Friday, October 21, 2016

249th post


Well, it's time to go. That chicken dinner with green beans, apple sauce,

mashed potatoes and homemade chicken gravy, homemade bread and 

hand churned country butter sure hit the spot. And grandmother and Aunt

Esther served up ice cold sweetened tea if you like. 

I hope we all said thanks because that's the Southern way of doing things.

All of us waved goodbye then Father opened the door for Mother with baby 

Jerry in her arms and Roland and I jumped into the back fighting for our own 

space and Father got into our big old car and headed back to our house on

Ottobine Road....



I received this email just this morning:

Good news, Forrest!

Your postcard US-4251351 to ___________in India has arrived! It reached its 

destination in 31 days after traveling 8,068 miles!

 ___________wrote you a message:

“Thank you for the postcard, Coins & the visiting card 

We Indian's are we kindly & sweet 

I would like to send a surprise for you So will you send me your address please! 

Have a nice day! 

Happy Postcrossing!”

I told you before that my son, Michael, and his wife, Erin, live in Omaha, 

Nebraska. They did live an apartment complex, but now have a house.

I have visited several times when they still lived in the apartment complex 

where several Indian (Asia) family's lived in that same complex and were 

always polite, friendly and courteous to me.

And I will certainly send this someone from India in Asia my address.


Excerpt from full article:

Monkeys are making stone tools thought to be unique to humans

Christian Science Monitor


Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools 

Those Ancient Stone Tools — Did Humans Make Them, Or Was It Really Monkeys

Trending:Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human

Wild monkeys make sharp stone tools, but they might not realize it, scientists say

Los Angeles Times

Christian Science Monitor


"Medications allow us to live a little longer, but those few years are spent

in taking those self same medications."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 14,900,000 results (1.55 seconds) 

No results found for "Medications allow us to live a little longer, but 

those few years are spent in taking those self same medications."


The above quote and the brief article from below gives me to believe that 

medications, made by drug companies seeking huge profits, are forced on 

unthinking people of the world.

Drug companies hire lobbyists, who in turn persuade leaders in governments 

with money or other favors to convince the unknowing populace that medications 

are necessary for survival.


Excerpt from full article:

Washington Post

Bernie Sanders wants to know why this cancer drug costs nearly 

$200000 a year.

"A tweet by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont decrying the price of a cancer 

medicine made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals sent the drugmaker's stock 

tumbling last week."



"May God or Allah not forgive someone who hurts and kills a child."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 1,670,000 results (1.31 seconds) 

No results found for "May God or Allah not forgive someone who hurts and 

kills a child."

Excerpt from full article:

Mosul Today: Iraqi special forces push into IS-held town External link

Source country startribune Thursday, October 20, 2016 

Here is a look at key developments on the fourth day of the Mosul offensive: 

"A MULTI-PRONGED OFFENSIVE. The special forces backed by attack 

helicopters fought their way into the town of Bartella, where IS militants 

unleashed at least nine suicide truck bombs...."


"If no one's listening, one's opinion is always worthless."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 122,000,000 results (0.87 seconds) 

No results found for "If no one's listening, one's opinion is always worthless."

Well, Forrest, I don't care if there is no one listening because I can always 

keep my opinions to myself.


Excerpt from full article:

Trump pivots, promises to accept election results 

Source country actionnewsjax Thursday, October 20, 2016 

DELAWARE, Ohio - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pledged 

on Thursday to accept the results of November's elections with one small 

caveat he has to win. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters 

and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will accept 

the election results...." 

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 21 October 2016                  Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43%

updated 20 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43% 

updated 19 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 51%      Donald Trump 42% 

updated 18 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 51%      Donald Trump 41% 

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

"For Donald Trump to have a chance, he needs to turn Florida and Ohio red 

and win a few others too. As it stands, while Trump is just edging Ohio, Clinton 

leads by a small margin in Florida."


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, 

serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923. 

Born: November 2, 1865, Blooming Grove, OH

Died: August 2, 1923, San Francisco, CA

Party: Republican Party

Spouse: Florence Harding (m. 1891–1923)

Presidential term: March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923


America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; 

not revolution but restoration;... not surgery but serenity.

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; 

but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. 

But my damn friends... They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Calvin Coolidge30th U.S. President

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the 30th President of the United States. A 

Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder 

of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. 

Born: July 4, 1872, Plymouth Notch, Vermont, VT

Died: January 5, 1933, Northampton, MA

Presidential term: August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929

Party: Republican Party

Vice president: Charles G. Dawes (1925–1929)


Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the 

reward for what he gave.

The chief business of the American people is business.


"Monthly payments to the bank can be avoided if your care not to keep

up with the Jones's."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 426,000 results (1.31 seconds) 

No results found for "Monthly payments to the bank can be avoided if you 

care not to keep up with the Jones's."


I forgot to tell you that I waxed my Mother's 1986 Honda Accord on Wednesday

in between doing all the other work in the yard that I told you about.

I've always used the hard Turtle Wax. It requires a lot of hard work but I enjoying 

doing it.

Yesterday I did absolutley nothing in the flower beds or yard. Cannot remember

doing that all Summer unless I had other responsibilities, of course. It's raining

today and it will rain tomorrow. A Farmer's rain and I can work in that, but I just

decided to take a break. I believe I deserve it.

And it's still raining (8:01 AM 10/21/2016). 

We won't have to, I hope, to build a Noah's Arc because we are on just about the

highest ground around, but just in case, Bill and I may go to Lowes today and check

the prices of their lumber. 

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