I was just thinking the other day about my favorite people, blondes.
I began to think about them because so many of my readers have inquired as to when they will see another blonde column.
A couple was going through a very tough time financially. They kept a positive attitude by reminding themselves that as long as they had each other everything would be all right; they really didn’t need anything else.
Unfortunately, the television and radio in their bedroom both broke within a few days of each other. When that happened, the blonde wife really lost it.
“That’s just great,” she shouted. “Now there’s no entertainment in our bedroom at all.”
A couple was making plans for a fall vacation. They decided they would go to a mountain campground.
The husband, as he was leaving for work one morning, said to his blonde wife, “Sweetheart, call the campground and make us a reservation.”
After he was gone she placed the call. When the manager of the campground answered she asked, “Sir, can you tell me when the leaves will change color?”
A blonde who had been smoking for years keeled over one day at work, clutching her heart. They rushed her to a hospital, and when she arrived they began to question her.
“Do you smoke?” A paramedic asked. “No,” she whispered, “I quit.”
“That’s good,” the paramedic said, “When did you quit”
“About an hour ago,” was her reply.
A blonde had always wanted a beautiful shawl to wear with her winter dresses. When she opened a Christmas gift from her sister, she squealed with delight when she found a white-and-silver shawl.
“I love it.” She told her sister that evening. “I wore it all morning.”
“You wore it?” The sister exclaimed. “It’s a skirt for your Christmas tree.”
Fire alarms were blaring at an apartment complex. A blonde who lived there grabbed her favorite bathing suit and ran out.
“Why in the world, with all the priceless things you had in your apartment, would you choose to save a bathing suit?” A friend asked.
The blonde replied, “Material things come and go, but a one piece suit that doesn’t make you look fat is impossible to replace.”
A blonde was shopping in a clothing store and had difficulty understanding why she had to pay so much for her purchase.
“I got this from the 15 to 35 percent off rack,” she complained. “And I pick 35 percent.”
A blonde bought an AM radio. It took her several months before she realized she could use it in the afternoon.
A blonde applied for a job at a citrus grove. The foreman asked her, “Do you have any experience picking lemons?”
“Well,” she answered. “I’ve been divorced three times.”
TRIVIA ANSWER — The noted pioneer and scout whose home and grave are in Taos, New Mexico, is none other than Richmond native Christopher “Kit” Carson.
TRIVIA QUESTION — What southern capital is often referred to as the Protestant Vatican?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY — “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” — Lucille Ball
I was just thinking the other day about my favorite people, blondes.
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’Tis the season for giving
There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
Young children are often looking for ways to contribute and help others’ out. The trick for parents is to have children continue their giving behaviors as they get older.
Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Lower cancer risk with these steps
Cancer is second only to heart disease among the leading causes of death. In as much as cancer is the result of errors in the DNA code that occur by chance, the interesting realization is that we have enormous power over whether or not we will develop cancer in our lifetime. Based on the evidence, roughly 60 percent of all cancers could be prevented through diet and healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the most effective ways to lower your cancer risk.
Avoid tobacco exposure. Tobacco use and exposure (second hand and sidestream smoke) represent the single greatest cause of preventable cancer.
The power of routines for children
Most adults have general routines that they follow which give their day a bit of structure and predictability. For example, a morning routine can consist of turning off the alarm clock, going to the bathroom, taking a shower, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast.
The wonderful part of a well-practiced routine is that you don’t have to devote much mental energy to get it completed. These types of routines are particularly well suited for the beginning and ending of a day.
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