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Comment by Harry Warner on April 4, 2018 at 9:26am

Mrs. Jones called the doctor to complain about some advice he had given her. “You told me not to worry about my son wetting the bed at night, and you said it's perfectly normal.” 

“Yes, it is perfectly normal. Why are you calling?” asked the doctor.

”Well I just want you to know I don't agree with you, and neither does his wife.”

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 2, 2018 at 3:12pm

Good afternoon Troopers ...  .. 

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter.  We went to Church Services and then to one of the Sister-in-laws house for dinner.

Brother-in-law had his Liver Surgery on Thursday, the 29th, and may come home this afternoon. He seems to be doing well.

Enjoy the day, take care... ..

Toujours Pret

Comment by Joseph Auger on April 1, 2018 at 11:57pm

Happy Easter to all.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 31, 2018 at 12:32pm

Glad you liked it, Harry. By the way, did the winner have your wife's name?

Comment by Harry Warner on March 31, 2018 at 12:00pm

A winning ticket worth $521 million was won in New Jersey by someone without my name.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 30, 2018 at 10:02am

Got a chortle outta me Dave. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 30, 2018 at 9:53am

The day after his ex-wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, a Twillingate, Newfoundland man answered his door to find two grim-faced RCMP officers.

"We're sorry Mr. Flynn, but we have some information about your ex-wife," said one of the officers.

"Tell me! Did you find her?!" Cedric Flynn asked.

The troopers looked at each other.

One said, "We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?"

Fearing the worst, Mr. Flynn said, "Give me the bad news first."

The RCMP officer said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your ex-wife's body in the bay."

"Good grief!" exclaimed Flynn.

Swallowing hard, he asked, "What could possibly be the good news?"

The officer continued, "When we pulled her up, she had 12 of the best looking Atlantic lobsters that you have ever seen clinging to her. Haven't seen lobsters like that since the 1960's, and we feel you are entitled to a share in the catch."

Stunned, Mr. Flynn demanded, "If that's the good news, then what's the really great news?"

The officer replied, “We're gonna pull her up again tomorrow!"

Comment by Frank L Moseley on March 28, 2018 at 2:26pm

Sigmund Fertig,

My current "Main" camera is a Canon EOS 40D. I have the 18-55mm, 55-250mm,

100-300mm, and a 28-135mm Lenses. Back up camera is a Canon EOS Rebel XT. Both of these are Digital.

I do use the camera on the phone quite a bit as well. Periodically, I download the phone pics to the laptop.

Looks like you had a great trip down here to Florida. Glad you are home safely and settled back in.

Have a good day.  Toujours Pret!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 28, 2018 at 9:38am

Frank have both Phone and camera but my choice is almost always camera. Have a Nikon D3100 that I love, 18-55, 70 300 but sometimes I use my phone camera when I'm out fishing or don't specificly have camera at hand !

Comment by gene gunia on March 26, 2018 at 8:52pm

frank,brain farts are normal at our age. I havem too! I know the place where the games took place.i went past it last Friday and its only about 10 or 12 minutes from me.   gene


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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