|A COLD BRIEF WALK ON THEMACNAUGHTON-MORRISON TRAIL IN EXETER ONTARIO TODAY
|WE WOKE UP TO 'WHITE' THIS MORNING
|HEADING OUT OF OUR PARK THIS MORNING TO CHECK THE ROADS
|ASIDE FROM SOME GROUND DRIFTING THE ROADS WERE IN GOOD SHAPE
|BACK TO OUR PARK
|NEIGHBORS ARE DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS
|A BIT OF SNOW IN THE AIR AS KELLY HEADS FOR THE CAR
|THE FURTHER FROM HOME WE TRAVELED THE BETTER THE WEATHER BECAME
|YAY, JUST PHEEBS AND I HEAR AT THE TRAILHEAD
|A QUICK STOP AT EXETER'S HOME HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP A NEW MOEN SHOWERHEAD ASSEMBLY
|AND HERE IS OUR NEW SHOWER HEAD SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED AND READY TO SHOWER COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER UPON US...I TOLD KELLY IT LOOKED MORE LIKE A FLYING SAUCER TO ME
|WE TOOK A SWING THROUGH HENSALL ONTARIO ON THE WAY HOME AND SPOTTED THESE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
|THIS WAS THE SNOWY BLOWY PART BETWEEN HENSALL AND VARNA ONTARIO
|COMING INTO THE SOUTH END OF VARNA
|THE CLOSER WE GOT TO HOME THE BETTER THE WEATHER BECAME
|HOME FOR US IS IN THE BUSH AHEAD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD
Al's Music Box:)) Wolverton Mountain by Claude King. "Wolverton Mountain" is a country music song and 1962 crossover hit that established Claude's career as an American country singer-songwriter. The song was a rewrite of the original version by Merle Kilgore, which was based on a real person named Clifton Clowers (Kilgore's own uncle). Clowers lived on Woolverton Mountain located 4 miles north of Center Ridge, Arkansas, some 50 miles (80 km) north of Little Rock. Clifton T. Clowers was born on October 30, 1891, at Center Ridge, Arkansas, son of Thomas Jefferson Clowers and Mary Prince Clowers. In July 1919, he married Esther Bell. He was a veteran of World War I and a deacon in the Mountain View Baptist Church. He was immortalized by the success of "Wolverton Mountain". He lived most of his life on a small farm located on the northern edge of Woolverton Mountain. According to one of his grandchildren, Clowers wished that Kilgore had not suggested in the song that he threatened his daughter's suitors with a gun and a knife, saying, "I never used those tools for that purpose, I just used them to hunt and whittle.” On his 100th birthday Clowers was visited by both writers of the song, King and Kilgore. He died at the age of 102 on August 15, 1994, at his home in Clinton, Arkansas, and was buried at the Woolverton Mountain Cemetery.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Kirk was telling his colleagues about a strange dream he had the previous night. He dreamt he was in the middle of the action in the old west riding a stagecoach. All of a sudden, a cowboy riding a horse appears on the right side of the stagecoach, and a horse without a rider pulls up on the left. In a swift move, the cowboy bends down, pulls open the door of the stagecoach and jumps off his horse into the stagecoach. Then he opens the door on the other side and jumps out onto the other horse. Kirk, confused by the events that were happening so swiftly, yelled out to the cowboy, "What do you think you are doing?" The cowboy hollered back, "Nothing. It's just a stage I'm going through."
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Q: What do you get if you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic?
A: About halfway.
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