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Bandage

Thursday, June 21, 2012

  
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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/24/2012 11:32AM

    Funny! Reminds me of the blood pressure cuff!

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MSGO72 6/23/2012 1:02PM

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MS.ELENI 6/21/2012 7:29PM

    Way tooooooo funny emoticon

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SUEJENN 6/21/2012 7:10PM

    So funny!

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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:40PM

    oh my!

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IDLETYME 6/21/2012 5:06PM

    Looks like it just might be emoticon

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RRP546 6/21/2012 4:13PM

  very cool

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KA7MONTOYA 6/21/2012 4:05PM

    My son did this to our cats legs! Ow!

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Bad Brakes

Sunday, June 17, 2012

  
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GRANDMA624 6/20/2012 8:45PM

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/17/2012 9:13PM

    Love it. Keep finding the funny stuff. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/17/2012 7:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Happy Fathers day

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IDLETYME 6/17/2012 1:08PM

    I THINK he can get their attention with his bell! emoticon

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CAT609 6/17/2012 12:52PM

    Funny! Thanks for sharing it! emoticon

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SMILES650 6/17/2012 12:11PM

  Love it! Thanks for sharing, you just made my day.

Cheers,

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Big Spender

Saturday, June 16, 2012

  
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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:43PM

    Big spender indeed, sigh. Really the stores around my small town are polite and appreciate the business. Now when I visit the bigger box stores in the larger cities around here, some of the employees are not too nice.

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GRANDMA624 6/17/2012 9:02AM

  You don't get a "Thank You" in most places you buy anymore. I find myself thanking them.
When I leave the store I'm thinking "Why did I thank them?"

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/16/2012 8:23PM

    Most of the time they just take your money and yu don't even see them. Forget the thank you.

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MS.ELENI 6/16/2012 3:23PM

    another good one emoticon

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IDLETYME 6/16/2012 1:14PM

    I don't even see anyone there to give him that! emoticon

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And the Health Insurance Business

Friday, June 15, 2012

  
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MSGO72 6/23/2012 1:03PM

  Thanks for the Ziggy giggle!
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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:45PM

    So true, more profits for them that way. Insurance is necessary evil unless you can afford to replace your house/roof on your own $$$ though. Car ins. liability is the law, no choice for good reasons. Loved the cartoon. Go Ziggy Go.

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LADYIRISH317 6/15/2012 9:48PM

    I'm a medical biller -- don't even start me. This cartoon is SO true.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/15/2012 9:43PM

    universally provided coverage through our taxes). The bottom line for insurance is always going to be profit.

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IDLETYME 6/15/2012 6:07PM

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MS.ELENI 6/15/2012 5:00PM

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Lucky Dime?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I take the dogs for a walk nearly every morning. Once in a while we get wet – had a thunderstorm a few days ago, and all three of us were dripping when we got home, so we cleaned up in the garage to keep the water out of the house. If it’s raining in the early morning we won’t start out, but if rain is predicted we usually make it home dry, because I try to get out before the sun comes up and stay cooler that way. I also don’t have to carry anyone home. We went two and two-thirds miles this morning, and the sun was just coming up when we rounded the last corner coming home.

A couple of days ago we took the same route, but I was late getting out, so the sun was up on our way home, and I saw something shiny on the sidewalk that I hadn’t noticed on the way out. It was a dime, which I picked up and pocketed. I remembered that a dime is worth what a penny was sixty or seventy years ago, and recalled when a lot of people wouldn’t stoop over to pick up a penny because it wasn’t worth anything any more. Then I remembered all the two-for-a-penny candies, and some that were three for a penny. As I recall, you could get two tootsie rolls for a penny, and if you don’t know what they are (or were) they were a stick of fudge, about half an inch thick and four inches long, with four channels molded around them so you could mark off four bites. The last tootsie roll I remember seeing for sale cost a nickel, but I notice now that most of the nickel candy bars cost seventy cents or so.

Then my mind wandered to the cabin on Walden pond – where Thoreau was talking about economy (the cost of the cabin was something like a little more than 12 dollars, quoted to the nearest half cent). He said, “Say a man makes a dollar a day. It may be argued that some make more, but many make less.” His book was published about 1875, and his comment stuck with me. I also remember during the early days of WWII when my father came home late because he had been working several hours of overtime, and told Mom that he had made twelve dollars that day. They couldn’t believe that he could earn that much in one day.

Oh well – there weren’t any coins on the sidewalk today.

  
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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:51PM

    I know I am old when I like stories like this, remembering childhood and young adult life in 'the day'. I pick up pennies and any coin. I have an ex-daughter in law (well they were not married) that got welfare and she always threw pennies in the trash! I also pick soda/beer cans/bottles out of trash and from the ground as they are worth 5 cents return deposit here. Every penny does count. Thanks for reminding us of the good times of a while back and the new generation that may have had it too good for too long.

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BREWMASTERBILL 6/15/2012 6:43AM

    They stopped making Tootsie Rolls? I had no idea.

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MS.ELENI 6/14/2012 7:04PM

    Good one

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/14/2012 6:46PM

    One of the yelling matches I had with my daughter was over whether or not she would get out of the car and pick up the coins that she had just dropped. I won that round, but I'm thinking that if I weren't looking she wouldn't bother. So, my question is and always will be; how can you just throw away money? A dime is still worth the trouble of bending over to get it.

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IDLETYME 6/14/2012 4:46PM

    Your blog brought back old memories (I'm 74yrs young). I remember a candy called KitKat that was a little rectangular package that had four individually wrapped caramel candies in it. It was a penny. My girlfriend and I could each have two pieces. I still pick up a penny and my girls yell at me. They say I'm going to get run over for one cent. My first job was as a soda jerk at a drugstore making 45 cents an hour.
Maybe you'll find another dime tomorrow!! Good Luck emoticon

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PICKIE98 6/14/2012 4:44PM

    They add up:I took a trip to Texas for a week with $$ picked up on the ground.. also paid for a new car with it..
I am more than happy to recycle coins for my needs.. some people have more money than brains,, not me..
the best part is:bending over is good for the body!!!

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