Saying for the day: Sometimes there is no answer to a question.
I keep seeing these blogs with personal questions that help us to get to know the person doing the blog so I wrote some questions for this blog.
1. Why did you call this blog Dr. John’s Fortress?
Because I am Dr. John. My last name is Linna.
Type Linna into the Google image search and see what you get.
2. Where did Pigeon Falls come from?
It came out of the fog and will someday return to the fog. See the entry for May 16.
3.Who is Dr. Fortress patterned after?
Why me, of course.
4. Who is Eino patterned after?
Why me of course.
5. Who is Mrs. Trumble patterned after?
My mother but don’t think you know her yet.
6. Aside from the ministry what was the greatest job you ever had?
Deckhand on an ore boat. At least on days without storms. The work was easy, didn’t require any thinking, and the scenery was really great particularly on the St. Marie’s River. However, when there were big waves I got terribly seasick.
7. Aside from the ministry what was the worst job you ever had?
Santa Claus for Montgomery Wards. I was practice teaching and the kids in the math class found out I was playing Santa. They would come and ask Santa to bring them an A in Math.
8. Did you grow up in a dysfunctional family?
When I grew up they hadn’t invented that kind of family yet.
9. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A cowboy , of course, just like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.
10. Did you write these questions because you had nothing to put on today’s blog?
I refuse to answer on the grounds that my answer might cause me pain.
News from Pigeon Falls- .The little town in my garage where the trains still run at least until December 15.– Despite all the talk of Pigeon Falls coming to an end Donna Bergall stopped in for her free cup of coffee and told another story. This is that story;
“ Once upon a long time ago there was a young fairy named Edgar. Now Edgar graduated at the top of his class at the Fairy Academy and was destined for greatness. He mastered all the fairy skills and some elf skills as well. He would have made a great fairy godfather or a better than average tooth fairy. But, alas, it was not to be. The head of the E.P.A. (Elf Placement Agency ) decided that Edgar was perfect for a new fairy job that was in the development stage and needed the very best fairy available. So she choose Edgar. Thus it was that Edgar became the first sock fairy in the history of fairydom. It was the great depression and there were many humans whose children had no socks. It was Edgar’s job to take socks from the rich , who had so many, and give them to the poor who had none. Edgar took his task very , very, seriously. Soon poor parents were saying to their children, if you are really good then the sock fairy will come and you will have socks to wear to school inside of your boxes. It broke Edgar’s heart to see how the poor lived . One day his mind snapped from viewing so much misery. He began to take socks from anyplace and leave them anywhere. He no longer took pairs but single socks. The problem for the fairy world is they had never had a psychotic fairy before, They didn’t know what to do. There was no place to send him for treatment or rehabilitation. They couldn’t change his job . Imagine what havoc a psychotic fairy godfather could wreck. So they decided that what he was doing was harmless enough and just allowed him to continue. So now you know why sometimes a sock disappears from your laundry and you have all those single socks in your drawer. You also know why sometimes there is a sock that shows up that you have never seen before. It is all Edgar, the one and only sock fairy..”
Today we went shopping at Stein's. we got flowers for the table tomorrow and some things for the train layout. Betty is becoming more comfortable at driving down here so that is good. In the afternoon I visited all my links and left comments in every place that I could. I thank all the nice bloggers who joined with Margaret in my roast. I could have done without the repost of me in the bathtub but otherwise it was a fun day. You are very kind and very creative people. Well I need a breathng treatment.