Sunday, February 25, 2024


Once opened, then having to partially pull back one side of our east-facing window curtain is always a good sign of an early morning sunrise.  If that one curtain isn't closed a bit I have the morning's sun full blast in my face.  Despite the inconvenience, morning sunshine in my face at this time of year is quite okay with me.  The morning later clouded over.

A Blast From Our Past:: It Was A Two Canyon Day in and around Borrego Springs, California March 1st, 2011.Once again, it turned out to be a very quiet Sunday and I didn't take any photos.  Couldn't even seem to come up with much of anything to write about.  My walking is getting better but I still have to use my walker.  

Al's Music Box:)) You'll Never Walk Alone was released in 1963 by the Liverpudlian Merseybeat group Gerry and the Pacemakers, peaking at number one on the UK Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks.  After becoming a chart hit by the local band, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the song gained popularity on the Anfield terraces, and the song quickly became the football anthem of Liverpool F.C. which adopted "You'll Never Walk Alone" as its official motto on its coat of arms. The song is sung by its supporters moments before the start of each home game According to former player Tommy Smith, lead vocalist Gerry Marsden presented Liverpool manager Bill Shankly with a recording of his forthcoming cover single during a pre-season coach trip in the summer of 1963. "Shanks was in awe of what he heard. ... Football writers from the local newspapers were traveling with our party and, thirsty for a story of any kind between games, filed copy back to their editors to the effect that we had adopted Gerry Marsden's forthcoming single as the club song." The squad was subsequently invited to perform the track with the band on The Ed Sullivan Show with Marsden stating, "Bill came up to me. He said, 'Gerry my son, I have given you a football team and you have given us a song'."

GROANER'S CORNER:(( An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy.  He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull." Buddy didn't move.  Then the farmer hollered, "Pull, Buster, pull." Buddy didn't respond.  Once more the farmer commanded, "Pull, Jennie, pull." Nothing.  Then the farmer nonchalantly said, "Pull, Buddy, pull." And the horse easily dragged the car out of the ditch.  The motorist was most appreciative and very curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times.  The farmer said, "Oh, Buddy is blind, and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn't even try!"


- George Washington was such a great president.  He never blamed any of the country's problems on the previous administration.

- A guy walked into his friend's office, he found him sitting at his desk, looking very depressed.  "Hey, what's up with you?", he asks.  "Oh, its my wife," replied the man sadly. "She's hired a new secretary for me."  "Well, nothing wrong in that. Is she blonde or brunette?"  "Neither, He's bald."

An old man was a witness in a burglary case.  The defense lawyer asked Sam, "Did you see my client commit this burglary?"  "Yes," said Sam, "I saw him plainly take the goods."  The lawyer asks Sam again, "Sam, this happened at night. Are you sure you saw my client commit this crime?"  "Yes, says Sam. "I saw him do it."  Then the lawyer asks Sam, "Sam, listen, you are an 80-year-old, and your eyesight is probably bad. Just how far can you see at night?"  Sam says, "I can see the moon. How far is that?"




  1. Between your old photos and the yard photos you have plenty to fill a few lifetimes so just publish all you feel like and I will sit back, relax and enjoy them.

  2. Great joke about Buddy,
    glad you're doing better.

  3. Bit by bit you are making strides towards recovery. Don't overdo it.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  4. Oh geez. Of course you still have to use your walker. Geez.

  5. Keep on keeping on with the walker to steady the course.

  6. Gorgeous shot of that grackle - what a pretty visitor! Keep on keeping on Al.