Wednesday, December 13, 2023


If I thought Tuesday morning's high winds were icy cold, I hadn't met Wednesday morning's icy cold winds.  There was no getting out of the Jeep for Pheebs and I.  However, we did take a quick walk around the Park's pond this afternoon under sunny blue skies.  Sheltered from the wind, I could actually feel a slight warmth on my face from the Sun's rays:))  

Fourteen years ago this morning Kelly and I found ourselves exploring the Coronado Cave in southeastern Arizona just north of the Mexican border.  

Al's Music Box:)) Kokomo is a song by the American band the Beach Boys from the 1988 film Cocktail and album Still Crusin'.  The song was released as a single on July 18, 1988 by Elektra Records and became a number-one hit in the U.S. and Australia. It was the band's first original Top 20 single in 20 years and their first #1 hit in 22 years.  The verse of the song came from a demo by John Phillips (formerly of the Mamas & the Papas) and Scott McKenzie (best known for his 1967 song “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair," which Phillips wrote). The Beach Boys' Mike Love added the chorus which lists the names of islands, and suggested that Phillips change the lyrics from past tense to present tense, transforming the tone of the song from melancholic to inviting.

GROANER'S CORNER:((   “It seems I have spent a lifetime of preaching to my family.  Say thank you. Sit up straight. Use your napkin. Close your mouth when you chew. Don’t lean back in your chair.’ Just when I finally got my husband squared away, the kids came along.” 

- Every time I get a headache I take 2 Ibuprofen and keep away from my children...Just like the bottle says.

Son: "Dad! Dad! There is a monster under my bed!"
Dad: "Enjoy it while you can son, when you get married the monster sleeps in your bed."

- I joined a white church because white people get out on time.

- Why Germans don't play Scrabble...  FUSSBODENSCHLEIFMASCHINENVERLEIH

- Life is a bowl of soup and I am a fork.

- A positive attitude won't solve all your problems but will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

The preacher's 5-year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.  "Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages, "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon."  "Well how come He doesn't answer your prayer Dad?" she asked.




  1. Yea for beautiful Pheebs and brrr for the lake photo. I also did like the last about books!

  2. A little sunshine makes a big difference on these chilly days. Love, love that last photo.