Things I Know

  • Somebody asked me yesterday if I had worked for my current employer all of my life.  Not yet is the obvious joke, but the real answer is no; it just seems like it sometimes.

  • If English spelling and pronunciation made any sense at all, said and paid would rhyme.

  • On cable TV after that terrible tragedy at Ft Hood, I saw someone say the Army is one big family.  I thought maybe, but no sergeant I served under ever expressed that idea in words or deeds.

  • According to the Fort Myers News-Press, Dan Ross, a guy in Lehigh Acres FL tried to send a bouquet of yellow roses to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan the man accused of the Fort Hood shootings.  The florist didn’t fill the order and instead of getting a bill for the flowers, Ross got a visit from the FBI.

  • I’m writing this on Veteran’s Day.  If you are a veteran, thank you for your service to our country.

  • There are valid arguments on either side of the death penalty issue, but it seems to me the execution of John Allen Muhammad was more justified than most.

  • Our house is more than 100-years old.  If you were to infer that nothing in the house is plumb, level or square, you would have been correct until we finished remodeling the kitchen last year.  There is still very little that’s plumb, level or square, but if I put an egg on the kitchen counter and walk away, when I return, the egg will be where I left it.  Last year, it would have been on the floor.

  • Today is the anniversary of the first time I noticed my wife.  She says we met before that.  Her friend mooched a ride home from a school play for the two of them.  Neither of them would sit in the front seat with me; they both sat in back.  Beginning three days later, and for all the years since, she has sat beside me.  Maybe we’ll go for a ride today and to commemorate the event she can sit in the back seat again.

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.