Thursday, April 18, 2024

A FEW PHOTOS FROM AN OLD FLASH/THUMB DRIVE KELLY FOUND

 ONE OF MY SUNSET PHOTOS FROM A DOZEN YEARS AGO OR SO...I TOOK THIS ALONG THE BEACH AT BAYFIELD'S DEERPARK LODGE
A few days ago while going through one of her drawers, Kelly came across a 'flash drive' that she remembered storing some music and pictures on years ago in our RV traveling days.  I plugged it into the computer and sure enough there were photos on there I had taken and long ago forgot about.  With today's gray day not inspiring me to take many photos I decided to include a few here that I found on that thumb drive/flash drive/memory stick.  But first, it was a routine coffee/groceries drive to Goderich and back for Pheebs and I this morning.  I took a few pics along Lake Huron's Rotary Cove shoreline.

 A LARGE OCEAN-GOING VESSEL IS VISIBLE ON THE DISTANT HORIZON.....IT WAS ACTUALLY MUCH FARTHER AWAY THAN THIS PHOTO SHOWS
 A LONG FUZZY 600mm TELEPHOTO SHOT
 A GODERICH HARBOR TUG HEADS OUT TO MEET AND GUIDE THE LARGE SHIP IN
The following photos plus the first sunset photo are ones I found on Kelly's flash drive....

 THE PATIO AREA BEHIND OUR CONGRESS ARIZONA HOUSE
SOMEWHERE IN THE GREAT AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
OUR LIVING ROOM IN CONGRESS ARIZONA WITH PHEEBS ON HER COUCH AND KELLY'S BLUE SHOES VISIBLE AT BOTTOM RIGHT TIPPED BACK IN HER RECLINER
 KELLY'S BROTHER PETER AND WIFE LESLIE ARRIVE AT OUR CONGRESS HOUSE FOR A WEEK'S STAY
OUR VISIT TO MOUNT RUSHMORE
 PHEEBS GREETS A FELLOW RVER NEAR BORREGO SPRINGS CALIFORNIA
 ZION CANYON IN SOUTHWEST UTAH
A MORNING HIKE NEAR CONGRESS ARIZONA
 MOUNT RUSHMORE IN THE BACKGROUND
 AT THE TWIN ROCKS TRADING POST IN BLUFF UTAH
 WE HAD THREE SAGUARO CACTUS IN FRONT OF OUR CONGRESS ARIZONA HOUSE AND THESE ARE TWO OF THEM RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR LIVING ROOM WINDOW...NEIGHBOR'S FIGURED THEY WERE WELL OVER A HUNDRED  YEARS OLD.....REGARDING THE HOUSE WINDOWS FROM RIGHT TO RIGHT TO LEFT...MY BEDROOM, LIVING ROOM, BETWEEN THE CACTUS CAN BE SEEN OUR FRONT DOOR, LEFT OF THE LEFT CACTUS WAS OUR DINING ROOM AND THE FAR WINDOW ON THE LEFT WAS KELLY'S BEDROOM 
Al's Music Box:))
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by the Platters 
is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach in 1933 for the musical comedy, Roberta.  It was recorded in 1958 by the Platters for their album Remember When?  Buck Ram, the producer, said that Harbach praised them "for reviving his song with taste."  The widow of composer Jerome Kern disliked the recording so much she considered legal action to prevent its distribution.  However, she was informed that she was going to get huge royalties from the sales of the single.  It was expected to sell over a million copies, and she dropped her lawsuit.

 A CONGRESS NEIGHBOR'S CACTUS GARDEN THAT WE WALKED PAST ON OUR WAY OUT INTO THE SONORAN DESERT FOR AN HOUR'S MORNING WALK MOST EVERY DAY
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A minister had all of his remaining teeth pulled out. New dentures were being made.  The first Sunday, he only preached 10 minutes.  The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes.  On the third Sunday, he preached 1 hour 25 minutes.  When asked about this by some of the congregation, he responded this way:  “The first Sunday, my gums were so sore it hurt to talk. The second Sunday, my new dentures were hurting me a lot. The third Sunday, I accidentally grabbed my wife's dentures... and I couldn't shut up.”

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A teacher says, “Okay, class. Today we’re going to be talking about the tenses. If I say ‘I’m beautiful,’ which tense is it?”  Little Johnny raises his hand and says, “Obviously past tense, Miss.”

I threw a ball for my dog...It's a bit extravagant I know, but it was his birthday and he looks great in a Tuxedo.

- “People say, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends I need a Ouija board.”
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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

PHEEBS GOES TO THE GROOMERS AND ANOTHER POWER OUTAGE

 DESPITE SETBACKS IT IS BEGINNING TO LOOK MORE LIKE SPRING WITH EACH PASSING DAY
Well, it happened again!!  For the second time in just a few days our power went off sometime during the night and we woke up to a colder house than what we are accustomed to.  No idea when it went off or why.  Strong gusting winds had brought rain in the night and we suspect that wind of bringing trees and branches down across power lines somewhere.  Possibly trees that had been weakened by big winds a few days ago.  All the power lines in our Park are underground so the power problems keep occurring outside our Park where power lines are above ground and vulnerable to the elements.  Our power was finally restored around 8:45 a.m.

 THIS PATCH OF BLUE SKY OUT OVER LAKE HURON WAS THE ONLY BLUE SKY WE SAW THIS MORNING
 TWO OLD FARM PICK-UP TRUCKS PUT OUT TO PASTURE
 WHEN I TOOK THIS TELEPHOTO SHOT I ONLY SAW TWO HORSES UNTIL LATER WHEN I EDITED THE PHOTO AND SAW THREE HORSES
STRONG GUSTING EAST WINDS NEARLY BLEW THE WOOL RIGHT OFF THE SHEEP'S RUMP ON THE RIGHT
 OLD LONESOME IN HIS GREEN FIELD PASTURE

Needless to say, I hopped into the Jeep again and headed for Bayfield's southend Tim Hortons coffee shop.  One large and one small coffee to go plus 3 donuts of which Kelly ate two.  Following that, Pheebs and I headed out under rainy gray skies to see if we could find a few photos.  We did, but only a few.

 WHEN I TOOK THIS PICTURE I DIDN'T SEE THE ROBIN IN THE FOREGROUND UNTIL I LATER EDITED THE PHOTO
 LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF WORK HAS GONE INTO THIS RURAL STONE WALL
I recently finished two more books and have started on a third.  I spotted The Berry Pickers by author Amanda Peters had a greatly reduced price so I grabbed it.  I had spotted it a week or so ago on Jana's blog, Restoration Cowboy Style and decided to give it a whirl.  I enjoyed the book.  Next, was a short book called A Long Walk To Water based on a True Story by author Linda Sue Park.  I enjoyed this eye-opener as well.  I have just presently begun An Island At War by author Deborah Carr.  This is a historical Novel about the Island of Jersey in the English Channel and its people's struggle with the German occupation during  World War 2.  It's good to have books to read on these cold and damp rainy days.  Books have played a very important role in getting me through these past four winters as well since we haven't been able to travel to the Southwest in the winter season.

Our dog groomer in Clinton Ontario had an opening at two o'clock this afternoon so we hustled Pheebs in for her annual Spring spiffy-up.  She handled it well and is looking and smelling all schnazzy-boo again.  Well, except for her breath which could easily knock down an Elephant.  However, she doesn't know her breath is bad so she's as happy as a Lark. (we had her teeth checked out a week before Christmas and her teeth were fine)       

 WHILE PHEEBS WAS AT THE GROOMERS, KELLY AND I SLIPPED OUT TO KATE'S STATION FOR A BITE TO EAT....I AGAIN WAS STAGGERED BY THE PRICES SO I HAD A BLT AND KELLY HAD A BOWL OF POTATO BACON SOUP
 CONSIDERING WHAT THIS COST I SIT HERE STUNNED WONDERING WHERE THE REST OF IT IS
FRESH OUT OF THE GROOMERS AND IN THE CAR, PHEEBS IS LOOKING FOR A BACON SNACK I LEFT FOR HER
 'AWWW COME ON DAD WHERE IS IT, IN THE BACK SEAT!!
 ALL SQUARED AWAY WE HEAD FOR HOME
 I THINK SOMEBODY IS GETTING SLEEPY
'GOING, GOING'.........
Al's Music Box:))
 It's Not For Me To Say 
is a 1957 popular song with music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman.   It was written for the 1957 movie Lizzie 1957 (starring Eleanor Parker), and was sung by Johnny Mathis in the film.  Mathis' recording of the song, arranged by Ray Conniff, was the most successful version, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. 

GROANER'S CORNER:(( A fellow’s wife was very worried about her husband’s heavy drinking and one night she decided to give him a fright. She draped herself in a white sheet and went down to the local cemetery, knowing that her husband was in the habit of taking a shortcut through it on his way home from the pub. It was not long before he came staggering along, and out she jumped from behind a headstone.  “Ooooooo!” she wailed, “I am the devil!”  Her husband sticks out his hand. “Put it there, pal,” he says, “I’m married to your sister.”

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The adult version of head, shoulders, knees, and toes is now wallet, glasses, keys, and phone.


- Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.


- If you are sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, "Did you bring the money?"

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