Monday, October 17, 2016

245th post


"She wore a white apron and was about my height and I'll tell you tomorrow 

who this woman was...." She was my grandmother. 

To this very day, I can see her standing there and saying "hi, Forrest" with her 

friendly smile. I know it was not just me she treated with a warm welcome and a

smile. She treated all grandchildren the same just like my parents treated 

us kids.

If I hadn't told you before, all of the family were invited every other Sunday for

a family dinner. That included Uncle Orvine, my grandparent's oldest son who 

was married to Aunt Esther and their 3 kids, all boys, were Franklin, Leroy and Lewis 

in order of birth. They lived at the bottom of lane and ran the dairy farm I 

told you about, so they didn't have far to go. I believe living so close, that 

Aunt Esther helped Grandmother with the dinner before anyone else got there. 

Our family, had the father-est to go if church (Dayton Church of the Brethren) 

ended at 12:00 (about 12 miles I'm guessing). 

My grandparents, Uncle Orvine's family and maybe Aunt Ruth, my grandparent's 

second oldest daughter and Mother's younger sister who was married to 

Uncle E C (last name of Showalter), and their kids, all girls whose names were 

Lois Ann, Carol and Linda in order of birthright, went to the Summit Church 

of the Brethren which was only about 4 miles away for my grandparents and 

Uncle Orvine and Aunt Esther and the kids and about 6 miles to the church 

for Aunt Ruth and Uncle E C and the kids if they lived in Weyers Cave. 

Uncle Lester, Mother's baby brother, and his wife Aunt Phyllis and their

2 kids, both girls, Brenda and Connie, always came to Sunday dinner, but I 

cannot remember where they lived at that time, but all of the family always

tried to live close to my grandparents, so I sure they didn't live too far away.

So, we probably lived the farther-est away, but the way my Father drove, we 

probably got there before anyone else got home from church. So, maybe it 

was me who greeted grandmother and me "standing there and saying "hi, 

grandmother " with my friendly smile."....



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Much ado about poo: Feces fuels Hawaii feral feline debate

"Much ado about poo: Feces fuels Hawaii feral feline debate 

Source country newsok Monday, October 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM CEST 

HONOLULU (AP) — You can add another obstacle to the survival of 

Hawaiian monk seals: deadly cat poop. Conservationists working to protect 

endangered Hawaiian monk seals worry about the hundreds of thousands 

of feral cats roaming the islands. A parasite common in cats can cause

toxoplasmosis, a disease that killed at least eight Hawaiian monk seals...."

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Blast off! China launches two astronauts into space for nation's longest mission yet. 

Source country mailonsunday Monday, October 17, 2016

"They will remain on board for 30 days - the longest stay so far by Chinese 

astronauts - to conduct tests on spacecraft-related technologies and scientific 

and engineering experiments. Mr Haipeng, the mission commander, was on 

his third trip into orbit and will celebrate his 50th birthday in space...."


"Sometimes physical illness is caused by the mental attitude of the beholder."
Forrest Caricofe

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Bill Watching, listening to the TV and me listening (4:48 AM 10/17/2016)

Flu season is early coming which usually arrives later in the colder months

of the year. Flu shots are advised.

Temperatures will be in the low 80's for the next couple of days. 

If I was able to control the weather, I would make sure the temperatures staid

in the low 80's until early Spring.


"A so-called country is not a country if they have no land to claim."
Forrest Caricofe

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By Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim October 16 at 9:49 PM

"Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of an offensive to 

retake Mosul on Oct. 16, and pledged "liberation" for the citizens of the 

Islamic State's stronghold. The assault on Mosul is backed by the U.S.-led 


KHAZIR, IRAQ — Iraq announced the beginning of its offensive for the 

northern city of Mosul on Monday, embarking on the country’s biggest 

fight against Islamic State militants so far.

In an early-morning televised address, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi 

pledged to raise the Iraqi flag over the city once more, calling on residents 

to cooperate with the advancing forces.

The operation aims to push the militant group out of its de facto capital in Iraq, 

the most populous city it controls. More than 1 million civilians are thought to 

be trapped in the city.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops from an array of the country’s forces have 

been drawn together to achieve that feat: Kurdish peshmerga soldiers, 

Sunni tribal fighters, army troops, police officers, Shiite militias and elite 

counterterrorism units. From the sky and on the ground comes close support 

from the U.S.-led coalition.

Despite sometimes competing agendas, they have united — at least for now —

to take back the Islamic State’s most prized remaining territory in the country.

Mosul, about 250 miles north of Baghdad, is the Islamic State’s last major 

stronghold in Iraq, and the city has come to symbolize the group’s rise here.

It was in Mosul’s Great Mosque that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 

announced his self-proclaimed caliphate more than two years ago.

But since then, the group’s grip has slowly crumbled. Tikrit, Ramadi and 

Fallujah have been clawed back by Iraqi forces, albeit with a heavy reliance 

on U.S.-led airstrikes.

It’s only a matter of time before Mosul is recaptured, too, Abadi said.

“We will soon meet in Mosul to celebrate in liberation and your salvation,” 

he said, addressing the people of the city. “We will rebuild what has been 

destroyed by this criminal gang.”

Early Monday, U.S.-led coalition artillery and airstrikes bombed areas 

where ground troops were expected to advance after sunrise, said one 

military official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an 

ongoing operation.

Dozens of ambulances were lined up at checkpoints on the edges of Iraq’s 

northern region of Kurdistan, ready to ferry out casualties. Thousands of Iraqi 

troops have moved into position for the battle in recent weeks, as new military 

staging areas have sprung up along front lines."

Bill Watching, listening to the TV and me listening (5:15 AM 10/17/2016)

The Islamic State is preventing the citizens of Mosul from leaving the city and 

using its citizens as human shields. 


Because of the Islamic State's disregard for human life and extremely violent 

nature, this would be one of the greatest acts of vengeance in recent history, if 

the Islamic State were totally destroyed.


"Politicians are like a rattlesnake, rattling false tails at one end and 

ready to bite and poison you at the other."

Forrest Caricofe

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22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton

The polls point to the promised land. But she'll have to get past Trump and 

WikiLeaks first.

By Annie Karni and Glenn Thrush

10/16/16 04:18 PM EDT

"The final three weeks should have been an anxious but happy time for a 

Hillary Clinton team on the cusp of making history. Her odds of victory, 

according to most prediction experts, sit north of 80 percent, and she has 

solidified modest but durable leads over Donald Trump in most battleground 




Emails show Bloomberg wants to be Clinton's secretary of state New York Post

WikiLeaks: Bloomberg interested in secretary of state Washington Examiner 

 BBC News

"The BBC poll of polls looks at the five most recent national polls and takes the 

median value, ie, the value between the two figures that are higher and two 

figures that are lower."

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

Election day 8 November 2016

"updated 17 October 2016                  Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 41%

updated 16 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 40% 

updated 15 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 40% 

updated 14 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 40% 

         30 September 2016                    Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 46%"


I told you the other day that I was voting for Donald Trump, but I've changed my

mind. I believe am old enough to do that, aren't I ?

I want to know first what Trump will do in this last debate. Anger does not 

accomplish anything, it only makes things worse. If Trump can hold his temper, 

even though Hillary Clinton may push the same buttons as she did in the last 

debate, I might change my mind again. In addition, Trump needs to explain his 

polices if elected President and attempt to rebuild at least a small bridge to 


If Trump acts like he did in the last debate, he will still remain an one-man show,

like me, but without anger, in telling the stories of my life.


"Past Presidents would surely be ashamed of the politics of today."

Forrest Caricofe

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James A. Garfield

20th U.S. President

James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from 

March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. 

Born: November 19, 1831, Moreland Hills, OH

Assassinated: September 19, 1881, Elberon, NJ

Buried: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland Heights, OH

Party: Republican Party

Vice president: Chester A. Arthur (1881)


If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the 

heart. The spirit should not grow old.

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chester A. Arthur

21st U.S. President

Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 

21st President of the United States; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the 

latter's assassination.

Born: October 5, 1829, Fairfield, VT

Died: November 18, 1886, Chester A. Arthur House

Party: Republican Party

Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, NY

Previous offices: President of the United States (1881–1885), More


Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.

I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned 


The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the 

value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.


I accomplished a lot yesterday. Indian Summer allows one to catch up, so to 

speak, in things left undone. I placed the 4 bags of black mulch in the older 

flower beds around the house and not the back beds. With time the mulch 

around the house had dissolved into the dirt and needed to be replenished.

With the harvest of the soybeans, the new flower bed in the southeast corner

of the yard became more exposed to the wind and I could tell that it needed 

watering. So, I soaked that flower bed and watered all the others with my 

fingers crossed hoping the well would'nt run dry. It calls for rain in two days

so maybe the underground water will be restored as a result of that.

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