Monday, October 15, 2018

Don't fence me in....



Today's funny :o)

A cranky older woman "in her senior years" was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store.  She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting officer who took her away.  She complained and criticized everything and everyone throughout the process.
When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked her what she had stolen from the store.
The lady defiantly replied, "Just a stupid can of peaches, you old fool.”
The judge then asked why she had done it.
 "I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store,” she huffed.
 The judge asked how many peaches were in the can.
 She replied in a nasty tone, "Nine! But why do you care about that?"
 The judge answered patiently, "Well, ma'am, because I'm going to give you nine days in jail -- one day for each peach."
 As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady's long-suffering husband raised his hand slowly and asked if he might speak.
 The judge said, "Yes sir, what do you have to add?"
 The husband said meekly, "Your Honor, she also stole two cans of peas."




It has been a bit chilly here in Coopville - we've had the fireplace going for three days now.

Oh how we would like love to see some sunshine!

Maude and Betty came up on the deck looking for a treat:

Charlie's new neck feathers:

Such a cute butt!

His new tail feathers are coming in speckled!

Betty is the one who pulls his new feathers out. I still don't understand why he lets her do it.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Easy Listening For a Sunday Afternoon

Billy Paul

Me and Mrs. Jones

Me and Mrs. Jones
We got a thing goin'on
We both know that it's wrong
But it's much too strong
To let it go now
We meet every day at the same cafe
Six-thirty and no one knows she'll be there
Holding hands, making all kinds of plans
While the juke box plays our favorite songs
We gotta be extra careful
That do we don't build our hopes up too high
Because she's got her own obligations
And so, and so, do I
Well, it's time for us to be leaving
It hurts so much, it hurts so much inside
Now she'll go her way and I'll go mine
Tomorrow we'll meet
The same place, the same time

Saturday, October 13, 2018

At the Hop!

Bobby Darin!!

From Wikipedia:

Darin suffered from poor health his entire life. He was frail as an infant and, beginning at age eight, was stricken with recurring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a seriously weakened heart. During his first heart surgery, in January 1971, he had two artificial valves implanted in his heart. He spent most of that year recovering from the surgery.
During the last few years of his life, he was often administered oxygen during and after his performances on stage and screen.

In 1973, after failing to take antibiotics to protect his heart before a dental visit, Darin developed sepsis, an overwhelming systemic infection. This further weakened his body and affected one of his heart valves. On December 11, he checked himself into Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles for another round of open-heart surgery to repair the two artificial heart valves he had received in January 1971. On the evening of December 19, a five-man surgical team worked for over six hours to repair his damaged heart. Shortly after the surgery ended in the early morning hours of December 20, 1973, Darin died in the recovery room without regaining consciousness. He was 37 years old.
Darin's last wish in his will was that his body be donated to science for medical research. His remains were transferred to the UCLA Medical Center shortly after his death.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Night Steam

Where would you find hundreds of wonderful steam toys?

At a steam pumping station, of course!

Leicester's (UK) Abbey Pumping Station held its very popular 29th Steam Toys in Action event, on Sunday 4th February 2018. There was an assortment of steam-powered engines, beam, boats and trains.

Yer never too old for toys!


Today's funny :o)

A big H/T to Donna!!!

Occasionally, you run into someone who changes your life and makes it better.  Those people are called Bartenders.

Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night.

So, I went to a shrink and told him: “I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.”

“Just put yourself in my care for one year" said the shrink. "Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”

“How much do you charge?”

“Eighty dollars per visit,” replied the doctor.

“I'll sleep on it,” I said.

Six months later the doctor saw me on the street. “Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?” he asked.

“Well, eighty bucks a visit, three times a week for a year, is $12,480.00. A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new pickup truck.”

“Is that so?” With a bit of an attitude he said, “And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?”

“He told me to cut the legs off the bed. Ain't nobody under there now.”

It's always good to get a 2nd opinion. 


Hubby gonna be busy......

A tour of the wood piles:

Yard "art"!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Need wood for the Winter?

Here are some GREAT ideas  for 'ya!

Sit back and watch!


Today's funny :o)

H/T to Joni!

There are only nine questions.  This is a quiz for people who know everything!.  These are not trick questions.  They are  straight questions with straight answers.
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.  All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle.  The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters 'dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.' 
I was thinking about sending this without the answers...
But that would be cruel...
Answers To Quiz:
1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends Boxing .
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:   Niagara Falls. 
The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. 
3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons:
Asparagus and rhubarb. 
4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside:   Strawberry.
5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?
It grew inside the bottle.
The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree.  The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season.  When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
6. Three English words beginning with 'dw":
Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...
7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar:   Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh:   Lettuce .
9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S' : Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts .
Today is National Mental Health Day.
You can do your part by remembering
to send this e-mail to at least one [1]
mentally-challenged person.
Well, guess my job's done!
Just don't send it back to me.
I've already flunked it THREE TIMES!


Fall has arrived in....

..... Coopville!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

At the Hop!

Connie Francis

Can you believe this goes all the way back to 1958?


Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Night Steam

Have fun tonight watching some tiny steam tractors!

It sure would be neat to have a few of 'em here in Coopville!


Today's funny :o)


Odds 'N Ends

Charlie guarding the girls while they dig in the leaves:

Oldest son's new truck:


The gang fight over 'em!


A beautiful sunrise:

It lasted for only five minutes

Then it rained later in the day.

Some trees in Coopville are bare already!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Let's build a Viking ship!

Watcher her being built:

The launch. - Watch the sail being raised - amazing!

The voyage:

More info here:


Today's funny :o)