All posts by George Walters

Thursday Morning Humour

Not for the mild at heart!!!

A lady, about 8 months pregnant, got on a bus and sat down. She then noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat.
This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused.
When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver, and he had the man arrested.
The case came up in court.
The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.
The man replied, ‘Well your Honour, it was like this:
When the lady got on the bus, I couldn’t help but notice her condition.
She sat down under a sign that said, ‘The Double Mint Twins are coming’ and I grinned.
Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, ‘Logan’s Liniment will reduce the swelling,’ and I had to smile.
Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, ‘William’s Big Stick Did the Trick,’ and I could hardly contain myself.

But, Your Honour … when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, ‘Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!’ I just lost it.’

‘CASE DISMISSED!’

Great Song Says a lot

Can’t Beat This Song. Says what a lot of people are afraid to say. One of our favourites. Alan Jackson is my favourite singer and George Strait is my lovely wife’s. But then again …. George is a great name!!!!

Don’t fool with us old folks

For Old Folks Only … as it does have one word that might offend the weak. LOL But it does remind me of another old friend of mine. Ed. LOL Lives in Lakeland Florida. Every time I saw him I would say. You Packin” Ed? LOL He would say. Yep, I sure am. You know? He was too. 90 Years Old.

Morning slice OF LIFE Oct 13/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well and had a great Thanksgiving. For my wife and I we are having our Thanksgiving today as yesterday we had a lot of work to be done in the old woodworking shop. Today I will continue on with things but my wife will be making a nice turkey dinner with all the trimmings and homemade cherry pie made from Montmorency Cherries for desert. They are sour so a touch of sugar has to be added. But in saying that, there isn’t any cherries better than them for making pies. We used to grow them many years ago when we had our farms in Niagara. Along with a lot of other things. Today highway 522 is quiet but there has been a lot of campers coming into our area. I suspect it because hunting season is upon us. Good to see folks out and about doing what they love. The good thing is they should be able to keep their distance being out in the bush. LOL Let’s hope they do just that. The weather here in Port Loring, Ontario Canada was really nice yesterday and I suspect once this rain moves through we should be seeing some more of the same for today. Which will make our Thanksgiving Day just that much better. Our boys are staying at their home this year not venturing to our place. We feel it is best to stay apart for the time being with them living in other cities. The crazy part is a lot aren’t doing that, with taking a chance. Also, one contributor to spreading this virus is those that goes to church. Right now in my mind they should stay home. What ever they do there … they can do at home. And hey! It’s not forever. But to each, their own I say. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. GW

Food for thought

It seems at this time that some folks are not wanting to believe that this virus is getting worse. I believe that their reasoning with this is that they don’t want to go back to being locked down as we were earlier in the year. Others just don’t give a dam. That thinking though is crazy thinking, and if that way of thinking is entertained to great extent, which is what is starting to happen … it can become fatal, for a lot of people. Stay safe and do what’s right!!!

Morning Slice of life Oct 11/2020

Good Morning! We all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Kind of nice being it is a Thanksgiving weekend. And while I got ya. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and that, that turkey is the best ever. Well … if you are having a turkey. Turkeys to our family on Thanksgiving is tradition. But with this virus going around things have changed slightly with our two boys staying home and not dropping by. But in saying that we will chat on the phone and things. We will also drop off a turkey dinner for our youngest as he is the closest. So all in all, things will work out. Not much more we can do. For the past two days my wife and I have been so busy I didn’t have a chance to get on here for my morning chat. But should be okay now. I think. LOL you just never know what a day might bring. Highway 522 was quite busy for the past few days. I suspect it because of the Holiday weekend and folks are going here and there picking up things. The LCBO as busy that’s for sure here in our small town. LOL Today I will continue on working in my old woodworking shop on some cabinets. But first I have to clean up my mess I made over the past two days. Small shop doesn’t take much for a feller like me to mess up. But as much as it seems I am complaining … I am not LOL. It’s nice having the equipment to do these things that need doing, or making, or fixing. LOL So with that, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and a bowl of oatmeal and then will get to work. Stay safe and do what’s right. Especially on this Holiday weekend. The amount of people getting infected right now is staggering. Well over the thousand a day now, if the truth was being told. Hang in there. GW

This Week’s Podcast: The Human Mind

Episode 42: Hi folks. How you all doing? Good I hope. Today I have another Podcast lined up for you, called … The Human Mind. I hope you enjoy it. Take care, and stay safe.

Life Information

I know  life challenges us for a reason but that doesn’t become apparent until later. Heine’s sight is 2020 as they say.

This year is challenging for all of us. Before we didn’t have to worry so much about how things we do impact the world around us. Maybe this is why the world is going through this. To teach us that everything we do does affect the air the water the trees, animals, birds, fish, insects etc…the food we eat the land we walk on the lives all around us. If we don’t pay attention to all these things… We won’t survive!  So yes … I think we’ll all need to think before we act!

Ruth Walters

Morning slice of life Oct 8/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well. Weather wise it is a bit cloudy here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. Temperatures have cooled down somewhat sitting at 3.9 C | 39.02 F. It will warm up some though, as the day moves forward. We should see some much-needed sunshine shortly. Actually we should have sunshine now for the rest of this week, and into next week too … with temperatures being quite nice. It’s fine with me as I do enjoy being outside. Highway 522 is slowing down some days, but it has picked up with the hunters coming into our area. It will get busier closing in on November, as that is when deer season opens in our area. On another note, I did do a bit of work outside yesterday, in spite of the rain, and today will finish up a few things that is need of doing. Then I will work in my woodworking shop on a couple orders, and some cabinets for our cottage. So … lots to do these days. With the virus here in Ontario they are saying that the numbers are down a touch, logging in 583 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday and one more death. The only thing with that is, they aren’t doing the testing like they were doing, so them numbers are far from the truth in reality. I would say now … what they say, you should double it for a more accurate account. At any rate … the only thing we can do, or at least for those of us that do care of what is going on, is to take extra precautions for ourselves, friends and immediate family. With that I am off for a piece of toast with some local honey that came from an elderly lady friend of ours near North Bay Ontario. (Dam that honey is good!) LOL and a cup of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife. Can’t get a much healthier breakfast than that. LOL Other than the bread. But then again … if you make your own bread it’s not so bad. Oh! And remember it is always best to eat something before drinking coffee the first thing in the morning. Even if it is a piece of toast or bagel. Reason being … it is easier on the body. Coffee is good for you in moderation, but there are some precautions you need to take before drinking if first thing in the morning. The afternoon is fine on its own. Food for thought, you could say. Take care my friends. Stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning slice of life Oct 7/2020

Hi Folks! How you all doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are fine so far and taking precautions every day in hopes we stay away from the virus. Hard to do with what is going on in the world today, with some people not doing as they should. The thing I see more and more every day, is that a lot of people are saying …. well I am following the government’s guidelines to the letter. I have to say here and now, that not all these Powers That Be’s guidelines are the best. The thing they should be doing is using their own common sense, as everyone has different things going on. At any rate, such is life. But it does make me shake my head in wondering where some folks brains are located. LOL So with that off my mind. We did have some heavy rain through the night here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Around 2:00 AM we had a heavy down pour that lasted for a half hour. Woke me up. Temperature wise it has warmed up a lot with temperatures sitting at 11F/52C. It will warm up a bit more, as the day moves forward. We will also see some more showers off and on throughout the day. Overnight things will clear and if you do happen to have a few things in your garden yet. It might be a good idea to cover things up a bit. I am going to do that myself, as I do have a few tomatoes and things that are still doing quite well in spite of all the cool wet weather we been having. Tomorrow we should be back to some sunshine, and then things are going to warm up quite a bit. So things are looking pretty good in the days ahead weather wise. Best we enjoy them while they last. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee, with my lovely wife and maybe, a bowl of Raisin bran. I don’t have it very often, but every so often the urge hits me. LOL Moderation is the key to everything I always say. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Onions

Hmm, they say that there is an image on Facebook, an image of a handful of onions in a wicker basket. According to Facebook, the onions were positioned in a “sexually suggestive manner.” I would have to say that who ever sees this as something sexual, has a problem themselves LOL There are a lot of things on Facebook worse than that LOL The onions are on the news if you want to take a look. Sheesh, And hey for those that think there isn’t anything entertaining these days. I say just read the news or go on Facebook. LOL But hey! Who am I to judge.

Food For Thought or something like that

A few things have come up that we now know for certain about this virus, which I am thinking will help a lot…..

People who notice a loss in their ability to smell every day household odours such as garlic, coffee, and perfumes should self-isolate and seek out a place to be tested.
Mounting evidence has pointed to the loss of smell as one of the most reliable symptoms of COVID-19, providing health care workers with at least one stable bit of help.—especially as flu season arrives. Along with that it should also be noted that while the focus of preventing infection shifted from hand-washing to wearing a mask and social distancing, medical experts have never stopped reminding the public to wash their hands as often as possible to keep themselves safe and healthy. And according to new research, that’s definitely a good thing, since the evidence shows that the coronavirus can live on human skin for over nine hours, up to four and a half times longer than the flu. Also, it is now known that this virus can be spread further than six feet away. So …. as I keep on saying my friends. Be more vigilant than ever. In doing so you have a pretty good chance of getting through this. And one other thing I would suggest is not getting together with friends and family members outside your home this Thanksgiving. I would say if you do, that is an open invitation for this virus to spread even more. You know, with all the modern technology we have today there are many other ways of getting together from a distance. Truth be told since this virus has started … my wife and I have talked more to our boys, some family members and friends than ever before. From a distance of course. I would have to say it has brought us even closer together. It’s the same as going to church, to me it is unnecessary … what you can do there, you can do at home, by yourself. Take care and remember my words are my opinion only. LOL You are entitled to yours.

Morning Slice of life Oct 6/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well. Ruth and I are doing okay so far. This morning we are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, but it isn’t as cold. We could see some light rain off and on throughout the day. If lucky we might see a touch of sunshine off and on too. But for most parts it is looking like rain for today and tomorrow. Highway 522 is quiet this morning with just locals moving around. Yesterday we went to town to pick up a new pair of boots for my wife, as hers I don’t think would make it through another winter. LOL Man are things expensive these days. Seems it takes no effort at all to spend a $100.00 or more these days. So did that and picked up our grocery order that they brought to our car. Makes it nice, as that way we don’t have to go inside the store and take a chance on catching that virus. Every bit of precaution is a help. After picking up our groceries we had our lunch in the car, along with a coffee my wife brought with us, and then headed on home. We did see our son and talked to him outside for a few minutes. He was picking up his groceries at the same time we were. Couldn’t have planned it any better. LOL On another note the trip to town was nice seeing all the leaves in full colour. A lot have dropped though, and I suspect they will be all gone in another week Today I will get back to doing some work in my old woodworking shop. My wife is going to make a pumpkin pie with our pumpkins we grew this summer and if she has enough time she said she is going to make an apple pie with some fresh Cortland Apples we bought while in town yesterday. So that should be a nice treat for tonight. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a piece of toast with that fresh honey we bought the other day. With my lovely wife. It seems that honey is addicting as coffee is these days LOL. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning Slice of life Oct 5/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s a foggy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We did have a wee bit of rain through the night, and early this morning on the rooftops we had a touch of frost. I kind of didn’t want that as I do still have a few tomatoes ripening on the vines. But in saying that … I suspect they made out okay. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0.9 C | 33.62 F. It will warm up some, and we should see some sunshine once this fog is burned off. Then back to rain for tomorrow … but after that, things are looking pretty good, with sunshine for the remainder of the week. Which will make things nice for finishing up some outside work I have in mind. Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop all day on some new projects for the cottage, which kept me busy. Today my wife and I have some things to do inside and once that if finished up … we might get a bit of front porch sittin’ in with a drink or two. Highway 522 is slow these days with mostly locals moving around. As I say … I am not sure where they go all the time as we only have three stores in town LOL. Oh well, it’s good to see them out and about. As long as they do what they are supposed to health wise for themselves and others. With that … I am off for my fresh honey and toast and a cup of homemade perked coffee with my lovely wife. That honey tasted so good yesterday, I figured I would have it again this morning. LOL Good for you too. In moderation of course. Take care and stay safe.

Spending Taxpayers Money

They are telling us that we here in Canadians have made more than 830,000 repayments of COVID-19 emergency aid benefits because they were not entitled. Which is a good thing, as if they took the money without checking things out and don’t need it, they should pay it back. But here again in the next breath our Powers That Be says. In June, the government proposed legislation that would have imposed fines or even jail time on people who deliberately lied on CERB applications. It backtracked after a public and political outcry. Again, here is what I think. If there is money available and you are in need, and I say in need, and you qualify for it, then by all means apply for it. But if you don’t need it, and are just taking it so you don’t have to work or using the money for things unnecessary, well then … I say the Powers that be, should go after those that did wrong. Just because we are in the midst of things that aren’t all that nice right now, there is still no reason for cheats to get away with it. The thing is, what a lot don’t understand is, that handing out all this money can’t be kept up. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that our country today, is so far in debt we might never get out of it. And the next thing is … it isn’t the Powers That Be’s money. It’s ours, the working people. But giving them the benefit of the doubt, I would hope that they are taking these things serious. But then again!! My Opinion Only.

Information Gone Crazy

Ontario reports 566 new COVID-19 cases for Oct 4/2020. Down from yesterday. Now that is a laugh, as in the next breath … they tell you that walk-in tests come to end across the province of Ontario. So bottom line is … yes the cases are down a wee bit, but they are not doing the testing that they were doing, which in turn lowers the count. This is just a way that they can now say …. Well … the cases are down, so we can keep things open for a while longer. LOL Makes me shake my head once again. I guess they figure that we the public are a bit slow with our thinking. LOL Hmm … they might be right in some respects for some. As there are a lot out there that sure isn’t taking things serious. My opinion only.

Morning Slice of life Oct 4/2020

Good Morning! It is a touch cooler this morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 37 °F/3 °C. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Which will make things nice for working outside. We also should see some much-needed sunshine today and into tomorrow. But then we are back to some rain for a couple of days. I am hoping the rain will pass us by, as I do have some things outside that I would like to do. Like painting the outside of the cottage. But, I have found that you can’t buck Mother Nature. She does what she wants, in spite of how powerful us humans think we are. LOL Highway 522 is real quiet this morning, but it is Sunday. A day of rest for some. For me … every day is the same, and when it comes to rest, I …. well, I rest when I need it. Which could be any day or hour for that matter. LOL On another note, the grass has slowed down a lot in the growing department, but I suspect I will have to cut it one more time in a few days. I like to put my bagger on the mower, as I can then gather the leaves and put them on my veggie garden, which in turn lets them rot through winter, and come spring … I have free fertilizer. I then till it in and get to planting. What could be better than that? Nothing. So with that bit of information under your hat, that is if you wear a hat, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and maybe …. just maybe I will add a piece of toast with some fresh honey I picked up from a friend of ours last week. Honey you know … has a lot of great values in the health department. And with this virus going around we humans could use all the help we can get. Only the raw honey has what is needed to help us. Also, the great thing is, that for most parts it lasts a long time, without going bad. It is a bit expensive though, around ten dollars for a quart size tub, but there is a lot of work that goes into it. On the bees part that is. LOL Take care, and stay safe. It isn’t getting any better out there that’s for sure. We are closing in on the 1000 a day here in Ontario. And I suspect it will get worse than that. I also think we haven’t seen anything yet compared to what will take place in a month or two. The only help we got is ourselves folks!

Morning Slice of life Oct 3/2020

Good Morning! It’s a pretty nice morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 4.2 C | 39.56 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. I am thinking it will remain mostly cloudy, but we could see some clearing and if lucky some sunshine later on. Highway 522 is slowing down a lot these days, which in my mind is a good thing. Especially with the amount of people getting infected with this virus. I would say that the figures are way low to what they really are. I wouldn’t hesitate to say, they would be about double of what we are hearing, and will continue to rise if folks don’t start to take things serious. I can’t see where some people’s logic is these days. If we don’t put things in motion to slow it down, we will lose control of the situation, if we haven’t already. My son living in North Bay told me yesterday he was happy to see some students, now starting to wear a mask while congregating outside the schools and parking lots around town. That to me is a good thing. Now we need to get our older folks and mid range to start doing their part. When my wife and I were in town we seen restaurants full, with no one wearing a mask, or for that matter taking any precautions what’s so ever. They are the ones that is causing a lot of our problem. If asked I would say stay home. Make your own coffee, its better anyways, or get take out, and eat or drink it in your car, outside or take it home and relax with a good movie. Stay out of churches too. They are about the worst places you can be in. Talk to family members on the phone instead of visiting them in person. I can’t see why so many folks are so blind to what is truly real in life. Makes me laugh, as some of these people say they base their life around science. And then they head on off to church or a restaurant for lunch or dinner. Bottom line is, the only way we can control this virus and make things tolerable is if we start doing what is right and take the blinders off. Our health officials are good in part here in Canada, but we as an individual have to do our part. I would also say if asked that folks needs to take the blinders of with a lot of things. What a lot have believed in for most their life, in reality isn’t real at all. Anyways … that’s my opinion on things at hand this morning. LOL. Take care, and stay safe.

This week’s Podcast: Being Rich

Episode 41: Hi folks. I hope you all are well. For all those that have sent me E-Mails and calling asking if my wife and I are okay? …. We are fine. I plumb forgot to add a new show here last week, being so busy getting things ready for winter. At any rate, thanks for your concern means a lot, and I do have another show ready for you which is called … Being Rich. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing and sharing it with you. Take care and stay safe in these trying times. It’s not getting any better out there. George Walters

Morning Slice of life Oct 2/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It also has become a touch cool too. We could see temperatures rise a bit and a bit of sunshine as the day moves forward. But all said … it is starting to look like Fall. Most of all our leaves are down in certain areas now. It was quite a show this year, that’s for sure. I missed a few days here on the Blog as you all noticed. Not that anything was wrong as a lot have asked, it’s just my wife and I have been extra busy getting things ready outside for winter. But I think, we have things all set now for what’s to come. We also had some friends drop by for a visit yesterday which we enjoyed while outside from a distance. Today I will get started working in my old woodworking shop on a corner table I have in the works, and then onto a cabinet for our cottage that will hold some groceries, plates and things. They will be nice added features, when all said and done. It’s nice having my shop to make these things for sure … but it is even nicer having the know how. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. No breakfast this morning. Have a great day and stay safe, this virus is growing every day, which makes the chances of getting it … just that much easier.

Morning Slice of life Sep 29/2020

Good Morning! I hope everyone is well and staying healthy. Waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada we are seeing a wee bit of sunshine. But temperatures have dropped a lot. At the moment it is sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F. It will warm up a touch … but not much. The sunshine though should stay with us for most the day. Then we will be back into rain for two more days with even cooler temperatures. So things are changing weather wise. Sign of what’s to come. But in saying that … I am not ready for seeing any white yet. Highway 522 is slowing down a lot now, with folks moving back to the cities and cottages being closed up for winter. Yesterday my wife and I kind of took it easy. Today I will get back to working in my woodworking shop. I am in the midst of making a wall cabinet for our new cottage, and then I am going to make an end table for the one corner of the cottage. That should keep me busy and out of trouble my wife says for a week or so. On another note we do have most of all our outside work done up for winter. The vegetable gardens are put to bed for the long sleep. We still have one small garden with some tomatoes in it that we are using daily. But it won’t be long, and they will be finished too. The grass has slowed down a lot, so that makes me smile, as we won’t have to mow much anymore this year. The leaves on the trees are falling fast this year. We are right in the middle of it right now. It sure is a sight to see. But the time line is short. With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning. Raisin-Bran. LOL I like that occasionally. Not the best health wise, but not so bad. Moderation is the key with food these days. Once finished, a cup of perked coffee with my lovely wife should get me ready to do some work. Take care and stay safe. This virus is getting worse.

COVID-19 Cases Today Sep 28/2020

Health officials reported 700 new infections on Monday at noon, in Ontario. Breaking the previous high of 624 cases on April 24. Not good and still rising. I hate to say I told you so. Sheesh. And the crazy thing is … the researchers are saying that the COVID-19 second wave could hit Ontario by middle of October. LOL That is a joke! As it has started already. Makes me shake my head.

Morning slice of life Sep 28/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s a not so good day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada weather wise. We had some heavy rain early this morning and at the moment it is cloudy with some lingering showers. Temperatures have cooled down some and will continue to drop throughout the day and into tomorrow. We should see some sunshine tomorrow which will make it nice to take in the colours that Nature has to offer. Traffic for Sunday was quiet, but I suspect it will pick up as the day moves forward. The virus is increasing its toll on us humans here in Ontario. We are closing in on the 500 a day mark, almost to where it was when it started. At this time we need to take extra care, but it seems there are a lot of people that just doesn’t care. So in knowing that, we that do care have to take extra precautions when around people like that. Not much else we can do. On another note, I did manage to get the curtain rods all up in our new cottage and my lovely wife hung them up. I have to say that curtains sure can make a home. LOL Today I have some inside work to do, so my wife and I will be doing that. With that I am off for a bowl of Oatmeal and a cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.