Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The Nude Men Clock

How clever.
I like the way
the guys on the minute
hand are tapping their foot
as they wait for the minute to
pass. Somebody had way too much
time on their hands! Be sure to click on
the clock to make it digital. It's actually the
correct time even counting the seconds !!! What kind
of computer engineer-mind person thinks of these things ?

This is a masterpiece!!! This is extremely clever and
it does actually work, in BOTH formats!!!! Digital
and Analogue. And it's actually on YOUR correct
time. This human clock is fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!
Click anywhere in the clock and it
becomes digital, another click

and it returns to normal.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses, and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.  

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and Sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

·         Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
·         Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
·         From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
·         After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
·         In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
·         When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
·         When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron, but love.

Useless Facts Facts You Never Knew Till Now

Money isn't made out of paper,  it's made out of cotton.
The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle"

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up
and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the  top.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will  kill a small sized dog.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing  up into the  shark's 
stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Ketchup (tomato sauce) was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in  the days when
all original print had to be set in individual letters the 'upper case' letters were stored
in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case'  letters.

Leonardo da Vinci
could write with one hand and  draw with the other at the same time (an early multi-tasker).
Leonardo Da Vinci
invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II  were made of wood.

There are no clocks in  most Las Vegas gambling casinos.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before .

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver.

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you  can't sink in quicksand.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law
which stated that  a man couldn't beat his wife with anything wider than his thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.
At that time the most  popular player on the market was the
Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece
of  celery than the celery contains.  It's the same with apples.

Did you know when driving and you get sleepy, an apple helps?
Chewing gum, while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before going into  space because

passing wind in a space suit damages  it.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Your hands are not tears....

Your hands are not tears. They can't, it's true,

But the right ones are capable of dry them.
- erri de Luca -

Famous Quotes & Sayings About Dogs

  • The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. *Anonymous
  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. *Ann Landers
  • If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. *Will Rogers
  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. *Ben Williams
  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. *Josh Billings
  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. *Andrew A. Rooney
  • You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says: My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that! *Dave Barry
  • Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. *Unknown
  • We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. *M.Facklam

Good Morning Friend....

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A Little Boy's Explanation of God

I certainly don't think an adult could explain this more beautifully!

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God.' I wonder if any of us could have done as well? (And he had such an assignment, in California, and someone published it, I guess miracles do happen!)


'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'

'God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'

'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'

'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church.'

'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.'

'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.'

'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.'

'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!'

'Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'

'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.'

' shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And...that's why I believe in God.'

Little Boy's Explanation of God -- Fabulous!!! 
Out of the mouths of Babes--
"And a Little Child Shall Lead them"
(I certainly don't think an adult could explain this more beautifully!) 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Good Morning!!

A Beautiful relationship does not depend on how good undestanding we have with someone.  
It depends on how well we avoid mis-understanding.
So, never choose a person without understanding and never loose a person after understanding.

Lekke Potato Salad

  • 6 medium potatoes quartered
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced
  • 6 green onions, diced
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1½ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon  mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons celery seed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • paprika for garnish

Bring potatoes to a boil in large pot of cold water that's been liberally salted. Reduce the heat to medium high or a lightly rolling boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a pairing knife. Drain and let cool until just able to handle.
Peel the skins from the potatoes and cut into large diced pieces. Transfer the warm potatoes to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the white vinegar and stir. Allow the potatoes to cool, about 15 minutes. Add the celery and green onions. Chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add to the potato mixture.
In a medium bowl, mix the Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, yellow mustard, celery seed and salt and pepper. Mix well into the potato mixture and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Slice the last egg into thin slices and place the slices on top of the salad. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.