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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, July 18

I took a friend up to Sheep River Falls yesterday evening.
The flood sure made a mess up there! Somehow I had not
expected any flood damage that high up in the mountains.
It took all the picknic benches near the parking area and 
messed up the road and parking area.

Down by the river there were uprooted trees and bushes
in chaotic piles twenty feet high along the shore. The trail
along the shore was of course gone or under that jumble.

The high trail was not too bad, just barely passable until
the spot, where there used to be a bridge over cut from a tiny
trickle creek. When my secretary Barb's son Malcolm got 
married to Cindy, I took a picture of them on that bridge. 
That bridge was gone. 

Well, I knew a way around that.
The big eye opener was on the rocks past the canyon.
There used to be a tree on a rocky point overlooking the 
canyon and looking very photogenic. It looked weird with
that tree gone, and part of that rocky [oint too.

Further past the canyon trees had snagged bushes and roots
and all kinds of flotsam. 

Those little trees were 120 feet above the normal water level!
And there were some huge junks of rock missing. Sure, the
side of the canyon and the rocks were cracked, but the pieces
that were knocked off and are missing must have weighed 
quite a few tons! The newly exposed rock loocked quite
different from the weathered old rock. 

Sharp edges too, I found out the hard way, when I slipped 
and stumbled and did a bit of dancing on my shins, so as
not to catch myself with my hand, that held the camera.

It must have looked hilarious me doing some weird dance 
at the edge of the canyon, camera held high, and flailing 
with my free hand. I did regain my balance without going 
down, but sure left some blood and skin off my shins on 
the rocks. No big deal, shins heal. The main thing is that
the camera was not damaged.

Have FUN!

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Thanks to NanaRina for this: Why seniors still need newspapers I was visiting my granddaughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. "This is the 21st century," she said. We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad." I can tell you this. That fly never knew what hit him.
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Dr Bill replied re the Texan tractor yesterday: Old Zeke finally decided to give up using Mules, and buy one of them new-fangled tractors. The salesman told him it would cut his work in half - so he bought two.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Benton Mackenzie, 47, and his wife, Loretta, 41, in Long Grove, Iowa They just don't get it Reported by Sailor Deputies were turning to leave the Mackenzies' Long Grove, Iowa, home, when Benton Mackenzie allegedly called them back in to show them a court document. There on the coffee table in the basement, the deputies spotted a gram of marijuana and a pipe, Scott County Sheriff's Lt. Bryce Schmidt said. Now Benton Mackenzie, 47, and his wife, Loretta, 41, are charged for the third time in three years with drug possession. The two were in the Scott County Jail on Monday on misdemeanor charges as well as felony charges because they violated probation. A Scott County judge had given each of them probation in 2011 after they pleaded guilty to Class D felony charges of drug possession/delivery. Now they each face five years in prison for violating terms of the probation, which included abstaining from marijuana use. They allegedly violated those terms last month, when deputies searched their home at 27120 183rd Ave., and seized 50 to 75 marijuana plants. They were charged then with drug possession/delivery and spent a day in jail. Their 21-year-old son, Cody Mackenzie, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession. Benton Mackenzie's 74-year-old parents, Dorothy and Charles Mackenzie, were charged with hosting a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor. After the June 21 search and arrest of the couple, the Iowa Department of Corrections was notified of the new charges and sent Scott County Sheriff's deputies to their home last Thursday to serve probation violation warrants. Schmidt said that's when the deputies spotted the marijuana on the coffee table. "They just don't get it," Schmidt said. They even look happy on their mug shots, as if getting free room and board away from each other for five years was the goal, that they tried to accomplish. Tech Support Pits From: Ann Re: PPS Dear Webby ...'sme again. I have sent a PPS file to my friend but he cannot open it. I think because he is still using XP. Do I have to convert it or do something to it, so that he can open it? Thanks for you help. Hugs Ann Dear Ann Windows XP has nothing to do with that. All he needs is a normal pps PowerPoint viewer. He can get one free from Microsoft. The easiest way to get it is to go to That forwards to the mile long link at Microsoft. There are other free PPS viewers available, but that one is quite OK for beginners. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Glen for this one: A man was just getting himself seated at the bar when another man arrived and as he seated himself said "I'll have a Waterlou". The first man thought that the drink sounded interesting and also told the bartender "I would like what he ordered, I too will have a waterlou". The bartender set before them both a tall glass with clear liquid and a lemon wedge. Taking a big swig, the first man almost sprayed it out through his mouth and had a fit of coughing. "That tastes just like water!" he choked out. The second man said, "That's what you ordered, right Lou?"
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Our college just completed a new three-story building. While walking down a hall on the 2nd floor, I overheard two students say, "I really like the skylights on the 3rd floor." "Me too," remarked the second student. "I don't know why they didn't just put some on the 2nd floor too." --------- Political Science students?
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Today, July 18, in
0064 The Great Fire of Rome began.
1536 The authority of the pope was declared void in England.
1789 Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decided to 
 back the French Revolution.
1872 The Ballot Act was passed in Great Britain, providing 
 for secret election ballots.
1914 Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation 
 division called the Signal Corps.
1932 The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the 
 St. Lawrence Seaway.
1935 Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urged his countrymen to 
 fight to the last man against the invading Italian army.
1936 The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of 
 General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL.
1936 The Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco 
 led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.
1942 The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to 
 fly in combat, made its first flight.
1944 U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo, France, ending the 
 battle of the hedgerows.
1944 Hideki Tojo was removed as Japanese premier and 
 war minister due to setbacks suffered by his country
 in World War II.
1971 New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull 
 their troops out of Vietnam.
2001 A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore 
 train tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days 
 and virtually closed down downtown Baltimore for several 
 days. (Maryland) 
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