Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

“Pick A Punchline” Friday

We’re juggling a lot of household chores in preparation for some major renovations (which you’ll hear about ad nauseam in the future) so decided to ignore what passes for news and just have a little TGIF fun today.

We can’t say exactly why we like giving these Earwigs cartoons an old and rumpled look, other than it’s fun to imagine them having been clipped from a really weird newspaper, perhaps on the same page as Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Which is also a story for another day…

On a different note entirely, this is Memorial Day weekend. Here’s hoping that you fly your flag and enjoy getting together with family and friends for lawn games, hot dogs on the grill, a brewski or two, and a nice thick slice of Mom’s apple pie.

And somewhere amidst the fun, be sure to take time to give thanks for those who sacrificed everything to give us the unimaginable freedoms and opportunities we enjoy every single day – even these days of apocalyptic, hair-on-fire hyperbole in the fake news media.

Especially make sure that any children (and at this point, we consider “children” to be anyone under 30) understands what this hallowed day is really about.

Have fun, stay safe, and watch out for those falling pianos!

Day by Day

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Historical happenings

5/26/1647 ~ Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.

5/26/1896 ~ Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)

5/26/1919 ~ The Supreme Council of Allies, meeting at Versailles, decides to recognize two White Russian leaders, Admiral Kolchak and General Denikin, and support them against the Bolsheviks

Ponder this

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

~ Winston Churchill

A remake of a movie

A wonderful chance to take a fine movie and turn it into a better satire of current events of one corrupt Party in DC, portraying them as the loons they actually are.

Don’t bother going to the theater, catch Scott Pelly on CBS for the full blown crazies.

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