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  1. Unca Jim commented on Stone Soup 1 day ago

    I remember the old jokes (and facts) of the marriages of the early ’40’s and such; Draftees headed for war, ‘hurry-up’ weddings; future fathers-in-law offering to ‘hold the ladder’ and a gallon of “A” sticker gas as a present for the honeymoon..Shotguns either painted or decorated in white, toted by the bride’s father…(to make it a formal wedding) and some of the sense and nonsense of the day. Most I remember is the 5 piece bands and the screaming fits of the little flower girls when it dawned on them that it wasn’t all about THEM !
    (and I suppose the empty church at rehearsal was a big change for the little princesses when it was suddenly filled with stinky old ladies with scary hats and grim-faced men with beards and suits) Ah, reminisc..remin… MEMORIES!

  2. Unca Jim commented on Wide Open 1 day ago

    " I knew who it was immediately!"
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    Now there’s a mind-picture that’s “just not right !”

  3. Unca Jim commented on Real Life Adventures 1 day ago

    " Captain Jack Sparrow was first to use a true compass."
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    I don’ t know what he called it back then, but a glass of Cap’n Jack and Coke sure brings the spirit of the day to the forefront !

  4. Unca Jim commented on One Big Happy 2 days ago

    “called the modern family. Over worked, under paid and not enough to go around.”
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    I’d say more like the modern “Un-Family”; no father, diffident mother who relies on stamps and the 99-cent store for survival.

  5. Unca Jim commented on Non Sequitur 2 days ago

    " before the armstrong house foundation noticed her coming and going, and without pay, too."
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    Now, THAT’s dead-ication !

  6. Unca Jim commented on JumpStart 2 days ago

    I remember the teen-age ’50’s and the wrenching of vehicles of the age as I struggled to avoid the draft and keep my guitars in strings. I could get 21-25 mpg on such Fords and the like and if they got sick, a roadside fix was possible and a tow or tire was available from the next farmer up the road. Sixty years later, a 4-wheeled computer sits in my carport, daring me to take it for a ride among texting, sexting,distracted traffic, mixing it up with ‘inexperienced’ and ‘elderly’ drivers, who, in either group, have a problem with drugs, either prescribed or proscribed.
    And the 4-wheeled wonder gets the same ’50’s mileage after ‘They’ decided that it would run better on 15% corn-juice.

    And they wonder why I hide at home and drink.

  7. Unca Jim commented on Rubes 4 days ago

    “they’re here to serve man…”
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    On a stick.

  8. Unca Jim commented on Real Life Adventures 4 days ago

    Sounds like a theme song from “Hee-Haw !”

  9. Unca Jim commented on Strange Brew 5 days ago

    “A guy who actually worked in the salt mine under Lake Erie used to stop by the café I worked at.”
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    It it waz the same guy, he used to replace the light bulbs on our antenna towers in Broadview Heights back in the ’60’s !! Scary job at 300 feet UP !

  10. Unca Jim commented on Rubes 5 days ago

    Now who asked for a Mexican Channel 27 Tire Commercial?? (snerk)