Thursday, July 31, 2014

Old Jamaican Man & His Garden

MQTlogoa Nothing beats digging in the garden…….


An Old Jamaican man lived alone in the country…



He wanted to dig his Yellow Yam and Sweet Potato Garden, but it was very hard work as the ground was hard.


His only son, Daquain, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Daquain, I am feeling pretty badly because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my Yellow Yam and Sweet Potato Garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me….Love, Dad

A few days later he received a letter from his son:

Dear Dad, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where I buried the bodies.

Love, Daquain


At 4 a.m. The next morning, JCF agents (Jamaica Constabulary Force)  arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son:


Dear Dad, Go ahead and plant the Yams and Potatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances. Your loving son, Daquain

jam7 Have a great day.. If you want to see where I’ve been hanging out CLICK

MQTlogoa Old Jamaican Man & His Garden

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Keep those Emails coming…… (Thanks Jimmy)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bremen Farmers Produce Auction (LOVE OHIO)

MQTlogoa Just a short drive from Lancaster,Ohio you can get all the produce you want/need for the “right” price.



An Amish man, Dan Gingerich is the founder of the auction, which takes place in a building on his property. Some of the produce offered for sale comes from his fields. He’s been dreaming for a dozen years about making the farmers’ auction a reality. READ MORE

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Give a man bread and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to plow and he will feed his family for the rest of his life.



It takes both rain and sunshine to make the garden grow. If you want a place in the sun, you will have to expect some blisters.



Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself. -  Henry David Thoreau  or.. This cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions ... will soon become me.  Such a tasty fact!




Happiness is like jam; it’s almost impossible to spread it around without getting some on yourself.



By the time most folks get to greener pastures, they can’t climb the fence.(tell me about it)



Don’t hurry, don’t worry, do your best, leave the rest!


Auction chant (also known as "bid calling", "the auction cry", "the cattle rattle", or simply "Auctioneering") is a rhythmic repetition of numbers and "filler words" spoken by an auctioneer in the process of conducting an Auction. READ MORE

DSC_0022 Trying to understand all that “auction chant” made me hungry so I had a cheeseburger with all the fixins. Thanks Wayne you do great work..



Sweet corn anyone???


Harvest comes not every day. Carpe diem and we will see you at the “auction”

OLDMAN Well, I didn’t buy any produce today but I may return on Friday and ‘test the waters”  Some say if you keep waiting for the right time, you may never begin. LOL… Have a great day

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quality Time Trivia…..

MQTlogoa QUALITY TIME TRIVIA (Thanks Charlie)

BALLS  Early aircraft throttles had a ball on the end of it.  In order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence "balls to the wall"  for going very fast. And now you know the rest of the story.

ammo During WWII, U.S. Airplanes were armed with belts of bullets which they would shoot during dogfights and on strafing runs. These belts were folded into the wing compartments that fed their machine guns. These belts measure 27 feet and contained hundreds of rounds of bullets. Often times, the pilots would return from their missions having expended all of their bullets on various targets. They would say,"I gave them the whole nine yards," meaning they used up all of their ammunition.

creek Did you know the saying "God willing and the creek don't rise"  was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington . In his response, he was said to write, "God willing and the Creek don't rise." Because he capitalized the word "Creek" he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water.

george In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' 

wig As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October).. Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig'. Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.


One more: bet you didn't know this!  In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a 'Monkey' with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make 'Brass Monkeys.' Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey; Thus, it was quite literally, 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.' (All this time, you thought that was an improper  expression, didn't you.)

brassmonkey Have a Quality Time day….

goodsam I’m heading to the beach LOL

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Grass is Two Feet Tall

MQTlogoaI’m not feeling very “funny” today, but here goes..


One afternoon, a wealthy man was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two men eating grass by the road side. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
"Why are you eating grass?", he asked one man.
"We don't have any money for food.", The poor man replied.
"Oh, come along with me then."
"But sir, I have a wife with two children!"
"Bring them along! And you, come with us too!", he said to the other man.
"But sir, I have a wife with six children!" The second man answered.
"Bring them as well!"
They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limo.
Once underway, one of the poor fellows says, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."
The wealthy man replied, "No problem, the grass at my home is about two feet tall!


OLDMAN This one is for you Jeff… “He will forever be remembered for his generosity,hard work,and sense of humor.” 

JEFF1 1/30/1965…….7/26/2014

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