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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Brightspots #5

 


 

Two Large Plastic Garbage Bags

A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags rips, and every once in awhile a $20 bill falls out onto the sidewalk.

Noticing this, a policeman stops her, and says, "Ma'am, there are $20 bills falling out of your bag."

"Oh, really? Darn!" said the little old lady. "I'd better go back, and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me."

"Well, now, not so fast," says the cop. "How did you get all that money? You didn't steal it, did you?"

"Oh, no", said the little old lady. "You see, my back yard is right next to the Lambeau Field parking lot. On game days, a lot of fans come and pee through the fence into my flower garden. So, I stand behind the fence with my hedge clippers. Each time some guy sticks his thing through the fence, I say, '$20 or off it comes.' "

"Well, that seems only fair," laughs the cop. "OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what's in the other bag?"

"Well, you know, not everybody pays."

 

                                     


                                                 



 


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Typhoid Mary


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“Typhoid Mary” was a real historical person who became notorious in the early 1900s. She was an Irish woman named Mary Mallon who immigrated to the United States in the 1880s. Though she had no symptoms of typhoid fever, she carried the bacteria in her blood and could pass it on to other people. Because no doctor could convince her that this was true and she didn’t feel sick, she insisted on working as a cook. During her career, she infected at least 51 people, three of whom died, before she was isolated in enforced quarantine for the last decades of her life.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The oldest hotel in the world

 







The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan spa hotel was originally opened in 705 AD, and in 2011 it was declared the oldest hotel in the world by Guinness World Records (currently 1311 years old).


The hotel has been owned and operated by the same family for 52 generations since its inception.




Thursday, November 25, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Amazing

 


                                               This is 4.5 million year old meteorite

 A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Brightspots #4

 


A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
The young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows."

 

Romans 14:4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand alone.

 


Saturday, November 13, 2021

First McDonalds drive thru

 


The first McDonald's Drive Thru was installed in a restaurant based in Sierra Vista, Arizona, located near the Fort Huachuca military installation. Military rules forbade the soldiers from wearing their military uniforms in public, and they weren't about to change into civilian clothes just to grab a burger and run back to base, so restaurant manager 
David Rich came up with a solution: cut a hole into the wall and allow members of the military to pick up their orders without stepping out of their car. The convenience and simplicity of the idea quickly caught on.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Our first ladies #10

 

Letitia Tyler (née Christian; November 12, 1790 – September 10, 1842) was the first wife of President John Tyler and first lady of the United States from 1841 to 1842.[1]

She married Tyler, then a law student, in 1808 at Cedar Grove, her family home. Their twenty-nine year marriage appears to have been a happy one, although Letitia avoided the limelight during her husband's political rise, remaining in Virginia during most of his time in congress. Her later life was dogged by ill-health; a paralytic stroke suffered in 1839 left her an invalid. As first lady, she remained in the White House living quarters, leaving them only to attend her daughter Elizabeth's wedding in January 1842. She suffered another stroke in September 1842 and died, becoming the first First Lady to while serving in her role.

Together, John and Letitia Tyler had four daughters and three sons who lived to maturity.

 

Tyler appears on a 28p (£0.28) commemorative postage stamp from the Isle of Man Post Office, issued May 23, 2006, as part of a series honoring Manx-Americans.[10] She also appears on a one-half ounce gold coin and a bronze medal issued by the United States Mint on July 2, 2009.



 

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The only one

 





Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S President to hold a patent.

Lincoln's Patent. On May 22, 1849, Abraham Lincoln received Patent No. 6469 for a device to lift boats over shoals, an invention which was never manufactured.












Thursday, October 21, 2021

Did you know?

 

Lady Liberty came to America in 350 pieces. To help pay for the statue's construction and assembly, the chunks, including her head and her torch, were put on display at venues like the World's Fair in Paris and the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Brightspots #3

 



A woman goes to the doctor for her yearly physical.

The nurse starts with certain basic items.
How much do you weigh?' she asks.
'115,' she says.
The nurse puts her on the scale.
It turns out her weight is 140
The nurse asks, 'Your height?'
'5 foot 8,' she says.
The nurse checks and sees that she only measures 5' 5'.
She then takes her blood pressure and tells the woman it is very high.
'Of course it's high!' she screams, 'When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I'm short and fat!


And just in time for Halloween.....



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sunrise

 Arizona is known for beautiful sunsets but our sunrises are worth getting up for....








Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Stand sill

 


Stand still and consider the wonderous works of God
Job 37:14

Monday, September 27, 2021

First Lady #9

 

                                                   Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison


Anna Tuthill Harrison was the wife of President William Henry Harrison and grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison, and was nominally first lady of the United States during her husband's one-month term in 1841, though she never entered the White House due to the fact that he died exactly one month after the inauguration. The couple had been married 45 years when he was elected President and she had borne him five children. At the time she was too ill to travel when her husband set out from Ohio in 1841 for his inauguration, it was a long trip and a difficult one even by steamboat and railroad, with February weather uncertain at best and she at 65 was well acquainted with the rigors of frontier journeys as he was a decorated soldier. So, it was decided that his daughter-in-law would accompany him and serve until May when she planned to make the trip. She was packing when she received word of his death and never went. Accepting grief with admirable dignity, she stayed at her home in North Bend until the house burned in 1858; she lived nearby with her last surviving child, John Scott Harrison, until she died in February 1864 at the age of 88.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Did you know?

 

It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose

You just tested it, didn’t you? Normally, when you hum, the air is able to escape through your nose to create the sound, and of course, it can’t do that when you’re holding it shut. This is one of the weird facts you can test out for yourself. Go ahead, try it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Brightspots 2

 

 




A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery Store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"

The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a couple blocks and turn to your right."

The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven."

The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on...You don't even know the way to the Post Office."

 

 

John 14:6. New International Version ... Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. ... No one comes to the Father except through me. 

 


 

 

  

 


Friday, September 10, 2021

Did you know?

 Baby Flamingo's are not born pink. 

The chicks are fed bright red milk, a sort of crop milk made from either parents’ upper digestive tracts. As the baby flamingos grow, they develop their signature pink feathers, as well as adult bills that can filter mud and silt from their food.







Sunday, September 5, 2021

A patriot

 

This is my friend and a true patriot. 



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

First Lady #8

 Hanna Hoes Van Buren 1783-1819


His childhood sweetheart and cousin once removed, Hannah Hoes Van Buren was the wife of the eighth President, Martin Van Buren. She died of tuberculosis before he was elected, leaving him one of the few Presidents to remain unmarried in office. Not much is known of her but in the 12 years they were married she bore five children, one died.  

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Behind the scenes

 Things aren't always as they seem....



Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Something new

 I have posted two posts of Uplifting Wed via Pinterest a month for some time now and feel the need to change it up a bit. Several years ago I created a little packet of jokes, funny pictures, beautiful pictures, stories, special sayings and scriptures for friend who was ill because laughter and God make all the difference. I titled it "Brightspots" and thought it would be fun to share them with you all so I will post one a month in place of the usual Uplifting Wed. post. 

 

 

 


                             A cheerful heart does good like medicine……. Prov 17:22 (TLB)

Friday, August 13, 2021

Flocks of ravens

 

Did you know a flock of ravens are called an "unkindness"

Friday, August 6, 2021

Tidbit

 

I love chicken legs cooked in the air fryer but hate removing the skin. I found this tidbit and it is wonderful.

"The quickest, easiest way I've found is to get some paper-towels ready (I usually tear them in half) first for good "grabbability." I'm right-handed so I hold the small end of the leg in my left hand (using a paper towel half), then I'll use another paper-towel half to grab the loose skin at the top of the leg and pull all the way down and off."

This works soooooo good and I am a happy camper. I just soak the legs in a baggie with BQ sauce and then in the air fryer they go. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

A rarity

 Hubby and I have lived in our house nearly 30 years so it is safe to say most everything in my house is old and I don't buy things very often so when the bathroom scale AND the can opener took a dive I had to go shopping...


    I did not enjoy the shopping experience (walmart where it is nearly impossible to find things) but have enjoyed the novelty of having something new. I must be on a role as I also ran across a set of sheets that I love and ordered them for our bedrooom. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

House cleaning

 I stared blogging in 2007 and it seems that I have either gotten, lazy, forgetful, nonchalant and  or distracted. I recently went blog searching and found one that interested me and was so glad that her blog was set up with labels so that I could quickly go to the areas I was interested in. It got me to thinking about my labels and was I ever sorry to see that many times I was not putting one or had multiples with different spellings and etc. so I have spent a bit of time trying to clean them up. I worked through to 2016 and then decided that was enough. What I hope it has taught me is that it is important to follow through. It also inspired me to go back and re-read all my posts and I found it to be as heart lifting as going  through an old photo album so if you find yourself looking for something to do give it a try. 

I discovered several other things in my looking back project, I have just settled in and no longer search for new contacts and new interests. There was a blog that I loved http://pattybilline.blogspot.com/ called Simple Joys. Her last post was in 2012 and then she was just gone. I still on occasion go back land look at her site and am always uplifted by her wonderful talent. I really believe she could have put her pictures and writings in the form of a book.  I went through her site again recently and starting looking for followers of hers and found 3!!! I am so excited to get to know these three ladies and have left them messages. I guess there is a lesson to be learned.....You get out of something what you put into it. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Did you know?

 



The first revolving door was invented in 1888 with the goal of preventing wind, snow, rain, dust, or noise from entering buildings. The original patent application was filed by Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia. (He was granted U.S. patent 387,571 for a three-wing “Storm-door structure” on August 71888.

 





Monday, July 19, 2021

Gone

 Well if you are like me you woke up this morning and Bloglovin was gone....poof. After much searching for information it appears it was hosted by Twitter and they have removed it. I tried to find another way to track my blogs that is simple and easy and updated only to find out that this very site has a venue for that. If you go to Design and look at the bottom there is a reading list. Just click on it and it will show you blogs that you followed. Most of mine were outdated and no longer running but you can go up to manage and add the ones you are following and then it will show all the posts of those blogs and when they updated and etc. Just click on the blog you are following and copy the web site and then add it. I just love it when the answer is right under my nose! Thank you blogger.

Update: I was able to find bloglovin.com and pin it to my reading list so now I have two ways of tracking the blogs I follow.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Repeat

I was re-reading some of my old posts back from 2012 and thought this should get another viewing.

Can you explain............

Why do women have to open their mouth to put on mascara?
 

 
 

Why don't you ever see a headline that reads "Psychic wins Lottery"?
 
 
 

 
 
 
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor
and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
 
 
 
 
 


Why this is called "rush hour"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why do they call them apartments when they are all stuck together?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If flying is so safe.......why do they call the airport 

the terminal?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and lastly I finally found the answer,
Con is opposite of pro right......
that is why congress is opposite of progress!