Friday, December 31, 2021
10.03.2021: When I was around 8 or 9 years old, I remember visiting my grandparents in Missouri and wondering why they spent so much time sitting out under a big tree in their yard, talking or reading or just staring off in the distance. Didn’t they know there was a lot of exploring to do on their 30 acres of woods? Years later, after a stint in the Air Force, I arrived home only to find my parents sitting in lawn chairs in front of the opened garage door. They were just talking and killing the time. Didn’t they know there was a festival downtown or a big football game at the high school? Then a few years ago, I realized that just sitting on your porch, or under a tree, or out in front of your garage while doing nothing … was quite enjoyable. It’s great to sit outside, relish the breeze and recall exploring my grandparents’ woods, going to festivals or high school football games and even closing my eyes and hearing my parents and grandparents talking and laughing about their days of youth. And often, I take a magazine with me, so that the neighbors walking by think that I’m actually being productive.
Posted by Spiff at 4:11 PM
10.01.2021: Due to a lack of qualified candidates, the city of Kennesaw was forced to hire an untrained Scarecrow to direct traffic at their busiest intersection. Mr. Scarecrow agreed to work a 12-hour shift for just $3.00. He could have gotten much, much more … if he only had a brain.
Posted by Spiff at 3:50 PM
Thursday, December 30, 2021
9.29.2021: The Top Five Signs fall has arrived at and around Stately Spiff Manor:
5 -- It's almost dark when I get up from my nap.
4 -- The Atlanta Braves are nearing post-season play.
3 -- The Atlanta Falcons already have more losses than wins.
2 -- The Hummingbirds have packed up and headed south.
Posted by Spiff at 12:11 PM
9.27.2021: So, I tried a different trail today and did not see one single deer. However, I lucked out and was able to get photos of several other wild animals. I highly recommend Zoo Atlanta for a fun day. Especially if you have a couple of your grandkids along.
Posted by Spiff at 11:53 AM