Couple in their nineties are both having
problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor
tells them that theyre physically okay, but they
might want to start writing things down to help them
Later that night, while watching TV,
the old man gets up from his chair. Want anything
while Im in the kitchen? he asks.
Will you get me a bowl of ice
Dont you think you should
write it down so you can remember it? she asks.
No, I can remember it.
Well, Id like some
strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down,
so not to forget it?
He says, I can remember that. You
want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.
Id also like whipped cream.
Im certain youll forget that, write it
down? she asks.
Irritated, he says, I dont
need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with
strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After
about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen
and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares
at the plate for a moment.
Wheres my toast ?
Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the
doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris
walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on
A couple of days later, the doctor
spoke to Morris and said, Youre really doing
great, arent you?
Morris replied, Just doing what
you said, Doc: Get a hot mamma and be
The doctor said, I didnt
say that.. I said, Youve got a heart murmur;
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Amos Johnson of Minnesota is here for a
visit with his sister Mrs. Margaret Platt.
Chamber Annual Banquet.
The Carthage Chamber of
Commerce 2011 Annual Banquet, to be held on
Friday, January 21st in n Carthage Memorial Hall.
will feature the theme of an island experience
for their members. A social hour featuring the
Carthage High School Jazz Band will begin at 6
p.m., followed by dinner catered by B&C
Catering, and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
Sponsorships are available to members to help
raise funds to underwrite the event, and the
other programs and services of the Chamber.
Awards will be presented for:
Outgoing Chamber Board
Golden Key Awards
Small Business of the Year
Richard M. Webster Citizen of
the Year Award
Members who wish to register
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Jo or for further information about the Carthage
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Chamber office at 358-2373.
My grandad had onea those
hearin aids that he carried in his
pocket. A wire ran up and hung from his ear.
The theory in the family
was that when he didnt wanna listen he
just shut the thing off. At least that was
what grandma used ta think.
Like most advances in
technology, grandad found a higher use, that
was not usin the technology except as a
The "computer is
down" excuse always brings the question
of whether there is a technology problem or
if there is actually a more human default.
Cell phones are
becomin a handy excuse for not
talkin to someone. If ya dont
want to be bothered, ya turn the thing off.
Im guessin Grandad woulda had
onea those too.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
Last summer, I was commuting
home from work on the highway, and my 1998 Nissan
Maxima started to overheat. The temperature
outside was 90+. The engine started heaving, so I
had to pull off the interstate and sit for a
while, waiting for the engine to cool.
Incredibly, right next to where I stopped, I
found a 40-ounce bottle of Schlitz Malt Liquor,
unopened. My inclination was to pour the beer
into the radiator; however , my 19-year-old son
advised against it, thinking it might damage the
cooling system. I called my 24-year-old son, who
also thought I was crazy. I took their advice,
but still thought it would be OK. What do you
think? - Bob
Ray: I think it would have been
OK in a dire emergency, Bob. If you had been
stuck in Death Valley, with the sun beating down
on you and the coyotes circling, sure. You just
pour it and hope for the best.
Tom: Its mostly water.
Its got a little bit of alcohol in it,
which used to be used as antifreeze. But the hops
and barley and molasses and day-old soup, or
whatever else they put in there, probably
wont do your cooling system any good. And
it would have to be drained out once you got back
Ray: Plus, when the
engines overheating, you cant even
remove the radiator cap until it cools down.
Tom: And if youre going
to have to sit there for an hour anyway, you
might as well drink the Schlitz, wait for the tow
truck to bring you some real coolant.
Ray: And by the way, Bob, I
hope you realize how rare it is that "19-
and 24-year-old boys," "40-ounce malt
liquor" and "wise decision" end up
in the same sentence.
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