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June 15th

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. ~ Shakespeare on Love


166th day of the year (167th in leap years) with 199 days to follow.

Holidays for Today:
~ Global Wind Day
~ National Lobster Day
~ National Smile Power Day
~ Nature Photography Day
~ Statehood Day (Arkansas)


  • 1915 Thomas Huckle Weller, Ann Arbor, Michigan, virologist (Nobel / with John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in the test tube)
  • 1921 Lash LaRue, Gretna, Louisiana, actor (western movies, expert w/bullwhip (taught Harrison Ford how to use one for Indiana Jones movies))
  • 1937 Waylon Jennings, Littlefield, Texas, singer of innumerable country songs (Ramblin’ Man)
  • 1947 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point Marine Base, North Carolina, actress (Mr. Majestyk, Big Wednesday, Stir Crazy, Long Road Home, Secret Sins of the Father, Persons Unknown, Kids vs Monsters)
  • 1954 Jim Belushi, Chicago, Illinois, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places)
  • 1955 Julie Hagerty, Cincinnati, Ohio, actress (She’s the Man, Airplane, What About Bob?, Family Guy)
  • 1956 Robin Curtis, NY Mills, New York, actress (Lt. Saavik/ST films, LBJ The Early Years)
  • 1963 Helen Hunt, Culver City, California, actress (Mad About You, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, The Sessions)
  • 1964 Courteney Cox, Birmingham, Alabama, actress (Friends, The Longest Yard, Family Ties, Cocoon II, Cougar Town)
  • 1971 Jake Busey, Los Angeles, California, actor (Starship Troopers, Contact, Tomcats, Justified, Texas Rising, From Dusk to Dawn series)
  • 1973 Neil Patrick Harris, Albuquerque, New Mexico, actor (Doogie Howser, How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl, The Penguins of Madagascar)
  • 1975 Elizabeth Reaser, Bloomfield, Michigan, actress (Saved, Grey’s Anatomy, The Ex List, The Twilight Saga movies, The Good Wife)
  • 1995 Tucker West, American luge athlete (at age 18, youngest male ever to qualify to represent the U.S. Men’s luge at the Olympics. Placed 22nd in the men’s single competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia)

There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us. – Charles M. Schwab


  • 1215 King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
  • 1667 The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. He transfuses 12 fluid ounces (350 ml) of sheep blood to a 15-year-old boy. The boy later dies and Baptiste is accused of murder.
  • 1752 Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
  • 1804 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president.
  • 1822 Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine — an early version of a computer.
  • 1836 Arkansas becomes 25th state.
  • 1844 Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
  • 1846 Oregon Treaty sets 49th parallel as the border between the US and Canada.
  • 1864 Arlington National Cemetery is established.
  • 1916 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
  • 1934 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
  • 2002 Near earth asteroid 2002 MN misses our planet by 75,000 miles (120,000 km) about one third distance to the moon.
  • 2012 Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.


GOLDEN OLDIE….  A little boy wanted $100.00 badly and prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then he decided to write GOD a letter requesting the $100.

When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to GOD USA, they decided to send it to the President. He was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill. The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.

The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 and sat down to write a thank you note to GOD, which read:

Dear GOD, Thank you very much for sending the money, however, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington, DC and, as usual, those pen-pushers deducted $95.00.


I was pleased to see my small daughter’s fascination as she stared at a bug in the back yard. I thought, “How nice that she’s developing an interest in science!”

Then she remarked, “Grandma says I’m as cute as a bug. The bugs where she lives must be a lot cuter than ours.”



~ I xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.
~ If you take a oriental and turn him around so he faces west, does he become disoriented?
~ My friend Sally is a nudist. I went to her house. The closets have no doors. The walls are covered with see-through wallpaper.

~ Whose cruel idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it?
~ Sally the nudist plays strip poker. Whenever she loses, she has to put something on.
~ Since light travels faster than sound, isn’t that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?

~ ~ Vacation: A time when parents realize that teachers aren’t paid enough.
~ The trouble with opportunity is that it’s always more recognizable going than coming.
~ My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. – Jimmy Durante

Three statisticians went hunting. Before long they came across a large deer.

The first statistician fired, but missed by a foot to the left.
The second statistician fired, but also missed, by a foot to the right.

The third statistician didn’t fire, but shouted in triumph, “On the average we got it!”


About 90 fifth-graders piled into the airliner I was flying, on their way home from a school trip. Once we were in the air, and the crew began serving drinks, I could hear them pleading with the children to settle down and let the other passengers get some sleep.

No amount of reasoning seemed to help, until I thought of the solution that actually worked. I picked up the PA mike in the cockpit and announced, “Children, this is the captain speaking. Don’t make me stop this airplane and come back there!”


pic of the day: Moon over Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma



~ If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
~ If you drink diet soda with candy bars, the calories in the candy bar are cancelled out by the diet soda.

~ When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count as long as you don’t eat more than they do.
~ Food used for medicinal purposes never counts, such as hot chocolate, toast, and Sara Lee cheesecake.

~ If you fatten up the people around you, then you look thinner.
~ Movie-related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entire entertainment package and are not part of one’s personal intake. (Examples are Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots and Tootsie Rolls.)

~ Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking cookies causes caloric leakage.
~ Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. (Examples are peanut butter on a knife while making a sandwich or ice cream on a spoon while making a sundae.)

~ Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. For instance, spinach and pistachio ice cream, cauliflower and whipped cream.
~ NOTE: Chocolate is a universal substitute and may be used in place of any other food.

I went to see the doctor this morning. “Someone decided to graffiti my house last night!” I raged.

“So why are you telling me?” the doctor asked.
“I can’t understand the writing,” I replied. “Was it you?”

~ A rock store was closed by the police. They were taking too much for granite.
~ A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from algebra class as a weapon of math disruption.
~ A short fortune-teller escaped from prison to become a small medium, at-large.
~ A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: “Keep off the Grass.”
~ Did you hear about the Broadway actor who broke through the floor boards? He was just going through a stage.
~ Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
~ Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?

Two airheads were sitting by the side of a river holding fishing poles with the lines in the water. A game warden came up behind them and said, “Excuse me, I’d like to see your fishing licenses.”

“We don’t have any.”

“Well, if you’re going to fish, you need fishing licenses.”

“But officer, we aren’t fishing. We all have magnets at the end of our lines and we’re collecting debris off the bottom of the river.”

The warden lifted up all the lines and, sure enough, there were magnets tied on the end of each line. “Well, I know of no law against it. Take all the debris you want.” He left chuckling to himself.

As soon as he was out of sight, one airhead said to the other, “What a dumb cop! He doesn’t even know there’s steelhead trout in this river!”


The story is told of a father of five children who came home with a toy.

He summoned his children and asked which of them should be given the present. “Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that Mom says to do?” he inquired.

There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the children said in one accord: “You play with it Daddy!”

A mom was driving her 5-year-old son to McDonald’s one day and they passed a car accident. Whenever the mom saw something like that, she would always say a prayer for those who might be hurt, so she pointed and said to her son, “We should pray.”

From the back seat, she heard his earnest request: “Please, God, don’t let those cars block the entrance to McDonald’s.”

The arthritis doctor’s waiting room was full of people when a little old lady, almost bent over in half, shuffled in slowly, leaning on her cane. When her turn came, she went into the doctor’s office, and, amazingly, emerged within five minutes walking completely erect with her head held high.

A woman in the waiting room who had seen all this rushed up to the little old lady and said, “It’s a miracle! You walked in bent in half and now you’re walking erect. What did that doctor do for you?”

“He gave me a longer cane.”


Top Ten Reasons Dogs Make Better Pets than Cats:

10. Dogs will tilt their heads and try to understand every word you say. Cats will ignore you and take a nap.
9. Cats look silly on a leash.
8. When you come home from work, your dog will be happy and lick your face. A cat will still be mad at you for
leaving in the first place.

7. Dogs will give you unconditional love until the day they die. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you’ve
ever made since the day you were born.
6. A dog knows when you’re sad and he’ll try to comfort you. Cats don’t care how you feel, as long as you remember
where the can opener is.

5. Dogs will bring you your slippers. Cats will drop a dead mouse in your slippers.
4. When you take them for a ride, dogs will sit on the seat next to you. Cats have to have their own private carrier or they won’t go at all.

3. Dogs will come when you call them. And they’ll be happy. Cats will have someone take a message and get back to you.
2. Dogs will play fetch with you all day long. The only thing cats will play with all day long are small rodents or
bugs, preferably ones that look like they’re in pain.

… and the Number One Reason Dogs Make Better Pets than Cats:
1. A dog will wake you up if the house is on fire. A cat will quietly sneak out the back door.

TODAY IN TRIVIA: How much coffee is produced worldwide? 
Coffee is the second most traded product in the world after petroleum. Worldwide coffee production tipes the scales at about six million metric tons. The USA is the world’s largest consumer of coffee, importing 16 to 20 million bags annually (2.5 million pounds), representing 1/3 of all coffee exported. More than half of the United States population consumes coffee typically drinking 3.4 cups of coffee a day.

~ What did medieval people think of chicken soup? 
In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.

~ Can a hiker drink too much water? 
It is impossible to drink too much water on a hike. Hikers’ biggest problem is dehydration, which leads to fatigue. This increases the possibility of injuring oneself. Hikers should avoid beverages with caffeine and alcohol, both of which can dehydrate.

~ What is a lithophone?
Any of various musical instruments in which sound is produced by striking pieces of stone.

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QUIP OF THE DAY: What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.- Theodore Roethke


Thought for the day. . . Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is the meaning of success. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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