Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Annual Quiz

Today's Link

Rambling Woods

Saying for the Day

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

~Benjamin Spock

Picture of the Day

Trout Creek Christmas Tree

How well do you know Betty and I?

Let's find out.

Here is our annual ( almost) quiz. You find the false statements ( there is more than one) and send the information to us and win a priceless prize.

Prizes include”
A Genuine ( no fakes here) plastic dragon
An 8X 10 picture of Dr. John
A Lemax Sugar and Spice Merry Go Round ( Wow!)
5 Christmas Finger Puppets
One Stapler (You can always use a stapler)
One Pre-Read Book

So first here is the information

1A. finished the first layout module in January. ( That’s the town on the mountain with the train going round)
2A. confessed in a meme to playing Sudoku .
3A.In January read and hated “ I AM AMERICA ( AND SO CAN YOU) “ by Stephen Colbert.
4A. On January 26 celebrated Maggie’s birthday.
5A. still has his own hair and it’s not gray.
6A. sold a lot of stuff on e-Bay.
7A. Talked to his sister Dawn a lot as she called at least once a week.
8A. Ran a short campaign for President.
9A. Supported Obama.
10A. Supported McCain
11A. Wrote the Ongoing Adventures of Agent o12
12A. Took many, many breathing treatments.
13A. Added three more modules to train layout.
14A. Went to Madison for Thanksgiving.
15A. Uses his electric scooter in Church.
16A. Kept up the St. Mark’;s website ( http://stmarksneenah.com)
17A. Wrote a daily blog ( http://fortresslinna.blogspot.com)
18A. Did puppet sermons with Pennie at St. Mark’s ( Margaret lives again)
19A. Taught Confirmation one Sunday.
20A. Flew to Finland and visited relatives.
21A. Went to train show in Green Bay.
22A. Bought the Lionel Chesapeake & Ohio Empire Builder Train Set
23A. Saw Dark Night in the theater on his electric scooter
24A. Visited often with his grand children.
25A. Still misses Crystal Falls.

1B. Had a blog of her own ( http://bettygram.blogspot.com)
2B. Went to Bible study almost every Tuesday at St. Mark’s.
3B. Went to Finland with John.
4B. Attended her 50th class reunion in July.
5B. Built mountains for the train layout.
6B. Took on the primary role of driver.
7B. Had fun writing stories for the blog. ( One with John)
8B. Finally got the fireplace mantle put together and installed.
9B. Learned to bowl on a WII. ( At Pat’s house)
10B. Just loved Alex’s python
11B. Helped Pennie make posters for the Sunday School Christmas Program.
12B. Got roses from John. ( Who else)
13B.Takes Maggie for a walk almost every day.
14B. Was surprised one morning by gunshots in the neighborhood and tried to play detective.
15B. Attended a very good Woman’s retreat at St. Mark’s.
16B.Learned to play Zoo Tycoon on the computer.
17B. Had trouble getting Maggie to give up the bird she caught in the backyard.
18B. Forgot Elijah at the house when she took the family to Church on her anniversary.
19B.Was upset by her visit to the Zoo at the way the animals were caged.
20B. Went to the Brown County Fair. ( Met Luke, Peter, and Bree there)
21B. Was pulled by Maggie after a rabbit.
22B. Blogged about two shootings that took place while she was in Crystal Falls.
23B. Considered putting her inherited Barbie Doll collection on e-Bay.
24B. Got a new computer in 2008.
25B. Still misses Crystal Falls

Now e-mail the numbers of the false statements to
jlinna@new.rr.com- (There are exactly seven total false statements)
Then sit back and wait for your priceless prize.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
The :Lake of the Loons is almost frozen over except for a large space in the center. Today the whale surfaced through that space. Tommy UK is really getting worried but he has no idea how to keep the lake from freezing and he can’t get anybody to help him. At this point he is so upset that he’s not speaking to Tammy or the other members of the Tommy Club.
Herman has gotten a job at the hardware store. It doesn’t pay much but he’s working. His wife can’t believe that either. This new Herman is just full of surprises.
Our ghost piano has switched from the Nutcracker to variations on "Auld Lang Sye" and of course the shoes dance on.
The dragons flew down main street this morning fighting a brisk headwind. This winter has to be hard on them.
Petrovich, wife, and children are still in Green Bay.
Nancy and Tommy TW will be returning tomorrow from Marquette Mountain. The skiing has been superb.
While Tommy UK has been caught up with the whale Tammy has been trying to find out as much as she can about the man in black. She found a number of people that saw him but she can’t find out where he stayed. But since he was in town three days he had to stay somewhere.

Wrap Up
I did some reading, watched a bit of the "Burn Notice" marathon, and Betty cleaned. I visited seventeen of my links. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol Dr John,
and so time goes by
another year passes by
brief snippets, moments, memories

and we are filled everyday with our todays - those events which themselves become those snippets

the ebb and flow of the tide
as we search for the next ride

4:27 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Great saying for the day.

The Christmas tree is beautiful. I remember putting icicles on the tree, one at a time. The only icicles that were nice were the heavier icicles with lead.
I guess that means my age is showing.

Have a great day.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Finding Pam said...

Dr.John,I have not been following you and Betty that long, but I do know some of the answers. That is a great idea.

Now that is a tree, the kind I grew up with and very nice.

The man in black had to stay somewhere? I am thankful that the lake has not frozen over. Poor whale.

Blessings to you and Betty.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Oh I LOVE that tree! I did a tinsel tree a few years ago again - just for the fun of it! Took FOREVER!!! Yes! You DO have to put it on ONE STRAND at a time! LOL! I'd never do it on an artificial tree though... you'd never get it all OFF again!

I seem to have missed a few of the false answers... I'll have to go back and have a closer look!

Is there a gazebo? Or a hut? Or a CAVE out near the lake that the dragons could winter in? Then they would have a nice warm place AND be available to pffff into the lake on occasion and warm it up! And we could all toast marshmallows!

I heard that MIB was seen in the Lemon Drop Shop out on old Morgantown Road last Friday... maybe someone out that way knows where he stayed...

6:36 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I am surprised that Tommy UK and Tammy have not constructed a real life sized ice sculpture version of Main Street Pigeon Falls on the lake in an attempt to lure the dragon to fly over and encourage him to breathe fire to melt the ice for the whale.

Or Herman can say he is going to go out drinking and instead of drinking the Haltvers, he pours the drink into the hole as antifreeze in order to keep the lake from freezing over.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Living on the Spit said...

Since I am a new reader of your blog, I don't know what the answers are, but this was a lovely post. congratulations on your blogoversary!!! Here's to many more.

I agree with the dragons helping to melt some of the ice.


6:57 AM  
Blogger The Crazy Object B. said...

I know you very well and only found 3 for sure maybe 4 those are hard. Can I even play because i know some a true and false cause i was there. yah thats cheating.
See you thursday new year

8:30 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

sent my answers in...that was fun!

ps..the ta tas showing on my blog today are not really mine!!!!! lol ( although I wish!!! ) lol

10:00 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

After the winners are announced, you will clue the rest of us in with the correct answers, right? I haven't been with you all year, and would love to know the full extent of your family's exciting adventures.

And you might tell Tommy UK that the whale should be okay. Since they have to come up pretty regularly for air, and they're pretty strong, the whale should be able to break through the ice near the center of the lake before it's gets too thick. ;)

11:18 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

May I be excused, I've not been reading you very long? :)

12:09 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

the mystery continues in more than one way...
nice reading you again :)

12:25 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

GREAT! Janvangogh is now trying to get the whale DRUNK! OY!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

My apartment would not be sble to accomodate such a beautiful tree.

My best wishes for a Happy New year to Betty and you and all the ones you love.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

Wow, tinsel, that takes me back a few years.

Just read the wordzzle words too. You're right, those are some doozies!

Happy New Year!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

I also did a lot but besides my travels to Greece, England and Egypt which of course I remember I only know that the year was good !
You haven't answered my question : is your Madison also in Wisconsin ??

9:26 PM  

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