Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Men's Club

Rumor has it that some of the guys decided that it was time to meet beyond the breakfast hours. The First Annual (?) Meeting of the Sam's Bagels Men's Club was held this week at Shipp's Cafe. I can't report any more as I wasn't there of course......perhaps one of the attendees can share their eye witness account. Given the attendees, I feel it would be a safe bet that something humorous or noteworthy happened!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Paul!

I am blessed with one of the best Dads in the world! He has always taught by example to be kind to everyone, helpful, generous, calm, hard-working and fair. While we don't always live up to his high standards, they give us a mark to strive for. He also has one of the best laughs, the kind that makes other people laugh without even knowing what is funny. We celebrated his birthday tonight with a family party and had a great time. Here he is pictured with two of his grandchildren, Paul and Sarah.

Here's to many more happy birthday celebrations!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking . .

Pat Richardson emailed me this puzzle to post. She obviously thinks we need to improve our brain power, based on the level of conversation she has observed at Sam's. (The answers are under the comments for this post)

Think like a wizard . .


Ans. = man overboard

Okay, let's see if you've got the hang of it.


ans: I understand

OK . .

Got the drift ?

Let's try a few now and see

how you fare ?



Not having a good day now, are you ?

Redeem yourself.


Easy to figure out, ha!


C'mon give it a little thought ! !


I'm sure you'll have not problem getting this one.

feet feet feet feet feet feet

Good One, try this!!

he's X himself

Here's an easy one!!


Not even close ?!!?

death ..... life

Okay last chance ................


And the last one is very fun- - -


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Photo of the day

Well, this morning Bill W. told this story of the origin of the bagel. (Who knew such creativity lurked within?) Back in ancient Greece, there was an apothecary named Bagelus. A customer came to Bagelus' shop seeking treatment for gout of the big toe. Bagelus had the idea of wrapping the affected toe in soft dough, and then having his patient sit in the warm sun. The dough baked in the sunshine, and though a cure for gout was not found, a tasty breakfast food was discovered. As Bill would say, alas, the rest is history.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Photo of the Day

This photograph is from Dr. Mike's travels in the deep dark jungles of Belize. The woodcut depicts the ancient Mayan Bagel Goddess, highly revered for centuries throughout Pre-colonial Central America. Legend has it her crusts were always firm, her centers always soft, and her holes always symmetric.

In this image she lifts the top of the bagel, and its underside emits a splendor of holy light which bathes the congregation of her Temple (not shown here). Note the absence of cream cheese or other topping which might dilute the bagel’s purity.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fall Photo

This is one of my favorite fall photos. It was taken at twilight last year in a stand of very tall trees in Patapsco Park. The moon was starting to appear, it was very quiet, just magical! Please send me some of your photos, or I will just continue to bore you with mine.........