started helping. Mashing the crackers, squishing ’em through your fingers. Avoiding the hot lava  of celery and onions. Then the tasting for the perfect balance of sage, poutry seasoning, salt and pepper. That was Thanksgiving. 

I have since learned to adapt, but I still prefer the crackers to the bread.

While visiting with my folks last week, I mentioned the stuffing, believing like the sauerkraut and sparerib thing that this was a legacy of my German heritage.

Alas, no. Seems my granny made bread stuffing and my dad wasn’t fond of it. So when my mom and he moved out on their own, he read about cracker stuffing in the paper and decided to try it. The original southern recipe called for oysters, but he left that bit out and made it a family tradition.

Honestly, I felt kinda cheated. Sure, he and I were  both born south of the Mason-Dixon line but we’re tidal people not southern (although I’m more Southwestern, but that’s another blog). Then I read a book about a large family Christmas set in the deep south, all about the way things were before the first World War. There at the end of the book was a recipe for cracker stuffing, with oysters.

Traditions can go back a generation or a year, but family is what realy matters. 

Although the food matters too:D

Until next time.

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Guest Post—How Do You Feel About Computers

I’m sharing this email my father sent. I think most of us have been here before but it’s nice to have company anyway. And as you can see I get my sense of the absurd honestly.

Okay, you don’t have to buy encyclopedias and you can look on the Internet to find out stuff and not have to rely on the media or magazines to find out what is going on but they have also cost  jobs and occupations to be downsized or eliminated.
But wait, that isn’t where I am going.  I hate the time they take to protect and update them constantly.  Last night I wasted over an hour trying to figure out what I couldn’t get on Netflix.  I naturally assumed it was my router/modem.  After that checked out and still no Netflix, I unistalled and reinstalled it after looking up all my code and passcode on the router.  Then it said my server wasn’t working and off course I had knocked off others who were online while I was uninstalling the router.  I was down to the dreaded call to tech support at my Internet service or Netflix when I quit leaving it for tomorrow.
Meanwhile, on my computer I managed to reinstall Netflix app on it,  thru Windows store (Required by computer message).  I had not been able to get a movie on my computer since an automatic update to Windows 8.1 failed and I had to restore my computer to an earlier time to get around problems.
Today, I turned on the computer getting ready for the phone call to a tech, and I was getting the television set up at the point where it wouldn’t open Netflix but when I turned it on the Smart Hum started updating and when  it completed I went to Netflix and it started updating.  When it finished there was a list of movies available.   GR!!
But be of good cheer,  someday they will do almost all the work and the rest of us can lay about and use our brains to think up new stuff while being supported someway, as yet unknown.  ?????    No more, coca cola for me after this.
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Friday Funny—Signs

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Everyone is Brave Until…

They realize cockroaches have wings.

Sometime last night, my daughter watched her orange kitten stalk something across the floor. Then the Peachinator caught her prey and dropped it on my daughter’s lap.


Unfortunately the prey was a cockroach.

My daughter shoved it off her lap then demanded her cat take the gift back. With a flick of her tail, the Peachinator walked away miffed.

Then my daughter chased down predator #2.


Cyanide apparently took one look and trotted back to his room.

Thankfully, there are two new kittens in the house. She grabbed the mighty, strippedty Gus-Gus who didn’t see the cockroach.

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But his little sister pounced. And got it into her mouth before spitting it out. Then Gus-Gus gobbled him up.

IMG_0140What my daughter didn’t plan on, was that the kittens would play with the bug but not actually kill it. So she spent the rest of the night armed with a can of bug spray and a towel shoved under her door.


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What the Dickens Happened to Halloween?

Enchanted smallest sizeSo, I do on occasion go to the store. Lately, it has been making me cry. Where has Halloween gone. At the beginning of September with the back to school stuff going on, I can understand the dearth of ghouls, goblins, witches and ghosts.

But really, retail folks this is end of September and even the candy aisle has been trimmed, tucked and reduced to one section. I do not understand such sacrilege, especially as there is an encroachment in the aisle over of *gasp* Christmas.

Seriously, I put up with Pilgrims and cornucopias, but that shall not have Christmas until December. I’m sure i can carve that in stone for some folks, if need be.

I want the fun and imagination of Halloween. I want the cartoon monsters on the covers of candy wrappers.

Because Halloween is the beginning of the best time of the year.

There’s food.

The weather stops popping up into triple digits.

I can dress any way I like without explanation.

I can bake again without sending my kitchen temp and electric bill sky high.

Soup can be served with bread.

Jackets can be washed to remove the dust of the last 9 months.

People with laugh and remember fun, and yes, some folks have fun having the pumpkin seeds scared out of them.

But it’s all good.

Until the lady at HoDe’s mentioned that she like the harvest stuff, but not the scary part. Did no one tell her she could pick her parts of Halloween. That she could have a Princess only party with tea and jam? Halloween like all holidays is what you make of it. Of course, she did have to walk by those life-sized ghouls near the exit in the dark, so maybe I can understand that a bit. But…that’s no reason to condemn the holiday. I don’t hate all mannequins just because they would stalk me when I opened or closed the stores at Penney’s and Sears. I just had a plan, in the event they came to life. But I digress.

Like all holidays Halloween seems to be marginalized by what retailers can profit on.

So I’m standing firm. And my Halloween decorations are staying from September 27th to November 15th.

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Friday Funny—Canadian Billboards

Canadian Billboards are Great! 

Now I know why I like our neighbors to the North, nothing they do is politically correct.

Can you imagine the uproar if we had any of these signs in the U.S. ?

ATT00071 ATT00074 ATT00077 ATT00080 ATT00083 ATT00086 ATT00089 ATT00092 ATT00095 ATT00098 ATT00101 ATT00104 ATT00107 ATT00110 ATT00113 ATT00116 ATT00119 ATT00122 ATT00125 ATT00128 ATT00131 ATT00134 ATT00137 ATT00140

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