Wednesday, June 05, 2024


It was Subie on the road again this morning but this time it was Kelly herself at the wheel.  She had a minor dentist appointment in Exeter and felt quite confident that she could drive there and back herself.  And, she did.  Under 70F cloudy morning skies, Pheebs and I headed to our country road walking spot and almost got our half-mile walk in before raindrops turned us around.  Heading home, the raindrops dried up and a few hours later the sun was out for a brief period.  Before the temps climbed any higher, I cut some grass, whacked some weeds, and blew all the pine pollen out of our carport and off our front porch and deck.  Even that little bit of outside activity on this humid morning drained my energy.  Today's afternoon was a repeat of Tuesday's afternoon.  And, I was quite alright with that.

Al's Music Box:)) Reminiscing is a song by Australian soft rock music group Little River Band, released in June 1978 as the second single from their fourth studio album Sleeper Catcher. The song was written by the band's rhythm guitarist Graeham Goble, and sung by their lead singer Glenn Shorrock.   In 2005, Goble spoke of his inspiration and recording of the song, saying "I loved watching old black and white movies, and I always also loved the music of Glenn Miller and Cole Porter, that whole era of writing, and it was my attempt to write a song to depict the romantic era. It came out very quickly, I wrote it in about half an hour. Even though a lot of people think it sounds complicated, on the guitar it's very simple to play. It nearly never got recorded – when the time came to record it, the keyboard player I wanted to use, Peter Jones, was out of town, so we cut the band track with a different keyboard player. It didn't work. A few days later when we tried it again with a different keyboard player, again it didn't work, and the band was losing interest in the song. Just before the album was finished, Peter Jones came back into town, the band and I had an argument because I wanted to give Reminiscing a third chance. Peter played on it, we cut it and finished it, and sent the album to Capitol. Capitol said that they couldn't hear any singles on the album, and didn't know what to release. Five weeks later, someone at Capitol's New York office said 'You're all crazy, Reminiscing is a smash.' Capitol put it out, and it immediately caught fire, and became our highest chart hit." Goble added, "It's quite staggering; you don't realize you've written something like that until it happens, until it's history."

GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Sunday school teacher asked her students to draw a picture of their favorite Old Testament story. As she moved around the class, she saw there were many wonderful drawings being done. Then she came across the drawing of one little boy. He was busy drawing a man driving an old car. In the backseat were two passengers—both scantily dressed.”  "It's a lovely picture,” prompted the teacher, “but which story does it tell?”  The little boy seemed surprised at the question. “Well,” he exclaimed, “doesn't it say in the Bible that God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden?”


Teacher: "Johnny, if you have $20 in one pant pocket, and $35 in the other pant pocket, what do you have?"
Johnny: "That's easy, I have someone else's pants!"


A priest and an astronomer find themselves sitting together on a night flight. After introductions and a long gaze out the window, the astronomer asks the priest, "Can't all religions be summed up by stating the Golden Rule?" The priest pauses a bit and asks the astronomer, "Can't all astronomy be summed up by singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’?”


"I hope you didn't take it personally, Reverend," an embarrassed woman said after a church service, "when my husband walked out during your sermon."  "I did find it rather disconcerting," the preacher replied.  "It's not a reflection on you," insisted the church goer. "Ralph has been been walking in his sleep since childhood."



  1. It's nice to know the Bayfield bunch had a good day,-Mary

  2. Fine butterfly photo. (They don't always pose.) Glad Kelly was up to a trip on her own!