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Today is Wednesday, December 5

Where I grew up in Austria, December 5 was the day Santa 
came by, and read the kids the riot act about their behavior
during the year. 

Because of my frequently not so exemplary behavior, I was often
threatened with getting sent to Jagdberg, an ancient castle
converted to a juvenile jail and reform school. Well, I never
quite got sent there.

When I was 18 a college professor volunteered me to go play Santa
at Jagdberg. Beside stage fright, there was the fear they would
lock me up there, but I dressed up in the supplied garments,
hopped on my motorcycle and roared up there.

At Jagdberg they gave me a glass of Cherry Water Schnapps to calm
my nerves, and for each classroom a stack of papers. I called the
name on the top sheet, and read that kid's sins, then gave him or
her a paper bag filled with goodies.

Probably thanks to the Schnapps by the time I got to the second
classroom, I got right into my act and really lit into the little

I think they had about 16 classrooms, but by the time I was done
with them all, I was sorry it was already finished.
They gave me a couple of very tasty salami sandwiches and a
coffee, and I left.

On the way back I stopped at the place where my gtirlfriend
stayed, a dormitory attached to the hospital nunnery. She tossed
the key down when she heard my bike, and I silently crept up the
stone steps to her floor and her room. 
Well some other girl was lurking and so I had to play Santa for
her too. I only had a small bag of goodies for my girlfriend, so
the lurker just got a hug and a kiss and a grope from Santa. She
was happy.

And shortly after that, my girlfriend was made happy by Santa

The sky was just beginning to lighten in the East when I finally
rode my bike home.

Have FUN!

Today's Bonehead Award: 
Mom charged after OWI arrest led to 
4-year-old being found alone in tow lot 

Today, December 5 in
1951 The first push button-controlled garage opened in
Washington, DC. 
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Blair Springfield, 28, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Mom charged after OWI arrest led to 4-year-old being found alone in tow lot pleads not guilty A 28-year-old Milwaukee mother whose OWI arrest led to her 4- year-old daughter being found alone in a van in the city tow lot hours later has been ordered to stand trial. On Tuesday, Nov. 27 Blair Springfield waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and pleaded not guilty. Springfield faces 10 charges:
  • OWI, first offense, with a passenger under the age of 16
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability)
  • Neglecting a child (specified harm did not occur)
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability)
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability)
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability)
  • OWI, first offense with a passenger under the age of 16
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability
  • Neglecting a child (harm did not occur and child under 6 years or disability
  • Operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration with a passenger under the age of 16
Springfield pleaded not guilty to three of the charges on Saturday, Nov. 17, when she appeared in court for the first time — Count 1, Count 3, Count 7 and Count 10. Cash bond was set at $1,500. Springfield was taken into custody near 39th and Forest Home on Nov. 12, after prosecutors said she passed out behind the wheel of a minivan. She was not charged in that case. Her adult passenger and baby were removed from the vehicle, but the 4-year-old was left in the back seat. Prosecutors said the child was not mentioned by her mother and also missed by officers. The incident happened just weeks after prosecutors said Springfield passed out in a McDonald's drive-thru with children and bottles of vodka in the car. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Davis ordered the latest case go to trial during Springfield's court hearing on Tuesday. If convicted, Springfield could gain more time behind bars. She could also lose the children. The Milwaukee Police Department has not yet released squad or body camera footage from Nov. 12, the night Springfield was arrested. Springfield's next court appearance has been scheduled for Dec. 5.
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A college senior took his new girlfriend to a football game. The young couple found seats in the crowded stadium and were watching the action. A substitute was put into the game, and as he was running onto the field to take his position, the boy said to his girlfriend, "Take a good look at that fellow. I expect him to be our best man next year." His girlfriend snuggled closer to him and said, "That's the strangest way I ever heard of for a fellow to propose to a girl. Regardless of how you said it, I accept!"
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Bernie was so excited about his promotion to Vice President of the company he worked for and kept bragging about it to his wife for weeks on end. Finally she couldn't take it any longer, and told him, "Listen, it means nothing, they even have a vice president of prunes at the grocery store!" "Really?" he said. Not sure if this was true or not, Bernie boy decided to call the grocery store. A clerk answered and Bernie said, "May I speak with the Vice President of prunes, please?" The clerk replied, "Dried, canned or frozen?" ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Thriftyfun.com Bank Those Savings for Next Christmas When I save money by using coupons or buying something on sale, I put the saved money into a savings account. By the end of the year I have enough money in the account to pay for Christmas presents without having to go into debt. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________
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Today December 5 in
1560 Charles IX succeeded as King of France on the death of
Francis II. 

1766 James Christie, founder of the famous auctioneers, held his
first sale in London. 

1797 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to command forces for
the invasion of England. 

1812 Napoleon Bonaparte left his army as they were retreating
from Russia. 

1848 U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by
confirming the fact that gold had been discovered in California. 

1876 The Stillson wrench was patented by D.C. Stillson. The
device was the first practical pipe wrench. 

1904 The Russian fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at Port
Arthur, during the Russo-Japanese War. 

1908 At the University of Pittsburgh, numerals were first used on
football uniforms worn by college football players. 

1913 Britain outlawed the sending of arms to Ireland. 

1932 German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa making
it possible for him to enter the U.S. even though he was a Jew. 

1933 Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state
to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

1934 Fighting broke out between Italian and Ethiopian troops on
the Somalian border. 

1934 The Soviet Union executed 66 people charged with plotting
against Joseph Stalin's government. 

1935 In Montebello, CA, the first commercial hydroponics
operation was established. 

1936 The Soviet Union adopted a new Constitution under a Supreme

1944 During World War II, Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy. 

1945 The so-called "Lost Squadron" disappeared. The five U.S.
Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a training
mission at the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never
heard from again. 

1951 The first push button-controlled garage opened in
Washington, DC. 

1955 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of
Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO. 

1956 British and French forces began a withdrawal from Egypt
during the Suez War. 

1958 Britain's first freeway, the Preston by-pass, was opened by
Prime Minister Macmillan. 

1961 United Nations forces launched an attack in Katanga, the
Congo, near Elizabethville. 

1962 The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to cooperate in the
peaceful uses of outer space. 

1971 The Soviet Union, at United Nations Security Council, vetoed
a resolution calling for a cease-fire in hostilities between
India and Pakistan over Kashmir. 

1976 Jacques Chirac re-founded the Gaullist party as the RPR
(Rassemblement pour la République). 

1977 Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria,
Iraq and South Yemen due to peaceful relations with Israel. 

1978 The American space probe Pioneer Venus I, orbiting Venus,
began beaming back its first information and picture of the

1979 Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon
Church due to her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights
Amendment to the Constitution. 

1983 In west Beirut, Lebanon, more than a dozen people were
killed when a car bomb shattered a nine-story apartment building.

1983 The video arcade game "NFL Football" was unveiled in
Chicago. It was the first video arcade game to be licensed by the
National Football League. 

1984 Iran's official news agency quoted the hijackers of a
Kuwaiti jetliner parked at Tehran airport as saying they would
blow up the plane unless Kuwait released 14 imprisoned

1985 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 for the
first time. 

1986 The Soviet Union said it would continue to abide by the SALT
II treaty limits on nuclear weapons. This was despite the
decision by the U.S. to exceed them. 

1988 Jim Bakker and former aide Richard Dortch were indicted by a
federal grand jury in North Carolina on fraud and conspiracy

1989 Israeli soldiers killed five heavily armed Arab guerrillas
who crossed the border from Egypt. The guerrillas were allegedly
going to launch a terrorist attack commemorating the anniversary
of the Palestinian uprising. 

1989 East Germany's former leaders were placed under house

1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin kept the power to appoint
Cabinet ministers, defeating a constitutional amendment that
would have put his team of reformers under the control of
Russia's Congress. 

1998 James P. Hoffa became the head of the Teamsters union, 23
years after his father was the head. His father disappeared and
was presumed dead. 

2001 In Germany, Afghan leaders signed a pact to create a
temporary administration for post-Taliban Afghanistan. Two women
were included in the cabinet structure. Hamid Karzai and his
Cabinet were planned to take over power in Afghanistan on
December 22. 

2008 The iTunes Music Store reached 300 million applications

2010 NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft became the longest-operating
spacecraft ever sent to Mars. The Odyssey entered orbit around
Mars on October 23, 2001. 

2014 NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) debuted when
it was launched for a four hour test flight. It landed on target
in the Pacific Ocean. 

2018  smiled.

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