Thursday, December 31, 2009

Unusual Hangover Remedies....Happy New Year

Here's some hangover remedies from around the world that may make you never drink again....

Ever had a prairie oyster?  The Prairie Oyster is a raw egg, (dispose of the egg white) lemon juice or vinegar, pepper, and a dash of Worcestershire.  Don't break the yolk......swallow it'll forget about the headache!

In Russia drink the juice after pickling cabbage or cucumber.  It's called rassol.

The Chinese boil banana peel in water and drink the liquid.

Icelanders drink a glass of cider vinegar mixed with honey.

Strong coffee with a pinch of salt: recommended by the French.

Germany... try bananas, red meat and milk or raw pickled herring in mustard with juniper berries.

I wouldn't mind this one so much...the classic Puerto Rican cure is rubbing your armpits with the juice of lemons and limes for long-lasting protection.

The Japanese use Hapalyse, made from cattle liver and vitamins B15, B2 and E.

Mongolians drink a glass of tomato juice with a pickled sheep's eye in it.  Now, WHERE do you purchase pickled sheep's eyes?

I read that somewhere in Russia drinks a glass of urine before they start to drink.  NOT!  OMG!

How about pop to your local market, pick up a pint or so of cow's blood...go home and cook it....then drink.   YUK...

It's New Years Eve, folks are gonna imbibe...maybe a bit much so thought I would just throw out some simple? unusual remedies.

I prefer to eat before I drink...every other drink is a glass of water...and water with ibuprofen before falling...hopefully in bed.

My days of drinking until I thought I was the cutest thing that ever lived have long I just party down in my head!

I hope 2010 is a more prosperous year and our country does not lose sight of the Constitution and attack our freedoms.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

White House Party Crashers....Should They Be Punished?

Here's a thought regarding the White House Party Crashers...

Hmmm, sounds like sensible reasoning to me.....


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

1909 Ford Model R...Facts from 100 Years Ago

This is a 1909 Ford Model R....fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only......

It is so close to being 2010 that I can smell it...

These facts will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

The year is 1909.

One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :
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The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles
Of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.  This fact sent my head to tingling and itching....I'm old but never went that long!

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
Entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars..

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health' .   WOW!

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help..

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.!

Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909 .  And we're getting more.....

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

Wishes for a Healthy Prosperous 2010 to everyone...

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WWII Vet Writes Letter To Obama

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii

for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes

all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,

he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now.

He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.


Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct, even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can't figure out what country you are the president of.You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

" We're no longer a Christian nation"

" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world,"America is mean- spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and  hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.


Harold B. Estes

Give this letter some thought....I think it is important....what do you think?

Hoping the Holiday Season is joyous and blessed for you all!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Am Thankful For.......

.......all members of our military who put themselves in harms way to protect our freedom...we must do our informed and vote accordingly. 

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt...

I am thankful I wake up every morning to read my handwritten note to myself..'choose to be happy today'. Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

I am thankful I found out how to take the 'gas' out of canned beans...(rinse, cook for 10 mins in 1/4 C tap water and 2 tsp of vinegar, rinse and use)

I am making sure I have all the makings for our usual Thanksgiving dinner...musing about the turkey....thankful I am not a turkey.

It's Thanksgiving soon so let’s ignore diet tips at least until the leftovers are gone. Remember, “tips” spelled backwards is “spit.”..........that’s gotta mean something.

I am thankful that if I don't finish something today, I can finish it up tomorrow....think I'll take a nap....

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Geriatric Erotica? You've got to be kidding....

This morning I was very innocently looking at an article on tobacciana advertising items and somehow ended up at Treasury of Geriatric Erotica .... I nearly lost my teeth...almost embedded them in the far wall...from laughing...Photobucket

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Alzheimers Jezebel...She mates - and she forgets.
Homecare Harlot...Nursing just got naughty.
Scottsdale Nights...Arizona hot - retiree steamy.
Granny Trannies...Post-op Elder Action.
Geritol Heat...Super-spunky forever.

Here's a spicy excerpt from....

Winnebago Swingers
by Imogene Schlemmer
ISBN #0-466-93-2489
$2.95 U.S./$3.95 Canada

"Riding on the Freeway of Lust"

"While outwardly calm, Wilhelmina's thoughts were racing. True, she and Hortence had been in the Yosemite Super8 RV lot for only 12 hours, but already Wilhelmina sensed an erotic charge more powerful than any other they'd yet encountered.....Could she have imagined the hungry glances of the couple in the 20 foot Airstream two lots down? She hoped not. Him, with his rugged all-terrain walker - and her, wrapped seductively in an alpaca shawl. Yes, they were swingers all right. And Wilhelmina knew just which jello mold she would take over to break the ice..."

Here's another Spicy Excerpt from...
Scottsdale Nights
by Douglas Fernwhistle
ISBN #0-677-20-6996
$2.95 U.S./$3.95 Canada

"Prescott wasn't about to let any goddamned pacemaker slow him down."

"Sensing her hesitation, Prescott implored, 'Don't you see, Delores? It doesn't matter that our children don't approve, or that our medication schedules aren't entirely complementary — or even that I'm allergic to the polymer shells of your bladder control pantaloons. It doesn't matter at all - because you make me hot! That's right, hot like gravy on pork chops, hot like a van without air conditioning, hot like Sanka in an insulated travel mug. And if I make you hot too, then come with me now - right away! Come with me to Marguerite Volpare's condominium, where the three of us can make hot funky music together!"

Photobucket You know, we spent 7 years living in our motor home with a super know the snowbird routine...south in the winter..back to Colorado in the summer. We've been in some pretty ritzy RV resorts and some Motel 6 type RV trailer parks....but, I gotta tell ya, we never saw anything going on like this! Is this for real? I don't know...but since I have nothing else to think about today...guess I'll muse on it for awhile.

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Here's a IDEA...some folks collect about one from the USPS...

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Friday, November 6, 2009

The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same...

Ever hear the old proverb saying 'The more things change the more they stay the same'?

The original wording in French is: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

It is of French origin and was used by the French novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-90). It also appears in George Bernard Shaw's 'Revolutionist's Handbook' (1903). Listed in the 1946 'Macmillan (Home) Book of Proverbs, Maxims and Familiar Phrases' by Burton Stevenson and in the 1992 'Dictionary of American Proverbs' by Wolfgang Mieder et al." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996). 

Here is a cartoon that was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner.

See how that old proverb still applies in 2009?

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When you quit smoking, keep your tobacciana collectibles. Tobacco stands without the top parts are good plant stands. Cigarette cases are popular as small purses that will hold a credit card, driver's license and a little money. Tobacco tins and boxes are interesting storage containers, and the box labels and cigar bands work well for decoupage projects. Best of all, ashtrays can be used to hold short stemmed flowers or kept in the bedroom to hold earrings and rings overnight.

I have a whole whack of ashtrays...remember licking S & H Green Stamps to fill up 99 books so you can redeem them for a new toaster or the new fandangled thing called an Electric Can Opener? If you have someone on your gift list that collects vintage eclectic items...this would make a great gift. She could put it beside her sewing machine, desk, or even use in the kitchen as a spoon rest or hold a bar of soap.

A neat advertising collectible that is cute as heck..A Kelloggs large Froot Loops cup with Toucan Sam looking quite dapper.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Roosters In The Hen House

My dear friend Mamie from Oklahoma sent me this story this morning...I enjoyed it...hope you will also.

It's called 'Old Butch'

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets', and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

PhotobucketEach bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.  Now, he could sit on the porch And fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover.  To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.

Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully, the bells are not always audible.


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Got a child that likes lifesavers? Give them my advertising lifesavers candy dish, add a box of lifesavers and you've got an unusual collectible gift.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween..............

A couple was invited to a swanky costume party. The Mrs. got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone.

He being a devoted husband, protested but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there was no need for his good time being spoiled by her not going. So he took his costume and away he went.

The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain and, as it was still early, decided to go the party.

Since her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.

She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice woman he could, and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.

His wife sidled up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his current partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new babe that had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished ,naturally, since he was her husband. Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed. So off they went to one of the cars and had a quickie.

Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away, went home, put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior.

She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she asked what kind of a time he had.

He said: "Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you're not there."

"Did you dance much ?"  "I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening.

But you're not going to believe what happened to the guy I loaned my costume to...."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How are you? Do You Really Want To Know?

I went to the market this morning and the clerk said 'How are you?'

I proceeded to tell her.....'I have a bunion on my right foot that is killing me....notice how I drag my left leg...that's why I carry this dam cane....I had chili last night and it is still causing me killer gas, I'm walking so slow these days I can't outrun the odor any more...excuse any room spray back there?... not to mention it keeps repeating on me. My knees play tricks on me, my blood pressure is diabetes has advanced and is destroying the nerves in my feet. I think I'm getting dementia...what the heck am I here for? Oh, yeah, my eyes are seeing glasses are getting thicker. You know, I have this one wayward hair growing out of my left earlobe that I can't see to pluck...wait a minute, I think I have some tweezers in my bag, let me look....would you mind yanking it out for me?

Did you ask me a question?....

That is a serious pet peeve of mine...don't ask how I am because you don't know me and you don't give a tinkers dam how I am... Try going into a detailed explanation next time someone asks you that question...the look on their face is priceless!


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Who Has Barack Refused To Meet With?

This is from a political satirist from would appear our friends 'down under' understands what we're going through. The headline was....WHAT ARE THE USA NEWPAPERS DOING [Other than SUPPRESSING THE TRUTH] ??

Do you think this attitude should give us pause?

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

To Ignore The Facts Does Not Change The Facts...Halloween..Witches..Christmas


Don't miss the 'boat'.....I've learned....That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

Seek out the facts and vote with your knowledge!

Photobucket I did a halloween post a couple of weeks back but I forgot to include a snippet on witches....

Lets was said that to actually meet a witch, you have to put your clothes on wrong side out and then walk backwards on Halloween night...then at midnight you would see a witch. (I told my grandsons that if they misbehave, they'll surely see one at their house...witch on a broom, I mean!) Yes, in years past, I, on occasion would jump astride my 'super sonic broom' and fly wantonly about the room or straight for the intended target.

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