Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hollywood Cemetery

I surprised Cassie by picking her up from her outing with her brothers this afternoon, to take her off on another weekend journey. Today we headed out to tour Hollywood Cemetery, but first a stop off at the Valentine Museum to pick up a map and guidebook.

It was a good thing that we started there. We found out that the Valentine Museum has free admission every Sunday through Labor Day. I know where we're going next Sunday afternoon.

The trip to Hollywood Cemetery was almost an adventure in and of itself. It seems that we picked move in day at VCU for our trip.

It was a very interesting trip. The headstone sculptures and monuments were amazing. Jeff Davis had a very commanding view of the city. Cassie was especially taken with the black dog.

Photos From Our Trip

We even took a side trip out to visit with Tim & Elda's family. We picked up Miss Abby, and I took the girls for ice cream at Baskin Robbins. They really enjoyed the afternoon treat. We had a very enjoyable visit, sitting out in the backyard talking. I've promised both the girls a 'Girl's Night' at the house one Friday night. Girly movies, polishing nails and just being goofy.

Walter got a bit goofy himself this evening. He found out that my cell phone would read the text messages, so he spent a good hour sending me strange messages to hear the phone read back. Some of them tickled him so much I thought he was going to split a side.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Thought for the Day:
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government" - Thomas Paine


A koala was sitting in a gum tree smoking a joint?

When a little lizard walked past, looked up and said, 'Hey Koala! What are you doing?'

The koala said, 'Smoking a joint, come up and have some.'

So the little lizard climbed up and sat next to the koala where they enjoyed a few joints. After a while the little lizard said that his mouth was 'dry' and that he was going to get a drink from the river. The little lizard was so stoned that he leaned over too far and fell into the river.

A crocodile saw this and swam over to the little lizard and helped him to the side. Then he asked the little lizard, 'What's the matter with you?'

The little lizard explained to the crocodile that he had been sitting with the koala in the tree, smoking a joint, but got too stoned and fell into the river while taking a drink..

The crocodile said that he had to check this out and walked into the rain forest, found the tree where the koala was sitting finishing a joint. The crocodile looked up and said,'Hey you!'

So the koala looked down at him and said,

'Mannnn dude...
How much water did you drink!?'

What's In A Name

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed.

To the first mother, Mary, he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You've even named your daughter Candy."

He turned to the second Mom, Ann: "Your obsession is with money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."

He turned to the third Mom, Joyce: "Your obsession is alcohol. This too shows itself in your child's name, Brandy."

At this point, the fourth mother, Kathy, quietly got up, took her little boy by the hand, and whispered, "Come on, Dick, this guy has no idea what he's talking about. Let's pick up Peter and Willy from school and go get dinner."

The Window Through Which We Look

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the washing outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

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