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August Dinner

Back by popular demand, suggested by a member of the group, don’t blame me if you don’t like this place, the UN won’t eat here but who cares about the UN, the Olympics will almost be over and school will not have started, Soooooooo, get off your butts (sorry if I offended anyone) and join us ASAP.  OH, you want to know where/when/time/etc?  OK if you insist.


WHERE:             Selena’s at Whipps Mill

LOCATION:        Anchorage on LaGrange Rd

DATE:                 Aug 9th,

TIME:                   6pm



Let me know ASAP so that I can make reservations.  I’ll call on Monday Aug 6th,


Now you know so no reason not to attend.  THEY HAVE A KIDS MENU FOR THOSE THAT HAVE KIDS.  If you want to rent some let me know.

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The 5-Minute Management Course

The 5-Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’

‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replies.

‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure

Lesson 2:

A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. 
The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.’

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily 
And went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’

Moral of the story: 
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when

They find an antique oil lamp. 
They rub it and a Genie comes out. 
The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’ 
‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’ Puff! She’s gone.

‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’

Puff! He’s gone.

‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager. 

The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after 

Moral of the story: 
Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’ 
The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: 
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’ 
‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.’

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story: 
Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there..

Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. 
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story: 
(1) Not everyone who shit’s on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.

(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep 
your mouth shut!


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Too old to remember?

Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’
I answered: We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up,’ I informed him that All the food we ate was slow…. 

He said,’C’mon, seriously. Where did you eat?’

and I began, It was a place called “at home”, I explained. ! ‘Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, we all bowed our head and said a blessing..and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’

By the time the person asking the question stopped laughing, I was afraid that he thought I was just joking, so I didn’t tell him the part about how I had to have permission to even leave the table.

and Here are some of the other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his mind could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , & never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.


My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn’t have a television in our house until I was 15, It was of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people…

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn’t know weren’t already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home… But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by young boys — six days a week. He had to get up at 6AM every morning, fold each of them, then deliver them before school.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy without profanity,violence or anything offensive.


Ans If I didn’t say yes mam or no mam, or yes sir or no sir to my Parents & to All adults, I was on my knees in a corner, and a Belt was applied to my Butt whenever I talked back to either of my Parents, or did anything considered wrong at home or at school..(And today I say Thank you Mom & Dad, I am a much better Person today because of them)..

If you grew up in this generation and remember this, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing and say SO WHAT!!!

Growing up isn’t what it used to be, today’s youngsters show NO respect for their Parents or any of their elders..and its a shame!!!
My Dad is cleaning out my late grandmother’s house and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to ‘sprinkle’ clothes with because we didn’t have steam irons. Man, I am old.
How many of these do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.. 

Older Than Dirt Quiz :

Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about,
Ratings at the bottom.

1.Candy cigarettes
2.Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles 

4. Party lineson the telephone
5.Newsreels before the movie
6.TVtest patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate])
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13.Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. Wash tub wringers 

If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don’t tell your age,
If you remembered

11-15 =You’re older than dirt!I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life..

Don’t forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends

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July dinner with the Bats



The following will attend.












??? Aunt Betty Ann  ???

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Reckless was a small Mongolian pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.


But this horse did something more….during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers…


What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.


Here’s her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did….HERE

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July dinner with the Bats



As of Monday at 5pm the following will attend.













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July dinner with the Bats



As of Monday at 5pm the following will attend.












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