Thursday, March 31, 2022

I'm just Sitting, sleeping and reading; BUT APHASIA?

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


I still dream...  '55 Chevy

For today:

I am not much on medical terms. I cannot pronounce the two meds Sherry's Dr. prescribed. But there are times in the news I see something that interests me and I must look it up.


Today it was “Bruce Willis backs away from acting after being diagnosed with Aphasia.  I like Bruce so I wondered what in the world this disease is.

 Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Leaving one unable to communicate verbal or writing. This could be a death sentence to an actor.

So jack Buck up, you have a temporary problem, right?  Bruce (and millions of others) would love to have just an ache or two to put up with.…..


PS: This I have been told:

The banana  cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

(Come Mr, Tally man, tally the ba-na-na, come daylight an' me wanna go home!!)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Still around

Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


For today:

Just had a big breakfast. Still having trouble eating. This is the first time I can remember being ‘scared’ of a ‘dry socket’. This Dr. emphasized this more because of the Big hole left. It is hard to concentrate on chewing on one side.  My tongue forgets. LOL

There is still a dull ache, not PAIN but sorta like a weak headache. LOL

I am reading but not commenting. Please overlook my absence.  I think I will live to comment another day.

Love y’all in bloggerville. You allow me to gripe and moan. I am still enjoying your blogs.


PS: This I have been told:

Nine out of every 10  living things live in the ocean.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Re reading

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 This 1951 Ford has some nice lines. It was a very popular car.

For today:

Misplaced & forgotten: Sherry was just reading something of Myra’s. It was about being assigned a room for consultation at a hospital, entering and waiting and being forgotten. She looked at me and said, “YES that happened to us and we had to finally go looking for someone.” My sister was dying. During the same time our minister had went in to see Shirl and wondered where we were, he asked, no one knew.  That was wild…  But I guess that is life, things (and people) do fall thru the cracks…. We did get in to see her the last few minutes of her life.

TOOTH: Now it has been 5 days and I still have a ‘low level’ ache, but I think it is Lowering, ;-)!  It sorta makes you ‘out of sorts’ or as mama would say, ‘feeling unnecessary!’

BOOKS: Reading actually helps.  I am actually a fast reader, I might be called a skimmer, not sure. I doubt if I ever read every word on a page.  Now the exceptions will be “Conversations between principles, in quotes!” I believe my brain stops me there or slows me down. I am really not sure once I get into a book though.

I have just finished re-reading 5 books. I actually enjoyed them the second time.  I was surprised at myself, on two of them I told Sherry, “I have read this one too, I don’t think I will finish it.”  BUT I did.

The last hundred or so books I have read have been on my Kindle Fire, so I do not have ink and paper books anymore. That sorta scares me, will libraries eventually go paperless.

I use that term because the businesses we deal with, utilities, etc., want us to be paperless. We are on most. We both question (I know it is automatic) but they send envelopes every time but say, ‘Drafted, Do Not Pay.’

Thanks for taking the time to read this …………  Nice of you!


PS: This I have been told:

 Peanut oil  is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Medical and teeth

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 A dune buggy from Shirl's collection. We never owned one.

For today:

When I told the dentist my teeth had experienced care in 3 branches of service, in several states and Mexico he said as he looked inside, “I see!”  He did not explain what he saw.

I remembered a year or so out of the USN I needed a filling and went to a dentist in Mt. Holly, NC. As soon as he looked in my mouth he said, “Ah ha, a Navy mouth I see!”

I am wondering if there is a sign in there somewhere. LOL

Traveling as we do, medical and dental problems do tend to change plans.  But then I guess they do if you are stationary, they do interrupt a routine.  I was telling Sherry usually I go in and leave not concerned about further work. But I never experienced Bridges, so I wait again.

Reading ‘Mevely’ today about appts. I just wondered if all appointments have time built in for tardy patients. I cannot remember an appointment time that I saw the Dr. at the time on my appointment. This last case, dental work, I was always on time, but once seated I sat in the chair 15-40 minutes before seeing anyone.

Anyway I do feel some better, I am enjoying your blogs and comments. I still don’t have a table with Diana yet. Sherry hasn’t picked one for us yet, just sayin’!



PS: This I have been told:

(Some truths don't make me happy to know!)

The roar  that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. 

(I have a seashell that my brother Jr. brought home from WWII when he was in the South Pacific. I treasure it. I thought I was listening to the Pacific!))

Dare Devils

Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

The wildest thing I saw was when I sneaked into the fair to see the dare devils in cars.

For today:

When my sons were young they were good on motorcycles. They loved MotoCross and won a lot of trophies.  At that time Evil Knevel was big.  We never did see any of his stunts in person but tried to see as many as possible on the news and specials.

It is strange now compared to what kids do today Evil’s stuff was kindergarten. Where Evil did a long jump, these kids do them and do flips in the process, Even leaving the bike and flying with it for a second or two.

Problem is where Evil got broken bones and many scrapes, these lose their lives when something goes wrong.

Most young boys, and now many young girls go thru the  “I dare you to do it”  And then there was the “I double dare you!”

Some of us tried jumping too far or jump a ditch on our bicycle, the most dangerous things I did was climb the side of a rock quarry and ride some horses bare back out in a stranger’s pasture with Von Dale.

I was reading some terrible facts today. And saw some terrible pictures of men and women who tried one time too many and died. I wonder at the last minute, did they really think it was worth what some had said, that was, “I would rather die living on the edge, than not try at all.”

You get one shot at life. Dare Devils seem to like living on the edge, BUT……..  Problem with these shown, someone died doing this or the same stunt.


PS: This I have been told:

Drinking water after eating  reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Nothing much

Today’s automobile:

 This sorta expresses how I feel, either bumming a ride or just hanging on. LOL

 Some thoughts for today:

For today, not much to say, still feeling weird in my head.   Too much stuff in my head.  A little pain, but mostly stress, the slab, rain and a personal problem.

Not sure, but maybe I should take a sabbatical,  can someone not a preacher do that? LOL


Love you guys, glad you take time to drop by the Shipslog. Funny this feeling.  I do feel good that I have not faced that nasty cancer before. I Know Woody’s  Honey, up in NY has been facing that.

Then my friends TT, Tom and Woody himself faces worse than I.  So I probably need a kick-start rather than sympathy!  LOL


No matter, I do think of you and appreciate the strength you all display. It is an inspiration….

Life indeed is still good, I too will handle it, but right now Imma stop. I will probably not get by everyone, but I will read..

Love y’all


PS: Something else I learned:

The song Auld Lang Syne  is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Rain and teeth

 Memorable Vehicles from The Past:

 It is tough supervising a concrete pour in the rain!

For today:

I GUESS if a cloud gets so full of water, that water falls to the ground as rain.  It seems that in my life time when nature heard me call the concrete company for a delivery, NATURE said, "Time for rain."  Sorta like the little bird told its mama as they were flying, ”I need to poop!” Mama says, “Wait until we find jack’s car!”

Nah, that isn’t true, but there were a few times my pour was delayed by rain. Admittedly in the Carolinas we have ‘red clay’ (red dirt when dry). When it gets wet it is a long time drying out. 

Now here with the Florida sand, you don’t wait as long, but you still wait.

There is finally movement on the slab, I just got a call saying they were forming in the rain. 

There are a lot of puzzles in this life. One big one is water. Like the giant springs across the USA that dump millions of gallons of beautiful fresh cool water  day. Why doesn’t it run out?

Ever watch water fall over Niagara? As I did,  I thought, that will surely level out soon! BUT IT KEEPS ON!

 On a ‘sweeter’ note, dentist. I checked with a dentist we know in SC, they do not do bridges. I have checked around here and I have the best price I will get. Besides that, they just called and said if I could be there in two hours they can start. I am for that.

Just got another call from JJr. Saying they are still working on the slab forming. So, it looks like some things are coming around… I can hardly wait to get to the dentist office. LOL

....... Just got back (Thurs aft) from dentist. I was told I already have the senior discount! (smile). But WOW, The tooth to be pulled was stubborn, it cracked (loud) three times. Funny that, the lady in the room beside me told Sherry when she walked out, "There was some loud cracking from over in your husband’s chair!" Both roots broke and were stubbornly holding onto the bone, they had to grind them out, leaving a BIG hole. 

I have to wait for 2 weeks to let that CRATOR fill in before the final impression.  Two impressions were made today.?? Don’t know the reasons for them.


PS: This I have learned:

Zero  is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

To weigh a cloud?

 Today’s automobile:


 Some thoughts for today:

I know if you have driven in the mountains, especially on the East coast you have driven thru clouds.  Hiking the AT we have walked thru clouds.

This is March, back in my time it was time to fly a kite. One of my favorite things as I flew kite was to watch clouds as they floated along. Many times as I watched I loved to see figures appear. I have watched many animals formed and then morph into something else.  I know I am not the only one.

What brought this cloud stuff on? Last week I accidently stumbled across a note on the net that said a cloud was extremely heavy.  WHAT?

What do you think?  Could the average cloud weigh 1.1 million pounds?  REALLY? That is 550 tons. In comparison this coach weighs 13 tons.  BUT that is what science says.  So I ask myself, how can that cloud stay up there?

I am not even going into the science and math but I guess they are right, but I will still worry when a cloud is just over head, that sucker must might FALL. I think Chicken Little repeated, “The Sky is Falling down?” 

So Y’all better just watch out, ‘em clouds is heavy.



PS: Something else I learned:

 If you stop getting thirsty  you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Dentist

Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


For today:

I have never had a Doctor I called ‘My Dentist’ except Dr Aide Talamantes in Acuna, MX. She is a very good dentist and a very sweet pretty lady, but 1500 miles away.

Anyway I went in expecting to have a broken tooth crowned and a possible bridge. I learned what I did not want to hear, the tooth cannot be saved. It must be extracted. He also suggested a bridge, actually a 4 tooth bridge total cost $3250. Is that a good price?  In my mind I was thinking between $1200 and $2000, when I read the projected figures my first thoughts were head to Mexico. I really do love the drive down that way.  Not sure Sherry is wanting to head that far south this time of the year.  Maybe I will pet the tooth then head south later next Winter.

If there weren’t extenuating family circumstances I might give it serious consideration.

I am thinking about negotiating the price a little.  Do Dentists negotiate?  Have you ever negotiated with one?


Okay I Know he ain’t coming down to $332.50, but maybe he would do the job for $3000, don’t you think that is fair?


I was in business for many years. I have NEVER got the price I was asking. I don’t think I have ever sold a car, that someone did not get me down some. LOL  So why wouldn’t a dentist do that?

Ok I ask a lot of questions, but that is on my mind today of course. ;-)



PS: Things I have learned:

Your tongue  is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

RV’ing plus my favorite place.... The Dentist!

Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


One of our FIRST motor homes. LOL  

Below is the homemade trailer. the top lowered for towing.

Below was the first big one, the Overland.  Sonny and Colette on one of our trips.

For today:


This is the largest RV site we have had in a long time. We have had some roomy sites in Corps of Engineers Parks and other State and Nat’l Parks.  But Private parks like this Thousand Trails park, ‘Three Flags’, try to get as many sites as possible.  This site is larger due to the tree locations.

This is our front yard, plenty of room here.

Our neighbor just came over to ask if they could put their screened room sorta in our front yard, of course it is no problem, plenty of room.

The little Ranger we bought to see if we would like the motor home vs trailer.

We really like the privacy green gives us across country.

We have had some GREAT RV sites, not many bad ones. The largest sites of course are the BLM sites in the desert! ;-).



Not fun:

I’m off to see the Dentist, Broken tooth, probably old age. This one is probably about 73 yrs old, WE have 32 adult teeth and only 20 baby teeth. This is a 1st Molar doesn’t come in with the baby teeth. So I have had it since about 1949. I have become attached to it and hope MR. Dentist can cap it for me for $30.00. What do you think the chances are? ;-).

My teeth have been repaired in 3 branches of service, several states and Mexico. Except the military, they all ask, 'do you have dental insurance?' My answer is always NO! There is insurance for everything now days.

Ending up with RV'ing. And then there are the amazing springs all across the USA.  This one is Wekiwa in Florida:

The above spring makes this river, immediately spits out 45 million gallons a day making the Wekiwa river .  Meaning 'flowing water in the Creek language.

   PS 1.

From our tree, this is our fresh squeezed OJ. We were disappointed, it just is NOT good this year.

PS: From the papers of kids in a Christian School: