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A Golf Story

John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his buddy Shawn. So they loaded up John’s minivan and headed north. After driving for a
few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.

‘I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house
all to myself, but I’m recently widowed,’ she explained, ‘and I’m afraid
the neighbours will talk if lI let you stay in my house.’

‘Don’t worry,’ John said. ‘We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if
the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.’

The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled
in for the night.

Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They
enjoyed a great weekend of golf. But about nine months later, John got an
unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it
out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that
attractive widow he had met on the golf weekend.

He dropped in on his friend Shawn and asked, “Shawn, do you remember
that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our golf holiday in
Scotland about 9 months ago?’

‘Yes, I do,’ said Shawn

‘Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the
house and pay her a visit?’

‘Well, um, yes!,’ Shawn said, a little embarrassed about being found
out, ‘I have to admit that I did.’

‘And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your
name?’

Shawn’s face turned beet red and he said, ‘Yeah, look, I’m sorry, buddy.
I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask?’

‘She just died and left me everything.’

The moral of the story is, always try to be yourself.

Heavens to Mergatroyd!

50s drive-in w. car

Do you remember that word? Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd? Heavens to Mergatroyd!

Lost Words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really!

The other day a not so elderly (65) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy and he looked at her quizzically and said “What the heck is a Jalopy?”
O.M.G. (new phrase)! He never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old…. but not that old..

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included “Don’t touch that dial,” “Carbon copy,” “You sound like a broken record” and “Hung out to dry.”

Back in the olden days we had a lot of ‘moxie.’ We’d put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to’ straighten up and fly right’.
Heavens to Betsy! Gee whilikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley!
We we’re ‘in like Flynn’ and ‘living the life of Riley’ and even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nin-com-poop or a pill. Not for all the ‘tea in China’!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time anything was swell?
Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers..AND DON’T FORGET… Saddle Stitched Pants!
Oh, my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap and before we can say, ‘Jack Robinson’ or I’ll be ‘A monkey’s uncle!’ Or, This is a ‘fine kettle of fish’! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind. We blink, and they’re gone.
Where have all those great phrases gone? ( My Favorite)” Let’s all go to the beach Saturday”…
Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Hey! It’s your nickel. Don’t forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I’ll see you in the funny papers. Don’t take any wooden nickels. Wake up and smell the roses.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! (“Carter’s Little Liver Pills” are gone too!)

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.

It’s one of the greatest advantages of aging.
Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth..

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50’S.. NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN…
WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:……OUR MEMORIES……..See ya later, alligator!

Great Quotes From Will Rodgers

The following are some excerpts of some sayings by Will Rodgers in the 1930’s.

Will Rodgers

“The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few that learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

There are men running the government that shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches!

Lord, the money we do spend on government. And it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money 20 years ago!

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U. S. Senators!

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts!

I guess there is nothing to get your mind off everythink like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself that you forget to hate your enemies!

Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgement!

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time congress meets!

The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office!

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf!

Never miss a good chance to shut up!

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for!”

We all should have heeded his words years ago!

The Anthem…The Rest Of The Story

I’m sure you have heard about the football players not standing for our national anthem and you may or may not have an opinion on the matter but I do.waving U.S. Flag

When I was in school we pledged our alligence to our flag and we stood up whenever the national anthem was played. We love our country, there is none other like it. That’s why men and women have fought and died for it and will continue to do so when called upon.

We learned about the anthem, how Francis Scott Key was on a ship when one of our forts was being bombarded and he made some notes describing the bombardment and then turned them into music, later to be adopted as our national anthem.

But I didn’t know why he was on this ship, watching this bombardment. Now I know, and it makes the national anthem even more compelling to stand up for it.

There is a You Tube video that tells the story, a story that every American should know. This video is about 11 minutes long and should be required to be shown in every schoolroom in this country….and, to all those in the NFL.

As Paul Harvey was known to say…..”and now for the rest of the story”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxGNQE5ZLA

I guarantee you will stand the next time you hear our National Anthem.

A Letter To The Commissioner.

Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following:boots of the brave

Commissioners,
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles. They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter to his news website:

As of last week, at least 18 NFL players had protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to USA Today Sports.

IRONY OF GOVERNMENT

Once in a while we just have to stand back in awe of the stupidity and
irony of the government.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free
Meals and Food Stamps ever – 46 million people now receive Food
Stamps.

The National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the
Interior, instructs us “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” Their stated
reason for the policy is because “The animals will grow dependent on
handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

Thus ends today’s lesson in government stupidity and irony.

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