Monday, December 4, 2023

Monday, Monday

Ah, the weekend is over and we're back to another work week.

Well for some of you.

Speaking for myself, as an old guy on his porch, it's just another glorious week in retirement.

And speaking of old, apparently I fooled a few of you with one of the memes in the past Friday Funnies.

That one apparently stumped some of you.

So here's the explanation, from one of the early forerunners of  rock and roll music, Bill Haley and the Comets.

Just the fact that I remembered that song from the 1950's shows you how old I am

Now that that's all straightened out, we can go on to other items in the news.

Judy continues to improve from her knee replacement surgery as she comes up on one month with her latest bionics.

She's moving about more easily and with less dependence on her rollator and the pain is lessening . . . . somewhat.

Another physical therapy session is scheduled for this afternoon so we'll see how she does.

I just finished reading my latest book from the library last night, The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guinn, which purports to be the true story of the battle at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

I've been fascinated by the legend of that fight for years.

And if Guinn's book is to be believed, legend is a good way to describe it.

Wyatt Earp appears to be far from the "good guy" image portrayed in movies and television shows and the gunfight never occurred in the O.K. Corral at all but in a vacant lot off another street.

Be that as it may, it was a good read.

The weather has turned cold here in my part of Arizona.

Cold by my standards, with highs only reaching the 50's F. for awhile.

But this week it's supposed to top out at near 70 and I'm ready for it.

That may sound strange if you know I grew up in North Dakota, only about 50 miles from the Canadian border, but I've been gone a long time and I've lived in Arizona over half of my life so my blood has thinned.

Have a great week, youngsters!


  1. My Mum would often say " see you later alligator" when I was leaving the house so I got it immediately.
    "After while crocodile."

  2. I didn't get it right away on Friday when I first saw it, but when I did get it, I had a good laugh. (NewRobin13- a delusional old fart!)

  3. If you have never seen the movie 'Old Henry' I think that you would enjoy it.

  4. Tough folk - The North Dakotan folk. Look at what has become of you Mr Taylor! You are now as soft and fluffy as the tail of a ringtail cat (the Arizonan state mammal).

  5. Ha! Yes, that stumped me for a minute. Have to some of those to keep us thinking!

  6. Ah, I see the gator reference now. Not to swift am I.

  7. I got the gator cartoon, I am proud to say. Glad SWMBO is feeling better. I never knew the gunfight at the OK Corral didn't even occur in the corral!

  8. Gee, thanks! Now I have that song in my head again today. :)
    Linda Sand

  9. I'm glad Judy's knee is getting better. I'm thrilled at our warm weather the past couple of days. It's been in the 40s!

  10. We get acclimated to where we live. I see Asians and Africans here and they seem to deal with climate just fine.

  11. See you later alligator and in a while crocodile. I would have a tough time in extreme climates since I've spent my life in a moderate place.

  12. Now I get it!
    Yeah, I'm a delusional old fart.