Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cleaning out some pictures.......

....because the contest should be about over by now for that Lap-Band....I'll update tomorrow when I know the results....

If you ever order a freeze dried Kitteh, keep it away from moisture.......

When Wollf decides to settle down and read a book with Dragn, sometimes it's a little exasperating......"No room at the Inn....."

On hot days, we always know where to find Kitteh Ransom and Uber Doggen....noce cool shaded concrete, ah, That's the life.

Got a new self help book......coming along pretty well with it.....

And finally....a WTH is this? Cowboy monkeys? I hate monkeys, but love coyboying....kind of a quandary I guess....

Be good People,

Monday, July 27, 2009

In the News.......

From my Fave Newspaper, The Sun UK.......

New craze in Amsterdam involves throwing Smart cars into canals

Smart car owners have been left Smarting over a new craze — for throwing their motors into canals.

Dutch pranksters in Amsterdam have dumped dozens of the tiny two-seater cars into the city's waterways.

And now police fear the bizarre trend will spread to the UK and the rest of Europe.

Eco-friendly Smart cars are small enough to be picked up by just a few people and dumped into the Dutch capital's canals, reports De Telegraaf newspaper.

One victim Casper de Jong was woken by police after they found his Smart floating in the waterway outside his apartment. Mr de Jong said: "Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion's Smart. Both cars were a complete write-off."

One Smart sales worker said: "We're not supposed to talk about this because the police don't want the craze to spread but we've had quite a few drowned cars returned to us."

Wish we had more canals here in SoCal...

Hey!!! I bet they have LOTS of water up 'round Seattle/ Olympia...(hint-hint) Porch Minkees....

Remember Simon's Cat?

Kittehs can be demanding,.....I lourves me some Simon.

Anyone who has ever been owned by a Kitteh understands this....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday afternoon, and Usually.....

On Weekends, Wollfs Westesses....but this one is on my heart.

Not a bad thing per se, but rather one of my "apostrophes"....not quite as 'whelming as an epiphany, but in the same family.....

You see, Dragn's two boyz went back to Detroit to be with their dad yesterday afternoon, and my two Cubs left for vacation with theirmom,XP. last evening.....

We went to Costco....bought some books, a bike for Lil' Wolfies upcoming Birfday, and some goodies, swung over to Best Buy for some electronics repair, had a light lunch at our "haunt", and back to the Lair for a short nap......

I awoke to something I haven't heard in a long time....Silence.

Hit me like a hasn't been quiet at the Lair in a couple of months, and now it will be for two weeks straght.

I realized, that except for short periods, that I have been a Dad Wollf fr over thirty five years. With that comes a certain amount of noise that has been at times, well let's say annoying......

Comes with the territory, don't you know....and guess what?

I already miss the little cretins......all of 'em.
Think I'll turn on some heavy metal......

Friday, July 24, 2009

This from our local Fishwrap, the Ventura Daily Star.......

President Barack Obama recently decided to send 21,000 additional U.S. military personnel to Afghanistan in hopes of being a “game changer” by eliminating insurgent strongholds. Not surprisingly, the first U.S. servicemen and women to arrive were approximately 10,000 U.S. Marines.

Hanson Baldwin of The New York Times once wrote: “The U.S. Marines bear upon their shoulders the nation’s past and the nation’s hope for the future.” But what precisely are those special qualities that American presidents have seen in the Corps that makes them often turn to the Marines first when it is necessary to send American troops into harm’s way?

Upon close examination, these attributes bear remarkable similarity to leadership crucibles that high-performance organizations can adapt in their own environment here at home. Refined over 200 years of bravery and sacrifice, here are six of the most important principles embraced by the U.S. Marines:

— Consistently delivering results: an unshakable “can do” attitude and relentless passion to exceed the goal.

— Never quitting, living out the motto, “lead, follow or get out of the way.”

— An enduring service culture characterized by: above self, a fiercely proud tradition, honor, discipline, humility and a promise never to leave anyone behind.

— Always ready, a remarkable, adaptive and persevering ability, a trained flexibility to overcome any obstacle, to do more with fewer resources than others.

— Where leadership is consistently and transparently held to a higher standard than the rest of the organization, to always “carry the torch” and be paragons of inspiration to their troops.

— No better friend, unafraid of admitting shortcomings and always committed to make it right.

The Marines’ talent engine is one worth emulating as there is much to be learned. They assign their best to recruiting for a fixed period of time. How many businesses can say the same about the way they scout for new talent?

Leadership development in the Corps is stressed and all Marines are expected to teach and mentor. How many businesses consider that tutoring and coaching their management are requirements of leadership? The higher the level of Marine officer, the more likely he or she will give all the credit for success to the troops below. How many business leaders practice this today? And, how many executives outlaw serving coffee and snacks in company meetings as part of their cost-cutting initiative, yet continue to enjoy this perk in the C-suite?

Perhaps no Marine distinguished characteristic is more admired than courage, and here, too, the lessons learned are worth noting.

Courage is an expectation that permeates the Marine Corps but it is also a requirement for success in the workplace.

Taking a business into uncharted waters is not for the meek. Neither is competing with fierce, stronger brands or launching new products in a crowded market. That is why the “battlefields of the marketplace” call upon business leaders to be adaptive, nimble, courageous, ethical and inspirational to employees.

And, in the wise words of management guru Warren Bennis, “create and sell us on a vision.”

There is a 135-acre National Museum of the Marine Corps sitting proudly in Quantico, Va. One of the quotations that adorns its walls is from President Lyndon B. Johnson: “I never think of a Marine but what I think of a man who wants to do more, not less; a man you have to hold back, not shove.” Not surprisingly, the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School takes its students to the Marine base to listen, observe and learn how to integrate their leadership lessons into the school’s management curriculum.

We hope and pray for the safety of our men and women in uniform from all branches of the military and that, in due course, our president can reprise the time-honored leadership refrain: “The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.”

For today’s business leaders, they, too, can find their situations “well in hand” by taking time to learn from America’s finest.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rough day........

.......Beautiful day.....
Dran took the Boyz to the ranch to work with the horses.....can you guess what the Wollf clones want?......gotta think on this one.....and yes, I admit I am a Cowboy, in fact doing that stoopid stuff as a young wolfflet is what got my cranium fractured the first time.......

Then......I caught a hummingbird.....please be impressed....odds are you have not and b\never will, share your hand with Third, it's a magical feeling.

Little fella was tired out, and hungry, so I gave him dinner......

Then I let him go,....he will be back, they know a kind friend.

The problem? An older sister that has plum "lost it"....more later
The Doggen is loose!!!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

M'Lady Dragn had a mid-term last night......

She came home completely tuckered out....Mathematics for an additional credential.....I don't envy her, but it reminded me of just how tough some of those tests can be........

Have a seat, pull out your number two pencils, lighter fluid, paper clips and molecular colliders, and begin your final exam....

Read each of the following fifteen problems carefully. Answer all parts to each problem.
Time limit: 4 hours. Begin immediately.

Describe the history of the papacy from its origin to the present day, concentrating especially, but not exclusively, on it social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
Be brief, concise and specific.

You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes.

2500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.

Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 50 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.

Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate it and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your desk.

Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodite's, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi.
Support your evaluation with quotations from each man’s work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.

Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct and experiment to test your theory. (you may use your collider).......

The disassembled parts of a 12.7mm Dragunov rifle have been placed on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili, subtexted in the original Russian. In ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.

Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan in the following areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, and the wave theory of light. Outline a method for preventing these effects. Criticize this method from all possible points of view. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated in your answer to the last question.

There is a red telephone on the desk beside you. Start World War III. Report at length on its social-political effects, if any.

Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.

Create a small rapidly rotating black hole. Investigate and report on its effects on the opto-electric properties of Seaborgium (element #106). Clean up your experiment after you’ve finished.

Sketch the development of human thought and estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.

Define the universe. Give three examples.

Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.

See? Math isn't all that bad........
You did fine Dragn.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A metaphor for our gummint representatives?

Useless is all I can figure.

Monday, July 20, 2009

You all know where "Left Field" is.......

Right? Because that's exactly where this post comes from......

I have a dear friend of 20 some years, lives in Colorado with her Fellah, and raises Alpacas for a living on their ranch.

Seems that the "wool" from these teenier version of a Llama is really soft and durable, and worth a good deal of money to the garment industry.

She was kind enough to send me a bag full as a sample, and sose I'd have an idea what she was talking about, seeing as I don't think I've ever seen a real Alpaca in person.....

Here's a picture of the stuff........

I hear that though it's a lot of work, they make a decent living, and it got ol' Wollf to thinking....hmmm, dollar signs in the eyes, but I don't have room at the Lair for a herd....

Then it came to me......I'm ALREADY raising Dust Bunnies!! Come on....this Beautiful example of Dust Bunny wool was collected just this last weekend from the vacuum cleaner....looks "kinda" the same.....

We're rich, I tell you, rich......

Dust Bunny sweaters, pull overs, knit caps, you name it....and eco-friendly to boot.

You think I'm kidding......look how Al Gore has made millions with his carpet dirt crap global warming.....this might just work.

*removes tongue from cheek*

Sunday, July 19, 2009

So then....Saturday comes along.......

Today, Sunday, is simply hoter'n'hell here in the Newbury.....good thing we didn't hike today......

Yesterday was quite warm but today, we acyually turned on the air conditioning.....Dragn's boyz did a three day mini Brass camp during the week and ended with a little it is....not bad for 12-15 year olds......

I considered it a Birfday gift, and quite a nice one.....

They're outside now acting the goofs in Uber's kiddie pool....maybe I'll get some pics of that.......
Happy Sunday.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

So.....Yesterday was my Birfday.....

Thanks for the well wishes.....

I got presents......including a satellite radio...Srs or'll be great, but Dragn is the techie in the Family, so.....til she helps put it in, it's a really cool looking box....Wollf is helpless when it comes to electronics....

I also got the Book......get it for yourself and learn....

Then....Birfday rights were invoked and we went on the Birfday hike.....usual area, hotter than crap......

But a great crew to hike with....beautiful vistas, great kids and a beautiful Lady....don't mind the suck up, please, she's Mrs. Wollf now, dontcha know.......

And another little present.....a western timber snattle rake....cute litle guy, sitting right on the trail, picked him up, showed him off to the Cubs and a "very nervous" couple coming the other way, and let the little fella go.....down the hill to safety and a good store of field mice.......

A Good Day.....a Good Day indeed......
Wish you were there,

A Children's Song.........


But I must admit......I giggled....

"Hare today......"
c'mon....that's funny....and you can thank ol'Wollf for that earworm you have for the rest of the day..........

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's a puzzle.........

.........and Nobodies bemembered.....well, that's a lie, 'cuz everbodies that knows, bemembered. Can you guess what it is?

To meeeeeeee!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Now this just amazes me......

......You never know what you're going to get when you come to the Lair...

This is just amazing to me......hope he never misjudges his little friends hunger.....


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Found this on the Internet........

Don't know if you all saw the article last month about Barbara Boxer admonishing a Brigadier General because he addressed her as Ma'am and not Senator before a Senate hearing. Anyway this is a letter from a Guard Aviator and Captain for Alaska Air Lines. He hits the nail directly on the head. Maybe we all should send a copy of this letter to the SENATOR


You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the
term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator." After all, in the military, "ma'am"
is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position.

The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank
or position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt
organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of

Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors,
drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and
other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do
anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense
of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be
continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed
by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge
our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two?
Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your
abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general
shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered
the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank
check, offering his life to protect your derriere now safely and
comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by
the general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front
of millions.

Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and
arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish
behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or
shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the
unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing
stock of the nation.

What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions
of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or
time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44
cents to buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize
politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will
bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that
person is.

Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt
and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your
colleagues, Mr. Power has had his way with all of you, and we are all
the worse for it.

Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist
Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to
me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you
were offended by "ma'am"?

Have a day. Cheers!

My sentiments exactly.....really a letter sent? Couldn't confirm nor deny, including searching Snopes.....but I don't care. I agree.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

There....I figured it out....

....Couldn't get this to embed...The Swiss Drum Corps. M'Lady's and Wolfie the Elder are both percussionists, (that's a snooty way to say they play the drums), and I'm sure they'll both enjoy this, so here it is......

Wolfie.....ya gotta talk with your band director....get a little "groove" on.....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fighting Global Warmening at the Lair.......

......It really was warm on Sunday....about 92 degrees, so we filled the Dogger pool to cool off the big beastie.......

Thing is, Kitteh Ransom decided to join his big brother...but Uber Doggen is one of those pool bullies, and Kitteh does not like being splashed.....

And in particular, Hates being dunked, so out he went.......

To be replaced immediately by overly warmed Boyz...both Dragnlings and Cubs....for a bit of splashing and horseplay.

But not to be concerned, the Lifeguards were on duty just in case of rip currents or deep places.......

Then, after the cool off, it was time for a bath.....boy it was time for a bath. Dragn did the honors, with the steady hands of Wolfie the Elder holding the Doggen.

They only became "slightly" soaked to the skin....Uber likes his the way, Kitteh avoided the area...he doesn't like baths......

And for drying off after the bath? Well Uber has his own special way....kind of a "tumble dry" sort of thing......

A good Sunday afternoon......shoulda been there.....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Restore your faith......

In the Real America......

Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 .

The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia .

A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time.

Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice inside the military.

Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice.

The link below is a short travelogue of that day’s remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.

You won't see this in Olympia or San Francisco......

G-d rest your soul Sergeant.
Semper Fi......

Musical Interlude for a Friday.....

..............USMC style....

G-d Bless our Troops.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Just a thought.........

Ever notice how people who tell you to calm down....

are the ones who got you mad in the first place..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

From the U.K. Daily Telegraph...........

.........Gotta Love this study.......

HAVING sex daily - especially with a younger woman - is the perfect recipe for keeping men fit and healthy, a study has revealed.

While the average life expectancy of a man is 77, the last seven years are, for the majority of men, marked by serious illness or ailments.

But according to experts, sex rates highest among the simple and often bizarre ways to keep men healthy - including cutting down on pain killers, eating five apples a day, brushing teeth with your wrong hand and carrying wallets in the breast pocket.

Germany's Max Plank Institute - which conducted a study into deaths in Denmark between 1990 and 2005 - found a younger bride can cut the risk of premature death risk by 20 per cent.

It showed men who were with women about 15 to 17 years their junior - who look after the children and can put food on the table - help extend their lives.

The study concluded the higher life expectancy was either caused by younger women caring for men better or natural selection.

Let's see.....Younger woman? CHECK
Can cook?.....CHECK
Brush teeth leftie?......CHECK
Little to no pain killers?....CHECK

Looks like you're gonna have to suffer ol' Wollf til I'm 90....

*gotta move that wallet though, my tail hurts.....*

Keep it up Folks.......*ya hear that honey?
*ducks and scurries away, tail between legs.....*

Some Country Truisms.......

......collected from all over the place.......

Don’t sell your mule to buy a plow.

Two can live as cheap as one if one don’t eat.

Don’t corner something meaner than you.

You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies.

Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

Don’t go huntin’ with a fellow named Chug-A-Lug.

You can’t unsay a cruel thing.

Every path has some puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about never happens

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

CO2 and the Nazis.......

Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.

He said that the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change.

Al said that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as the threat from Nazi Germany......WTF???

“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshold where political leaders feel that they must change.

“The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.”......or to see that they can join this pocket filling racket with him........

He also accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid difficult decisions........No, Al, YOU are exploiting ignorance....and filling your pockets from it.

Jerkwad......Global Warmening equals NAZIS?

I revise that....A$$hole.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday.....Fun Day......

And we had fun......took a little trip down the coast to the Santa Monica Pier.....neither Dragn, nor her two dragnlings had ever been FACT, none of them have ever even seen "1941", the movie.......sheesh, how backward, I s'pose I must find and rent it for them.....

We had a good time, the boyz, only two of them this time, rode the Farris wheel and roller coaster, while we did the Parental Unit picture taking thing........

Ate a late lunch at Bubba Gump's....we shared a Coconut Shrimp while the boyz devoured their own.......

Happy time.....until......I noticed the Crosses....labeled Arlington West.....and put up by Veterans Against the War......the numbers of American Service men and women killed, along with an inflated number of Iraqi casualties.....this thing does not Honor our Men and Women, it demeans their Service....

It Pi$$ed me off. I sent Dragn and the boyz off in another direction and went and had some softly spoken....yes, I can do that....and very harsh words for the piece of shi-ite, pi$$ on our Soldiers, human debris behind the table.....

He said, "Well, everyone is entitled to his own opinion....", and trailed off.

I responded quite simply, "Yes, you moron....Because of them...." *Ba$tard.

Oh......'scuse me, that's not what I'm posting about tonite.....

It's Wedding stuff, Wollf and Dragn's Wedding, 24/7....not as interesting as drug death rock star pedophile deaths, or North Korea rattling plastic sabers at a super power, or even this Global Warmening that is freezing us out of house and home.....BUT....I have to write about it for my Grand Cubs....they have to know what a nut wad they came from.....

First off....our Guest Book from the Wedding...we'll still allow signatures for another week or so before my Friend Kenny does the shellacking honors.....I actually Like it, it's a reminder of a Great time, and adds color to the eat in kitchen.....

Then, just a glimpse at some of the gifts we received....not the usual, but Loved and appreciated because these People Know us.....we're fairly successful, already have the pots and pans, china sort of stuff, and we', um, well....a different sort of couple.

A Knife, painted with you know who and resting on deer antler.........

Then, Every Wedding gets a commemorative knife to cut the cake with the Bride and Groom's names and the date on it......

Kenny knows us, and thus, we got a real "Bowie" knife and sets proudly on our mantel, and Dragn only shook her head a "little" is a Beauty.

And though I didn't ask for it, My Friend who won't admit's a Guy thing....had a bust mad of yours's above our media center in the living room.....the eye actually glow at night when the light hits them....scares the heck out of the Cubs and Dragnlings when they get up in the night......heh

So, there you you have ramblings for this evening.....G-d Bless...
Oh, did I tell you I Love my Lady? Oh, maybe so........


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day....4 Jly 1776

Reprinted from wonderful source of historical facts and observations.........a primer on the early days of our "first" Revolution.....

America formally declares its independence from England. The long-standing British occupation had turned into war, and Americans had already fought the British well at Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, and Fort Ticonderoga, and in July of 1776, were days away from a demoralizing loss at the Battle of Brooklyn. But America had not yet formally declared its independence:

"In Philadelphia, the same day as the British landing on Staten Island, July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress, in a momentous decision, voted to 'dissolve the connection' with Great Britain. The news reached New York four days later, on July 6th, and at once spontaneous celebrations broke out. ... On Tuesday, July 9th, at six in the evening, on (Washington's) orders, the several brigades in the city were marched onto the Commons and other parade grounds to hear the Declaration read aloud.

"The formal readings concluded, a great mob of cheering, shouting soldiers and townspeople stormed down Broadway to Bowling Green, where, with ropes and bars, they pulled down the gilded lead statue of George III on his colossal horse. In their fury the crowd hacked off the sovereign's head, severed the nose, clipped the laurels that wreathed his head, and mounted what remained of the head on a spike outside the tavern."

David McCullough, 1776, Simon & Schuster, 2005, pp. 135-137.

"Congress adopted independence on July 2, 1776. It issued the Declaration on the fourth. ... It was only after it was on parchment and brought back to Congress on August 2 that they formally signed the document. ... Congress didn't actually circulate a copy of the document with signatures until January 1777. Why? Well, this was a confession of treason. You were putting your head in the noose. And the war was going very, very poorly in 1776. Only after Trenton and Princeton made it possible (in December) to believe that Americans might win this war did they circulate the document with their signatures."

Pauline Maier, from Brian Lamb's Booknotes, Penguin, 2001, p. 13.

There, now you go start up the BBQ, have a beer or glass of wine, and enjoy the day and the Freedom that w sometimes don't deserve.......

It's been a Busy few weeks, and it looks like it's finally settling down...only two boyz, Dragn's youngest are in the house for the next couple days.....

Imagine the quiet of only TWO teenage boyz.....well, compared to the usual Five plus the hangers on.....AH Sweet Bliss!

See you tomorrow.....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And then an "Ain't this Cute?"........

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with...
-- Kristen, age 10

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough...
-- Lynnette, age 8 ( isn't she a treasure? )

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10 ( isn't he ready for the world of dating ?)

I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9

When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them... It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 ( bless you child )

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8 ( I like this kid )

And the Number 1 Favorite is ....

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
-- Ricky, age 10 ( He'll be married forever )

*I don't write 'em, I just Posts 'em*

So....the'd it go?

Pretty typical for a Backyard Wedding......Dragn and Wollf style....

We had a Guest Book, well actually, we designated our dining room table as the sign in sheet. Had multi color permanent markers, and just had People go for it.

Here's how it looked as Folkes were arriving. It actually turned out quite nice, completely filled in, and colorful as all get out.

A good Friend is a professional painter and has volunteered to do an epoxy coat on top to preserve our silliness for posterity.....

There is a little bit of redneck in us, as you can see by the beer and soda cooler in the little red Jeep was perfect...insert kegs and cans, cover in ice a foot deep, and it stayed cold all day......

And a picture of the whole Famm Dammily up on the deck getting all married and stuff........except for three seem to be hiding behind other People.....dammit.

We ate, and drank, and visited and danced and Wollf even sang a song to his Beloved....made a few Folkes cry......more than likely from the way I butchered a perfectly wonderful song.......

Then we ate some more, drank some more, and visited some Best Friend from the age of Four drove up for the ceremony, Her Mom and Dad and Brother from Michigan, and a lot of Friends from all over.

My Favorite thing.......
On to other things......
A Contented Wollf.....