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Angels . . . as told by kids

children, christmas, humor

I learned about these at church this past Sunday:

  • I only know the name of two angels: Hark & Harold. (Greg, 5)
  • Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it. (Olive, 9)
  • Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else. (Mitch, 7)
  • Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The basic message is where you went wrong before you got dead. (Dan, 9)
  • Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter. (Jared, 8)
  • What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is is love, they shoot arrows at them. (Sarah, 7)
  • Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile . . .

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Milwaukee's December most wanted

most wanted, police

Marijuana filled wood

humor, police

"Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?"

"Yes. What can I do for you?" 

"I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Virgil Smith....He' s hidin' marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he's hidin' it there."

"Thank you very much for the call, sir." 

The next day, the Sheriff's Deputies descend on Virgil's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, ut find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave. Shortly, the phone rings at Virgil's house.

"Hey, Virgil! This here's Floyd....Did the Sheriff come?"

"Did they chop your firewood?" "Yep!"

"Merry Christmas, buddy!"
(Rednecks know how to git-R-dun).  

Winter ice safety

fishing, harbor patrol, safety

Winter recreation is a great time of year. We enjoy ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing to name a few.  I felt it was appropriate to talk about ice safety.

Ice on ponds, rivers, and lakes can be affected by many things. The strength and the thickness of the ice must be known before any activity by you or a family member takes place on it. Safety is of paramount importance. 

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A Christmas Story

christmas, family

A Christmas Story
by Rian B. Anderson

Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learne the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving.

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Letters Home


My Darling  Husband,

Before you return from your business trip I just want to let you know about the small slip up I had with the pick up truck when I turned into the driveway.  

Fortunately it's not too bad and I  really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me. I was coming home from Wal-Mart, and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake.  

The garage door is slightly  bent but the pick up fortunately came to a halt when
It bumped into your car.

I am really sorry, but  I know with your kind-hearted personality you will forgive me. You know how much I love you and care for you my sweetheart.

I am  enclosing a picture for you.
I cannot wait to hold you in my arms  again.  

Your loving wife.


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The Copper Kitchen - Fish Fry Lovers Delight

dining, fish fry



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Wanted - your snow blower!

police, safety

Mickey the Mope and Sneaky Sam are cruising your neighborhood right now looking for your snow blower. That’s right they do not care if your rich or poor, young or old, they want your snow blower and they want it now.

Thieves need two things to complete the job, ability and opportunity. You have the capability to control the opportunity provided to a thief by following a few simple guidelines.

The most important item to remember is NOT to leave your snow blower out in the open. When you are done using it put it away. Do not leave it in the driveway, yard, front sidewalk, alley, or any other location unattended. The thugs will take your snow blower in the blink of an eye. It only takes less than 15 seconds to pick it up, throw it in a vehicle, and be gone with your property.

If you see a suspicious vehicle or people call the police. Reporting accurate information to include day, date, time, and location of the suspicious activity is essential to catching these thugs. Be specific in your description(s).

Describe people from the top down. For example: white male, 6’, 200 pounds, red baseball cap, glasses, green zipper jacket, blue jeans, grey gloves, brown shoes. Observed entering a green GMC pickup truck, truck plate 12345, loud muffler, decal in the rear window, last seen going north on Jaberty Street on December 29, 2007 at 3 AM.

When you provide this information to the police request they do a follow up phone call to you with their findings. You will want to k now that they are investigating the information you provided to them.

In summary store your property in a secure location. Do not leave it out in the open unattended. Call the police about suspicious people and vehicles, and take back your neighborhoods. Be vigilant and stand up for what is right.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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