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I told my grandson that I was reading that the Russians are now claiming to have invented the street car. My grandson looked at me, asking, "What is a street car?"

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During the recent Wisconsin deer hunt, I heard this one group of hunters were planning on “roughing it." That means, that up at their northwoods cabin, that they were going to turn their electric blanket down to "medium."

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Meanwhile, in the old days of hunting northwoods deer, the purity of the shallow well water supply was always a problem. That is why they made sure they had three extra cases of beer.

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I use to wear my father’s old suits and clothing, but by age 13 I was much bigger than he was, and he became the person who was wearing my old clothes. Now, that was progress.

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Then, when I was in my 20s and thinking of buying a home, the bank I was dealing with wanted solid proof that if they loaned me money it was only if I didn't actually need it.

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Money not only was worth something, but created a big difference between the rich and the poor.  For example, if a rich man drank, he was an "alcoholic," while a poor man who drank was a "drunk."

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At the Florida Disney World haunted house, there are several gravestones in the lawn as you enter. Anyone that is with me at this attraction always spies the one stone that says "Here lies Fred, a rock fell on his head.” Usually, it is wife June who points it out. But, I got back at her, as I spied a nearby stone marker, reading "Here lies the bones of my honey, she thought the mushrooms tasted funny."

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It was my 61st wedding anniversary, and my two daughters were at the party, and they asked wife June why she married me. She said with all candor, "Well, I knew what I wanted for a husband, until your father came along and spoiled my plans.”

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Tax time is nigh, approaching soon. That is one time during the year when you don’t have to pass a civil service test in order to work for the government.

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