Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Monday

Saying for the Day: If it works don't fix it.

Wow. Its Monday already.
We now have two weeks in of the great JC points experiment.

We have visited fourteen blogs and Betty has liked every one of them.

Today’s link comes to us from Catch.
I would be happy to hear from others as to what links you would like us to use as JC points links.

I am also planning a special event which I will tell you more about on Wednesday.

Today we hold the second big drawing for useless stuff.
Two people will end up with “Fun Doctor’s Degrees”.
You can see information on this on Saturday’s blog.

The results of the drawing will be announced tomorrow.

Good luck to all of you. I think we might blindfold Betty this time.

Of course this is not fully fair.

Fair would be to choose only from the ones with the most points.

But fair is not fun.

It is the possibility of being chosen that keeps the system working.

One day though I will hold a drawing limited to the top people on the list.
Diligence must be rewarded.
This drawing will be separate from the regular drawing.

Again, the best of luck to each of you.
I have to go and cut name slips to put in the basket.

News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my backyard. Eino got Mayor South and Bud East and went out to the Bishop’s house, the old Tieminen place. He told Bud that they were interested in buying it. As the real estate agent in charge Bud had the legal right to show them through the place. Once there they noticed a large white box marked important papers –don’t open. Now the right to look at the house does not bring with it the right to go through the Bishop’s boxes. That’s when the accident happened. Eino tripped and fell knocking the cover off the box and spilling its contents. There were piles of constitutions, the duplicate city charter in its frame, and the first quarter 1958 volume of “The Birdseed” with the museum's stamp. Since these were all town property they put them back in the box and took it. At least that’s Eino’s story and he’s sticking to it.
It sure looks like the Bishop is guilty. But what is he guilty of ? The value of everything there doesn’t come to much. As far as taking it to court I’m not sure a judge would accept Eino’s story of how they found it. If the Bishop is guilty he’s getting off.
No dead pigeons today.
Johon Maki, one of the last of the Pigeon Falls World War II veterans was buried today. Lots of people turned out including Willie in his military uniform.. There was a three volley salute and taps. It was very official and very moving. Pastor Marvel preached a great eulogy and everything would have been perfect except that just as the salute began the ground on the edge of the grave left go and Johon Maki III , his grandson, disappeared under the coffin. Somebody shouted “He’s been shot” and for a short time there was chaos. Then the calmer minds took over and they got him out of the grave, unhurt. They finished the ceremony and went back to the church for the regular funeral lunch where the grandson was the center of attention. You never know what’s going to happen in Pigeon Falls.
Bree was there like any tourist taking pictures on the main street (the only street)

Todays link is Letters to Jack. Remember to put Dr. John in the comment. Our thanks to catch for suggesting this link. For your JC points or an explanation of JC points click here. Well I didn't have to cut the slips for the drawing as my granddaughter did it for me. What a great kid. The drawing was held and we will announce the winners tomorrow. Then Betty, Bree, and I went to work on the Crippled Creek river and Mountain. It is really shaping up. Bree does a nice job , just like Alex. Betty and Bree went to Sub Way for lunch. When they came back the real estate called. It seems they had read my blog and wondered if I wanted to sell the house. Since we had planned on going to the office today we said yes and they came and visited . They took pictures and will get back to us tomorrow with what they think we might get for it. Then we gave them a tour of the layout and Esther asked if she could bring her grand kid by to see the train running.
Betty and Bree are building a doll house together as the project of the week. I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

It's kind of a sad bloglink today.

Thanks for the points.

5:22 AM  
Blogger jafabrit said...

Oh what a horror to fall into the grave!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad there are no dead pigeons, and oh yea! right!knocking the box over was an accident!!!!!!!!

Hope you are all well this fine monday morning :)

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

I love reading the news from Pigeon Falls. Lake Wobegon was always a favorite place of mine. I am just going to have to get out to that part of the country someday.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Honey said...

Can't wait for the drawing Dr. John! It is def FuNN!
I didn't know whether to laugh out loud or not about him falling into the grave. I'd be horrified but it is funny to picture it!! Glad there was no continued masacre of pigeons. I can't believe I was actually taking up for that Bishop and he took the papers!. Are you sure Eino didn't plant it there? LOL!
Take Care!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Blindfolding poor Betty! LOL:)

I wonder why the Bishop took all that stuff!I love how they went about finding it.I wonder if that kid is gonna have permanenet damage to his mind after falling in that grave.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

Thank you Dr John for making Joe and Karen ( Letters to Jack) the link today. They are a special couple to me.

I am glad they found the documents but I dont think the Bishop had anything to do with them. I have always been on the Bishops side.

The drawing will be fun...we will all be awaiting with great anticipation!! You sure do know how to keep us on the edge!

Have a good day and thanks for the points.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

How about if we blindfold Betty all the time! That would not be fair but it would be funny! (Just kidding Betty).

I am just tryig to come up with different comments for leave a comment Monday.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

Fell in the grave...what spectacle. When will we find out what those papers contain?

11:39 AM  
Blogger Joe & Karen said...

Dr. John, Thank you for putting our little blog as your link. We have received many supportive comments, and they are truly valued. Catch is a dear friend and support to me. I think I have to go back a few more postings to understand the story... but it had me laughing!
Thank you again.

12:59 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

I wonder why the Bishop had all of those things hidden in his house. Maybe he wasn't a Bishop after all!!

I am horrible at racking up Dr. John points. With the kids at home I never have time to blog anymore. But I will continue to try

2:53 PM  
Blogger Doll House Stories said...

I love the P.falls storys Just love them. Can you add Me to J.C points now? If you do I will come back tommorw. The Crazy Object B from Doll House Dreams

6:19 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

what a wonderful thing that you started this JC points. the links have been wonderful and the people met even better. Letters to Jack is a great blog. Glad that Catch suggested it...

Bree is a joy in your hearts and home, i can tell. it makes my heart happy to see that love.

take care.

6:12 AM  

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