One of the best golfers of all time

I thought you might like to watch this fellow make history. He has been struggling for the past year or so, but he made up for it yesterday. Just shows what a few of us older fellers are made of. You never want to count yourself out. In saying all that … I hope he has had the vaccine shot. Sheesh! Great Man.

Morning Chat May 23/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy, damp, cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature waking up was sitting at 8.7 C | 47.66 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. The blackflies are still quite bad in certain areas, along with them pesky mosquitoes. Highway 522 is busy these days with lots of campers and things moving up and down the highway. Used to be … I could go to the Hardware store and know everyone that I happened upon. Nowadays, I don’t know half of them. Sign of the times I guess. Reason being, that a lot of people from the big cities are seeing the light, selling, and moving to the country, caused by this virus. I can’t say I blame them. It is also amazing how much the prices of homes have risen here in our area. Truth be told … it is getting hard to find properties for sale any more. Everything has been bought up. Even the vacant land is selling fast these days, with folks putting trailers and mobile homes on them. On another note, our firewood was delivered a couple of days ago, and my wife and I decided to get to work and pile it before it got wet with this rain we have been having. It got a wee bit wet on a few pieces, nothing to be concerned about. We had it all piled under our old lean-to in one and a half days. Not bad for an old feller and a hardworking woman. They call that Team Work! We do everything together. Today I might do some outside work if the weather clears and warms up some. I will see how that goes. This damp cool weather plays havoc on these old bones of mine. LOL But I keep moving. The worst thing us older folks can do is to sit and do nothing. With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. You never know what a day might bring ya. Take care and stay safe. Things are still quite bad out there. GW

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Morning chat May 22/2021

Good Morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario. I suspect the showers will remain with us for most of the day. But in saying that … we do need it. Makes me smile as my lovely wife and I just finished planting our vegetable gardens, and they could use a nice drink to get them settled into their new home. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks moving into our area from all over. Kind of makes me wonder with this virus that is among us where some peoples minds are located. On another note, our firewood that we buy every spring arrived yesterday. Even with the heat I managed to pile half of it. Today we will finish it, as we can work under our lean too which should keep us dry for most parts. Once that is done we can get back to building our second lean-too out behind our house. We started building it a few days ago. So lots to do these days. I would also like to build a deck on our new cottage that we fixed up last year. It would be a nice place for our family and guests to sit on them warm summer days. But with the price of lumber these days I will have to give that some thought before I get all gun ho. LOL It’s amazing really two years ago you could buy a 4×8 sheet of 1/2 inch plywood for $22.00. Today it costs me $70.00. I am thinking there is a lot going on that we don’t know with these price increases these days. At any rate, not much we can do other than only buy what is absolutely necessary. So with that bit of information under your hat … I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe. Even with these vaccines that a lot are getting, things aren’t very good at the moment. Some would like you to believe that, but it isn’t. It’s going to take time for things to improve. And just because some have had the vaccine, is no reason to ease up on the safety measures. The virus is still very deadly.

A Smile for a Long weekend

Grandma goes to Court

Your chuckle for the day folks…….a short story… if this actually happened, I would have loved to have been in the courtroom!

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you’ll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know the defence attorney?’

She again replied, ‘Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women and one of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”

The defence attorney nearly died when this came out.

The judge immediately asked both counsellors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said,
“If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.”

Morning Chat May 21/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy Friday morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It has been nice temperature wise for the past few days. This morning it was sitting at 20.6 C | 69.08 F. It will warm up a lot as the day progresses. The blackflies have been bad for the past few days, and they will remain with us till Father’s Day. The mosquitoes are just starting. I think in a lot of ways they are worse than the blackflies. And they love this hot muggy weather. But as I always say … we live in the north, and they are part of the package for living in paradise. LOL Highway 522 is busy these days with folks moving in from other areas. There was an accident on Highway 69 last Wednesday as they were rerouting the traffic our way to highway 11. On another note, my lovely wife and I did get our mowing all finished yesterday, so we are good for another week. The grass is sure growing these days which is nice to see. I like to gather ours and pile it in spots around my vegetable gardens. Then, when it rots a bit, I spread it in between the rows, which in turn makes for some pretty tasty vegetables. I can’t wait till our tomatoes are ready. They won’t be ready for a while though, as this year the plants are quite small. Talking about our vegetable gardens, my wife and I did manage to get it over half planted yesterday. We were sure tired at the end of the day, after mowing, tilling the gardens and then planting. But we slept good. LOL Today our firewood is coming which is a good thing, as it gives it time to dry through the hot days of summer. This year being so dry we are thinking the delivery feller can back right up to where we are going to pile it, which will sure make things a lot easier for us. We won’t have to move it twice. We will see how that goes in a bit. Other than that, not much else happening in and around our small community. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 20/2021

Good Morning! Well, it’s been a couple of days since my last post. The reason being my lovely wife and I have been extra busy working on some outside things. The weather has been nice other than a shower or two. This morning the temperature was sitting at16.7 C | 62.06 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Actually it is going to get down right hot for a couple of days. On another note, the black flies have been real bad the past few days. Now the mosquitoes are starting to enter into the picture and this hot, damp, muggy weather will bring them out in droves. Not much we can do about it, as this is the north, and what will be, will be. Yesterday my wife and I went to town to pick up our groceries that we order online. It sure was busy with people moving around all over. So much for being closed down. While there we visited our son in his apartment parking lot. Dropped off a few things, had a chat and went to pick up a few vegetable plants that we ordered for our gardens. Which we will get to planting hopefully later on today. We will have to see what the weather is going to do. Boy are plants expensive this year. It seems that everyone is raising the prices on things relating it to the virus that is among us. Being as old as I am and not being fooled as much these days … I would say there is a lot of price gouging going on. Not a good thing and really there is no reason to be doing this. But … it is what some humans do. After we picked up our plants and had a chat with our son, we had our lunch in our car with a cup of coffee my wife made for us before we left and headed for home. Actually we had a great day. With that I am off for some bacon and eggs that my wife has made for me and will then get to mowing the lawn. Take care and stay safe.

Episode 70: Chairs of Comfort

Episode 70: Hi folks, and yes before you ask I did miss last week’s episode. The reason being my lovely wife and I were quite busy working on a few projects that needed to be done, and I plumb forgot. Anyways I remembered this morning. Or I should say … my wife did. I hope you enjoy Chairs Of Comfort. Stay safe and have a great day. It sure looks nice out there this morning.

Morning Chat May 13/2021

Good Morning! Its another great looking day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning with hardly a cloud in the sky. It is a bit cool waking up with the temperature sitting at 6.7 C | 44.06 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. No one, I don’t think, will be complaining about the weather today. Now, the Black Flies they are another story. My wife and I worked outside all day yesterday on some things and them black flies kept us moving. The only thing that helped us a bit, was the wind. But even with them annoying us we managed to get a lot done. After lunch the power went out, so we had to use our generator for a spell. Not sure what went wrong there. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks coming in to our area. A lot of people aren’t happy about it neither. Can’t say I blame them. My wife and I are staying put, especially now since we had the Pfizer Vaccine, as we want to give it a chance to build up our antibodies. It will take three or four weeks to gives us some protection if we happen upon someone that is infected. Just the same, we aren’t letting down our defences, that’s for sure. On another note, our grass needs to be cut for the first time, so that will be our job for the day. I have to kind of take it easy as my old back gave out yesterday. I still worked after laying down for a spell, but it was a challenge let me tell you. This morning I am moving around a bit better, but we will see how that goes once I get to doing some work. I believe in taking it easy with a sore back, but not so easy it has a chance to seize up. So … easy does it for me for a couple of days. Figures just when the nice weather arrives and me with a bad back LOL. That’s what I always say …. You just never know what a day will bring. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will get to work. I think. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 12/2021

Good Morning! We are finally having some sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario this morning. It is a touch cool with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 5.6 C | 42.08 F. It will warm up considerably as the day moves forward. And the good part is, that the rest of the week the sunshine will remain with us, along with some warm temperatures. We are heading into summer weather now. But in saying that them pesky blackflies are going to be with us for a few weeks too, along with them blood sucking parasites, the mosquito. Today I have some work to do in my woodworking shop, so after breakfast I will get at that. Man time is sure moving along these days. It won’t be long, and I will be planting my vegetable gardens. Actually, if the temperatures stay warm at night say around 50 F I might be planting within a week. I will be keeping an eye on things. Only one eye … as I need the other, to do other things. LOL On another note, I see that they stopped using the AstraZeneca Vaccine here in Ontario. I have been saying all along that I don’t think this is a safe vaccine to be taking. I do believe in places like India where they don’t have hardly any vaccines at all right now, it would be better than nothing. For my wife and I we couldn’t see taking it and then having to worry whether we would get a brain clot or?. The stress alone would be enough to put a feller out of commission. We have enough on our plate these days without that. Anyways … you all have a great day. Make it a good day and enjoy some of that sunshine. I am a firm believer that the vitamin D 3 we get from the sun can play a major role in helping us humans with this virus that is among us. Along with a lot of other diseases. If a test were taken yo u would find that almost everyone is major low, and I mean major low on vitamin D. Actually one of my sons was getting sick all the time, so I had him ask his doctor to check it out in his blood test. What they found was outstanding. Well below the 22% mark. He was so low that they immediately put him on 50,000 UI. once a week for a few weeks. The test costs $40.00 here in Ontario. But I think everyone should be having it done. Insist on it! In doing so a lot of sickness would be eliminated. But you do what you want to do. Stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 11/2021

Good Morning! It’s a rainy cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature waking up was sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. It will remain cool and wet for most of the day. There is a possibility of the sun making an appearance later on, but I suspect we will have to wait till tomorrow. The good news is that starting tomorrow weather wise, things will take a major change with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures entering into the picture. Summer weather is heading our way. On another note, the Black Flies are starting to annoy us humans. It never fails they are here from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. And this year they made their appearance right on time. Yesterday being so wet I worked in my woodworking shop cleaning up the mess I made over the past two weeks. Today I will get things together that I will be needing to build a smaller lean too for my wood outback of my house. I figure it should be big enough to hold around 3 or 4 cords. It will make things a lot easier to get at the firewood come winter. After that I will work on a story or two for my columns in the Newspapers I write for. I like to get them done, so I don’t have to be inside when the nice weather is upon us. With that … I guess I will go for my morning bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. You just never know. Take care and stay safe. GW

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