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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
Today is April 1st or April Fools’ Day also known as All Fools Day. This day is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as “April fools”. Its actual origin is unknown but some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015
April Fools! Wanna fool around? Why do fools fall in love? You gotta be foolin’ me! Fool that I am. Fool on the hill. Don’t be a fool. Go ahead, make a fool of yourself. No fooling! Lemme fool with it. Quit fooling around. Fool. From Medieval English, Old French, and Latin. According to trusty Webster. Literally, “windbag” or “bellows.” Every king or nobleman had one. A fool, I mean. They appear throughout Shakespeare’s plays. The fool who entertains. Clowns ar ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
Obviously, an apology is called for. Last November I promised to make a prediction about what would happen on Pearl Harbor Day, when the Discovery Channel aired an episode of ‘Eaten Alive,’ in which Paul Rosolie planned to try to entice an anaconda to eat him. Of course, for accuracy purposes, I planned to wait and make my prediction after the show was on television.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 17th, for a regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Wildford McCann was responsible for the program and introduced his wife, Jan McCann, who spoke about dementia. Jan is a registered nurse, holds a Masters degree in health administration, and was an adjunct professor at Texas State University.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
What a good way to start Spring, than with a good slow soaking rain. One of the laws of Mason County is to have a good rain gauge. Why? That’s a no brainer, because when there is a rain, everyone wants to know how much rain you had. Personally, I gauge the rain by the pot holes in the drive way, also known as “Lake Zesch.” Don’t laugh, I’m pretty right most of the time. Most of what I write about falls on deaf ears, but it does help to vent.
, bits_of_art@hughes.net
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
This week’s Lenten Lunch is hosted by Hilda UMC at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Continue to pray for John Jordan, Gary Grote, Cindy Powell, Connie Stockbridge, Blanche and Mac Sessions and Ethyl Byrn. E. Wayne Jordan had back surgery on Tuesday. Pray for all the persecuted people in the World. Sam Hoerster has a birthday on Sunday, the 29th.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
GREEN TEA is a popular beverage. It comes from the same plant that black tea does, it is just less processed so it contains more of the phytochemicals that have health benefits. GREEN TEA is well known for its antioxidant properties that come from a particular polyphenol known as EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, which is over 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
Brain researchers now believe that keeping the brain active by learning new things such as a new language may help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. The library has a good many resources for learning Spanish. We have audio programs on three levels and Rosetta Stone, but the best resource may be our partnership with volunteer Carmen Griffith.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
The rain was very nice last week, and with the warm weather this week I expect we will see spring popping up everywhere. Hopefully the trees will start turning green with new buds and the wildflowers will start their annual show and turn the hillsides blue for the next few weeks.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
There are some important safe handling methods to remember this time of year when you’re decorating, cooking or hiding Easter eggs since eggs are handled a great deal more than usual around Easter. Remember to: * Wash your hands thoroughly with hot soapy water and rinse them before handling the eggs when cooking, cooling, dyeing and hiding them. * Be sure and inspect the eggs before purchasing them, making sure they are not dirty or cracked.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015 • Photos
While watching the CBS Evening News expecting the usual “The world is coming to an end coverage”, to my surprise, they had a story about a Senior Citizen who was an exercise fanatic. She works out four days a week in the gym lifting weights, doing push-ups, and all the exercise programs in the gym.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
Ask any chiropractor, masseur or masseuse, and answers will be similar. Most Americans are tense, on the wrong side of the frazzle equation. They are sheep--“go-alongers,” if you will-- figuring if the finish line is reached without indebtedness, so be it. To live positively is considered wishful thinking, perhaps attainable only with medication or something stronger. Generally, we are in a “hunkering” mode, as if our avoidance of “boat-rocking” or “noise-making” is critical to ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
Collapse. Collision/Upset. Explosion. Falling Object. Fire. Flood. Freezing. Glass Breakage. Hail. Hurricane. Land Vehicle. [As opposed to Space Vehicle?] Lightning. Smoke. Theft. Vandalism/Malicious Mischief. Water. Weight of Ice, Snow or Sleet. Wind-Driven Rain. Windstorm. That's the list for 2014 to 2015, thus far. Some of it right here in our own back 40. Ask Hofmann Insurance Agency. Citizen Insurance. Or Farm Bureau Insurance. The good news is disasters create job ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
As a teenager growing up in Central Texas during the 1970s, I had two basic ways to earn money. One way was to work, which is always the first choice a high school boy will make, provided the only alternative is to begin selling body parts. There are plenty of jobs for a kid in a small town, but most of them are somewhat unpleasant, since it’s rare to find someone who wants to hire a teenaged boy to take his daughter to a movie, or test drive a new Corvette.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
I find it hard to visualize Spring Break when it isn’t Spring yet! Spring is on the 20th of March! Too, students want to go snow skiing on Spring break. With the icy weather we’ve been having, I’d pick a warmer spot. There was no Spring break in my day and time.