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Wear your green or get pinched
Mar. 07, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

A husband takes the wife to a disco. There's a guy on the dance floor living it up, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy?. Twenty-five years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down."
The husband says, "Looks like he's still celebrating.” 
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The weather sure has been cold. Thank goodness, we haven't had any measurable snow and it's just 11 days until spring. I don't  think I could live any further north where the snow is measured by  feet instead of inches!
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The Irish holiday, Saint Patrick's Day, will be celebrated on March  17. Of course, this holiday was named after Saint Patrick who was the British bishop of the 5th century and the patron Saint of Ireland.  Don't forget to wear green or you will get pinched.
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North Carolina Trivia
1.The first discovery of this metal in the United States was made near Lexington in 1838. What was It?
2. North Carolina's first sales tax, enacted in 1993 exempted nine foods. What were they?
3. Before tobacco, what was North Carolina's No. 1 crop?
4. In TV Ccommercials in the early 1970s, who sang, "Hurry on down to Hardee's, where the burgers are charcoal broiled"?
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Can you believe that a South Carolina funeral home is thinking about opening a Starbucks coffee shop in their lobby?
They have asked customers to name it. Here are some suggested names: The Grim Roaster, Time to Meet your Mocha, Still Above Grounds Cafe, Latte for Your Own Funeral, Cream-Mate and Perkatory.  That really doesn't sound appropriate, does it?
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Things I have learned ...
Nobody wants to know what you're doing until you're doing something you don't want anyone to know.
A handmade quilt gives comfort as well as warmth.
Grandmothers are mothers with a second chance.
Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes!
One of the mysteries of life is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world!

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Trivia answers

1. Silver.
2. Flour, cornmeal, meat, lard, milk, molasses, salt, sugar and coffee.
3. Cotton.
4. Mama Cass Elliot, formerly of the Mamas and Papas.
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Don’t forget to set your clock one hour forward before you go to bed tonight. Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Don’t be late for church Sunday.
Do you think people really wait until 2 a.m.?
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Aphorisms:  A short clear statement telling a general truth.
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.”
— Charles Dickens

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have."
— Abraham Lincoln
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

— Plato

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As we close out this session of This-N-That"here is a reminder: Treat everyday as if it were a gift from God ... because it is.