...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
"Out West, in the town of Diablo, there was a guy named Stanley, who was president of the Creative Credit Loan Company. He was proud of being able to arrange loans for almost anyone. One day as he was locking up to go home, some tough guys accosted him and started to push him around because he was small in stature and mild mannered. Stanley also held a Third Degree Black Belt in Karate. He counterattacked, and gave the tough guys a thrashing they wouldn’t forget."
Said the teacher, "Good, Johnny, now tell us what is the moral of your story."Johnny replied, "Well, the moral is, if you're ever out in Diablo, don't mess around with the loan arranger."
Why aren’t koalas actual bears?
They don’t meet the koalafications
How did the hipster burn his mouth?
He ate the pizza before it was cool.
I've been told I'm condescending.
People in Dubai don't like the Flintstones.
But people in Abu Dhabi do!
What do the movies titanic and the sixth sense have in common.
Icy dead people.
Wife says to her programmer husband, "Go to the store and buy a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, buy a dozen."
I've found a job helping a one armed typist do capital letters.
It's shift work.
My friend asked me to help him round up his 37 sheep.
Why did the old man fall in the well?
Because he couldn't see that well.
What do you call a dog that does magic tricks?
What's orange and sounds like a parrot?
And God said to John, come forth and you shall be granted eternal life.
But John came fifth and won a toaster.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
My Teachers were Miss Rogness(sp) and Mr. Cole and I was given a gift from one of the students. His last name was Sellers. It is a shot glass filled with sand from the painted desert.
The gift that this student gave to me is truly a treasure because it reminds me of him and of all of the students that passed my classroom.
You can find one like it on e-bay for about $25.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
BG went to the store and he got me a new bed. Todd chewed the other one. He doesn't like to get on this one so this is just for me. I like it. So I have it and my couch. Life is good.
It fits just right.
Brandon was gone but his "guys" came out and powerwashed the porch. We like it. BG lets us go in and out. When he gets done working on his blog he will go out and read. He started a new book this week.
BG was not very good at getting this picture. Someone was in our backyard. She was reading one of the meters so we had to get in her face and do a little barking.
We like having green to enjoy in our yard also.
BG says we have Creeping Charlie in the yard. Wants to have it gone. I think it is soft.
Thanks to stopping to see us.
Ginny wrote this for Facebook it. We are hoping he heals so he can come play with us.
Scamp joined our family St. Patrick's Day. Saturday, April 15 he was alone in the living room for few minutes before he let loose a blood curdling yelp. We took him to ISU small animal clinic where it was determined he had broken his leg. Monday they called and said that because he was only 12 weeks old and that the small bone is acting like a splint to the large bone he broke, he didn't require surgery. We had his bandage changed today and everything looks good. If all goes as hoped we will find out next Monday that the leg is healed.Trying to keep him from running, chasing the cat, jumping is like herding cats