…”Rid the world of this BEAST”!…

As I sit here this mornin’, enjoyin’ my “Mug-O-Joe”, my mind goes to wanderin’. I had an {{{{{ EERIE CHLL ! }}}}} come across me me & felt that I needed to share that eerie feelin’ with you. Yes, Easter Week is upon us. The Merchants are all offerin’ you, the customers, too many options for which to take your hard earned monies! Cloths, Candies, Toys, & yes even Baby Easter Bunny’s that are FAKE! And YOU KNOW IT! Please! Don’t get caught up in the {{{{{ FRENZIES }}}}} of their barkers! Keep your focus where it should be. On THOSE that loose their focus the easiest! I realize that Children everywhere are gettin’ {{{ Excited ! }}} as this week will end with the arrival of “The Easter Bunny”! Be careful of whom you, as Parents & (Supposedly) Responsible Adults, allow you Children & Grandchildren to have their pictures made with &/or who they take Candy & Surprises from. {{{{{ PLEASE ! PLEASE ! PLEASE! BEWARE ! }}}}}. There are Imitators, Imposters, & Perverts showin’ up in the strangest places. One the most Dangerous of these Imposters has been suspected of bein’ “a Carrier of Diseases”. Yes, he is even suspected of “Kidnappin’ (& Possibly even Devouring) unattended children” in their Newest, Brightest, & Prettiest of Easter Clothin’, which really draws his attention! Be Alert! Be Vigilant! Be The Protectors of The Innocent Children! If YOU see this Most Dangerous of Imposters do Mankind & Children of the World a favor…“Rid the world of this BEAST”! For those of you who may have never seen him I have attached a photo for you…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>the-pubic-hare

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…”a Stationary Bike can’t hurt”…

For those of us who are both Participants & Observers this is without a doubt one of the best times of the year. Christmas was less than a month ago & all of the New Years Resolutions have been made. That bein’ said sets the tone here. The hardest part of goin’ to work out is gettin’ up & gettin’ out the door. Once ya get there & get started the time fly’s by. {{{{{ UNLESS ! }}}}} someone happened to get some New Spandex for Christmas. If for NO other reason all of you should go to your local gym TOMORROW! Every day that goes by means fewer & fewer of those cute little SPANDEX outfits will show up as the wearers decide their New Years Resolutions weren’t the smartest idea they ever had, & quit comin’ in. Hell, I’ve even thought about goin’ to visit a couple of other gyms just to expand my level of entertainment, for personal effect. They’ll give ya a couple free visits, so why not take advantage of’em. I’m sure the scenery will be worth it! After all a few more minutes on a Stationary Bike can’t hurt. Now, where am I goin’ to go visit Monday. Hum-m-m…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”{{{{{ HAPPY NEW YEAR ! }}}}} in 2018″…

Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick-tock…We’ve almost made it. This very Eve we will, yet again, close out another Year as 2017 is quickly fadin’ & 2018 is rushin’ in on us as The New Year! Oh-h-h the things that have happened in this year that is about to close out! We, the United States of America, have a New President & there is no Debate/Argument of where he was born. Imagine THAT! The Stock Market is at all time RECORD HIGHS! My retirement fund is lookin’ {{{ GREAT ! }}}. We have a President that has {{{ ACTUALLY ! }}} done many of things he “Promised” he would do, durin’ the Presidential Campaign. Imagine THAT!  Doin’ what he said he’d do! And he is fightin’ Congress (both damn Parties) to get other Campaign Promises completed.  Obama & Hillary just won’t go away, even after a year! Everyone is investigatin’ everyone. The Skeletons that are locked away in closets in DC are a rattlin’! Many are tryin’ to get out. I must admit, as many of my writin’s & postin’s show, “I am a pessimist toward Politicians”. To me, personally, “Politicians are Career Liars, Thieves, & Crooks”! More on that another day. The National Championship for The NCAA is at a fevered pitch! Tomorrow, New Years Day, round One of Two will be played between the Top Four (4) Teams. Oh-h-h & did I say my favorite team, The Crimson Tide of Alabama – {{{{{ ROLL TIDE ROLL ! }}}}}, is in the mix? But that will take a few games to determine who is #1. “If there’s a Rock & Roll Heaven well you know they’ve got a Hell of A Band” (The Righteous Brothers, 1974), & sadly enough, it has gain several NEW members this past year of 2017. I too have had several Friends & Family members Pass. Losses are always hard & emotional. And the same question is always uttered “Why, Why Them”? That’s just life I guess. Well, there are things to get done this day before it ends so I must get busy. To/For all of you I wish a Healthy & Prosperous {{{{{ HAPPY NEW YEAR ! }}}}} in 2018. Travel & Party Safely as you go. “God Bless America”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”To all of you, out there, “from My House/Family”…

“The Reason For The Season”, Christmas Day! The day that reunites us, with differin’ opinions, is drawin’ nigh. We, the believers, of the Christian Faith will in just a couple of days be, once again, celebratin’ The Birth of Jesus Christ, The Son of God! To save us all from Satan’s power. When we were (have) gone astray“. To forgive us of our Sins, if we accept him as Our Lord & Savior. Thank you God for such a wondrous Gift/Blessin’.

I would like to take this time to share Seasons Greetin’ & A Happy New Year to you all. The shelves are all runnin’ thin with those Special Gifts. Google, Ebay, Yahoo, & others are now so over whelmed that their systems are beginin’ to suffer from “overload”. For those that work in that industry “if it starts ta smokin’ back way & shut’er down before she blows”! The wrappin’ paper, cellophane tape dispensers, & spools of ribbon are bein’ flung, twisted, & knotted by those in a state of panic! Whew, there now it’s perfect! Many of you will be loadin’ up & hittin’ road to visit your family & friends. Be safe as you make your way “to and fro”.

To all of you “from My House/Family have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Hot Tottie”!…

It’s been one of those long dreary Fall Days. Got a lot accomplished though. Just kickin’ back right now, in my La-z-boy, with a nice “Adult Beverage”! Served myself up a couple of shots of Amaretto in a Whisky Sippin’ Glass, ran it thru the Microwave to warm it up. A true “Hot Tottie”! If you haven’t enjoyed one you SHOULD! Aahhh…”Hold’em Hook”!….BG>

…”Folks, let me tell ya”…

Just Chillin'Today I was the recipient of a “Beautiful Lovin’ Letter”. Let me give you a little background here. My Middle Grandchild, a six (6) yr old 1st grader, was havin’ sort of down day a couple months back. I don’t remember the exact situation but it revolved around her bein’ the “Middle Child”. She was feelin’ sad & I told her I understood. I explained to her that “I too was a Middle Child”. And trust me it does make a difference in the life of a child. Many of you will recall “no you’re not old enough/ready for that”. Or “No he/she is the baby leave them alone or let them have it”. I explained to her the “First child” will always be the first to get to do things. “The Youngest” of three will always get by with more than the first two because they’re “The Baby”. “The Middle Child” is expected to learn from the older siblin’ & to help teach the younger siblin’. That’s just life! I said “just always remember You’re just as Special as the 1st or the 3rd child”. And always remember “you & I both are Middles & that will always be our special bond”. We will always be “Middle-Middles”. With tears in her eyes she said “I love you Papa” as she hugged me! Yes, yes, my eyes too were waterin’ up! Now to today. As my son & his family were packin’ up to leave, after havein’ been here the last few days, for Thanksgiving, “My Little Middle-Middle” comes out of their room & said “Papa I have somethin’ fpr you”! I asked “what is it? And she held up a letter she had written to me. Well, I was washin’ some dishes in the sink. {{{{{ YES I DO DO THAT FROM TIME TO TIME ! }}}}} So, I asked her to read it to me. Gigi told me to “stop & read her letter”, or somethin’ to that affect. I said “no I want Her to read it to me”. Well she did! Yes, I was wellin’ up with tears AGAIN! So everyone stopped in their tracks as she began to read. These are her (written) words.

“I love you so much Midl Midl. You are my twin. Win you told me you wr a midl child it sprised me with joy. I love how you play with me. It is like you are my bruther. I wish you livd with me. But you just dont’. (signed)…Midl Midl”.

Yep, you guessed it! I was wellin’ up with tears & my heart wasa thumpin’. Mom, Dad, & Gigi were all Ooooin’ & Aaahin’. I was holdin’ back the tears as best as I could! Folks, let me tell ya “Life just don’t get much better than that”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”So, yes I did!”…

It’s that time of year again. The “Holiday Season”! Turkey/Thanksgivin’ Day is this Thursday. I’m slowly gettin’ my chore list, I have been assigned, completed. Everything got vacuumed last Thursday. So when I took an “Ole Friend Fishin’ ” on Friday I didn’t get in trouble. Yesterday while my Bride was workin’ of some hand stitchin’ to try & get her New Fall Quilt finished I was takin’ care of the Washin’, Dryin’, Foldin’, & everything put away. Today’s agenda consisted of gettin’ all Six (6) of the Ceilin’ Fans upstairs vacuumed & cleaned off & replacin’ some of the light bulbs in the attached fixtures as needed. Got the ladder & vacuum cleaner put away & I didn’t even fall off of the ladder once. “DONE”! After scroungin’ around for somethin’ for lunch I just happened to find the last four (4) eggs in the frig. “Plop” went the butter into the skillet, cracked all four (4) of’em eggs gently, & got’em all in there without breakin’ any of the Yokes! After gently gettin’em rascals “over easy” in the skillet they platted up perfectly. A dash of Salt & Pepper to taste! Got me a couple of pieces of “White Loaf Bread”, for soppin’ up the runny yokes, like I did as a child, & a glass of Lemonade to wash it all down with. Remember how ya used to “lick the remainin’ runny yoke out of the plate, when your Mother wasn’t lookin”? Well, I’m home alone & No Body was lookin’. So, yes I did! Lunch is done, cleaned up & gotta head to the shower to defunk-a-fy myself. Hope you all have a wonderful day…”Hold’em Hook”!…BG>