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Barbless Bits & Little Chits

Phyllis

11-16-18


After its capriciousness of the past couple of weeks, Lake Vermilion seems to have settled down to serious winter conditions. About a week ago, we awakened one morning to see our entire little bay covered with ice, with a blanket of snow on top. The entire bay had been open water the night before. By noon, however, the bay was again open, with water lapping the shore. This action was repeated a couple of times, with the open water lulling us into a sense of complacency.
I think we have seen the last of this erratic behavior now. The bay gives every indication that this is the scene we will be viewing for the next four or five months.
There were a couple of incidents of people falling through the ice. Some could have been serious, but, fortunately, there were no serious accidents.
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Just what we need! Everyone is freezing to death in this bitterly cold weather. I have heard the wind chill, the humidity and the high winds as some of the reasons that this cold seems so unbearable. Whatever the cause, it felt about twenty degrees colder as I read the note from Lee and Greta Tuominen. "We are back in sunny California!" they wrote. "The temperature has been in the low 80s since we returned." When will we experience those temperatures again? Brrr!
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The rest of the "Laws" submitted by my friend from Georgia:
Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of Theater and Athletic Events - At any event, the people whose seats are further from the aisle always arrive last. They will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer or the restroom and leave early before the end of the performance or the game. Folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the end of the event. Aisle people are very surly folk.

The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, you will be asked to do something that will last until the coffee is cold.

Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they are ugly.

Law of Commercial Marketing - As soon as you find a product you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop stocking it.

Doctor's Law - If you do not feel well and make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you will feel better. If you don't make an appointment, you will continue to be sick.
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A Sunday School teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?" "No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms."
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A rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?"
The little boy replied, "Thank God he is finally in bed!"
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Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandparent's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. "Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer," said his mother.
"I don't need to," the boy replied.
"Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We always say a prayer before eating at our house." "That's at our house," Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook."
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Maren and George Welles submitted this Bible verse: For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds says the Lord." Jeremiah 30:17
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Have a great week!


 

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