Friday, September 21, 2007

Intercessory Prayer.. A Request. My best friend is gravely ill...

My friends.... I have a request for those of you that believe in a Higher Power. My life long best friend is in the Hospital in very grave condition, and there is a very good chance that he will not live much longer.

Let me tell you a little about this good man, his name is Bob Snogles. We have been best friends since age 12, having grown up together here on Oneida Lake in upstate New York. Bob and I joined the Navy together and went on Submarines together as well. He served honorably on the USS Sam Houston out of Holy Loch Scotland for much of his 6 years in the United States Navy.

After both of us left the Navy, Bob became a Fireman on the Syracuse Police Department, and I joined the Police Department. Apparently, during one of the fires Bob responded to, he was exposed to some chemical or another and both his Kidneys shut down completely, forcing him onto Dialysis for many years until he was able to have a Kidney transplant, this being some 40 years ago. During his time on the Fire Department, he helped save many a home and life.

We were fishing and hunting buddies throughout our lives, and our families are very close. He has a wife, 2 daughters and a grandchild. Recently, Bob has become extremely ill and has been hospitalized now for the past several weeks and is still in ICU, on dialysis again and in much pain and discomfort, so much so that he is on a Morphine drip. He has some sort of major internal infection and his wife informed me yesterday that he has mentally "given up" because of all the pain and sickness he is experiencing. I know it must be very bad because Bob has always been a very strong man.

I have always believed in the power of intercessory prayer, and it is at this time, that I request that those of you reading this who are inclined to, please prayer for the life of my best, and life long friend.

Thank You and may God bless you.....Cookie

Grin & Bear it.....

Well Sir...yesterday a good huntin mate of mine gave me a couple pounds of young bear meat...which my wife and I fully intend on devouring Saturday evening....

Here be the recipe fer all you Bear hunters or adventurous gourmet types...

Braised Bear with Sweet Potaters

2-4 pounds of Bear meat cut into 2 inch cubes
1 quart of Buttermilk for marinading only.
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Medium Onion, minced
3 stalks of Celery & leaves, chopped
6 raw Sweet Potaters, sliced in half lengthwise.
Salt & Pepper to taste
Bacon Drippins

First off, on the day before yur going to prepare and cook the bear meat, marinade it over night in Buttermilk. This will tenderize the meat naturally and remove much of the gamy flavors. After marinading, discard all the marinade and pat dry yur meat with paper towels. Don't worry, if'n yur like me and intensely dislike the taste of Buttermilk, you won't taste it at all.

Brown meat in the bacon drippins. Put in a roasting pan. Add 1/2 cup of water, Garlic, onion, and celery. Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven. Add water as needed during the cooking process. The cooking time will depend on the age of the animal ( I hope ya asked him/her how old it was afore ya done shot it). A young Bear is more tender and cooks to tenderness quicker.

When meat is tender, add the sweet taters and more water if necessary. Cover and cook until the taters and meat are done to yur likin.....Serve hot with some good cornbread.....

Now Sir...just a side note. My lovely wife is a New York city woman, born & raised. When she first moved up here to upstate New York with me 41 years ago she completely detested the idear of eating anything that didn't come from your friendly local neighborhood grocer. To show y'all how good wild game can she absolutely loves most wild game and fish, the only exception being Bass cause of their relatively heavy fish this might give ya an idear how tasty this above meal actually is....ENJOY !!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The ravages of time...

Sue Gertson sent me this series of photygraff's illustrating the ravages of time....

Ya gotta is scary....


A guy falls asleep on the beach for several hours and gets horrible sunburn. He goes to the hospital, and is promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second-degree burns. With his skin already starting to blister, and the severe pain he was in, the doctor prescribes continuous intravenous feeding with saline, electrolytes, a sedative and a Viagra pill every four hours.

The nurse, who is rather astounded, says, 'What good will Viagra do for him, Doctor? The doctor replied, 'It'll keep the sheets off his legs.

Two farmers, Jim and Bob, are sitting at their favorite bar drinking beer.

Jim turns to Bob and says, "You know, I'm tired of going through life
without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the Community College
and sign up for some classes."

Bob thinks it's a good idea, and the two leave. The next day, Jim goes
down to the college and meets dean of admissions, who signs him up for the
four basic classes: Math, English, History, and Logic.

"Logic?" Jim says. "What's that?"

The dean says, "I'll give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?"


"Then logically speaking, because you own a weed eater, I think that you
would have a yard."

"That's true, I do have a yard."

"I'm not done," the dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think logically
that you would have a house."

"Yes, I do have a house."

"And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a

"Yes, I have a family."

"I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have
a wife. And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you're likely a

"I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of
that because I have a weed eater."

Excited to take the class now, Jim shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Bob at the bar. He tells Bob about his classes, how he is signed up for

Math, English, History, and Logic.

"Logic?" Bob says, "What's that?"

Jim says, "I'll give you an example. Do you have a weed eater?"


"Then you're a queer."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

BURGOO...A Great Revolutionary War meal that's still great today...

This is how it was made back in the 1700's....

...and here's how its made today at many festivals....

Well Sir....bout thirty five years ago I was introduced to this absolutely great tastin meal that dates to before and during the Revolutionary War, it's called Burgoo, and it's got just about everything ceptin the kitchen sink in it.

If'n yur lookin fer a super, nutritious, and great tastin Fall meal to stick to yur ribs and take the chill off....this is it...

Today, there are many Burgoo Festivals around the country, with many of em being in Kentucky (Maybe my buddy "Fish" has attended one or two) and its always made in huge quantities....this recipe is the smallest I was ever able to find.... freezes very nicely and makes fer a real great leftover meal at a later time....


3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 green peppers diced
1 pound Beef shank
1 pound Pork shoulder
3 pounds skinless chicken breasts
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 small onions
3 quarts water
4 whole cloves
2 Tablespoons Salt
1 Bay leaf
3 cups of chopped onions
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 package frozen Ocra
2 Cups of diced Potatoes
1 package frozen Corn
8 ribs of Celery, diced
1 Stick Butter
1 pound, 12 oz can tomatoes
½ Cup flour
1 pound of Carrots, diced
2 Tblsps. Worcestershire Sauce
1 10 oz package frozen butter beans
½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Heat 1 Tablespoon of Oil in an 8 quart pot. Add the Beef, Chicken and Pork and brown on all sides over LOW heat. Add Water and Salt, cook over LOW heat until just tender, skimming if necessary.

Let cool…remove the meats cut them up into bite sized pieces and return the Beef and Pork to broth, hold the Chicken out and add after 45 minutes of cooking. In a separate small frying pan, heat the remaining oil and saute’ Onions till limp. Add saute’d Onions to broth along with Garlic, Potatoes, Celery, Tomatoes, Carrots, Beans, Peppers, Red & Black Pepper, The Small Onion stuck with the four(4) cloves, bay leaf and Brown sugar.

Cook slowly for 1 ½ hours, skim and stir occasionally. Add Ocra and Corn, cook 15 minutes longer. Now…knead the Butter and Flour together until well blended, and stir into the Burgoo until it thickens slightly. Adjust your seasonings and add the Worcestershire if desired. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Makes 16-18 servings……

This excellent served with a good homemade Yellow Cornbread.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The BIG One.....

Turn yur sound on, don't be drinkin nuthing, and make sure yur bladder is empty...

The BIG One....

...been known t'do this once or twice myself....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday Mish-Mash....

A Friendly Reminder

Amish Elevator

An Amish boy and his father were in a mall. They were amazed by almost
everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.

The boy asked, "What is this Father?" The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a fat old lady in a wheel chair moved up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls
opened, and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed, and the boy and his father watched the small numbers above the walls light up sequentially. They continued to watch until it reached the last number, and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.

Finally the walls opened up again and a gorgeous 24-year-old blond stepped
out. The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son ..

"Go get your mother."

Grandma's boyfriend

A 5-year-old boy went to visit his grandmother one day. Playing with his toys in her bedroom while grandma was dusting, he looked up and said, "Grandma, how come you don't have a boyfriend now that Grandpa went to heaven?"

Grandma replied, "Honey, my TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The religious programs make me feel good and the comedies make me laugh. I'm happy with my TV as my boyfriend."

Grandma turned on the TV, and the reception was terrible. She started adjusting the knobs, trying to get the picture in focus. Frustrated, she started hitting the backside of the TV hoping to fix the problem.

The little boy heard the doorbell ring, so he hurried to open the door and there stood Grandma's minister. The minister said, "Hello son, is your Grandma home?"

The little boy replied, "Yeah, she's in the bedroom bangin' her boyfriend."

The minister fainted.

Now, that thar's funny... I don't care WHO you are

A first-grade school teacher in Virginia had 25 students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

1. Don't change horses ........until they stop running.
2. Strike while the ......bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before .......Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of .......termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but .......How?
6. Don't bite the hand that ................Looks dirty.
7. No news is ...................impossible.
8. A miss is as good as a ..................Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new .................Math
10. If you lie down with'll stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust ..................Me.
12. The pen is mightier than ................the pigs.
13. An idle mind is .......................the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ................pollution.
15. Happy is the bride who .....................gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ................not much.
17. Two's company, .......................three's the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what you ...................put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ...........You have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as ................Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ..............spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed.................... get new batteries.
23. You get out of something ....................only what you See in the picture on the box
24. When the blind lead the blind ..................get out of the way.
25. A bird in the hand is ......................going to poop on you.

And the WINNER and last one!
26. Better late than ........................Pregnant

Texas Humor....

Two business men in NY are sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store. As yet, the store isn't ready -- only a few shelves are set up.

One says to the other, "I bet any minute now some tourist is going to walk by, put his face to the window and ask what we're selling."

No sooner are the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious Texan walks to the window, has a peek, and in a Southern drawl asks, "What're y'all sellin' here?"

One of the men replies, "Oh! We're selling assholes here."

Without skipping a beat, the Texan says, "Well, I see y'all're doing really good, you only got two left!"


A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, " I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir."

The driver says, "Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60, perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating"

Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: "Now don't be silly dear, you know that this car doesn't have cruise control."

As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, "Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once?"

The wife smiles demurely and says, "You should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did."

As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through
clenched teeth, "Damit, woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?"

The officer frowns and says, "And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine."

The driver says, "Yeah, well, you see officer, I had it on, but took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket."

The wife says, "Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving."

And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket the driver turns to his wife and barks, "WHY DON'T YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??"

The officer looks over at the woman and asks, "Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am?"

"Only when he's been drinking."

Subject: Is it Bubba?

Bubba died in a fire and his body was burned pretty badly. The morgue needed someone to identify the body, so they sent for his two best friends, Cooter and Gomer. The three men had always done everything together.

Cooter arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the sheet, Cooter said, "Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad. You better roll him over."

The mortician rolled him over and Cooter said, "Nope, ain't Bubba."

The mortician thought this was rather strange. So he brought Gomer in to confirm the identity of the body.? Gomer looked at the body and said, "Yup, he's pretty well burnt up.? Roll him over."

The mortician rolled him over and Gomer said, "No, it ain't Bubba."

The mortician asked, "How can you tell?"

Gomer said, "Well, Bubba had two assholes."

"What? He had two assholes?" asked the mortician.

Yup, we never seen 'em, but everybody used to say, "There's Bubba with them two assholes."

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Best Hillary Commercial I've seen yet....

Well Sir, I saw this over at Charming, Just Charming....and since I just love...ahem...the Hildebeast...I just had t'post it.....