"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Little Elderly Humor

An elderly man was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police who asked "is someone in your house?"

He said "No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me."

Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."

George said "Okay."

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I shot and killed them both, the dogs are eating them right now", then he hung up.

Within five minutes six police cars, a SWAT Team, helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

Don't mess with older people.

Good thing this is only a joke, or else George would be in jail!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon?
A sour-puss.

Monday, August 26, 2013

What's Up With The Fires

My brother and sister-in-law and two kids live in Montana. Last week the fire came close to their home and they had to leave, then were allowed to return and then the wind changed and brought the fire even closer to their home. Fire is one of the scariest disasters in my opinion. It ravages acres and homes and lives. It is difficult to control. I know my brother and sister-in-law are very grateful to the hard working fire fighters who have been working to control the fire in their area.

Most of the fire houses in this part of the state where I live are volunteer fire fighters. They get a call and they drop everything and hurry to the fire house and get suited and into the truck. They are trained and hard working and brave.

The fire is not out in Montana, and there is a huge fire in California that is of great concern to all the people who live in that part of the state. After the fire in Arizona took the lives of so many fire fighters recently, I have been reading about the different fires with interest and anxiety. The fact that one of the fires affected my family did make me more involved but the fires are of great concern to us all. Material things can be replaced; fellow human beings cannot. Be safe everyone, as safe as possible.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It Takes Time

Moving isn't quite the quick turnaround that it used to be. Growing up in a somewhat transient family and then in foster homes, changing environments and locations was the way of life. Young adult years were a continuation of change with a husband who craved the moves as much as I did. Looking back over those years I have to wonder at how much was spent in moving costs alone. Each new place was painted and fixed up and turned into "home".

The moves did become fewer when we started buying the homes. But that just meant we moved state to state after a few years, living in five states six or seven years in each state. Traveling across country a few times was a great adventure each time.

At this stage of my life I have no desire to own another home. Renting is the right thing for me. I can still make a nice home for myself and my cat Lola. We have been in our duplex a month now. Lola is adjusting to the new place finally and I have plenty to do to update the place with the blessing of the landlord. I have a couple more rooms to paint and then I will tackle the kitchen, stripping wallpaper and putting up new blinds and valance. I haven't hung pictures yet because I move them from room to room until I know they are in the permanent place. I like doing these things but this is the first time I have more to do with friends and have to find time to work at home. I am enjoying the card games and bingo and road trips and the various impromptu adventures here. Who would have thought there were so many fun things to do in Nebraska? Ha. Don't let the secret out, I don't want lots of people moving here and turning this great place into a hectic one like the one I left in California.