Jottings by Jerry – January 15

   The heart of winter is upon us. We are now just six weeks from March which could be fair hopefully. Friday we will have snow again followed by Saturday’s wind that should fill our weekend. You have to love it. The rest of this year should be awesome. 

   Minnesota is number two, behind Iowa, for retirement which we understand somewhat.    

    Weather does control us a great deal but we have learned to live around it. No doubt, we can hunker down a few weeks and prepare for the good times ahead. 

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   A soldier sought shelter in the cook’s tent during a dust storm that swept over the camp during war maneuvers. He noticed that the lid of the soup kettle was awry, permitting dust to blow into the soup and called it to the cook’s attention.

   “If you’d put that lid more firmly on that kettle, we wouldn’t get so much dust and dirt with our soup,” he said tartly.

    “See here my young lad,” said the cook angrily, “my business is to serve you food and Your business is to serve your country.”

   “Quite right. My business is to serve my country, but not to eat it.”

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“People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends I need a Ouija board.”                                               —Betty White

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   I prefer not to think before speaking. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.

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Have a good week!

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