“Patience, the most severe form of intelligence.”
– Kevin Honold
A holiday gives you time to notice little things.
For my part, I noticed that I used to be a sucker for bookstores. I would go in and invariably buy several new ones. Unfortunately, most would pile up next to the bedside table…then go into a closet…then into the attic. I never had time to read them. (It was too much like college.)
These days I go to the public library and read books that I think I want to read.
But I usually don’t.
Except now I just returned them and it costs me nothing.
(My motto: ? Don’t age harder, age smarter.))
GOOD IDEAS: I asked for your suggestions for the best innovations and inventions of recent years.
Robert Harwood says this: “Guess the most popular item among readers, at least those over 60: microwave oven
“Our first baby cried more than the others because he had to wait for the 2 a.m. bottle to warm up under the hot water running from the kitchen tap. We just bought a new microwave at the same price than the first, but the expected life is a third of that old Panasonic.”
And Patsy London offered this: “I suggest that battery operated tools are an improvement over pulling/pulling around an extension cord which can easily be sliced by weed eater or hedge trimmer. Time is limited with power battery, unless you have a spare. The time limit is also a good indication that it’s time to take a break!
“The lawn mower that has a key to start the mower is great for pulling and pulling to start/start a mower.”
SPEAKING OF DISCOVERIES: Most of you know that Augusta is named after the English princess who was the mother of King George III.
Did you know George III was the original namesake of the planet we now call Uranus?
When British astronomer William Herschel discovered the seventh planet in 1781, he named it after its king – George. Later astronomers renamed Uranus for the Greek god of the sky.
THE JOKE OF THE DAY : The young couple had invited their aging pastor to Sunday dinner. While they were both in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on the meal, the old minister leaned over to their little boy in the living room and asked, “Well, young man, what are you think they cook in there?”
The youngster looked up and said, “Goat.”
“Goat?” answered the old clergyman. “Are you sure about that?”
“Yes,” said the kid. “I heard dad say to mom, ‘Today is as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.’ “
Bill Kirby has reported, photographed and commented on life in Augusta and Georgia for 45 years.