Thursday, July 29, 2010

Where are we going??

You get in your car or maybe your pickup.
Out of town you go, to a country road. Up
one and then another, quietly, stealthily in
the early morning, or you might do it late in
the afternoon. Hoping the weather is not too

Always looking in your rearview mirror, hoping
no one is following you, even by accident. As you
don’t want any one to find your magic patch.

As you are looking for……….mushrooms, huckleberries,
blueberries, or dew berries… you fill in the word…

So how many of you have a secret patch for the item of
your choice. Have others found it as the years have gone
by. And have you overheard someone talk about the area
of their secret patch, only to find out it is the same as yours?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Things I thought were true, that aren't....

I thought that when you turn 19, that all things that happen to you under 18
were a closed file. But there was a judge, who not only looked at the past,
but read one by one, each and every time the young man
got into trouble. Each ticket, both car accidents, all that had happen before the
young man was 18. Most happen when he was between 16 and 17.
So I guess a closed file of before 18 is not a closed file. And can be used
against the person. As the young man was going to get a fine, and 1 year
probation as requested by the Prosecuting Attorney. But after reading out
loud each transgression, the judge changed that to 90 days in jail, with 75
suspended, (serving 15 days) and 2 years of probation.
Oh, for those Loman fans, he didn’t get a 2 weeks to go take care of his
affairs. He went from the judge to a complete body search. Yes, a complete
body search.

I thought when you hired a lawyer, that everything that you told the lawyer was
held in confidence. And that lawyer can not be sequester to testify to your
conversation. But thru the President Clinton court ordeal, we saw where his
lawyer was to testify.

It was my understanding, that no one could tape your conversation on a phone,
UNLESS they told you at the beginning of that conversation or the beginning of
the taping of that conversation. That it was against the law, not to notified the
other party that it was being taped. But as we have seen from the Mel Gibson mess,
that is not true… because surely he did not say, sure go ahead and tape our conversation.
But then again… after all this mess, he called again.. And of course it was taped again.
This man doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. Guess he must not have seen
the saying from Abraham Lincoln…. It is best to keep your mouth shut and thought
a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

We lost two men over in Afghanistan this past week. They were Navy men… which
brings me to my other misunderstanding…Being raised in a Navy town of
Newport, R.I. I always thought that the men in the Navy worked on the ships or on
the base…which was near water… where the ships docked. So what were these Navy
men doing in a humvee in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good Point

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike,but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry"means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back,it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day.What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

28. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

29. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

30. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds,eyes closed, first time, every time!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It was the most wonderful day

The two people who brought this celebration to you... was Maggie the Mayor of Kootenai, who put in hours and hours of planning.... and Johnny Lawson, not only line up the entertainment, but kept it running smoothly thru the whole day...

Shriners were there early setting up their equipment to start breakfast to start at 8am.

The Daryl Brown family, one of the early cars coming in...
As the cars start to line up on the street... Injectors Car Club Showcase

Raising of the flag by the VFW members...

Singing of the National Anthem

More cars came in...
Mayor of Dover, Paul Curless.... server

Helping is Dovers Councilperson, Maggie, and Kootenai's Eric

The hungry breakfast crowd gathers...

More cars

As people gathered around to see the cars....

People signed in and could win prizes.

Looking at the pictures of Kootenai of long ago

More of the cars...

A big part of the celebration was done by this man... Johnny Lawson... here as
Bend Whiskers...

Commissioner Rich and also a server for breakfast duty...

The beginning of the shows.... S.T.E.P. Training Center presents Gymnastics & Circus Crafts

more cars arrive

Old friends visit

Some of the senior citizens gathered...

There was chalk for drawing.......

Johnny Lawson (Bent Whiskers) and the Mayor Maggie announce the first winners of prizes.

Kiwanas set up their free cotton candy and pop corn stand...

Albini Falls Pipe & Drums and Dance Performance

This was the heaviest of the crowds rounding out to over 300

Music by Mark and Bob Evans

Which started the dancing, young and old...

While the flaggers kept the traffic flowing around the celebration
Miah Kohal Musical Performance which entertain for almost an hour, then
had his son,Zack (I believe) come up and sing a Johnny Cash song, (he did a great job of it)

Friends catch up on each others lives, old friends who haven't seen each other in years.

Pend Oreille Trails had a great display of their path from Dover to Ponderay...

Mike Lewis, Singer/Songwriter from Big Sugar Music Performing

the audience started to find shady places to listen to the music.

Bent Whiskers fills in a space between ....

THE PACK RIVER BAND....all the orginial band members .....

The Original Pack River Band with Johnnie Lawson, Ralph Alderman,Gene Vanhorn, David Evans & Ron Spears
The people started to gather around... and danced...
And danced they did.....

Everyone finding shade as they listen to the Pack River Band...

From gazebo to tents.....

And the last prize was given out... Coldwater Creek a happy winner...

The music played and so did the children....

AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORTERS, HELPERS AND ALL THE LITTLE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES.... So many who help put up and remove tents, checked for garabage, even though the crowd did an excellent job of keeping the park clean... Jan Hansen, for the beautiful flowers on the gazebo, and getting prizes for the crowd. For all the sponsers who help in so many ways.
I know I will forget some one... so thank you to all.... and to the crowd who came, because of you, it was a success.... Thank you all.....