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05/06/19 09:05 AM #1193    

 

Greg Cook

Yes Mitch the golf courses are amazing and there are hundreds of them. I'm a little fuzzy on the rules however. Not sure if it's an unplayable lie or in a hazard when a golf ball lands close to an alligator.

Richard you're so right. Being a parrotthead is a state of mind and we can take it anywhere. Latitudes is an amazing concept and homes are selling quickly. Not the right thing for a SoCal boy however. The Low Country is a swamp which means mosquitos that actually fly in formation.


05/06/19 10:59 PM #1194    

 

Mitch Wise

The first time I visited HH Island I was playing golf with a friend.  On a short par 3 my shot landed just a few feet from the pin, so I was really enjoying the scenery, decided to go look at the lagoon close to the hole.  There was a "log" in the water that was moving, without any current.  So the log turned towared me and I realized it was a very large alligator.  My friend was laughing his head off as I ran back up the embankment to the green.  He was lying three still not in the hole.  I conceded, and headed for the golf cart.


05/07/19 08:05 AM #1195    

 

Michael Elliott

I think I'll take my chances with the odd rattlesnake or cactus in the the AZ or So Cal.

 

 


05/07/19 09:08 AM #1196    

 

Greg Cook

Mitch, On our first visit to HH, (even though I didn't play golf at the time), as we were leaving we saw a very large alligator sunning himself in the middle of the green on a long dogleg par 5. The golfers who were on that hole wouldn't be able to see him until they made the turn. Like you, I think they would have picked up, taken the 5 and moved on.

Mike, I've played in AZ a few times and left a lot of balls in the waste areas because of the presence of snakes.


05/17/19 08:25 AM #1197    

 

Greg Cook

The sharing of marriage...
The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.
He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife.
He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.
He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.
Obviously, they were thinking, "That poor old couple - all they can afford is one meal for the two of them."
As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just fine - they always shared everything.
People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.
Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman replied, "No thank you, we are used to sharing everything."
Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked, "What is it you are waiting for?"
She answered:  
"THE TEETH."

A lesson for all of us:

 


05/17/19 07:39 PM #1198    

 

Richard Maurer

Great story.  Of course it is only recently in many, many years of human history that people actually have their "own" teeth into their senior years.  Because most of us don't have dentures, the ending of your story comes as a surprise.  All of my grandparents had dentures.  So they possibly could have shared "teeth", although in reality, one persons' dentures are unlikely to fit another person.  Dentistry has changed immensely in the last 50-100 years and now most people have their "own" teeth into old age, although their teeth may have been repaired with fillings and crowns.  And the children and grandchildren of our generation have benefited from more advances in dental care so that they are still more likely to keep their own teeth.  So the good news is that your story indirectly points out with humor, some of the changes in health care that have improved our situation.  


05/18/19 09:03 AM #1199    

 

Greg Cook

Richard thanks for the insight. My dad shared his teeth with his pet Chihuahua (not intentionally however). He would leave them on the bookcase and the dog would climb up, grab them and then runoff.

It's actually a funny sight seeing a dog running around with human dentures in its mouth.


05/18/19 11:11 AM #1200    

 

Richard Maurer

I love the image of a little Chihuahua running off with someone's teeth.  Naughty dog, but very funny.


05/26/19 10:31 PM #1201    

 

Jerry Labuda

It's breakfast time again. We're meeting at the famous Keno's restaurant at 2661 LaPalma near Magnolia at 9:30 AM on Tuesday May 28th. Come on down and join the fun. See you there.

05/29/19 08:20 AM #1202    

 

Doug Bell

I've been reading and watching the coverage of the incredible devastation caused by tornadoes across the midwest and south.  We have many classmates in those states who I hope have stayed safe and without damage.  My best wishes are with you all.


05/30/19 09:39 AM #1203    

 

Tom "Skip" Johnson

Doug, thanks for your concern.  The tornado outbreak this season is absolutely unprecedented.  So far, Nancy Madeira, her family and friends and me and our family and friends throughout Kansas and Oklahoma have only been mildly affected and, at times, displaced (ie heading for tornado shelters).  The floods, on the other hand, have been far more widespread and devastating up to this point.  Farms, ranches, rural, suburban and urban homes, cars, equipment have been buried under mud, water and debri and there is more to come.  Reservoirs and lakes in the plains are at their maximum and the only thing that the corps of engineers can do is release the water if more rain falls or risk the collapse of the damn walls.  The volume of water that will need to be released will bring about even more havoc downstream for those who, still, cannot get back to their homes or lives.  You might think that the farmers will benefit from the water in the fields.  However, those fields are totally saturated and any more rain, heavy or not, will keep the farmers from planting so their prime growing season might be a total bust.


05/30/19 04:13 PM #1204    

 

Michael Elliott

It's too bad AZ and CA reservoirs can't pick up your excess.  Water is sorely needed for Colorado River fed lakes.  Amazing how different things are in different parts of the country.


05/30/19 04:47 PM #1205    

 

Jerry Labuda

Thanks Doug for bringing this to our attention. Skip thanks for letting us know how bad it really is. We wish the best for you and Nancy and your families and any one else we might know in your areas and hope all will be better in a short time. And Mike is right, we in California could really use the water. Good luck.


05/31/19 12:33 PM #1206    

 

Nancy Andersen (Madeira)

Thanks to all of you concerned about the bad weather in Kansas.  I have to confess that while my husband was in  Leawood, Kansas (KC area) dodging the tornados I was in Chicago having a wonderful time with the "girls" (if you can call us that being over 70!) Kathleen Daulton Dacey, Bobbie Bechtold Ryan and Barbara Larsen Cummings.  We had a variety of weather in Chicago.  It went from warm to cool (cold for the west coast girls - notice the new coats in the second photo) we had some rain, but no tornados.  We saw "Hamilton" - fabulous, Second City - very funny and took an architetural  boat tour while in Chicago.  We also tried Chicago hot dogs, deep dish pizza and a wonderful Greek dinner in Greek town.

In the second photo we are taking a photo of the "Bean" in Millenium Park.  What you see is a reflection of us on the "Bean".

Just an update on the Kansas Savanna Rebels.  Skip Johnson and his wife Joy Mae are now neighbors.  They just moved from Hutchinson, Kansas (about 3 1/2 hrs from us) to about five miles from us.  

I was so grateful to have a home and husband to come home to.  

Thanks again for your concern.


06/01/19 09:55 AM #1207    

 

Linda Marks (Bird)

Great photos! How fun for all of you.

06/01/19 11:56 AM #1208    

 

Charlie Groh

Nancy you guys look great (how am I not surprised?)...I was just in KC at a VHPA reunion and noticed, from asking locals and Uber drivers, that it's kinda like when a big quake happens out here; most of the damage is localized and the large majority of folks are not hit severely.  That said, on my way to the airport yesterday, my driver pointed out many things, like water where it shouldn't be, or just feet under bridges, or covering the trunks of trees in the low-lying areas.  Truly devastating and my heart goes out to those affected.  


06/01/19 05:14 PM #1209    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

You ladies all look like you are having a wonderful time,. Great photos. Glad to hear everyone back home is ok and yes, please do send us the rain.


06/02/19 05:30 PM #1210    

 

Bob Clark

The New Chicago Gang! Great photos.  So good to see you!


06/06/19 03:43 AM #1211    

 

Mitch Wise

First of all glad that our KS and OK alumni are safe.  Next what a great trip for you "girls".  Sound like a wonderful time.  Writing from Wurzburg GR.     Viking cruise Budapest to Amsterdam.  Will post photos when home in Bordeaux.  


06/07/19 09:42 AM #1212    

 

Debby Lahr

You young ladies all look wonderful. So fun to travel with good friends.

06/23/19 08:18 PM #1213    

 

Jerry Labuda

It's breakfast time again. We're meeting at the famous Keno's restaurant at 2661 La Palma St near Magnolia in Anaheim on Tuesday June 25th at 9:30 AM. Come on down and join the fun. See you there.


07/28/19 03:00 PM #1214    

 

Jerry Labuda

Hello everyone, it's breakfast time again. We're meeting at Keno's restaurant at 2661 LaPalma in Anaheim, near Magnolia on Tuesday July 30th at 9:30 AM. Come on down and join the fun.


08/16/19 08:48 AM #1215    

 

Greg Cook

A handful of witticisms:
I thought growing older would take longer.
I'm not old. I'm 25 plus shipping and handling.
Patience: What you have when there are too many witnesses.
Boomer selfie

08/20/19 01:25 AM #1216    

 

Mitch Wise

Always glad to read your latest thoughts


08/20/19 01:26 AM #1217    

 

Mitch Wise

Having dinner with Steve and Kayreen Braden this coming Saturday


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