Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Marketing Idea

These pictures were taken by visitors to Istanbul, Turkey. The men carry trays of bagels for sale balanced on their heads. Where do they carry the cream cheese? Neat idea if somebody here can actually do it!

Sam's Classifieds

Alicia is looking for someone to paint the exterior of her house who is honest, reliable and reasonably priced. Does anyone have any leads for her?

I was happy to find a pet sitter right at Sam's. Susan Jones owns a professional pet sitting service. Her website is

A Soft Breeze

The blog has added a new international reader in Rio de Janiero, Brazil! Other new readers in Gwynn Oak, MD; Towson, MD; Halethorpe, MD; Los Angeles, CA; New Berlin, NY; Freehold, NJ; Jacksonville, FL; Appleton, WI; Berlin, Germany; and Edmonton, Canada.

Recovery was in the air at Sam's today. Scott was back at work, and Bill W.'s wife, Barbara, is home from the hospital. My family also had a successful first visit to Charlestown races and slots, won big on a two-cent machine! So feeling the luck of the Irish, hope you enjoy the sentiments below.

Some Irish words of wisdom (shared from Stat

Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras.

Hunger is a good sauce.

Moladh luath agus cáineadh mall. Be quick to praise and slow to criticise.

Tús maith leath na hoibre. A good start is half the work.

Má bhíonn tú ar lorg cara gan locht, beidh tú gan chara go deo. If you seek a friend without fault, you will be without one forever.

Cuir síoda ar ghabhar ach is gabhar i gcónaí é. Dress a goat in silk and it’s still a goat.

Is fearr an sláinte ná an táinte. Health is better than wealth.

And from this day on may you always have these blessings…A soft breeze when summer comes, a warm fireside in winter, and the comfort of a true friend.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Papaya Dance

The Phillipine Army does the Papaya Dance. Think we could learn it - it's all the rage!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone. Hope your day was joyful!
Below are some pictures from our family's celebration.
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Sarah dyed these beautiful eggs.

Sue decorated these "pysanky" Ukranian eggs. Most are 30 years old ! (Sue was a child artist).

Jean's favorite daffodils with angel food cake.

Harold, the wandering jew, holds the TV remote and some goodies.

Paul, Zach and Patty play 20 Q (it didn't guess "totem pole")

" Easter Egg" balloons line Frederick Road

Casey and Katelyn send Easter greetings from their sunny LA vacation with friends.

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