Sep 27

Preparing for Marriage – The Journey Begins

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A couple weeks ago my girlfriend suggested that we read a book together. I’ve never done that before and thought it’d be a great way to spend time together and get to know each other better. After a few days I asked if she had any books in mind. And for the life of me can not remember the name of the book now, but it was a book for Christian married couples. My initial reaction was, huh? But after a quick moment of thought, why not. Really, it’d be a great way to really get know her heart and soul. Well the following Saturday, Borders was on the to do list. After looking through all the books in that category we actually ended up with a different book. It’s called “Preparing for Marriage”. We chose this because it was more than reading to each other, it is question and answer interactivity. I can tell you, this is a difficult book. I’ve spent nearly 4hrs on it already and I’m still not finished with the first section. In some ways I find it a bit discouraging. I prayed about it on the way home from her place last night and the answer I got was; the things most worth doing in life are never the easiest. So forward I press to see what things may come.

Sep 27

Around the Woods and Thru the River

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This past weekend my girlfriend and I with my best friend went camping up near Woodhull, NY. The weather was better than perfect! One couldn’t ask for more. The creeks were as crystal clear as could be. The views from the mountain tops were crisp and clear, one could see for miles. The night’s sky was untouched by the polluting lights of any nearby cities and towns. The night’s air was brisk, but refreshing, ideal for a good night’s.

Upon arrival we were greeted very kindly by the land owner and even invited for breakfast the next morning, which we graciously accepted. So when we awoke and eventually got ourselves together we made our way to his camp. Unfortunately breakfast had long since been cooked and was cold. Not being one to have ever acquired a taste for coffee, I was a bit disappointed by there being only instant coffee to drink. I made do and learned I really don’t much care for instant coffee. Afterward we made our way back to camp and I helped my friend setup to sight in his new rifle. Then my girlfriend and I took off on the ATV for some four-wheeling fun. We eventually made our way to a cleared mountain top where we could see all the valleys that surrounded us. It was a gorgeous sight.


After spending some leisure time just enjoying the view we trekked back to camp to see how my friend fared in sighting in the rifle. Long story short, not good. The scope that was sold to him was damaged. Though that didn’t stop me from completely destroying his target setup with a single shot! Unfortunately not intentionally, but still cool all the same.


After lunch all three of us went ATV’ing a couple time more. Once, when running to the local store, we even rode thru a creek and climbed a few hills that were fairly steep. Something tells me I’ve now got another new expensive hobby!

We were to go deer spotting on the ATVs in the evening, but our little group grew quite large with all the neighbors joining the fun. Most were, how do I say, a little impaired. So my girlfriend and I decided to opt out. We ended up spending a quiet evening by the fire; enjoying her home made chili and making smore’s.

As we left the following day the land owner invited to come back any time we wished. He may have been a bit back woods, but he is definitely a fine person. I wish more people were as hospital as he is.

Sep 26

Why We Love Children

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I was driving with my three young children one warm summer
evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved.
She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year
old shout from the back seat, “Mom! That lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!


On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a
note from his mother. The note read, “The opinions expressed by this
child are not necessarily those of his parents.”

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar.
During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter
to answer the phone. “Mommy can’t come to the phone to talk to you right
now. She’s hitting the bottle.”

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the
women’s locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks,
with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy
watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven’t you
ever seen a little boy before?”

5) POLICE # 1
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school,
I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and
down at my uniform, she asked, “Are you a cop?” “Yes,” I answered and
continued writing the report. “My mother said if I ever needed help I
should ask the police. Is that right?” “Yes, that’s right,” I told her.
“Well, then,” she said as she extended her foot toward me, “would you
please tie my shoe?”

6) POLICE # 2
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front
of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was
barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me “Is that a dog you got
back there?” he asked. “It sure is,” I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked
at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, “What’d he

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to
elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon
rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old
age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found
her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced
myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and
whispered, “The tooth fairy will never believe this!”

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When
she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, “Daddy, you shouldn’t
wear that suit.” “And why not, darling?” “You know that it always gives
you a headache the next morning. ”

While walking along the sidewalk in fro nt of his church, our
minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar
wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead
robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured
a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the
disposal of the deceased. The minister’s son was chosen to say the
appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of
what he thought his father always said: “Glory be unto the Faaather, and
unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.”

A little girl had just finished her first week of school. “I’m
just wasting my time,” she said to her mother. “I can’t read, I can’t
write and they won’t let me talk!”

A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as
he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the
Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old
leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. “Mama, look what I
found,” the boy called out. “What have you got there, dear?” With
astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered, “I think it’s Adam’s

Sep 24

Loaded Conversation – Take Two

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Me: “I thought you were going to feed me.”

Girlfriend: “Not likely.”
Girlfriend: “Only wedding cake and then I’m not going to feed you.”

Me: “Bring it on and bring q-tips!”

Sep 24

Loaded Conversation – Take One

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Best friend: “You like it up here?”

Me: “Yeah, in my mind I’ve spent $20,000.”

Best Friend: “What for?”

Me: “Land, something to put on it and an ATV.”

Girlfriend: “He’s gotta buy a ring first.”