Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Good Knight

Saying for the day: If you have a good knight protecting you then you can get a good night's sleep.

This is George. He is a brave knight even though he is a bit short.

For years George guarded our house ( when we lived in the parsonage). He kept all the bad people out. We often left the door unlocked and nothing was ever stolen. George was a good knight.

When we moved into our new home we sent poor George to the basement. I know that was no way to treat a faithful servant but he didn’t fit in our new entranceway.

So there poor George sat and sat. He gathered dust. We walked around him.

In one of our lets get rid of junk modes poor George ( the faithful servant) got classified as junk. We were going to list him on freecycle and see if anybody wanted him. We had decided if they didn’t George was going to the dump ( a bad end for a good knight).

I mentioned on this blog that George was going either to a new home or to the dump.

My daughter-in-law Lori (one of the few readers of this blog) thought that was horrible and interceded on George’s behalf.

Now George stands proudly in the entrance way to my son’s home. He is back guarding the family. I am sure he is happy.

Oh, they also took the train that shows behind George, Life is good.

9900 spins without a prize. Every say Old Hapless goes to a website called . There he finds a slot machine with lots of great prizes. There are cameras, ipods, DVD players, and various amounts of cash. He gets fifty free spins on this machine. He has done this for 9900 spins and he hasn't won a single prize. Can you imagine a slot machine in a casino where you pull the lever 9900 times and never get three in a row. It boggles the mind. This is not a very friendly machine. So why does he keep at it? Its like the boy whose job was to shovel manure. Every day he came out of the barn whistling and happy. When asked how he could spend the day shoveling manure and still be happy he said " With all that manure there has to be a horse here somewhere." Hapless is still looking for the horse.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if the good old slot machine doesn't give him fifty more spins of manure and thus cause him to be to happy to blog. we will be back tomorrow with another adventure of "As the World Spins"

Another cold rainy day. We got almost nothing done. Went to church and then grocery shopping. The cold medicine I took caused me to be drowsy all day. Betty and I are still coughing. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Catch said...

Im so glad George stayed in the family! Now he can protect Lori and her family. He takes pretty good care of the Linnas!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I am glad Georage has a home and stayed in the family. I have never outgrown the childhood thought that things like that come to life when we are not looking! :)

Thanks for explaining the spins!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

Then George is doing what he is suppossed to do. Take care and guard the family. Maybe that is how it was all suppossed to end. How nice of Lori to not want to see him go. She is quite a wonderful girl.

Have yourself a great wknd...Take care and enjoy tomorrow's celebration in honor of so many wonderful moms in your life.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Yes, we love George and I think he fits in pefectly with our house. The five year old is not so sure about him, though.

1:07 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

George is a cutie, I wish I had a George to protect my house especially when the hubby is out to sea. Maybe that is something I will have to search for before he leaves again!!!!!!!!!!!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

I'm so glad to hear that George, your faithful servant, hasn't been retired yet. Sounds like he still has a few good years in him. Tina

11:41 PM  

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