It has been awhile since
I’ve posted anything, so I thought I would throw this one up just to let you
know I am still around and that I do drop by daily to read the peeps on the
left side blog roll. Sometimes several
times a day. So I hope you get as big a
kick out of these as I did.
THERE IS NO SENIOR
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Lying around, pondering the problems of the world,
I realizedthat, at my age, I don't
really give a rat's as anymore.
Things I have noticed and figured out… If walking
is good for your health,the
postman would be immortal.A whale swims all day, only eatsfish, and drinks water, but is still fat.A rabbit runs,
and hops, and onlylives15 years, while a
tortoise doesn't run, and does mostlynothing,
yet it lives for 150 years. And they
tell us toexercise? I don't think so.
Now that I'm older, here's whatI've discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, andI still have most of it. 2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyedwith prunes and all-bran. 3. Funny, I don't remember beingabsent-minded. 4. Funny, I don't remember beingabsent-minded. 5. If all is not lost, then wherethe heck is it? 6. It was a whole lot easier to getolder, than it was to get wiser. 7. Some days, you're the top dog,some days you're the hydrant. 8. I wish the buck really did stophere; I sure could use a few of them. 9. Kids in the back seat causeaccidents. 10. Accidents in the back seatcause kids. 11. It is hard to make a comebackwhen you haven't been anywhere. 12. The world only beats a path toyour door when you're in the bathroom. 13. If God wanted me to touch mytoes, he'd have put them on my butt. 14. When I'm finally holding allthe right cards, everyone wants to play chess. t15. It is not hard to meet expenses, they're
everywhere. 16. The only difference between arut and a grave is the depth.. 17. These days, I spend a lot oftime thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here
after". 18. Funny, I don't remember beingabsent-minded. 19. It is a lot better to be seenthan viewed. 20. Have I sent this message to youbefore... or did I get it from you?
30th, is Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia.
celebrate 29 March as their welcome home date.
And some (AR, HI, KY, MI, MS, NE, NV, UT, WY) do not even recognize the
date at all. Hell, even Puerto Rico
celebrates the day on 30 March since 2009. And what's with Hawaii? Many vets spent R&R there with their girlfriends, wives and family. Take the money but stay PC.
It has been
44 years since we (the US) pulled out of that beautiful shit-hole of a country. Over fifty eight thousand young lives lost
because LBJ and Congress didn’t have any balls, yet our men and women fought
bravely and honorably only to come home to ridicule, though I have yet to meet
a man who was actually spit on – not to say it didn’t happen. Just not as often as the public seems to
thing. They did get dirty looks and some
comments, but no spitting. And the worst
only came if there was a demonstration outside the airport, which rarely happened.
matter which day the states choose, every day is Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
Day for me. Especially for the 299 survivors of the USS Frank E Evans.
Golfing has its own language and descriptions. Comments and excuses are pretty unique, too. Here are a few for ya…
1. These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the
ball and hit it with the shadow. ~ Sam Snead
2. I was three over
today: One over a house, one over a patio and one over a swimming pool. ~
3. Actually, the only
time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a 7 to do
that. ~ Jim Murray
4. The only sure rule in golf is - he who has the fastest cart
never has to play the bad lie. ~ Mickey Mantle
5. Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're
not good at them. ~ Kevin Costner
6. I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers
for par. ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
7. After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play
on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and
he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye. ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
8. The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of
the tree. ~ Brian Weis
9. Swing hard in case you hit it. ~ Dan Marino
10. My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded
putt. The rest can never be mastered. ~ Lord Robertson
11. Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and
you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. ~ Jack Benny
12. There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are
two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground. ~ Ben
13. Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of
the time, you're the best. ~ Jack Nicklaus
14. The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's
almost a law. ~ H. G. Wells
15. I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my
prayers everywhere except on the course. ~ Billy Graham
16. If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's
recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. ~ Bob Hope
17. While playing golf today, I hit two good balls. I stepped on
a rake. ~ Henny Youngman
18. If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up
the wrong golf ball. ~ Jack Lemmon
19. You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my
ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work. ~ Lee
I am blessed to have been raised
during the late 40’s and 50’s. It was a
great era for kids to grow up, playing outside with no fears of being abducted
and using commons sense.
First, we survived being born to some motherswho
smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get
tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs
covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and
when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster
seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends,from
one bottle and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made
with real white sugar. And, we
weren't overweight. WHY?Because we were always outside
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them
down the hill, only to find outwe
forgot the brakes. After running into
the bushesa few times, we
learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.There were no video games, no 150
channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell
phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.
WE HAD FRIENDSand we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teethand there were no lawsuits from these
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and
tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out
very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the
bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers
and inventors ever.
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.We had freedom, failure, success and
responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
now days protest and destroy property if they don’t get what they want or demand. And they do it because they never learned to
deal with problems or simply because they can with no danger of punishment. Nope!
I am glad I was raised during the great days of the USA.
If YOU are one of our generation, CONGRATULATIONS!
While you are at it, forward this to your grandkids so they will knowhow brave and lucky their parents and
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?
It’s amazing how things have
changed in the past 70 years regarding military service.
1945 - NCO's had a typewriter on
their desks for doing daily reports.
2016 - Everyone has an internet access computer, and they wonder why
no work is getting done.
1945 - We painted pictures of
girls on airplanes to remind us of home.
2016 - They put the real thing in the cockpit.
1945 - Your girlfriend was at home
praying you would return alive.
2016 - She is in the same trench praying your condom worked.
1945 - If you got drunk off duty
your buddies would take you back to the barracks to sleep it off.
2016 - If you get drunk they slap you in rehab and ruin your career.
1945 - You were taught to aim at
your enemy and shoot him.
2016 - You spray 500 bullets into the brush, don't hit anything, then retreat
because you're out of ammo.
1945 - Canteens were made of
steel, and you could heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
2016 - Canteens are made of plastic, you can't heat anything in them, and they
always taste like plastic.
1945 - Officers were professional
soldiers first and they commanded respect.
2016 - Officers are politicians first, and beg not to be given a wedge.
1945 - They collected enemy
intelligence and analyzed it.
2016 - They collect your pee and analyze it.
1945 - If you didn't act right,
the Sergeant Major put you in the brig until you straightened up.
2016 - If you don't act right, they start a paper trail that follows you
1945 - Medals were awarded to
heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
2016 - Medals are awarded to people who work at headquarters.
1945 - You slept in barracks like
2016 - You sleep in a dormitory like a college kid.
1945 - You ate in a mess hall,
which was free, and you could have all the food you wanted.
2016 - You eat in a dining facility, every slice of
bread or pad of butter costs, and you better not take too much.
1945 - We defeated powerful
countries like Germany and Japan.
2016 - We come up short against Iraq and Afghanistan.
1945 - If you wanted to relax, you
went to the rec center, played pool, smoked and drank beer.
2016 - You go to the community center, and you can play pool.
1945 - If you wanted beer and
conversation you went to the NCO or Officers' Club.
2016 - The beer will cost you $2.75, membership is forced, and someone is
watching how much you drink.
1945 - The Exchange had bargains
for soldiers who didn't make much money.
2016 - You can get better and cheaper merchandise at Walmart.
1945 - We could recognize the
enemy by their Nazi helmets.
2016 - We are wearing the Nazi helmets.
1945 - We called the enemy names
like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we didn't like them.
2016 - We call the enemy the "opposing force" or
"aggressor" because we don't want to offend them.
1945 - Victory was declared when
the enemy was defeated and all his things were broken.
2016 – We haven’t a clue as to what victory is or what it takes to achieve it.
1945 - A commander would put his
butt on the line to protect his people.
2016 - A commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.
1945 - Wars were planned and run
by generals who knew how to fight and win.
2016 - Wars are planned by politicians who haven’t a clue about fighting
1945 - We were
fighting for freedom, and the country was committed to winning.
2016 - We don't know what we're fighting for, and the government is
committed to social programs and political correctness, and our real enemy is
1945 - All you could think about was
getting out and becoming a civilian again.
2016 - All you can think about is getting out and becoming
a civilian again. Take me back to the good old days.