Saturday, December 18, 2010


Everyone is allowed one… here’s mine.

I never knew this.

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins
on the ice in  Antarctica

Where do they go ?

Wonder no more ! ! !
It  is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely
ordered and complex life.
 The  penguin is very committed to its family and will
mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring
throughout its life. If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other
Members of the family and social circle have been Known to dig holes in  the ice, using
their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for
The dead bird to be rolled into and buried. The male penguins then gather in  a circle
Around the fresh grave and sing:
 "Freeze a jolly good  fellow"

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Then they  kick him in the ice hole."

You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did

  It's so easy to fool OLD people

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Everything I want for Christmas is Handmade from Etsy Artisans!

This treasury is some of the items I would not be upset to find under my tree on Christmas morning.  Check it out.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

You could have heard a Pin Drop!

are good

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in  France   in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all US  
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,
"Does that include those who are buried here?"

did not respond.

could have heard a pin drop.

When in  England   ,
at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury   if our plans for  Iraq   were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying,
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not

could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France
where a number of international engineers
were taking part, including French and American.  During a break,
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you
heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft 
carrier to  Indonesia   to help the tsunami victims.  What does he
intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer
stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
nuclear powered and can supply emergency  electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three  cafeterias with the capacity to
feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand
gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and
from their flight deck.  We have eleven such ships;
how many does France have?"
could have heard a pin drop.

U.S. Navy Admiral
was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French 
Navies  At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a
French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that
we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
speaking French?"

Without hesitating,
the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the
Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
have to speak German."
could have heard a pin drop.



Robert Whiting,
an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport
in his carry on.
have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked

Mr. Whiting
admitted that he had been to France  

you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said,
"The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior
gave the Frenchman a long hard look.  Then he
quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at  Omaha Beach   on D-Day in
1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen
to show a passport to."

could have heard a pin drop.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ashaway School Holiday Bazaar December 4th Saturday 9 till 3 Come one come all!

Ok Saturday December 4th 9am till 3pm Ashaway School Hillside Avenue Ashaway RI Santa will be there from 11 till whenever he has had enough! This is the 28th year for this Bazaar! Come one come all!