Tuesday's rain brought in much cooler temperatures overnight followed by a nice breeze. I knew the upside of that weather shift would be a 'no fly' mosquito morning. With that happy thought in mind Pheebs & I were out the door early & off to the Hullett-Marsh a short 20 minutes away. Just a beautiful morning for walking & how nice to feel a gentle mid summer wind rustling through tall stands of umbrella like Maple trees . Hullett-Marsh was alive with wildlife & at one point I stood quietly listening to the sounds of many busy little birds all about me. Some of life’s moments are just better than others...............
GROANER'S CORNER:)) The tax adviser had just read the story of Cinderella to his four-year-old daughter for the first time. The little girl was fascinated by the story, especially the part where the pumpkin turns into a golden coach. Suddenly she piped up, "Daddy, when the pumpkin turned into a golden coach, would that be classed as income or a long-term capital gain?"
There was a man who computed his taxes for 1998 and found that he owed $3,407. He packaged up his payment and included this letter:
Enclosed is my 1998 Tax Return & payment. Please take note of the attached article from the USA Today newspaper. In the article, you will see that the Pentagon is paying $171.50 for hammers and NASA has paid $600.00 for a toilet seat.
Please find enclosed four toilet seats (value $2,400) and six hammers (value $1,029).
This brings my total payment to $3,429.00. Please note the overpayment of $22.00 and apply it to the 'Presidential Election Fund', as noted on my return. Might I suggest you to send the above mentioned fund a '1.5 inch screw'. (See attached article -HUD paid $22.00 for a 1.5 inch Phillips Head Screw.)
It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year.