Thursday, September 07, 2006

100 years of something!

Saying for the Day:One hundred years is not such a long time.

I am not yet seventy years old and yet I have participated in three centennials and a bicentennial.

The pictures on today’s blog are from the first centennial that I remember.
It was in my home town of Ishpeming and was the biggest event in my life up until that time.

We had a great parade and we had floats and balloons just like you saw in the newsreel at the Saturday Matinee .
They even brought in snow and we watched some skiing and got to throw snowballs.

What more could a kid ask for.

News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my backyard where the trains still run and little old ladies name their shot gun.- Our dragon and White Rabbit have not returned. There is some talk of running Mrs. Trumble for Mayor. The local paper ran a headline "Dragon Slayer Mayor?" Mrs. Trumble says she isn't interested in politics and not brave enough to be Mayor of Pigeon Falls. But Nancy says the talk goes on.
Eino hasn't come up with answers to any of his questions as of this moment. He can't find any reptile with a high degree of sulfur in its blood.
There was a bit of excitement last night. Somebody set off a brick of firecrackers behind the Pigeon Statue. At first people thought it was Mrs. Trumble and her trusty Dragon Slayer but it was just firecrackers. Eino thinks it was Tommy but then he sees Tommy behind almost everything. One has to wonder why somebody would set off a whole brick of firecrackers and it isn't even the fourth of July. At first Eino thought it might have been a distraction so that somebody could steal the statue from the basement but the statue is still locked in tight.
Pretty soon the fall tours will begin. People will be taking the train up to Pigeon Falls to see the beauty of the forest in all of its fall colors. Our experts are saying that it is going to be a beautiful fall as all the conditions are just right.

Todays link-The Cotas - It will pull at your heart- Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment to get those sentimental JCPOINTS/ Your total HERE.
Marathon continues until 9:00 this morning. The link is in yesterday's post.
Today, when Betty gets up, we draw five names. If Cindy is drawn she gets what's in the prize box.
Betty is up and she has drawn. The five names chosen are....




Sorry Cindy ( Sorry Bree, Sorry Esther -it looks like this contest isn't going any better than my house.)

If one of them is drawn tomorrow they get what is in the prize box. The odds of that happening are one in three. Best odds yet but no guarantee.
I am trying a new way to do links. If I am satisfied the links down the side will be gone.
Marathon is now closed and tabulation has begun.
I spent all day tabulating. My head is spinning. But I should be done by noon tomorrow. Now Dr. John needs a breathing treatment.


Blogger Chana said...

good morning. like always, i truly enjoy your picutures. they are a link to your life and your stories but i just realize this morning while smiling away that you posted this one that i also love them for just the fact that you have them at all. that someone took the time to capture such memories. that you have taken care of them and now show them with pride and joy. now, that is a past/life full of gladness of what one had always. i don't know if i said any of this right but i mean something good...the point for me is that you delight my heart when you post such makes me feel/think of my great grandparents and their world as they knew it. and of my grandmother and her world as she knew it...thank you for sharing your memories with us.
ok, now i know this is just like in real life..i wouldn't agree to vote for Mrs. Trouble any more than when they voted in our present Mayor in this city..and our prime misnister for that matter...blah! maybe i can start a campaign and set up some protest or something...maybe some signs all over encouraging people not to vote for a crazy seems everyone is blinded by her and i like her less each day..
well, as usual i think we all did you proud in the marathon. i saw, your name everywhere...i loved Bree's comment how she was sorry but she was in school and how she loves the marathons...that was super lovely and cute of her...maybe doing it in a day when she is not in school would be better. although frankly, i was happy that i wasn't seeing her around..there was a brutal, explicit as they get pictures in a family oriented blog out there that left me stunned and shocked..profile pic of some idiot who left a comment..i thought of her and i'm delighted she missed it..i'm still discusted on several levels..that was beyond pornographic..thank goodness for school.

anyways, i hope you and Betty have fun in all the work to come. i always feel slighty guilty as we leave you with so much work..take care both of you and receive my thanks for your lovely blogs and love. read you tomorrow happily and gratefully.

4:54 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

Looks pretty cool : )

6:37 AM  
Blogger Kelley Bell said...


I found this blog because all these commenters over at geopolar mother kept saying they came from Dr. John's Marathon.

Curiosity killed the cat I guess.

6:48 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Dr. John, no more Wednesday night marathons. That is church night you know and btween work and church I didn't get to enjoy as much play as I'd like! Waaa! (What do you mean it's not about ME!?)

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

That looks like quite a parade! I'm sorry I missed it...I love a good parade.

Woot! Another shot at the prize box.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

100 years of something is better than 100 years of nothing.....I think....

8:10 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Woo Hoo I am in the top 5 running!

If Mrs Trumble becomes mayor I would be running for the hills!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Great pictures! Ah, yes the fun of little towns, no matter where they are!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

great pics Dr John! those are the reasons I like living in a small town.

yahoooo Im in the top 5!!!!!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Not brave enough to be Mayor of Pigeon Falls. Now that is really funny.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

A few years ago we met a man who was at the time 101 years old- his mind was still very sharp and he was still able to live by himself- he had the most amazing stories to tell about all the change he had seen over the course of his lifetime. He lived to be 103.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

For links you can try putting them on a Blogroll at one of them places and they'll keep 'em current for you. Just a thought. Cause 'yer getting to be quite a popular guy Doc. =O)

5:17 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Love the pictures!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Jim Cota said...

Hi John,
Just stopping by after you selected my site as a link. Thanks for sending people by, and kudos on your brilliant "add Dr. John to your comment" idea. ;)

Hope you're having a great week. Stop by again!

6:23 AM  

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