|James Island holiday light show now open|
I was in Charleston last weekend with the grandchildren and found out that the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park had opened on Nov. 8. I had never been before and this was an opportunity not to pass up. I am so glad we went because it was just fabulous – it was the best light show I had ever seen. There were lots of oohs and aahs and “look over there” coming from my twin granddaughters and teen-age grandson. This is definitely worth a trip to see and right now the crowds are not too bad. There are several parking lots where you can stop, park and visit Santa’s Village for holiday treats and ride on a carousel. You can also go to Winter Wonderland and hop on a small train to ride around lake in the park. Admission is $15 per vehicle for up to 15 guests or $10 on weeknights with a donation of canned food item or dog/cat food. Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays. The festival of lights runs through Dec. 31. For more information, go to www.holidayfestivaloflights.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
|Explaining some of our silly Southern sayings|
|Some of our Southern sayings can befuddle our neighbors to the North and to the West, and sometimes even ourselves. Following are some explantations I found online of five of our more ridiculous sayings: |
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|Laughs for today|
|Charlie Howle sends the following ‘laughs for today.’ Did I read that sign right? Toilet Out of Order. Please use floor below. In a Laundromat: Automatic Washing Machines: Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out. In a London department store: Bargain Basement Upstairs In an office: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken. In an office: After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board. Outside a secondhand shop:|
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
|Theodore Roosevelt and Veterans Day|
|As we celebrate Veterans Day this year, it is instructive to consider the contributions of our presidents to our nation’s defense and military. Of America’s 43 presidents, 31 have served in the military. Ten, most notably George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight Eisenhower, attained the rank of general. Five others held the rank of colonel. Three future presidents engaged in combat in the Revolutionary War, five in the War of 1812, three in the Mexican-American War, five in the Civil War, one in World War I, and eight in World War II. Only one future president—Theodore Roosevelt—participated in the Spanish-American War in 1898. When the war broke out, he resigned his position in the Department of the Navy, formed the Rough Riders (a volunteer cavalry regiment), and led a famed charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba. Although Roosevelt died in January 1919, 10 months before Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Veterans Day, his attitudes toward peace and war and his appreciation of the contributions of veterans provide a good model for today. Roosevelt was one the most colorful, flamboyant and interesting personalities of any time period.|
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
|A few comments about football|
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.”
“Football is like life –it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”
“Anyone who’s just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands.”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
|Dentists have fillings|
Charlie Howle shares the following punology:
I tried to catch some fog. I mist. When chemists die, they barium. Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me. This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O. PMS jokes aren't funny, period. Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations. Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory.
Friday, October 18, 2013
|1963 was a memorable year|
|Looking back at 50 years ago in America:
• The average yearly income was $5,623.
• A gallon of gas was 25 cents.
• A postage stamp was 5 cents.
• A Hershey bar was a nickel.
• You could make a local pay phone call for a dime.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
|Signs that make you chuckle|
The signs below might not communicate what was hoped for|
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
|How do you measure success?|
|Every year, Forbes magazine compiles lists of the world’s most wealthiest and most influential individuals. The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list now features 1,426 names with a combined net worth of $5.4 trillion. The United States has the largest number of billionaires, followed by Asia. Following is Forbes list of the 20 richest people in the world.|
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
|Laws of attraction|
|Thursday, September 19, 2013|