First Golf Game of the Season

May 16, 2010 First Golf Game of the Season
On Monday, we had the opportunity to taste some Dutch Oven Cooking with the Boy Scouts. Those Dutch people sure know how to make good food!
It was cold and rainy so Miss Sheri ducked out early therefore missing her opportunity to sample the goodies. I tried to make up for it by eating her share of the gooey bread doughnuts!
On Friday night, I went over to my co-worker Sean’s house to hang out for awhile. This is a photo I snapped of him as he drove up to his driveway. We had a really great time! So good in fact that the next time I go over there I’m hoping that he actually lets me come inside his house!
On Saturday morning we left the house early to play our first round of golf at Cleary Lake Golf Course.
We had fun, but we were all a little bit disappointed with our game play. The 8 months off really showed up in our strokes! At least Luke and I were able to get really sunburned throughout the morning which helped make the game more memorable!
Shortly after I snapped this photo, Avery exclaimed to me “Will you stop taking my picture!!!” It’s hard having a dad with a website.
On Saturday night, we went to a party to help celebrate Melissa Cuddihy’s graduation to become a registered nurse! I kept following her around all night trying to tell her about symptoms I’ve been experiencing lately, but she didn’t seem to want to hear about them.
This is Steven. He spent a lot of time with Miss Sheri and I telling us about some of his life experiences. Apparently he’s overcome a lot of challenges in life including being in a coma for three and a half months, experiencing a whole bunch of different brain surgeries, and being in a wheelchair for nearly 5 years. Steven is proud of the fact that Jesus saved him and healed him and the reason He did that was so Steven could spread the message about Jesus’ love. I told Steven I’d post this picture of him on my website to help him with his life’s mission.
I didn’t catch the name of the gentleman who was hosting the party, but I must say he has one of the coolest “Man Caves” in his garage that I’ve seen in a long time. At the end of the night, he entertained the crowd by playing the drums along with some classic rock songs. He was quite good! Miss Sheri had to drag me out of there while he was just getting started playing along with “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. I’m kind of glad she did, because I probably would have stayed there all night had it been up to me!
Those worms in the trees of the dog park are really harmless. We get them here in PA every spring. Some people call them web worms or more commonly, tent caterpillars. They eat some of the tree leaves near where the web or tent is located. That’s about it. They don’t do any serious injury to the tree. I think you may need to get outside more if you never saw them before. Best regards, R. Stokes

Quote of the Week

“Fix the problem, not the blame.”

– Japanese proverb

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Still The Light, By Cameo Smith (Mt. Wolf, PA)

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious,
their laughter filled the air…
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
Remembering nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is Heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

In that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew to the arms of their King
As they lingered in the warmth of His blessed embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
When He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe

He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Shortarmguy's Crazy Emails for December 16, 2012

Dear Santa, How are you? How is Mrs. Claus? I hope everyone, from the reindeer to the elves, is fine. I have been a very good boy this year. I would like an X-Box 360 with Call of Duty IV and an iPhone 4 for Christmas. I hope you remember that come Christmas Day. Merry Christmas,
Dear Timmy, Thank you for you letter. Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and the elves are all fine and thank you for asking about them. Santa is a little worried all the time you spend playing video games and texting. Santa wouldn’t want you to get fat. Since you have indeed been a good boy, I think I’ll bring you something you can go outside and play with.* Merry Christmas,* Santa Claus*** * *
Mr. Claus, Seeing that I have fulfilled the “naughty vs. Nice” contract, set by you I might add, I feel confident that you can see your way clear to granting me what I have asked for. I certainly wouldn’t want to turn this joyous season into one of litigation. Also, don’t you think that a jibe at my weight coming from an overweight man who goes out once a year is a bit trite? Respectfully, Tim Jones * *
Mr. Jones, While I have acknowledged you have met the “nice” criteria, need I remind you that your Christmas list is a request and in no way is it a guarantee of services provided. Should you wish to pursue legal action, well that is your right. Please know, however, that my attorney’s have been on retainer ever since the Burgermeister Meisterburger incident and will be more than happy to take you on in open court. Additionally, the exercise I alluded to will not only improve your health, but also improve your social skills and potentially help clear up a complexion that looks like the bottom of the Burger King fry bin most days. Very Truly Yours, S Claus * *
Now look here Fat Man, I told you what I want and I expect you to bring it. I was attempting to be polite about this but you brought my looks and my friends into this. Now you just be disrespecting me. I’m about to tweet my boys and we’re gonna be waiting for your fat ass and I’m taking my game console, my game, my phone, and whatever else I want. WHAT EVER I WANT, MAN! T-Bone * *
Listen Pizza Face, Seriously??? You think a dude that breaks into every house in the world on one night and never gets caught sweats a skinny G-banger wannabe? “He sees you when you’re sleeping; He knows when you’re awake”. Sound familiar, genius? You know what kind of resources I have at my disposal. I got your shit wired, Jack. I go all around the world and see ways to hurt people that if I described them right now, you’d throw up your Totino’s pizza roll all over the carpet of your mom’s basement. You’re not getting what you asked for, but I’m still stopping by your crib to stomp a mud hole in you’re ass and then walk it dry. Chew on that, Petunia. S Clizzy * *
Dear Santa, Bring me whatever you see fit. I’ll appreciate anything. Timmy * *
> Timmy, > > That’s what I thought you little bastard. > Santa

Not Afraid of Heights

Snow Quilts

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather!
Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art.
Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields!
The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.
How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations.
The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise. Gradually, the reason has become photographing them, and I am considering buying a better camera. – Simon Beck