Show Your Support For Vets With No One To Care
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery will honor some our nation’s fallen heroes next Wednesday, October 10t, at 2pm at the “Committal Shelter 1” at the cemetery located at 5810 midway road in rural Dixon.
The object of this ceremony is to honor our veterans with no known next of kin and to provide support during their burial ceremony. Please join them if you can for a simple ceremony to honor our veterans who have no one to honor them. For more info: (707) 693-2463. This is something everyone can do to show their support for those veterans who have served in the armed forces and have gone on alone to meet their maker.
You Thought I Was Kidding Huh?
For all of you who thought I was kidding the photo shows me pronouncing this young Dixon couple man and wife at their wedding last Saturday in the sweltering Dixon heat. They asked me to marry them so I became an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church and preformed the legal ceremony which took about 12 minutes…They wanted it short. It took me many hours to research and write the custom made ceremony which included, along with the proper legal stuff, quotes from the bible and from a Native American wedding blessing. Our family in attendance found it ironic I appeared t be more nervous doing this than speaking before a big group or at the current political gatherings…Hey, give me a break it was my first one. This now ads to the list of names people call me…blasphemy is not advised.
The City Council Forum
I was glad to see our Solano County Assessor/Recorder … Marc Tonnesen, at the Solano County Taxpayers version of a candidate’s night Tuesday…A night which included the association’s moderator reading a lengthy surprise proxy statement from a missing candidate…Everyone else was limited to two minutes. The first 15 to 20 minutes flowed by without any sound for the television viewing audience which included a big chunk of the missing guy’s statement. Karma? The public has some very good choices available among the six candidates for the two open seats. You should vote for your favorite and then save your second vote for me…since I am far and away the best qualified, if by nothing else other than prior elected experience. You currently have a mayor with experience and the two remaining council members are only halfway through their first four year term…we could use someone with more experience and proven leadership abilities to join the group.
Don’t Step On The Ducks
Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, 'we only have one rule here in heaven: Don't step on the ducks!'
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one. Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, 'Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!'
The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman. The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but One day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on...Very tall, long eyelashes, muscular. St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, 'I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?' The guy says, 'I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck. '
MIT…Mighty Independent Thinking
Richard Watson, an MIT student spent an entire summer going to the Harvard football field everyday wearing a black and white striped shirt. He would then walk up and down the field for 10 or 15 minutes throwing copious amounts of birdseed and blowing a whistle, and then walking off the field.
At the end of the summer it came time for the first Harvard home football game. The referee walked out to midfield, waved his arms as they are wont to do, blowing his whistle. The game had to be delayed for over an hour to wait for the birds to clear the field. Richard wrote his senior thesis on this and graduated it’s not particularly funny....just kinda neat.
Please Buy American…From the Email Bag
Ted: Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the price that you will pay on the outside and they are made in the U.S.A.
Read and do the following. Unfortunately our politicians and top C E O's have pushed for trade to China and Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work. Did you know that there is no electric coffee maker made in the US and that the only kitchen appliances made in the US is Viking?
Much of this information came from a report made by Diane Sawyer. I didn't know hallmark cards were made in China! That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA
I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already...Recently I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA. They are just as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a concept! …and they were $3 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so. One Light Bulb at a Time…I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
Start looking, people … In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job. My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is now marked "made in Mexico." I don't buy it anymore.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico...now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
This past weekend I was at the grocery store ... I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the price the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was that that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it - the USA at a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
It's way past time to start finding and buying products you use every day that are made right here.
So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost half the price.
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbor’s! If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies – you’re sending the jobs there. Let’s get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.
Support the products that are “ Made in the USA”…R.D. Dixon
You know for sure you are a Redneck when:
* The Halloween pumpkin on your front porch has more teeth than your spouse.
* You let your 12 year old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.
* You’ve been married three times yet still have the same in-laws
* You think a woman who's "out of your league" bowls on a different night
* Jack Daniels is on your list of most admired people.
* You wonder how service stations keep their rest rooms so clean.
* You’ve got more than one brother named Darrell
* You think that Dom Perignon is a mafia leader.
* Your wife's hairdo was once destroyed by a ceiling fan
* You go to your family reunion looking for a date.
* You think the last line to the star spangled banner is "gentlemen start your engines".
* Your junior prom provided day care.
* You were asked to remove a toothpick from your mouth before they took your wedding pictures.
* You struck a match in your bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.
* The bluebook value of your truck goes up or down depending on how much gas is in the tank.
* You have to go outside to get something out of the 'fridge.
* One of your kids was born on a pool table.
* Your dad walks you to school 'cuz you’re both in the same grade.
* You can't get married to your sweetheart 'cuz there's a law against it.
* You dated one of your parent’s spouses when you were both in high school.
* You think loading the dishwasher means getting the wife drunk.
* Your toilet paper has page numbers on each sheet.
*…and the final one is if you don’t understand these or think they aren’t funny…
Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. So they loaded up Jack's minivan and headed north.
After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.
'I realize it's terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I'm recently widowed,' she explained. 'I'm afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.'
'Don't worry,' Jack said.. 'We'll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we'll be gone at first light.' The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for
Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of skiing.
But about nine months later, Jack got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the ski weekend...
He dropped in on his friend Bob and asked, "Bob, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our ski holiday up north about 9 months ago?"
"Yes, I do." Said Bob..
"Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?"
"Well, um, yes!," Bob said, a little embarrassed about being found out,'I have to admit that I did."
"And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name?"
Bob's face turned beet red and he said, "Yeah, look, I'm sorry, buddy. I'm afraid I did.' 'Why do you ask?"
"She just died and left me everything."
(And you thought the ending would be different, didn't you?... you know you smiled...now keep that smile for the rest of the day!)