Friday, October 23, 2009

Oller Family Reunion

Off to Louisville, Kentucky
Today we’re heading out of town again. This time to family reunion on Beverly’s side of the family. The reunion is for the Oller Family… Beverly’s Grandparents on her Mother’s side of the family.

Oller1 Robert & Nellie Oller
on their wedding day

Oller2 Robert & Nellie Oller
later in life

While Robert and Nellie have passed on there’s a slew of relatives planning to get together tomorrow and talk over old times and new happenings.

The drive today should provide a good opportunity to see some of the beauty of the fall colors. We’ll take the scenic route. Maybe I can get some pictures.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Smile, make someone wonder what you’ve been up to.

Quote of the Day
You have to expect things of yourself
before you can do them.
~Michael Jordan

Joke of the Day

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her new class that in Spanish, unlike in the English language, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.' .. 'Pencil', however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'? Instead of giving the answer, the teacher set up a challenge and split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because: 1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic; 2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else; 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your money on accessories for it.

Well! The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because: 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to plug them in and switch them on; 2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves; 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that had you waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.

It turns out that the women won.

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