Saturday, October 08, 2011

Our get-away — Six Word Saturday —


My six words:
Colorado was very pretty last week

The week of September 25 Mrs. Jim and I stayed at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center in Colorado Springs with a group from our Church. If everyone was in the picture except me then there were 27 of us attending. Each morning we had a speaker followed by a Bible study by our pastor from the book of James.

The middle Garden of the Gods (adjacent to Glen Eyrie) picture above shows Balancing Rock on the right and Steamboat Rock on the left.

Colorado temperature with highs in the mid 70s was a welcome relief from our high 90s we were having around here. One day there the temp reached 81°F but that did not seem hot.

Our afternoon activities consisted of a nice visit to the Air Force Academy and especially its beautiful Air Force Academy Chapel, the U.S. Olympic training facility, Old Town Colorado City, a look down from the mountain of the town of Cripple Creek, and a visit with lunch at Mueller State Park.
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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Got this e-mail -- How to lose weight the easy way

I found out my problem.

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----- Forwarded Message -----
From: [my SIL (sister-in-law)]
To: Jim and lots of others
Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:08 PM
Subject: Check your shampoo bottle (URGENT)

Check your shampoo bottle label. I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner!!!! It’s the shampoo I use in the shower! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning, FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY! No WONDER I have been gaining weight!!! Well! I have gotten rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn dish soap instead. Their label reads, DISSOLVES FAT THAT IS OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE. Problem Solved!!!

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And to think that I've been 'rinsing' my whole body with shampoo!

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lunch with Bum Phillips — Two Picnics — MidWeek Blues —

Bum Phillips, former coach of the former Houston Oilers, came to eat with us Monday. Over 400 men attended a Men's Power Lunch for which Bum was our speaker.

It was mostly a Question and Answer forum. My favorite question concerned keeping discipline of all the players on a professional football team. His answer was, 'well I have one son and five daughters, and up to 200 kids.' In other words, he was like a father to his team.

Bum Phillips:
Link 1 (Bum Phillips web); Link 2 (Wikipedia); Link 3 (Google search)
I believe Bum told every one of these quotes that were on the Wikipedia site:

**"There's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired."
**"I always thought I could coach. I just thought people were poor judges of good coaches."
**"I've never seen a hammer and tong game like that one."
**"Mama always said that if it can't rain on you, you're indoors." (Explaining why he wouldn't wear his cowboy hat in a domed stadium)
**"Dallas Cowboys may be America's team, but the Houston Oilers are Texas' team."
**"I never scrimmage Oilers against Oilers...what for? Houston isn't on our schedule." (Source: The Book of Sports Lists)
**(To an official) "Hey, can I, can I tell you one thing? That's three holding penalties on one football team in a quarter and a half. (Pauses) That ain't funny."
**(To an official) "Now, you can't do that! If you do it, I'm telling you you'll have more hell over it than a little bit."
**(referring to Alabama head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, with whom Phillips worked as an assistant coach at Texas A&M) "He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n."
**(referring to Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon) "That boy could throw a football through a car wash and not get it wet."
**(when asked about Oilers RB Earl Campbell's inability to finish a 1 mile run in training camp) "When it's first and a mile, I won't give it to him."
**(when asked by Bob Costas why he took his wife on all of the Oilers' road trips) "Because she's too ugly to kiss goodbye."

From left to right, Mike Barber (former tight end for the Houston Oilers), Bum Phillips, and our pastor, Dr. Mark Denison, First Baptist Conroe, Texas
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These pictures were a couple taken Sunday at our subdivision annual picnic. Yes, those little fellows are fishing with a dad. The girls had been throwing bread to the ducks.

We had a large crowd. Barbecue brisket and chicken, potato salad, beans, onions, pickles, bread were furnished by one of the larger building firms. The ladies each brought a salad, veggie, or desert. Shucks, I missed getting a picture of my plate.
Saturday had been Mrs. Jim's family reunion picnic held at Harold Miles Park in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Pictured on the left are Mrs. Jim with her first cousins. A couple were missing and a few more are deceased. Mema, Mrs. Jim's mother, was from a family of four girls and four boys. That was in back in the old days of large families.

Next is Sandra and Everett, third cousins of Mrs. Jim's (His dad and Mrs. Jim's mom were first cousins). They were celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary.

Finally is my pick of the many of beautiful Louisiana scene pictures I had taken at the park. They bayou water is clear in the background but is covered with green moss in the foreground.

If you think we have been on the run lately, you are right. The week of September 25 we met Sunday at Denver, Colorado, for a retreat at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center along with twenty-eight others from our church. Mrs. Jim came from Salt Lake City where she had been attending the National Conference for the Family Promise organization.

We returned home Friday but Saturday we attended Mrs. Jim's family reunion in Alexandria, Louisiana. That is a four hour drive each way, to and from our home. Sunday morning we attended our church and in the afternoon attended our Bentwater Subdivision Annual Picnic.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Latest from Pun of the Day - October 4, 2011
The telemarketer asked me if I read magazines at all and I replied that I did, periodically.
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Sunday, October 02, 2011


Sue is in a losing battle with spirited and even pugnacious Ted when he has the high power hose.

But today he went to sleep at the wheel.

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138 Characters

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Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 28
The 'pugnacious' prompt word and the picture were selected by
It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
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Using the prompt word is not required


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