Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Every time it gets somewhat warm in the Spring, Melanie and Alayna are always asking if they can get wet with the sprinkler. Well, today it was in the high 80s, so the sprinkler was able to water the grass and some kids at the same time.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Melanie and Alayna were sooo happy that Mama and Grandpa Dave came from Indiana to attend "Grandparent's Day" at their school. Grandparents read stories to the kids and enjoyed milk and cookies. Each class also had a special presentation for all the grandparents.
School was out at noon, so we all went out to eat together. Then we celebrated Alayna's birthday a little early.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Slowly and gradually the Mother's day became very popular and gift giving activity increased. All this commercialization of the Mother's day infuriated Anna as she believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit.
Regardless of Jarvis's worries, Mother's Day has flourished in the United States. Actually, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year. Although Anna may not be with us but the Mother's day lives on and has spread to various countries of the world. Many countries throughout the world celebrate Mother's Day at various times during the year, but some such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Jimmy: 'Hey, Mike! How's your new pet fish doing? You told me he was really something special.'
Mike: 'To tell the truth, I'm really disappointed in him. The guy who sold him to me said I could teach him to sing like a bird.'
Jimmy: 'What? Let me get this straight... You bought a fish because you thought you could teach him to sing like a bird?'
Mike: 'Well, yeah. After all, you know, he's a parrot fish.'
Jimmy: 'Now listen, Mike, while you might be able to teach a parrot to sing, you're never going to get anywhere with a parrot fish.'
Mike: 'That's what you think! It just so happens this fish CAN sing. The thing is, he's terribly off-key and it's driving me crazy. Do you know how hard it is to tuna fish?'
Friday, May 11, 2007
Alayna and Melanie are standing by a hole in the tree, and in the hole is a tree frog. The picture is a bit blurry (sorry), but it's the best I could get.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
MERRILL, Wis. - A service station that offered discounted gas to senior citizens and people supporting youth sports has been ordered by the state to raise its prices.
Center City BP owner Raj Bhandari has been offering senior citizens a 2 cent per gallon price break and discount cards that let sports boosters pay 3 cents less per gallon.
But the state Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection says those deals violate Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act, which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 percent more than the wholesale price.
Bhandari said he received a letter from the state auditor last month saying the state would sue him if he did not raise his prices. The state could penalize him for each discounted gallon he sold, with the fine determined by a judge.
Bhandari, who bought the station a year ago, said he worries customers will think he stopped the discounts because he wants to make more money. About 10 percent of his customers had used the discount cards.
Dale Van Camp said he bought a $50 card to support the local youth hockey program. It would have saved him about $100 per year on gas, he said.