Category Archives: Humor

SPOTLIGHT: Oscar Nominated Shorts

This afternoon, Nicole and Ian Melin and I watched the Oscar-nominated live action and short animated features. What a great collection of movies. The 2018 nominees for Best Short Live Action Film: DeKALB ELEMENTARY MY NEPHEW EMMET THE SILENT CHILD … Continue reading

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Does it really matter?

This has been an amusing several days for news. Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to jail and rehab… Mel Gibson has been acting up, again… Touch Down Jesus will be rebuilt – full body from Indiana limestone… The Barefoot Bandit has … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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A legacy of humor… Grandma Jones

Today, June 2nd, would have been my great-great grandmother’s birthday. Anna Greenlee Jones, the daughter of Andrew Taylor Greenlee and Prudence Anna Ball, was born in 1875 in Boone Township, Madison County, Indiana. As young girls, Anna and her sisters, Carrie, Mary … Continue reading

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Cougars, Coyotes & Cutters… Oh my…

I finished teaching this evening and asked Jose if he would like to go to Hothead Burrito for supper – of course, this met with a resounding, “yes!” On the way, Jose commented that he needed to get his hair … Continue reading

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Can we say, "Friday!"?

The week was good, but seemingly long. I am now, once again, a part of the Facebook community after finally convincing Facebook security that I was the legitimate DLJH. I have, however, received a number of comical notes from friends … Continue reading

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Betty White on SNL…

Betty White was the host for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this past weekend, and was an absolute hit… Betty White on SNL…

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Erma Bombeck…

Erma Bombeck has been one of my favorite authors, and humorists since I was in the fourth grade. Here are some quotes and videos…. A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat. A friend never defends a … Continue reading

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…Welcome to the 20th Century…

Last night I told my son that I was officially a part of the Twentieth Century. “But, Dad, this is the Twenty-first Century.” Yes. That is true. But, I finally did a very Twentieth Century thing – I finally got cable … Continue reading

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…Dad Daze…

There are some days when I just don’t see myself being old enough to be a father. And other days, I feel as though I am the age of a great-grandparent. Being a father is certainly an experience – and … Continue reading

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…The Beverly Hillbillies…

I got the first season DVD of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and watched at least three epsiodes last night. First off, the familiar theme song that opens the sitcom was not written yet. The opening montage  –  Jed shootin’ food, seein’ the … Continue reading

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…Cousins…

I have been blessed with numerous cousins on both sides of my family. Due to where I was born in the mix, most of my cousins are either older or younger, and growing up, I never felt as though I … Continue reading

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Leave It To Beaver

I have been laid up this past week with a terrible sinus infection, including a dreadful sore throat. While convelescing, I have been enjoying Netflix instant viewing, and got caught up in episodes of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. The main … Continue reading

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The Egg…

Jose, 16, began a science experiment for his biology class last Friday. He placed an egg in a mug and filled it with vinegar. It was a pretty neat transformation into a gel-like form. Wednesday, I noticed the newly transformed … Continue reading

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Beethoven, Bach, Broadway and… Bon Jovi?

When I was a teenager in high school, and throughout college, I did listen to rock music, but preferred the music of the late 1960’s and early to mid-1970’s. There was some incredible music written during that era. I was … Continue reading

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Mousetrap

Mouse Trap Late one Saturday night I heard a pair of footsteps bounding up the basement stairs. I looked up at the clock and figured a commercial had propelled them from the depths of TV Land. “Dad,” my sons cried. … Continue reading

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An old post… Ready, Set, Hike!

Ready, Set, Hike Inside the veterinary office, Flyer, my new puppy, quickly sensed we were on a different mission and began a tug-o-war session. I greeted the receptionist with our names. “You said her name is ‘Flyer?’ Did you go … Continue reading

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Peggy Straughen…

Peggy Barbour Straughen (born Margaret Ann Barbour), 70, of Washington Township passed away unexpectedly at Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Born in Chambersburg, PA on August 21, 1937, Peggy entered nursing school in Harrisburg where she met … Continue reading

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Darius Green & His Flying Machine

In my research on the Wright Brothers, I have often come across references to Darius Green and his Flying Machine (1868), and finally took the time to read this delightful tale. The chief rival of the Wrights, Glenn Curtiss, considered … Continue reading

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