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Good Morning, ,

Today is Monday, February 16

Thank You Francis!

Tomorrow I get to fly to Europe. My long time friend Karolyn
moved to the US a few years ago, and still had Canadian Air 
Miles. She has now used them to buy me a ticket to go visit 
my dad.

Tomorrow noon I take off for Calgary, and at 3 from there
to Amsterdam, and after a one hour stop there to Zurich,
Switzerland. From there I take a train and head to Austria.

By supper time on Wednesday I will ring the door bell at 
my dad's place. He will have my favorite supper ready.

From high above the clouds Tuesday night I won't be able 
to send out the Wednesday issue. The Thursday issue will
again be on track and will hopefully have some pictures
from the trip.

The Tuesday issue will still be from here, sent out tonight.
Have FUN!

Today's Bonehead Award goes to a
Texan, who got a life sentence for his 10th DUI
Details at Boneheads

Today, in 
1946 The first commercially designed helicopter was tested 
 in Connecticut. 
1958 The first ironing board was patented by William 
 Vandenburg and James Harvey. 
More of what happened on this day in history at History

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On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away. --- Tom Lehrer (1928 - ) The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. --- Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950) ______________________________________________________ Bubba and Bobby Joe rented a boat and fished in a lake every day. One day they caught 30 fish. Bubba said to Bobby Joe, "Mark this here spot so that we can come back right here again tomorrow." The next day, when they were driving to rent the boat, the Bubba asked Bobby Joe, "Bobby Joe, did you mark that there spot like ah tole ya?" His friend replied, "Shore nuff, I put a big ole 'X' on the bottom of the boat." "You stupid fool! Now, what we gonna do if we don't get that same boat today?!" ______________________________________________________ "May I go swimming, Mommy?" "No, you may not. There are sharks here." "But Daddy's swimming." "He's insured." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Lillemor for this picture: Click through for the big picture This Columbian Cathedral is called Las Lajas Sanctuary
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Bobby Gene Martin, 64 Montgomery County Texas Life sentence for 10th DUI A Texas man was sentenced to two life sentences Wednesday for drunk driving. If that seems harsh, consider that Bobby Gene Martin, 64, racked up 10 DWI charges between 1981 and 2014, reports the Montgomery County Police Reporter. In the latest incident, Martin crashed his mom's pickup truck on Aug. 2, then reportedly asked a wrecker driver for a ride home so he wouldn't get "another DWI." The driver refused, and responding officers found Martin in water up to his waist in a nearby drainage ditch, the Courier reports. His blood alcohol level was 0.217. Martin then threatened to "kill not only the deputy that arrested him, but also his wife, his children, his mom," Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kyle Crowl said. Once at the local jail, Martin kept up the death threats, hurling them, along with racial slurs, at the jailer. The jury took one hour to convict Martin and spent three hours deliberating his sentence after learning of his earlier crimes. As a habitual offender, he faced 25 years to life. After notching his eighth drunk-driving conviction in 1999, Martin was sentenced to 15 years in prison, the Houston Chronicle reports. After being released, he was jailed once again for a year after a 2009 DWI arrest. "It is amazing he hasn't killed anyone yet," said Crowl, who painted this metaphor for the jury: The latest charges were the "icing on a cake that [Martin] had been baking his whole life." Martin's life sentences will be served concurrently; he'll be eligible for parole at age 80. His next DUI won't happen until 2031. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Victoria Re: Lost recycle bin Dear Webby, I lost my Recycle Bin the last time I changed resolution. Apparently Windows squished it out of the viewable part of the desktop, and I can't find it any more. How do I get it back? Victoria Dear Victoria That has always been a very common occurrence with Windows. One way to drag it back in from the dark side is to use Auto-Arrange. Ouch! Yeah, I don't like it either. However, it will usually drag icons in from beyond the visible part of the screen. There is also a possibility, that another icon got parked on top of it. Windows 7 quite cheerfully does that. For example, if you try to drag a folder or program into the recycle bin, instead of hitting the old-fashioned DEL key, then sometimes Windows just parks the icon of that foler or program on top of the Recycle Bin icon, neatly hiding it. Sometimes you can spot that kind of malarkey by looking for shortcut names, that don't look quite right. Then you can drag the covering icon away. If you DID delete the Recycle bin icon, it's easy to get it back. Control Panel Personalize choose the link for “Change Desktop Icons” on the left side Put a checkmark into the box next to the name. Hit APPLY Hit OK That is almost all there is to it. The next step is to FIND it. If you have 1500 shortcut icons on the desktop, that won't be easy. Again, the dreaded Auto-Arrange to the rescue. It will sort the icons alphabetically, and if you have painted a background to look like labelled bookshelf boards or labelled file cabinets, you can quickly drag the icons to a place, that makes sense. Next, right-click the desktop and select: Save Desktop. Sometimes that works, but it is a bit unpredictable. Have FUN! DearWebby ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Easily Remove Coffee Stains From Mugs The other day quite by accident I came across this easy way to get coffee stains out of my cups. Normally I use baking soda and rub the stains out, but it was all gone. The cups also had some lime deposits on them so I thought I'd use vinegar to remove those and found I only had apple cider vinegar. I didn't want to cool my dish water so I heated a cup of apple cider vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes. I then added it to my dish water and let the cups sit a few minutes and the coffee stains wiped right out with no scrubbing. mug after cleaning By Cory [7] ______________________________________________________ Doug went to the eye doctor for an examination because he was having trouble reading the newspaper. "Now that you're over 40," the doctor told him, "you've developed a condition called 'presbyopia,' in which the lens of your eye can no longer focus as well as it used to." Seeing his worried look, the doctor tried to be upbeat. "Congratulations!" he said. "You're now officially a presbyope!" Doug leaned over and asked seriously, "If that means I'm no longer a Roman Catholic, do I still have to go to Confession?"
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>From Bobbie My wife has not spoken to me in three days. I think it has something to do with what happened on Sunday night when she thought she heard a noise downstairs. She nudged me and whispered, "Wake up, wake up!" "What's the matter?" I asked. "There are burglars in the kitchen. I think they're eating the tuna casserole I made tonight." "That'll teach them!" I replied. _____________________________________________________ A dyslexic man walks into a bra. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
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Today in 
1741 Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, 
 "The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle". 
1804 A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the 
 U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken 
 by pirates. 
1857 The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in 
 Washington, DC. It was the first school in the world for 
 advanced education of the deaf. The school was later 
 renamed Gallaudet College. 
1862 During the U.S. Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate 
 soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort 
 Donelson, TN. 
1868 The Jolly Corks organization, in New York City, changed 
 it name to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE). 
1914 The first airplane flight between Los Angeles and 
 San Francisco took place. 
1918 Lithuania proclaimed its independence. 
1923 Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian 
 Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The next day he entered the chamber 
 with several invited guests. He had originally found the 
 tomb on November 4, 1922. 
1932 The first fruit tree patent was issued to James E. 
 Markham for a peach tree which ripens later than other 
1937 Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. 
 Carothers was a research chemist for Du Pont. 
1938 The U.S. Federal Crop Insurance program was authorized. 
1945 During World War II, U.S. troops landed on the island of 
 Corregidor in the Philippines. 
1946 The first commercially designed helicopter was tested 
 in Connecticut. 
1958 The first ironing board was patented by William 
 Vandenburg and James Harvey. 
1959 Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba after the overthrow 
 of President Fulgencio Batista. 
1960 The U.S.S. Triton began the first circumnavigation of 
 the globe under water. The trip ended on May 10. 
1968 In the U.S., the first 911 emergency telephone system 
 was inaugurated in Haleyville, AL. 
1970 Joe Frazier began his reign as the undefeated heavyweight 
 world champion when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds. 
 He lost the title on January 22, 1973, when he lost for the 
 first time in his professional career to George Foreman. 
1985 "Kojak" returned to network television after an absence 
 of seven years with the CBS-TV special, "Kojak: The Belarus File." 
1987 John Demjanjuk went on trial in Jerusalem. He was accused 
 of being "Ivan the Terrible", a guard at the Treblinka 
 concentration camp. He was convicted, but the Israeli 
 Supreme Court overturned the ruling. 
1989 Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announced that a 
 bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player was the reason 
 that Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down the previous December. 
 All 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground were killed. 
1999 A bomb exploded at the government headquarters in 
 Uzbekistan. Gunfire followed the incident. The event 
 apparently was an attempt on the life of President Islam 
1999 Kurds seized embassies and held hostages across Europe 
 following Turkey's arrest of Kurdish rebel leader 
 Abdullah Ocalan. 
1999 Testimony began in the Jasper, TX, trial of John William 
 King. He was charged with murder in the gruesome dragging 
 death of James Byrd Jr. King was later convicted and 
 sentenced to death. 
2002 The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested 
 after dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds 
 and scattered around in the surrounding woods. 
2005 The Kyoto global warming pact went into effect in 140 
2015  smiled.

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