An earlier start to our day as we watched parts of the Queen's funeral this morning. As a small boy, I still have recollections of her Coronation many years ago. We watched it on black and white television at a time before color television was a standard in everybody's household. I think one of the things I marveled at most these past few weeks watching this was the architecture of the magnificent buildings such as Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. The tapestries, the woodwork, the stained glass windows, checkered flooring, ornate walls, towering columns, and high domed and decorated ceilings. The English people are sure steeped in a long history and they have kept that history close to their hearts very admirably. Other countries would do well to pay heed to their strong sense of value and unity.
Our Pontiac Sunfire had an appointment at the Bayfield Garage this morning for its pre-safety check so it was a two-car convoy leaving our house shortly after 8 a.m. with Kelly in the lead followed by Pheebs and I in the Jeep. Leaving the Sunfire at the garage it was a quick stop at the Bayfield Library before dropping Kelly off back at home. Pheebs and I then slipped out into the countryside for our morning walk under a stormy-looking partial cloud cover.
|THE SUNFIRE AT THE BAYFIELD GARAGE THIS MORNING| CORN STALKS ARE 6 FEET TALL NOW
Did you know a Bayfield Ontario resident once had a special connection with Disneyworld? Probably few people outside of the Bayfield area knew about a man called Tom Penhale and his world-renowned wagons and carriages. A true perfectionist. Penhale Wagons
MOODY LOOKING SKIES TO THE EAST
There is still humidity in the air and that of course hampered some of my afternoon activities. I began cleaning and clearing out our little Class C Winnebago Itasca Spirit (Scooter) late this morning. It makes me sad but it has to be done. Usually, at this time of year, we would have been loading it up for our winter southwest travels.....not unloading it:((
|A NUMBER OF TODAY'S FLOWER PICS WERE TAKEN WHILE SITTING ON OUR FRONT PORCH|
|KINDA SPOOKING LOOKING IN SOME AREAS|
|PHEEBS LEADS THE WAY UP THERE|
We are just about on the official doorstep of Autumn and I am a little surprised that I haven't seen any real touches of color appearing in the leaves yet. Our nights just haven't been quite cold enough I guess.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A terrifying explosion occurs in a gunpowder factory, and once all the mess has been cleared up, and inquiry begins. One of the few survivors is pulled up to make a statement. "Okay Simpson," says the investigator, "you were near the scene, what happened?" "Well, it's like this. Old Charley Higgins was in the mixing room, and I saw him take a cigarette out of his pocket and light up." "He was smoking in the mixing room?" the investigator said in stunned horror, "How long had he been with the company?" "About 20 years, sir" "20 years in the company, then he goes and strikes a match in the mixing room, I'd have thought it would have been the last thing he'd have done." "It was, sir."
If you howl and curse at the moon, does it make you a Swearwolf?
You might be a redneck if.......
You think you are an entrepreneur because of the "Dirt for Sale" sign in the front yard.
You're still scalping tickets after the concert is over.
You don't think Jeff's jokes are funny.
Your house has a kickstand.
Your girlfriend has ever called YOUR parents "Ma and Pa".
You've ever pruned your trees with a shotgun.