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Bath Time for Baby

August 31st, 2013 Comments off

A New Twist on an Old Favorite – Caramel Apple Slices

August 31st, 2013 Comments off

caramel apple

Did you hear?

August 31st, 2013 1 comment

img396A family of skunks was trapped in a thicket, surrounded by a pack of hungry wolves that were edging even closer.

The mama skunk calmly gathered her young ones and instructed:

“Quickly children, let’s put our heads together!”

After they obeyed, forming a circle, she continued,

“Now, Let us spray!” 

Where there’s a will . . . or rather . . . ‘where there’s a wheel’

August 30th, 2013 Comments off

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Book Club: Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

August 30th, 2013 Comments off

Ah, Mr. Holmes! I am a fan of the brilliant detective, master of deductive reasoning, and have read his Unknownadventures multiple times.  This is a nice collection that I enjoyed once more. Watson and Holmes, great characters who never get too old or stodgy for me.  In fact, I find them rather comforting , like old friends I see now and then,  repeating the stories that we all know by heart.

 

The first London edition of the Memoirs in 1894 did not include “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box”, although all twelve stories had appeared in the Strand Magazine. The first U.S. edition did include the story, but it was very quickly replaced with a revised edition that omitted it.

The reasoning behind the suppression is unclear. In Britain the story was apparently removed at Doyle’s request as it included adultery and so was unsuitable for younger readers. This may have also been the cause for the rapid removal of the story from the U.S. edition, and some sources[specify] state that the publishers believed the story was too scandalous for the American public.

As a result, this story was not republished in the U.S. until many years later, when it was added to His Last Bow. Even today, most American editions of the canon include it with His Last Bow, while most British editions keep the story in its original place in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Additionally, when the story was removed from the Memoirs, its opening pages, where Holmes emulates Dupin, were transferred to the beginning of “The Adventure of the Resident Patient”. In some later U.S. editions of the Memoirs, which still omit “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box”, this transfer still appears.  wikipedia

“Wash Me”

August 30th, 2013 Comments off

well done stuff

Ingrid’s Birthday

August 29th, 2013 Comments off

From the Humphrey Bogart Estate:

The lovely Ingrid Bergman was born today in 1915. She passed away on her birthday in 1982. Because of Casablanca, both Bogie and Bergman will be remembered for many years to come.
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Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Life Together – Kim and Brenda Nibert. Sing it Frank!

August 29th, 2013 Comments off

 

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From Foley, Alabama – “What did you find Judy Simpkins?”

August 29th, 2013 Comments off
“I found this very beautiful mushroom growing on the side of one of our hanging basket on the patio yesterday morning.  We have had so much rain this summer that we have had some strange mushrooms !!!!!”
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TMI

August 29th, 2013 Comments off

img457A guy walking down a street one afternoon passes an old man sitting on the side of the road with a large sack.The younger guy says to the old man, “Watcha got in the sack?”

The old man responds, “I got monkeys in there .”

The younger man asks, “If I guess how many monkeys you got in the sack, can I keep one?”

The old man replies, “Son, if you guess how many monkeys I got in this sack, I’ll give you both of ’em!”

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