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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Amish and the Elevator

An Amish boy and his parents were visiting a mall. While the mother looked for cotton fabric for a new apron, the father and son stood around, amazed by almost everything they saw. They were especially amazed by two, shiny silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.

The boy asked, "What is that, father?"

The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life. I don't know what it is."

"Could it be a time machine?" asked the boy. “I heard about this movie picture show where people leave the earth in shiny vehicles.”

"Praise the Lord", said the father. "There sure are miraculous things in the city."

While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled
between them into a small room. The walls closed, and the boy and his father watched the small circular numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch until the last number was reached, and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.

Finally, the walls opened again and a gorgeous 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son, "Go get your mother."

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Some people have an incredible imagination.

While others have way too much time on their hands..

A friend sent me the pics below in an email. I don't know where they came from but some of them are hilarious. I numbered them where you can make up your own captions and put them in the comments. I will comment back with some of my captions later. Have Fun! I did the first one. I had a hard time with it, maybe I'll do better on some of the others. Let your imaginations soar!

1 You call that a knife? This is a knife.

















Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Wee Bit of Clean Irish Humor

Here are a few jokes you can share with the children on this St. Patrick's Day.

Q: Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?
A: He couldn't afford plane fare

Q: What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
A: A sham rock

Q: Why do frogs like St. Patrick's Day?
A: Because they're always wearing green

Q: What does a leprechaun call a happy man wearing green?
A: A Jolly Green Giant

Q: What did one Irish ghost say to the other?
A: 'Top o' the moaning!

Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: He's Dublin over with laughter!


Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Irish who?
Irish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Looking for a great place to celebrate the holiday. Well, You have probably waited too late to get a room at the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States. Living in Georgia and being of Irish decent, I am well aware The St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah, Georgia is the city's largest annual celebration and the second largest St. Patrick's Day event in the United States. It is compared by some to a Mardi Gras celebration. The St. Paddy's Day festivities in Savannah go on for several days, attracting roughly 500,000 visitors both of Irish and honorary Irish decent each year in addition to locals. The comparison to Mardi Gras ends when it comes to displays of public nudity, however, which in Savannah will "get you arrested."

Many believe this celebration stems from the city's Irish Catholic roots. However, there really wasn't a large Catholic community to speak of in 1824 when a Protestant group known as the Hibernian Society held the first parade. Their mission was to celebrate Irish culture to raise money for poor immigrants. By the mid-1800s, many of the immigrants fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland settled in Savannah where they found work in the ports. By 1860, the Irish community made up 22 percent of Savannah's white population.

It has been several years since I have attended the parade but it is well worth the trip to the coast. But wherever you celebrate this St. Patrick's Day be sure to check out this video on How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like an Irishman where you can commemorate St. Paddy's Day like they do in the old country.

I leave you with a clip of Monday night's concert at the Cathedral by Carrigbyrne Pike Choir.

Please read my poem, Irish Old Man, on Oldman's Poetry Corner.

Georgia Rhythm

~ Atlanta Rhythm Section ~

recorded Live at the Capital Theatre
in Macon Georgia on May 18th, 2007.
This is the first song of the encore,
and includes an introduction of the
band members and band by Kevin Dockrell.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Review: Best in Atlanta Radio

So what do I think is the best station in Atlanta. Well, I really do like all kinds of music, I can get into most genre of music but I have to admit, I grew up in the 60's, 70's and 80's and one of my favorites has to be Classic Rock n Roll. I love it with a southern flavor with songs like "Best Dressed Man" by ZZ Top and some ARS and let's not forget Skynyrd and Marshall Tucker. Throw in some Beatles and Don McLean singing "American Pie" and I am one happy old man.




CoxMedia Group's

97.1 The River

I award them TEN


The Highest Award which can bestowed on any Review of mine.

If you want to take a trip down memory lane
visit their site. Click on the 97.1 Logo
to be taken to their site
or check out the widget in the side bar.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fed. appeals court upholds 'under God' in pledge

TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency, rejecting arguments Thursday that the phrases violate the separation of church and state.

Click here to read the Full Story at the Associated Press Website.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My 50th Birthday Party

Here are some pics from my birthday party. We had a great time! My sister did all of the planning and decorating and my mom served a delicious meal. It was an uplifting party and I really do appreciate all of the effort they put into it. The first pic is me and my nephew enjoying the treats we found in our goodie bags. Yes, we had goodie bags made by my sister. Even the balloons had my name on them.

Here are a couple of pics of my son and daughter.

Aww, they love each other.

Below is a pic of my son with his girlfriend.

Next we see my dad relaxing after a Fantabulous meal.

Once dinner was over it was time for the festivities.
We started by playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
Here I am running away before the donkey gets me for sticking him in the ribs.

My niece missed the donkey all together. At least she got it on the paper.

My daughter didn't fair much better.

I guess my son didn't want to make his sister feel bad cuz he missed it too.

My mother did a little better.

And so did my dad.

My sister missed it too which obviously her daughter thought was hilarious.

But the winner was my nephew who hit the right spot.
It's nice to see the youngest of the clan win.

Next we moved on to decorating balloons.
I just couldn't make up my mind on how to decorate mine.

My mother sure had a good time.

Everyone looks so serious trying to make the perfect face.

As you can see we had lots of stuff to choose from.

My brother's eldest son is holding him back from taking my balloon.

My niece's turned out beautiful.

From left to right My daughter, my brother's youngest and my sister's oldest.
They did a great job!

And here's my creation. Do you think it looks like me?
Don't you love the third eye. It matches my hair going all a mess.

And here's the fab trio. My son is the one in the middle between his cousins.

Then it was time for CAKE!
They used the number candles because there was not a Fire Marshall available
and they didn't want the cake to melt.

Hoping my wish comes true.

Wait, don't take it away.
I started not to post this pic because of my belly but then
I noticed how it is no longer covering my thigh completely
and I felt good about the 150 pounds I have lost thus far.

Then finally I opened my presents and cards.
I am very thankful for the gifts I received.
You can't really see it but the buttons I was wearing had flashing lights.

I loved this one! It was a megaphone which read:

Over the Hill

*Easy to use
*Zero maintenance
*No Batteries Required

Never Fail


We all had a Fantabulous time!

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