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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Brightspots #8


A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the wife.
"They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans," he replies.
"Put them back, we can't afford them," says the wife, and so they carry on shopping.
A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the husband.
"It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replies the wife.
Her husband retorts, "So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."
On the PA system: 'Cleanup on aisle 25, we have a husband down.'





The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed. (Chamfort)

Laughter is inner jogging. (Norman Cousins)

Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)



Monday, March 21, 2022

Behind the scenes

 Isn't it fun to get a inside peek of how things work. He is using a camera to see where he is going. 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022

First lady #12



As the eldest daughter of Captain Joel and Elizabeth Childress she was use to a life of silks and satin growing up on a plantation near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She also was one the few women of the 19th century to be afforded an education of higher learning and it made her especially fitted to assist a man with a political career.

James K. Polk was laying the foundation for that career when he met her. He had begun his first years’ service in the Tennessee legislature when they were married on New Year’s Day, 1824; he was 28, she 20.

At a time when motherhood gave a woman her only acknowledged career, Sarah Polk had to resign herself to childlessness, but she accompanied her husband to Washington whenever she could, and they soon won a place in its most select social circles. Privately she helped him with his speeches, copying his correspondence and giving him advice. Not surprisingly when he returned to Washington as President in 1845, she stepped to her high position with ease and evident pleasure. She appeared at the inaugural ball, but as a devout Presbyterian, she did not dance.

Only three months after retirement in 1849 to their fine new home “Polk Place” in Nashville, he died, worn out by the years of public service. Clad always in black, Sarah Polk lived on in the home for 42 years, guarding the memory of her husband and accepting honors paid to her as honors due to him. The house because a place of pilgrimage. She lived to be 88 years old and is buried next to her husband. 

Thursday, March 3, 2022



Did you know that asparagus will grow as tall as a tree?