Thursday, November 29, 2007





  Have some fun my sharp-witted friends.  This is a test for us "old kids"!  The answers are printed below, but don't cheat.


01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man?  Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.   


02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.  


03 "Get your kicks, __________________."  


04. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________."   


05. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________."   


06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the "_____________."   


07. "N_E_S_T_L_E_S", Nestle's makes the very best . . . . . _______________."  


08. Satchmo was America 's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.  


09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.   


10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and "________ ________".   


11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.   


12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW . What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.   


13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music died.  "This was a tribute to ___________________.  


14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it.   It was called ______________ _____.  


15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ________________.  









01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04. To protect the innocent.

05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08 Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and "Good Night and God Bless."

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.  Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop  

Sunday, November 18, 2007



Something to make you smile.


In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting.' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

 The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I fought through a crowded grocery store tonight.

I bought everything that I need to cook Thanksgiving dinner.

I spent enough money to take everyone, who will be here...

out to dinner about 8 or 10 times!

I will start preparations for the dinner on Monday and finish on Thursday.

It will take about 45 minutes to eat the dinner that it took

4 days to prepare.

Is it worth doing all of this????

You bet it is.......

I'm in charge of memories for the years to come.

One day, my children will talk about my Thanksgiving

dinner like I talk about my Grand Mother's and especially my Mothers.

I have become the Thanksgiving memory maker for our family.

It is a pretty important job and worthy of 4 days of preparation.




Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Dress Code for People Over 50

Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50 or hovering near 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashions. Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:

1. A nose ring and bifocals

2. Spiked hair and bald spots

3. A pierced tongue and dentures

4. Minis skirts and support hose

5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads

6. Speedo's and cellulite

7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar

8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor

9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge

10. Bikinis and liver spots

11. Short shorts and varicose veins

12. Inline skates and a walker
And last, but not least . . .

13. Thongs and Depends

Please keep these basic guidelines foremost in your mind when you shop.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I had a stent placed in an artery  near my heart in February. The Doc says everything is fine but...

I still experience chest pain from time to time.

I have had fleeting pain during the day but it is mostly late at night.

It scares me so bad!

I have only taken 1/2 if a Nitro once.

The Doc says the pain is not from my heart....

I just wish that I knew for sure. I am having trouble sleeping and have tried everything but still sleep in 2 hour increments. I dread going to sleep.

I see him again in February 2008 for the yearly heart check.

This has been a scary year. I feel that I have been walking on egg shells.

I have not really done my part with diet and exercise so that may be where the fright comes from...

I just want to feel normal again!

Any one with stents out there???

How are you coping???