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To All My Wonderful Word Press Friends and Family

I’m heading off for an unexpected holiday to explore this strange new world.

I want to thank you all so much for the support you’ve given me over these past few years. I’ve enjoyed your comments and likes so much. It has been a pleasure interacting with you guys.

But, I find it is time for me to go out and seek some of the answers to those questions that have been plaguing my mind recently. Perhaps the most significant, in a line of many, is, “What the hell am I going to do now?”

The complete failure of this last month to produce anything of substance has at least taught me one thing. I do not possess the talent nor the motivation to maintain a regular blog. I can only attribute this to … I’m lazy or my mind is just too unorganized.

So, although I’m not completely abandoning WordPress, I though it only fair to let all of you know that future postings will be sporadic and even then I can’t guarantee anything of merit.

Thanks again for sharing your cyberspace with me my friends. Happy blogging to all of you and may God Bless your home.

Jerry Brotherton

The Backyard Poet

Happy 43rd Birthday to My Oldest Son…

Joshua – 1977…
You probably don’t remember that day. Even for me it now seems like it was another universe. It was your first birthday. We called Fort Ord California home and, as it was with most Army families, we were as penniless as the winos down along the banks of the Salinas River. Your mother baked you a chocolate cake from a .29 cent box mix and decorated it with some homemade icing. We stripped you down to your diaper and sat you in your highchair while we sang birthday songs to you. You laughed as you crumbled your cake into oblivion.

Dumb Joke – The DNA Test…

After 3 years, a wife starts to think that their child doesn’t look like any of them, so she decides to have a DNA test done.
She gets the results back and finds out that the child is actually from completely different parents.
She tells her husband, “Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.”
“What’s wrong,” he asks?
“Well according to these DNA test results, Peter is not our child.”
“Well sure,” he said. “Don’t you remember? When we were leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had a wet diaper and you told me to go change the baby.”

Author Unknown

What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/13/2019

Dad Joke of the Day: What kind of car does a sheep drive? A Lamborghini, but if that breaks down they drive their SuBAHHru.

Quote of the Day: Remember, 3/4 of the word can’t is can

November 13th in History:
1947
– The Avtomat Kalashnikov was first manufactured in the Soviet Union, becoming the preferred weapon of choice around the world. Of the 500 million plus firearms in the world, over 75 million of them are AK-47’S.

1954
– Great Britain defeats France in the first Rugby League World Cup. Of the 15 tournaments, Australia hold 11 titles.

1956
– The Supreme Court of the United States declared that the Alabama law requiring segregated buses was illegal. Putting an end to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began on December 5th – 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person.

November 13th is National…
Sadie Hawkins Day – originated in Al Capp’s cartoon “Lil Abner” when the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkins day. The idea was that a race was held where the single boys were given a head start and then chased by the single girls. If the girl could catch a boy, then he had to marry her.

Indian Pudding Day – English colonist introduced ‘Hasty Pudding’ to America in the 17th century. However, due to a shortage of grain, they substituted the wheat with cornmeal and the water with milk to create Indian pudding. So named because they had learned to grow corn from the indigenous people.

• World Kindness Day – Started in 1998 and has spread to more than 28 countries. There are very few things more infectious than kindness. Studies have proven that when we see an act of kindness we are more likely to do an act of kindness. Each of us has the potential to make someone’s life a little better, all it takes is a smile, a kind word or even a little patience. All of which we possess an unlimited supply of and are free to give away.

The information contained in this post was gleaned from various websites or is available from many public domain sources and in many cases the original author is unknown. I make no claim to ownership or rights.

What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/12/2019


Dad Joke of the Day: What’s America’s favorite soda? Mini soda.

Quote of the Day: If you want the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain.

Today in History:
2001
– American Airlines Flight 587, on route from New York City to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, crashes shortly after takeoff into the Rockaway neighbourhood of the borough of Queens, killing 260 people on the airplane and several people on the ground.

1938
– German government imposed fine of one billion marks on German Jews, ordered them to pay for all property damage in semi-pogroms of Nov. 10 and 11, barred them from operating retail or mail-order establishments after Jan. 1, 1939, and prohibited them from attending any theatre, concert, or lecture.

1980
– The U.S. space probe Voyager 1 reached the planet Saturn.

November 12th is National…
• French Dip Day – In 1908, Cole’s French Dip originated the sandwich which consists of hot beef or pork on a French roll (cheese is optional). The sandwich is then dipped into au jus for 2-3 seconds allowing the bread to soak up the au jus. National French Dip Day was created in 2018 in honor of the 110th anniversary of their opening in historic downtown Los Angeles.
Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day – This annual pizza holiday is dedicated to olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions…we’ll even go for some ham and pineapple. Just no fishy business or it’s no pizza for you.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – Pick up a book, meditate or go for a long walk, reflect on who you are and your achievements.

The information contained in this post was gleaned from various websites or is available from many public domain sources and in many cases the original author is unknown. I make no claim to ownership or rights.