Friday, February 28, 2014


I believe there is a God who created you and me. Sorry I don't have the faith as some who believe there is no God- I just cannot believe it was an  accident or things evolved from good to better thru the years. I enjoy gymnastics as in the video and always enjoy learning about creation, like the story of the Camel below. Someone sent me this via email, but I remember the Moody Films as a kid and the one that talked about God Creation. Aren't you glad we are all different and there is one else like me or you?

The Amazing Camel and It's Creator
(From Moody Press)

If you ever doubted that God exists,
Meet the Very Technical, Highly Engineered
Dromedary Camel.
When I'm hungry, I'll eat almost anything-
A leather bridle, a piece of rope, my master's tent,
Or a pair of shoes.
My mouth is so tough a thorny cactus doesn't bother it.
I love to chow down grass and other plants
That grow here on the Arabian desert
I'm a dromedary camel, the one-hump kind
That lives on hot deserts in the Middle East.
My hump, all eighty pounds of it,
Is filled with fat-my body fuel-not water as some people believe.
My Mighty Maker gave it to me because
He knew I wouldn't always be able to find food
As I travel across the hot sands.
When I don't find any chow, my body automatically
Takes fat from the hump, feeds my system,
And keeps me going strong.
This is my emergency food supply.
If I can't find any plants to munch, my body uses up my hump.
When the hump gets smaller, it starts to tip to one side.
But when I get to a nice oasis and begin to eat again,
My hump soon builds back to normal.
I've been known to drink twenty-seven gallons of water in ten minutes.
My Master Designer made me in such a fantastic way that
In a matter of minutes all the water I've swallowed
Travels to the billions of microscopic cells that make up my flesh.
Naturally, the water I swallow first goes into my stomach.There thirsty blood vessels absorb and carry it to every part of my body.
Scientists have tested my stomach and found it empty
Ten minutes after I've drunk twenty gallons.
In an eight hour day I can carry a four hundred pound load
A hundred miles across a hot, dry desert
And not stop once for a drink or something to eat.
In fact, I've been known to go eight days without a drink,
But then I look a wreck.
I lose 227 pounds, my ribs show through my skin,
And I look terribly skinny.
But I feel great!
I look thin because the billions of cells lose their water.
They're no longer fat. They're flat.
Normally my blood contains 94 percent water, just like yours.
But when I can't find any water to drink,
The heat of the sun gradually robs a little water out of my blood.
Scientists have found that my blood can lose up to
40 percent of its water, and I'm still healthy.
Doctor's say human blood has to stay very close to 94 percent water.
If you lose 5 percent of it, you can't see anymore; 10 percent, you can't
Hear and you go insane; 12 percent, your blood is as thick as molasses
And your heart can't pump the thick stuff. It stops, and you're dead.
But that's not true with me.
Scientists say my blood is different.
My red cells are elongated. Yours are round.
Maybe that's what makes the difference
This proves I'm designed for the desert,
Or the desert is designed for me.
Did you ever hear of a design without a Designer?
After I find a water hole,
I'll drink for about ten minutes
And my skinny body starts to change almost immediately.
In that short time my body fills out nicely, I don't look skinny anymore,
And I gain back the 227 pounds I lost.
Even though I lose a lot of water on the desert,
My body conserves it too.
Way in the beginning when my intelligent Engineer made me,
He gave me a specially designed nose that saves water.
When I exhale, I don't lose much.
My nose traps that warm, moist air from my lungs
And absorbs it in my nasal membranes.
Tiny blood vessels in those membranes take that back into my blood.
How's that for a recycling system? Pretty cool, isn't it.
It works because my nose is cool.
My cool nose changes that warm moisture in the air
From my lungs into water.
But how does my nose get cool?
I breath in hot dry desert air,
And it goes through my wet nasal passages.
This produces a cooling effect, and my nose stays as much as
18 degrees cooler than the rest of my body.
I love to travel the beautiful sand dunes.
It's really quite easy, because
My Creator gave me specially engineered sand shoes for feet.
My hooves are wide, and they get even wider when I step on them.
Each foot has two long, bony toes with tough, leathery skin
between my soles, are a little like webbed feet.
They won't let me sink into the soft, drifting sand.
This is good, because often my master wants me to carry him
one hundred miles across the desert in just one day.
(I troop about ten miles per hour.)
Sometimes a big windstorm comes out of nowhere,
bringing flying sand with it.
My Master Designer put special muscles in my nostrils
that close the openings, keeping sand out of my nose
but still allowing me enough air to breathe.
My eyelashes arch down over my eyes like screens,
keeping the sand and sun out but still letting me see clearly.
If a grain of sand slips through and gets in my eye,
the Creator took care of that too.
He gave me an inner eyelid that automatically
wipes the sand off my eyeball just like a windshield wiper.
Some people think I'm conceited because I always walk around
with my head held high and my nose in the air.
But that's just because of the way I'm made.
My eyebrows are so thick and bushy
I have to hold my head high to peek out from underneath them.
I'm glad I have them though.
They shade my eyes from the bright sun.
Desert people depend on me for many things.
Not only am I their best form of transportation,
but I'm also their grocery store.
Mrs. Camel gives very rich milk
that people make into butter and cheese.
I shed my thick fur coat once a year,
and that can be woven into cloth.
A few young camels are used for beef,
but I don't like to talk about that

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Janice

Someone said the Happy Birthday Song is copyrighted, and it's hard to find a new birthday song for Jan on her birthday. Yes, I have made several for this occasion and I decided to make a new one for this birthday since it is a special one, a monumental one. I won't tell you how old she is, but it is the oldest she has ever been today.  Happy Birthday Janice and many more!
What Things Cost in 1954
Average Prices in 1954
Car: $1,950
House: $17,500
Gas: $0.29
Bread: $0.17
Gallon of Milk: $0.92
Stamp: 3 cents

1954 Facts you may not have known:
  • New York Stock Exchange prices reach their highest level since 1929


  • Increasing global concern about nuclear fallout and radioactive waste disposal
  • Dr. Jonas Salk begins inoculating schoolchildren with his polio vaccine
  • Physicist and nuclear pioneer J. Robert Oppenheimer dismissed from government projects due to his political beliefs
  • First successful kidney transplant


  • World Series: New York Giants over Cleveland, 4-0
  • Philadelphia Athletics move to Kansas City
  • Sports Illustrated debuts


  • Movies: On the Waterfront, Rear Window, The Seven Samauri
  • Songs: Hernando’s Hideaway, Three Coins in a Fountain, Mister Sandman, Young at Heart
  • TV Shows: Jack Benny Show, Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, George Gobel Show, Mr. Wizard, Disneyland
  • Books: A Stillness at Appomattox, Bruce Catton; The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien; Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  • First annual Newport Jazz Festival held


  • 29 million U.S. households have television sets, double the number in service three years before
  • Billy Graham leads an increasing interest in Christian revival meetings
  • Davy Crockett becomes a national fad; sales of "coonskin" caps soar


  • Sales of comic books reach 20 million copies a month
  • The phrase "under God" auled to the Pledge of Allegiance
January 14 – Marilyn Monroe marries baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
February 10 – After authorizing $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
February 23 – The first mass vaccination of children against polio begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
March 25 The 26th Academy Awards ceremony is held. RCA manufactures the first color TV set (12-inch screen; price: $1,000)
April - Bill Haley & His Comets record "Rock Around The Clock", thus starting the Rock and Roll craze. April 1 The U.S. Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorize the founding of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
May 14 – The Boeing 707 is released after about two years of development.
June 14 – The words "under God" are added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.
August 16 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is published in the United States.
September 3 – The last new episode of The Lone Ranger radio program is broadcast, after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years. Reruns of old episodes continue to be transmitted.
November 23 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 3.27 points, or 0.86 percent, closing at an all-time high of 382.74. More significantly, this is the first time the Dow has surpassed its peak level reached just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
December 1 – The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House Los Angeles, opens on the grounds of Los Angeles International Airport. It is the first hotel in the world built on an airport property.
December 4 – The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida.
The TV dinner is introduced by the American entrepreneur Gerry Thomas.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

People VS Winter

Winter is here, but so far we have had it pretty mild and no real snow yet. This video serves as a good reminder to be extra careful in the winter- when it is icy or the snow gets here. Do not use cruise control and slow down. Make sure your car has a flashlight, keep your fuel tank on the top half and carry some blankets or extra jackets for an emergency. Kitty Litter could be helpful as would a small shovel in your car. If traveling over the pass, expect a lot more snow and be sure that your tires are adequate and you have chains if you are not an all wheel drive vehicle. If you can postpone your drive when it is snowing out- do it, don't try to be a hero or prove your skills. Remember, you need to watch out for the other guy and the ones who do not carry insurance.  And beware of falling, on icy conditions- again, slow down and expect things to be icy when below freezing out.
The Indians asked their Chief in Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not.
Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold with lots of snow and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.
Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is this winter to be cold?"
The man on the phone responded, "This Winter is going to be quite cold indeed."
So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again, "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes", the man replied, "it's going to be a very cold Winter."
So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find. Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again: "Are you absolutely sure that the
Winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," the man replies, "the Indians are collecting wood like crazy!"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Proud Fathers

I enjoy watching youth hockey games. I not only enjoy watching my grandson play, but I enjoy the time I can spend with my other grandchildren and family. I was able to get a few hugs from my grand daughter and told her about the article posted below. I would read that article to my 4th/5th grade SS class each year as well. We all need hugs, and remember, all hugs are not always physical. Sadly, we discourage "hugs" because of the misguided actions of a few sick people.
I clipped this from the newspaper several years ago-I carry it in my Bible and would share it with my 4th/5th grade SS class each year.  I think its even more true today. Its called;   "Hug your Way to Health"
Virginia Satir, believes people need a minimum of 10 hugs a day in order to survive. If people want to develop, they need up to 15 hugs a day. Children need even more. When was the last time you got a hug?
People under stress need even more hugs per day in order to function effectively- maybe as many as 20! Hugs make you feel good because they show you someone cares about you and likes you. They reinforce your self-esteem, they give you a breathing space and a break from stressful situations, and they allow for contact with other people. When you are under stress, you cannot get enough of a good thing!

Hugs don't have to be physical all the time. They can be comliments, a kind word, a favor, encouragement, a smile, a "hello", a friendly nod in your direction- all the things we often forget to do.

Hugs in our society have become connected with sex, but that is a special kind of hug. People deserve "politeness hugs", consideration, courtesy and kind words, too.

What should you do if you're not getting your full daily hug quota? Ask for them! There is nothing wrong with that- if the askee says no, just ask someone else. but I seriously doubt you'll be refused. Most people are happy to give out hugs.

I've found that giving hugs is almost as much fun as getting them. In fact, the benefits yiou get giving two hugs equals the benefits you get of receiving on hug!w\

When was the last time you gave someone ahug of any kind? If your total of giving hugs is low, you might want to think of ways to increase the number of hugs you give each day. The people around you will really appreciate it, and your stress will definelty be lower.
Cheering her brother on!

Monday, February 24, 2014

One Heartbeat at A Time

Moms are so important. I am so thankful for my mom. She passed away May 25th, 1996 and miss her so much. We lost Jans mom about 14 months ago and we miss her. I am so thankful for those moms who are changing the world to be better, one heart beat at a time, as Steven Curtis Chapman wrote in this song. What a awesome reminder and privilege. I would like to thank those moms for the important role they play.
This photo is of my daughter Dawn, Myself, my mom and my Grandma taken in North Dakota probably in 1977.
Here is a photo taken several years ago of my two daughters, my wife, my mother in law and my three special granddaughters. they give me hope that the would can get better one heartbeat at a time.
For you who cannot view video, I like to post something special for mothers. Mom are so special and important- I have been so influenced by women other than my mom- Thanks to those women who put others ahead of themselves and influence the world one heartbeat at a time! It may not be officially mothers day, but I can still  wish you a Happy Mothers Day!

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question.
Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"
I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young:
I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.
I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity
I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and #$#leburs out of dad's fields.
I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.
Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place
God bless the parents who drugged us.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


I used to be a tape junkie- that is, I would collect special recordings I would hear from Focus on the Family and other broadcasts. Now with over 750 video blogs, maybe I have replaced cassettes  with videos? (I lost many cassettes in our house fire) "Chosen" by Bob Benson was one of my favorites and I was happy to find it posted on youtube yesterday. Bob Benson is no longer with us and I look forward to meeting him on the other side. I like to be chosen- whether it be to be your friend on facebook or to win something I have entered. Once I was chosen for 3 free nights in Maui!  In fact I will delete any post that does not get a like or comment within 24 hours. Yes, There have been times when I have not been chosen. Everyone wants to be chosen. You have been chosen by God- never forget that! He Chose you before you were born and has a plan for your life. God Loves You Very Much!
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wheel of Fortune

We cancelled our cable last year Jan now uses only netflex to view shows. I do miss the Olympics and maybe, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. I get plenty of news online. Tim Hawkins discusses Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy  on this video- If you have ever seen the shows, you will relate. I hope you  have a good day today and have taken time to laugh at yourself at least once today.
On 'The Wheel Of Fortune' in Australia, I wonder if the wheel spins the opposite way?

Friday, February 21, 2014

I'm A Nut

I made this video several years ago to a Roger Miller Song-not totally sure how it fits with photos of me, but oh well. I am trying to update my blog, sometimes I discover duplicates and sometimes videos are removed from youtube and thus no video for that blog. I am also trying to limit my blog to 800 or so posts and no more than 25 per month this year.  There I told you all my trade secrets- have a good day.

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.

What's the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts?
Beer nuts are $1.50 and deer nuts are under a buck.

When you are sad,
And feeling blue,
Just Remember the Giant Oak Tree,
Was Once a nut like you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

McDonalds Bear Commercial

Here is a 2011 McDonalds Commercial shown at Superbowl. Its been quite awhile since I have eaten at McDonalds- I used to enjoy their McChicken sandwiches for 1.00- don't know if they have those prices or sandwiches still? I love Wendys 99 cent Chipolte Chicken sandwich. In the meantime, I posted some bear jokes for you who cannot view the video on your phone.

I invited a teddy bear round for dinner yesterday. I offered him some food but he said no thanks I'm stuffed

Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A: A gummy bear!

Q: What do you get if you cross a grizzly bear and a harp?
A: A bear faced lyre!

Q: What do you get if you cross a skunk with a bear?
A: Winnie the PU!

Q: What do you call a wet bear?
A: A drizzly bear

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Sue

On this date, back in Minot North Dakota, a few years ago, my sister Sue was born! I grew up with two sisters and 2 older brothers. I have been blessed with so many happy memories growing up together. I wish I had time to make a more current video, but pulled this one up just to say Happy Birthday! Wish we could share a slice of cake together today. Remember, Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. Have A Happy Birthday Sue! 
You think your special JUST because it’s your birthday today…No way you’re special every day!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents Day Holiday

Today is a State Holiday, but keeping the roads open sometimes requires people to work. I get this Friday off instead. It has been dumping snow in the mountains. Thank you George Washington, Happy Birthday.  When I was in grade school, I could do a report on any president, and I chose Abraham Lincoln. I think I would have to say Ronald Reagan was the favorite president for me during my lifetime. I think state employees should have my birthday off as well- Dec. 6th.
'I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting'.
Ronald Reagan

'You should be ashamed,' the father told his son, Andy, 'When Abraham Lincoln was your age, he used to walk ten miles every day to get to school.'
'Really?' Andy responded. 'Well, when he was your age, he was president.'

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

Q: How did George Washington speak to his army?
A: In general terms!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Corporate Worship Songs

There are lots of different styles of music, here is a video of Corporate Songs that church's could used if they wanted to collect sponsors to help fund their church. Actually, I am glad we do not have advertising in church. My question is if God can live on 10%- why can't the government?
 "Tithe if you love Jesus. Any fool can honk."
TOP TEN Signs It’s Time to Increase Your Giving
10. The church organist has a goldfish bowl for tips.
9. Parking meters have been installed in the church parking lot.
8. There’s a cover charge at the door.
7. Pews in the front are $1; pews in the back are $5.
6. The choir is wearing bathrobes.
5. There’s a drawing at the end of every service.
4. Offering plates have been replaced with #2 wash tubs.
3. The pastor’s wife is wearing a dress made from feed sacks.
2. The candlelight service is no longer for effect.
1. This year’s work and witness trip is in Las Vegas.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lost In The 50's Tonight

Todays video is one someone sent me-Called Close Your Eyes or Lost in the 50's Tonight. There are some talented people out there making videos- I appreciate you sharing them with me. Its fun to look back, there are some things I sure would hate to do without and there are some things I wish my Grandkids could experience, like life before 9/11. Whatever you think though, God is in control.
Some quotes heard from the 50's and 60's
"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20."
"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $4000 will only buy a used one."
"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit.
A quarter a pack is ridiculous."
"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"
"The Government is wanting to get its hands on everything. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to run a family business or farm."
"If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."
"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 50 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."
"Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."
"Also, their music drives me wild. This 'Rock Around The Clock' thing is nothing but racket."
"I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' it seems every movie has a 'hell' or 'damn' in it."
"Also, it won't be long until couples are sleeping in the same bed in the movies. What is this world coming to?"
"Pretty soon you won't be able to buy a good 10 cent cigar."
"I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."
"Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the president."
"Do you suppose television will ever reach our part of the country?"
"I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."
"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."
"I'll tell you one thing. If my kid ever talks back to me, they won't be able to sit down for a week."
"Did you know the new church in town is allowing women to wear pants to their service?"
"Next thing you know is, the government will start paying us not to grow crops."
"I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."
"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."
"Why in the world would you want to send your daughter to college. Isn't she going to get married? It would be different if she could be a doctor or a lawyer."
The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."
"There is no sense going to St. Louis or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel."
"Anymore no one can afford to be sick, $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."
"If a few idiots want to risk their necks flying across the country that's fine, but nothing will ever replace trains."
"I don't know about you but if they raise the price of coffee to 15 cents, I'll just have to drink mine at home."
"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it. I'll have my wife learn to cut hair."
. "We won't be going out much anymore. Our baby sitter informed us she now wants 50 cents an hour. Kids think money grows on trees."
"Cars which dim their lights by sensors, automatic transmissions, and who knows what else? Pretty soon they will have electric motors rolling your windows up.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Things You don't Say to Your Wife

I love Valentines Day- sure it is a Hallmark Day, but I love the emphasis on Love and Marriage. I hope National Marraige Week does not end today and my heart goes out to those who cannot be with their valentine today. I believe in Marriage and the many benefits to society. It seems I am trying to present marriage advice videos on how to make your marriage better- so thought it was only fitting that I try to teach some of the younger men "things You should never say to your wife". But then also, I am not the expert on marriage, and I will let those who have been married more than 50 years  speak on that subject.
 15 Things Women Want To Hear (women and their fantasies..)
1. Gee Sweetheart, let's skip dinner tonight. The only thing I'm hungry for is you.
2. Wow, I just don't know what to do with this money we won in the lottery, so why don't you take it to the mall and see if you can find something to buy with it.
3. Hey, how about inviting your mother to spend the summer with us.
4. Oh, go ahead and eat that third piece of chocolate cream pie. If it's one thing I hate it's skinny women.
5. How about I give you a nice massage and foot rub. I really don't like sex that much anyway.
6. What a break, I won a prize on the radio to either the Super Bowl or the opening of the New York Ballet. I got first choice so pack your bags for New York, we get to go to the ballet!!!
7. Who wants to play golf when I can get to see how good the lawn looks when it's freshly mowed.
8. Shoot, there's nothing on TV but football games. Let's go furniture shopping.
9. Man I tell you, nothing feels better than getting all spruced up in a suit and tie.
10. I'm getting a little tired of steak on the grill. How about a nice quiche?
11. Golly I think we're lost. Let me find a gas station to ask for directions.
12. My golf clubs are only 30 years old. Why don't you use the money my parents gave us to get something nice for the house.
13. Sports cars are just such stupid little toys for men who have never really grown up.
14. You know, we really don't visit your relatives enough.
15. Why don't you relax this weekend. I'll take care of the cooking and housework

When a woman on the staff of the school where I worked became engaged, a friend and colleague offered her some advice.
'The first ten years are the hardest.'
'How long have you been married?' she asked.

'Ten years', he replied.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Nothing like traveling with children in the car, who needs to go to Disneyland for Entertainment, with kids around. Its so much more fun if you have grandkids with you- I remember my parents taking me to the Woodland Park Zoo in the mid 60's and I hope to go there this summer again. This video uses the music of "The Lion sleeps Tonight" and photos of our trip there a few years ago. We have lots of little trips planned this summer, most of them after June.
Theme songs For Bible Characters:

Noah...Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Adam and Eve.....Strangers In Paradise
Lazarus........The Second Time Around
Esther........I Feel Pretty
Job........I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Moses........The Wanderer
Jezebel........The Lady Is A Tramp
Salome........I Could Have Danced All Night
Daniel........The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Joshua........Good Vibrations
Peter........I'm Sorry
Esau.........Born To Be Wild
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego....Great Balls Of Fire
The Three Kings........When You Wish Upon A Star
Jonah..........Got A Whale Of A Tale!
Elijah........Up, Up And Away
Methuselah........Stayin' Alive!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Beauty Without Brains

Sometimes its hard to ad to the video and since I have tried to add some humor below,I think I should just not say anything before you figure out I am not normal.

The Best of the Worst 'Country' Songs . . .
Her Teeth Was Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure
How Can I Miss You, If You Won't Go Away?
Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth, 'Cause I'm Kissing You Good-bye
I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself, Or Go Bowling
She Got The Ring and I Got The Finger
You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
I Just Bought a Car From a Guy That Stole My Girl, but The Car Don't Run; so I figure we Got An Even Deal
I Keep Forgetten' I Forgot About You
I Liked You Better, Before I Knew You So Well
I Wouldn't Take Her To a Dog Fight, Cause I'm Afraid She'd Win
I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like Having You Here
If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I'd Be Out By Now
Mama Get a Hammer (There's a Fly On Papa's Head)
 If Love Were Oil, I'd Be A Quart Low
Here's A Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares
I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life
I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me
I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart.
I'm Just A Bug On The Windshield Of Life
If The Phone Don't Ring, Baby, You'll Know It's Me
If You Don't Leave Me Alone, I'll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will
If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?
She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft
They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin' Out
I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better
My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, and I Sure Miss Him

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How Men Screw up Romance

As you can see, commercials are a big part of my blogs. In fact I have 8 different labels of commercials and maybe 110 commercials out of 799 blogs. A Hanon McKendry survey found that 56 percent watch the Super Bowl for the advertisements. With an average 108.7 million people watching the game, it's no surprise that advertisers shell out $3.4 million per 30-second TV spot. Now if I only could get a cut of that revenue? I guess I don't have that many viewers either.


The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his very life into his own hands! Here are possible questions he could ask, arranged from dangerous to ultra safe:

DANGEROUS -- What's for dinner?
SAFER -- Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST -- Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRA SAFE -- Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS -- Are you wearing that?
SAFER -- Gee, you look good in brown..
SAFEST -- WOW! Look at you!
ULTRA SAFE -- Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS -- What are you so worked up about?
SAFER -- Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST -- Here's fifty dollars.
ULTRA SAFE -- Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS -- Should you be eating that?
SAFER -- You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST -- Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRA SAFE -- Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS -- What did you do all day?
SAFER -- I hope you didn't overdo it today.
SAFEST -- I've always loved you in that robe!
ULTRA SAFE -- Here, have some more chocolate.

Remember: Money talks...but chocolate sings.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Why Wedding Ring on 4th Finger?

The Chinese have a reason why the wedding ring is worn on the 4th finger that is explained in this video. Marriage is sacred to me and will always be between on man and one woman as God ordained.

image of Dr. Dobson

1. Reserve time for one another at all costs. 

2. Spend only what you have -- financial stress kills romance.

3. Leave no room for selfishness -- be relationship givers and not takers. 

4. Make sure the “leave and cleave” principle takes place (Genesis 2:24). 

5. Bring your expectations in line with reality -- the perfect spouse does not exist. 

6. Trust one another and build reasonable boundaries -- jealousy and trust rarely co-exist. 

7. Avoid alcohol or substance abuse, pornography, gambling and other potential addictions that will quickly kill your marriage and your life. 

8. Be content with having enough -- “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8). 

9. Think of your marriage as a marathon -- you will need determination and faith to go the distance of a lifetime. 

10. Keep Christ at the center and remember His words, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

The 10 Essentials for Your Marriage are based on 

Dr. James Dobson's Love For A Lifetime

Q: Why does a man twist his wedding ring on his finger?
A: He’s trying to figure out the combination.

Everything I owe, I owe because of my wife.





Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ronald Reagan Wit and Humor

I debated to post this under humor or politics- I decided on politics as it needs more humor like this. I have an entire joke book devoted to Political Jokes and though the names change, the humor lives on over and over again. I hope when I am gone people can think of my  humor just as much as where I stood on issues.
My definition of a redundancy is an air bag in a politician's car.

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.

America is a country where half the money is spent buying food, and the other half is spent trying to lose weight.

Remember when Ronald Reagan was president.
We also had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash...
Now we have Obama and no hope and no cash

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TV Tunes

This is one of his humor videos that is sure to bring a good laugh. Mark Lowry is also a very good singer and songwriter. Sometimes it is good to look back at past tv shows- we actually did not have a tv in our house until I was in high school, I would go to the neighbors to watch tv. And I guess that is why I am not a big TV fan today? and if you remember the TV Tunes, you probably know the missing words below.
Baby Boomer Quiz?

Name the Beatles - both the first and last name of each, of course. Consider this a warm-up. [If you can't answer this one without thinking, move on to something else. We have nothing further to discuss. _____________ _________ _____________ ____________________.

Finish the line: "Lions and tigers and bears, ____ _____!"

"Hey kids, what time is it?" ______ ______ ____ ______.

What do M&M's do? _____ ___ ______ ________, _____ _______ _______.

What helps build strong bodies 12 ways? __________.

Long before he was Mohammed Ali, before he was The Greatest, we knew him as _________ _________.

"You'll wonder where the yellow went, _____ ____ ______ _____ ______ _____ ___________."

Those post-baby boomers, or baby boomer wannabes, know Bob Denver as the Skipper's "little buddy." But we true boomers know that Bob Denver is actually Dobie's closest friend, _____________ G. __________

M-I-C: See ya' real soon; K-E-Y: _____? _____ ___ ____

Definition: A "streaker" is someone who might go running through the lobby of the girls' dormitory ____________.

"Brylcream: ___ ______ ______ ______ _____ _____."

Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone _____ ____.

"I found my thrill, _____ ________ _______________."

From the early days of our music, real rock 'n roll, finish this line: "I wonder, wonder, wonder... wonder who; _______ ___ ____ _______ ___ _______."

And while we're remembering rock n' roll, try this one: "War...uh-huh, huh...yea; what is it good for?___ ____."

Meanwhile, back home in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and ___________.

He came out of the University of Alabama, and became one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and later went on to appear in a television commercial wearing women's stockings. He is Broadway ______ ____________.

"I'm Popeye the sailor man; I'm Popeye the sailor man. I'm strong to the finish, ______ __ _____ ___ _______. I'm Popeye the sailor man."

Your children probably recall that Peter Pan was recently played by Robin Williams, but we will always remember when Peter was played by ___ __________.

"Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive; He stood six foot, six, weighted 245. Kinda' broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip. And everybody knew you didn't give no lip, ___ ____ _______."

"Good night, David." "______ _________,__________."

Who put the bop in the bop she-bop she-bop?

"When it's least expected, you're elected; You're the star today.Smile! _______ ___ _______ _______."

"Liar, liar, ______ ___ _____."

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Squares Make The World Go Around

25 years ago this month I heard they were looking for applicants to fill an empty city council position when John Pflugrath resigned.  Only two put in for it, and after doing a background check on me, I was appointed  by Mayor Dick McGraw on March 6th, 1989. The city population was about 1200 in 1989. We met at the city hall located then, where the Cedars Inn now sits. I served under 3 different mayors, three different dates we would meet, and sadly, have lost three councilmembers,  who I worked with and who I still miss greatly. I forgot how many reporters I have worked with- one actually did an article on my humor books that I did as a hobby. It was a great honor and privilege working for East Wenatchee voters. It was two years ago last December that I attended my last council meeting after not running for election, ending those 22 1/2 years.
Back when we had only 5 councilmembers and in our old city hall
(I am the first on the right) We gave that stage set to Bridgeport City Hall after our new city hall was done. Not sure if they still use it?

Taken in my last term by a citizen in council chamber of our new city hall. I am the third one from left, right next to mayor.

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house:   'Talking Dog For Sale'.
 He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.You talk?' he asks.
'Yep,' the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'
The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.  I got married ,had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.' 
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
'Ten dollars,' the guy says.
'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?' 

'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff!' 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Knowing You Will Be There-Irene DuCette Tribute

They say we actually have only one birthday, we just celebrate that day over and over?  Jan's mom would have turned 91 today! She was a super mother in law and we miss her. She passed away December 21st, 2012.  I loved playing phase 10 with her and I used to pick her up for church. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and loved to reads books. She never had a TV in her room at Assisted Living. I am so thankful for the time we had with her and am looking forward to seeing her in Heaven. Happy Birthday.

Celebrating her Birthday at Toppers Restaurant Four years ago.

Mom at Smallwoods, near Leavenworth, with the Grandkids

Mom and Darleen caught decorating our first house when on Honeymoon-almost 40 years ago