Wednesday, July 31, 2013

He's Baaaack ...

Cuzzin Jam Sesh
The night before My Teckie flew home from Kentucky, Benson and Cutie-Pie spent the night. We played basketball, guitars and watched The Peanuts Christmas DVD. Benson loves Snoopy. What's not to love?
To her surprise, she makes the shot!
Thankfully, Daniel was invited to the beach, so he did not have to drive to LAX. That is never a quick or easy drive. I went early and had lunch with my Aunt Dee. She lives by the airport and I haven't visited with her in some time. I love my Auntie! Two birds, one stone!
Dan missed out on trip to LAX to surf and play at the beach. Lucky!
Being at Auntie Dee's house was a blessing because although Teckie (barely) made his connecting flight in Chicago, his bags did not. So he had to wait another hour for the next flight to deliver them. I offered to come pick him up, but he was content waiting in that filthy baggage claim. The extra hour with my Aunt was well received. The "luggage set back" had us hopping on the 405 North at 4:30!
 Prime Traffic Time!
There was plenty of time to visit and catch up on the last week's happenings.

We made it home safely with no dings, scratches or tickets! So, I have NO true LA traffic Beef!

When we did arrive home, I had no idea the trove of treasures that he brought back. It was exciting to sit together on our patio as he unpacked many of his Dad's keepsakes from past decades. His Dad, the kids called Grandpa Fish, passed away three years ago. My Teckie hauled war memorabilia, among other things, that my mother-in-law passed down. She made the right choice, as Daniel, loves that sort of thing. It felt nostalgic to touch and hold his dog tags from the Vietnam War. I asked my husband how he felt about all his dad's stuff. I felt heavy hearted when he replied, "I wish we could have gone through this stuff together, when he was alive."
Duck Season. Rabbit Season. No, Duck Season!
  My father-in-law was an avid hunter. The kids loved the box of duck/bird calls that used to be Grandpa Fish's. Now, the birds in our backyard are thoroughly confused!  Daniel's favorite keepsake was Grandpa's deer hunting rifle (yea, more guns). That beast is intense!
Grandpa Fish's Dog Tags. If these things could talk, the stories they could tell.
While in Kentucky, My husband, fixed his Momma's grill and computer. They went to the movies, ate out, went to church and BBQ'd at home.  My mother-in-law and hubby hit up a book store. Lucas can't wait (joke) to get lost in the book his Dad picked out for him!
As for the book he brought me? I can't put it down. "The Best Joke Book Ever" has kept me smiling. I love plays on words and creative funny thoughts.  I don't see any reason why I shouldn't end this post with some favorites. And heck ... why not pass jokes along for the rest of the summer?  The book is packed with One Liners, Puns, Limericks, Jokes and The Things Kid Say.
Let's start with some Puns:
I sent ten different puns into a contest, hoping at least one would win.
Sadly, no pun in ten did.
A dyslexic man walks into a bra ...
The guy who feel into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
Khakis: what you need to start the car in Boston.
A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative
That's all for now, folks!

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