Thursday, July 19, 2012


Cloudy morning & how nice to feel a humidity free 59F again. A welcome freedom from the heat. Because lower temps held the biting flies at bay we were finally able to get in a full morning's walk. My legs were sure needing that. Being trapped in the house by weather extremes certainly is not healthy. Turned out to be a cool cloudy day & aside from slipping over to Mitchell to see my Uncle Harry, we didn't do a lot. Certainly not anything I would consider interesting enough to blog about. So, tonight I sit here at my keyboard trying to drum up some enthusiasm for a post. Not for a lack of imagination or creative material, but for just a simple lack of interest. It happens occasionally.
Luckily, ED  managed to get me straightened out on a bit of history today regarding my 'Columbus' remark in Wednesday night's post. I said, "Anytime I am able to find or see something I have never seen before I feel like Columbus standing on the deck of the Mayflower"... Ed Said, "Columbus on the deck of the Mayflower, I don't think so although I understand the sentiment. He would have been on the Santa Maria or more properly the La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción.He would have also been there about 125 years before the Mayflower sailed". Thanks Ed, what would I do without ya:))
And, I guess that’s just about it for tonight folks.  Just can’t seem to stitch together more than two words at once.  Maybe I’ll haul the bike out in the morning & try blowing a little wind up my nose…………..D’ya think:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man comes home to his wife after golfing. The wife asks, "Honey how come you never play with Bob anymore."  The man replies, " Would you want to play with a man who cheats all the time, who lost his ball then pulls one out of his pocket saying he found it, a man who really got a 7 but marks down a 5, a man who takes 3 foot gimme's." The wife says, "No I wouldn't." The man says, "Neither would Bob."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.


  1. Well, we all know from the runes found in the U.S. that the Vikings beat Columbus out by a bit, so maybe you'd want to say you'd feel like a Viking standing on the bow of a longship. :)

    Too much history to keep in one's brain. LOL

  2. I caught the Columbus thing, but I figure it doesn't matter what the boat was named or when he sailed to the West Indies - we all know what you meant. Actually Columbus on the Mayflower would have really been confused!

  3. even when you have nothin' you come up with somethin'..hope you get out on the motorcycle tomorrow!!

  4. I have a question about the picture of the hay field. Do the Mennonites not bail hay? They look like little stacks of hay.

  5. it looks like the Mennonites are doing up the hay the old way-piles then fork it onto a wagon and into the well I remember those days as a kid at my uncles farm....even when you can't think of anything to blog about you still do a good job!!!!!

  6. With the weather cooling a bit and still sunny should be a great day for ride in the country, enjoy the scenery.

  7. Ed is pretty good about keeping us historically correct. :)

  8. It takes a lot of talent and imagination, and an obvious knack for words to come up with a blog post every night, with beautiful photos to boot. Yours never cease to be interesting.