"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, February 5, 2016

Roy, Dale, Scully & Kolchak



My Slow Takes


1. We went to a 70th birthday party, for our friend Roger, over the weekend. He has a large collection of cowboy hats so someone thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of the “guys” all wearing the hats. We all started singing “Happy Trails To You.” Unfortunately we couldn’t remember all the verses.


2. This is Roy and Dale Rogers singing the same song, only with all the verses.


3. Paul’s Bods has a link to “Model of Betrayal – The Plastic Panorama of Old Lwów (Lviv: The History Of One City #20).” This is a remarkable diorama complete with the history of the artist.

4. Episode 3 of the X-Files has Scully and Mulder looking for a “lizard-man.” At one point in the episode the intrepid duo are interviewing a prostitute who encountered the alleged villain. Mulder shows the victim a sketch of the “lizard-man.” Mulder asks, “did it look anything like this?” She answers, “no, the thing I saw had two eyes and was wearing underwear.” Scully, with her arms folded and looking at the victim with questionable eyes, asks her, “boxers or briefs.” This was the best Scully line in the episode.

5. There were other things going on in episode 3 of the X-Files. Keith Uhlich from vulture.com writes;

“More than most, the latest episode of The X-Files ("Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster," written and directed by Darin Morgan) is filled to the brim with Easter eggs, callback characters, and other assorted references. We've attempted to gather as many of these as possible …”

“The two paint-huffing stoners,
Mulder and pencils,
How Mukder dies, 
How Scully dies, 
Porta Potties, 
Guy Mann’s human wardrobe,
Alex Diakun, 
The red Speedo, 
The graveyard, 
Jack Hardy, 
Mulder’s ringtone,
Daggoo.”

Yes, I’m a devoted, dedicated, and enthusiastic fan of X-Files.

6. My second favorite science fiction series was “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.” Darren McGavin was an excellent choice for the part. I didn’t miss any of those episodes either.


7. Chris Stapleton - "Whiskey And You," a different type of tune.



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Peyton, Birthday & Pics


My Slow Takes

1. I did state, “maybe we’ll see the Broncos and the Panthers heading for the Super Bowl.” So, which team will be triumphant? I like Peyton Manning and will support the Broncos. Besides, I like Papa John’s pizza.


2. My birthday was Monday, January 25. Some people that were also born on the same day, just different years.

Robert Burns - Poet, Lyricist
Robert Boyle - Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle’s Law
Dean Jones - Actor
Charles Curtis - 31st U.S. Vice President
Sam Cooke - Singer

It is also the “Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul.”

3. On January 26, 1979 “The Dukes of Hazzard” started it’s seven year television series. Our sons and I saw every episode. It was fun watching Bo and Luke foil the crooked plans of Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.


4. Our neighbors Ronda, Mitch and their son Mitch built a really large snowman.

Photo by Dee

5. Some more “after snowstorm” photos by Dee.

My car on Sunday morning.
Deer watching Dee take their picture.
Same deer after posing for Dee.

6. Scully and Moulder have returned. "The truth is still out there."


7. Abe Vigoda, one of my favorite actors on “Barney Miller,” died on Tuesday January 26. Please pray for his soul and for his family.



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Friday, January 22, 2016

Mary, Mrs. Middleton & Snow


My Slow Takes

1. Msgr. Shreve gave a great homily on Monday. He associated the wedding at Cana as our daily lives. If we look at the term, “they have no wine,” we can apply it to our own situations. My daughter is ill, I don’t want to leave the house, the fellow at work is a real problem or where is our Church heading? Mary’s statement to the servers, “do whatever he tells you,” is simple. We need to face our situations with faith in Jesus. It is not an easy thing to do, but one we must work at.  

2. Our first snow fall was on Sunday. There wasn’t much snow, but my granddaughters and I managed to make a small snowman. The girls named him “Cuddles.”


3. We are housing 40 women for Caritas this week. On Monday night, Dee, Hailey and Eryn made lunches for the ladies. On Tuesday evening Dee and I assisted in serving them dinner. Dee and a few of the other volunteers spent time talking with the women. They were all very appreciative of the food, accommodations and kindness our church community provides.

4. The NFL playoffs has the Patriots facing the Broncos while the Cardinals challenge the Panthers. Maybe we’ll see the Broncos and the Panthers heading for the Super Bowl.

5. There is not much written about women during the conflict between Britain and their American Colonists. Ralphus, over at Flintlock & Tomahawk, found information on a wife of a British soldier, Mrs. Middleton. She disarmed and took prisoner, six Colonial soldiers. Read more at the Journal Of The American Revolution.

6. The first winter storm of 2016 has started here in Richmond. We are suppose to have anywhere from 8-14” by the time it finishes. In addition there will be winds blowing from 20 to 25 MPH. Dee and I have food supplies and a generator. Hopefully we won’t need the generator.

7. Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss “Whiskey Lullaby.” This is a sad and somewhat eerie song but also beautiful and rather alluring.




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