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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday's Ride - TEST DRIVE: ORIGINAL 1923 Stutz Speedway 4. Charvet Classic Cars

The misfit President

Some people never give up.

There's no stopping some people!...He's good, and determined!!

When there's music in the air who care's about age .... I just love watching these two dance ~ old girl's moves are awesome and the old boy just couldn't sit still. Good for them.
Notice not a word between the two, not even any eye contact, but so synchronised in their dance steps.

Thanks Randy

Great attitude!

In case you think you're old?

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Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human
Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days.

It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her life.                

Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875.

When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 year old.

It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh.

"He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled in an interview given in 1988.                

When she was 85, she took up fencing, and she was still riding on her bike when she reached 100.

When Jeanne was 114, she starred in a film about her life; at 115 she had an operation on her hip, and at 117 she gave up smoking (having started at the age of 21 in 1896).

Apparently, she didn't give it up for health reasons, but because she didn't like having to ask someone to help her light a cigarette once she was becoming almost blind.

In 1965, Jeanne was 90 years old and had no heirs.

She signed a deal to sell her apartment to a 47-year-old lawyer called André-François Raffray.

He agreed to pay her a monthly sum of 2,500 francs on the condition that he would inherit her apartment after she died.

However, Raffray not only ended up paying Jeanne for 30 years, but died before she did at the age of 77.

His widow was legally obliged to continue paying Madam Calment until the end of her days.

Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties.

When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to have, she replied: "A very short one."

Quotes and rules of life from Jeanne Calment:

"Being young is a state of mind, it doesn't depend on one's body, I'm actually still a young girl; it's just that I haven't looked so good for the past 70 years."

"I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."

"All babies are beautiful."

"I've been forgotten by our good lord."

"I'm in love with wine."

"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."

"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."

"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets."

"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often."

"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."

"I think I will die of laughter."

"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit."

"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."

(At the end of one interview, in response to a journalist who said he                hoped they would meet again the following year):

"Why not? You're not that old; you'll still be here."

Thanks Randy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Ride - Piper Cub on floats

It is not just some doctors who are speaking ou for this tax change

Lawyers unhappy with CBA over tax stance

|Written By Dale Smith

The Canadian Bar Association’s decision to join with other small business groups in protesting the federal government’s planned changes to private incorporation tax rules has some lawyers revoking their membership in protest, saying that it’s not something they should be fighting against.
“I don’t feel like I was adequately consulted before they took this position,” says Chris Rudnicki, partner with Rusonik O’Connor Robbins Ross Gorham & Angelini LLP in Toronto.
Rudnicki says he has a considered opinion on the issue of the proposed changes, and he was taken aback that his association would have taken a position without getting feedback.
“Lawyers are a tremendously privileged section of our society,” he says.
“We make some of the highest incomes of any profession, especially the kinds of lawyers who tend to be in charge of our national organizations like the CBA.”
The proposed changes announced by the federal government in July affect Canadian Controlled Private Corporations and are intended to: end the practice of “income sprinkling,” where dividends are paid to adult children or other family members at a significant tax advantage; address passive income by removing the tax advantage for using a private corporation for investment purposes; and clamp down on transforming dividend income into capital gains, which are more lightly taxed.
The stated intention from the government is to restore the neutrality between saving inside of a corporation and outside of one.

Sailing the Algarve coast 09/17/17

4 1/2 hr sail along the Algarve coast. 

Thanks Ivan


Father O'Malley answers the phone.
'Hello, is this Father O'Malley?'
'It is!'
'This is the IRS. Can you help us?'
'I can!'
'Do you know a Ted Houlihan?'
'I do!'
'Is he a member of your congregation?'
'He is!'
'Did he donate $10,000 to the church?'
'He will.'

Lemon Squeeze
There once was a religious young woman who went to Confession. Upon entering the confessional, she said, 'Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.'
The priest said,'Confess your sins and be forgiven.'
The young woman said, 'Last night my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times.'  The priest thought long and hard and then said, 'Squeeze seven lemons into a glass and then drink the juice.'
The young woman asked, 'Will this cleanse me of my sins?'
The priest said, 'No, but it will wipe that smile
off of your face.'

An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:
Man: 'I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.'
Priest: 'Are you sorry for your sins?'
Man: 'What sins?'
Priest: 'What kind of a Catholic are you?'
Man: 'I'm Jewish.'
Priest: 'Why are you telling me all this?'
Man: 'I'm 92 years old .... I'm telling everybody!'

A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.'
The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost?'
The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.'
The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box.'
The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box.
He paused for a moment and then started to leave.
The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, 'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!'
The Irishman replied, 'Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in!'

Brothel Trip
An elderly man goes into a brothel and tells the madam he would like a young girl for the night. Surprised, she looks at the ancient man and asks how old he is.
'I'm 90 years old,' he says.
'90?' replies the woman. 'Don't you realize
you've had it?' 
'Oh, sorry,' says the old man. 'How much do I owe you?'

An elderly man went to his doctor and said,
'Doc, I think I'm getting senile. Several
times lately, I have forgotten to zip up.'
'That's not senility,' replied the doctor.
'Senility is when you forget to zip down.'

Marriage Humor
Wife:'What are you doing?'
Wife:'Nothing . . . ? You've been reading
our marriage certificate for an hour.'
Husband:'I was looking for the expiration date.'

Wife: 'Do you want dinner?' 
Husband:'Sure! What are my choices?'
Wife:'Yes or no.'

Stress Reliever
Girl:'When we get married, I want to share all
your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.' 
Boy:'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't
have any worries or troubles.' 
Girl:'Well that's because we aren't married yet.'

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'
'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have

A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like
most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?'
He looked at her from head to toe and replied:
'I like your sense of humor!' 
Husbands are husbands
A man was sitting reading his papers when his
wife hit him round the head with a frying pan.
'What was that for?' the man asked.
The wife replied , 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'.
The man then said 'When I was at the
races last week , Jenny was the name of the
horse I bet on.'
The wife apologized and went on with the housework. Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him
on the head with an even bigger frying pan,
knocking him unconscious.
Upon re-gaining consciousness the man asked why she had hitagain. 
His wife replied. 'Your horse phoned'

Thanks Norman 

Friends forever !!!

Two guys grow up together but after college one moves to Michigan, the other to Florida. They agree to meet every ten years in Vero Beach to play golf.

At age 30,  they finish their round of golf and go to lunch.

"Where you wanna go?"



"Well, you know, they got the broads with the big racks and the tight shorts, and the legs ...."


Ten years later at age 40 they meet and play again.

"Where you wanna go?"



"Well, you know, they got cold beer and the big screen TVs and everybody has a little action on the games."


Ten years later at age 50 they meet and play again. "Where you wanna go?"



"The food is pretty good and there is plenty of parking."


At age 60 they meet and play again. "Where you wanna go?"



"Wings are half price."


At age 70 they meet and play again. "Where you wanna go?"



"They have 6 handicapped spaces right by the door."


At age 80 they meet and play again. "Where you wanna go?"



"We've never been there before."

Thanks Ivan

where did those saying originate.

There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London,
which used to have a gallows adjacent to it.
Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hanged.
 The horse-drawn dray, carting the prisoner, was accompanied by an armed guard,
who  would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the  prisoner if he would 
Like ''ONE LAST DRINK''. If he said YES, it was referred to as ONE FOR THE ROAD.   
If he declined, that 
Prisoner was ON THE WAGON. 
So there you go ... More  history.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and t hen once a day it  was taken and sold to the tannery.
If you had to do this to survive you were "piss poor",
but  worse than that were the really poor folk, who  couldn't even afford to buy a pot,
they "Didn't  have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of  the low.

  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water Temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to  be. 
Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June,
because they took  their yearly bath in May and they still smelled  pretty good by June. 
However, since they were starting to smell,
brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. 
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children.
Last of all the babies.
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying,
"Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!" 
       Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw piled high, with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm,
so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.  Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs"       
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom,
where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
That's how canopy beds came into existence. 
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, "dirt poor."
The wealthy Had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet,
so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their  footing. 
As the winter wore on they added more thresh until, when you opened the door,
it would all start slipping outside.
A piece of wood was placed in the entrance.
Hence: a thresh hold. (Getting quite an education, aren't you?) 
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over they would hang up their bacon, to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "Bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to Share with guests and would all sit around talking and
''chew the fat''.       Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content Caused some of the lead to leach onto the food,
causing lead poisoning and death.  
This happened most often with tomatoes,
so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf,
The family got the  middle, and guests got the top, or ''The Upper  Crust''.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and  wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of ''Holding a Wake''.       
England is old and small and the local folks started  running out of places to bury people, so they  would dig up coffins and would take the bones to  
a bone-house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up  through the ground and tie it to a  bell.   Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night  (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell;  thus someone could be, ''Saved by the Bell ''or  was considered a ''Dead Ringer''   And that's  the truth.   
Now, whoever said history was  boring ! ! ! So .....  get out there and educate someone!

Thanks Randy