Saturday, December 3, 2016

292nd post

Note: I was real close in posting yesterday's story like I promised. But the change 

I made from posting at from about 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the nose or 

a little before will work out better because now you will know that any time 

after 6:00 PM my daily story should be ready for reading.



I remember a basketball goal in the back yard and a long cemented porch 

attached to the front of the house. From the porch the house pointed straight

north with the sun coming up over the Dayton Church of the Brethren on Main

Street were we went to church. I remember the inside of our house on Ottobine 

Road, but not the inside of our house on Thompson Street.

I was almost 14 (1956) at the time and spent little time in the house because of 

participating in sports at Turner Ashby High School when it was in Dayton. The

high school has since been moved to near Bridgewater, catty-cornered across

from Father and Mother's last home on Herring Lane, but that still has a Dayton 


I remember some other kids that I spent time with near the house and near the

center of the town (Dayton). I remember that around that time Elvis Presley

came to prominence and that some of the boys that I hung around with had 

girl friends and the boys were jealous because of their girls infatuation with 

the King of Rock N Roll. 

I remember hitch-hitching from Dayton to Harrisonburg to play baseball at 

the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation at old Harrisonburg Turks field. The 

were a double A or triple A team with maybe 5 other teams in the Valley

League and a farm team of the Pittsburg Pirates. My Uncle played for the 

Turks for several years.

I remember....



Hello Forrest!

This is a copy of the message you wrote when you registered postcard 

FR-785239 from __________, in France. Use it for archiving/tracking purposes.

You wrote:

“Hi, __________

Thank you for the postcard of of the beautiful array of flowers 

You know I like flowers. The front of this postcard has been uploaded to this post.

I will mention you (not your name) and your country in my story of today 

(December 3 and it will be posted just before 6:00 PM EDT) on my web site: 

Thanks again, 



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Country in Europe
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and 

Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical 

art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The 

country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s 

ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles 

attest to its rich history.

Capital: Paris

Population: 66.03 million (2013) World Bank

President: Fran├žois Hollande

Prime minister: Manuel Valls

Currencies: Euro, CFP franc


I don't have to go to a doctor today. Hip, hip, hurrah. But I told you in yesterday's 

story that I now have a stress test on the December 14 at the Cleveland Clinic

Wooster and a colon doctor consultation with Dr. Jabour on the 4th of January

2017. That's a hellva way to celebrate the New Year referring to the latter and it 

seems that with my advance in age (nearly 3/4 of a century) the more doctor's 

visits I must make.

You know what I ought to do? No you don't, but I'll tell you. All my doctors and 

my hospital (Wooster Community Hospital) are within 2 miles of each other. I'll 

walk from each doctor/my hospital that I see as a patient to a guesstimated 

center point and count my steps. If it turns out that my center point is off I'll

reajust and start all over until I get a center point that is equal to or close 

to being in the middle of all my doctors and my hospital. Then I'll find an 

apartment, house, or room to rent and from my rental place, I can walk to

each doctor and/or my hospital, a time of no more than 45 minutes. That

would be smart on my part, wouldn't it?

They (there's they again, who are they? I don't know, maybe you do?) say 

that "an egg a day will keep the doctor away." That's what I'm doing right 

now. I'm punching a hole in both ends of my store bought cage-free egg and

sucking out the innards. A delight to the palate.


"Because of lobbyists, book writing, and a celebrity status, politicians become 

millionaires not long after entering office."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 359,000 results (0.86 seconds) 

No results found for "Because of lobbyists, book writing, and a celebrity status, 

politicians become millionaires not long after entering office."


The other day I told you through a quote or as a part of a story how politicians

become millionaires not long after they are elected.


Barack Obama worked his way through college. Dirt poor. Probably not. 

He as elected to the senate as a senator from Illinois.

He ran for US President and was elected.

He gets $400,000 a year as President of the United States.

President Barack Obama Net Worth now $12.2 Million. 

How?  He receives royalties of between $35,000 and $115,000 on the three 

books that he has written: “Dreams From My Father,” “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter 

to My Daughters” and “The Audacity of Hope.” 

According to Zillow, the President also owns a home in Chicago valued at just 

under $1.5 million.

His wife and First Lady, Michele Obama net worth is estimated at $11.8 million, 

according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has also written three books: “Believe in 

the Possibility,” “Michelle Obama” and “American Grown.” 

For their daughters they invest in two 529 college savings plans, each worth up

to $250,000.


If an average citizen would have written those books, the sales would have been

a lot less because they are not celebrities. 

Under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the president — along with other 

high-ranking federal officials — must disclose their finances every year. 

Those disclosures, however, are broad and vague.

There are no income results from lobbyists.

Oh, by the way. President Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. 

My Mother was born on August 4.


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today    CLOUDY                    38° 27°

Sun        CLOUDY                    41° 29°

Mon       PARTLY_CLOUDY   42° 30°

Tue        RAIN                            40° 33°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeath

Out to the garage (2:11 AM 12/3/2016 EDT) for my 1st pot of coffee. The 

temperature is 38°, wind from the west at 10 mph and humidity reading of 73%.  

I found this dew point calculator on the internet (

and by entering the temperature and relative humidity it will give you the

present dew point for your area. I did this with the figures above and 30 was

the result.

Dew point definition:

"Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find 

the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether 

perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower 

dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid."

Out to the garage (4:24 AM 12/3/2016 EDT) for my 2nd pot of Folgers coffee.

Weather's the same and boring because if the weather don't change there's 

nothing to talk about. What I meant here is that both of us are boring, not just

the weather. The weather is new and boring and I'm old and boring.

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