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   Olhokie64 posted on Jokes  Three bulls heard the rancher was bringing another bull onto the ranch.
First Bull: "I've been here five years. I'm not giving this new bull any of my 100 cows."
Second Bull: "I've been here three years and have earned my right to 50 cows. I'm keeping all my cows."
Third Bull: "I've only been here a year, and so far, you guys have only let me have 10 cows. I may not be as big as you fellows, but I'm keeping all 10 of my cows."

Just then an 18-wheeler pulls up in the pasture carrying the biggest bull they've ever seen. At 4,700 pounds, each step he takes strains the steel ramp.
First Bull: "I think I can spare a few cows for our new friend."
Second Bull: "I actually have too many cows to take care of. I can spare a few. I'm certainly not looking for an argument."
They look over at the third bull and find him pawing the dirt, shaking his horns and snorting.
First Bull: "Son, don't be foolish -- let him have some of your cows and live to tell about it."
Third Bull: "He can have ALL my cows. I'm just making sure he knows I'm a bull."
July 12 at 03:24 EST .

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   Ynaught  That's a lot of bull!
July 12 at 20:42 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Actually, a bull that big would cripple the cows. He's better off as hamburger. The meat is probably too tough to be used for anything else.
July 15 at 20:02 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Main Page The Lobby  I am back and a little better. I did think obama was as bad as the worse being as was he was. He got so bad in this couples weeks. And really liked yours Linder.
July 10 at 23:04 EST .

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   NotaBene  Olhokie64, nice to hear you are back and a little better.

Obama is trying to destroy this wonderful country. I came to the US 28 years ago LEGALLY and I am very proud to be an American citizen. I am very sad to see what this man is doing to this wonderful country.
July 11 at 01:23 EST .

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   Safetydude  NotaB...
Welcome to the US.
My family and I came to the US, legally, from Sweden in 1954.

I wonder how many non-native born Americans' are on the Connection?

Any other naturalized Americans' out there?
July 11 at 20:01 EST .

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   Surfhut  Happy to see you back and feeling better, Olhokie.

You may have started a new and interesting conversation regarding immigration.

On my father's side, I'm 3rd generation from LEGAL immigrants from Norway.
July 11 at 20:20 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello Dude, one more naturalized American here. I came across the "Pond." 53 years ago . . . Smile!
July 11 at 21:50 EST .

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   Ynaught  So happy to see hew and hope hew will be around often!
July 11 at 23:10 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Y---you don't get enough credit for your contributions and sheer wit! :- )
July 12 at 07:43 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Me too,- came in '69.Ifollowed my beau who was hired at Boeing. Fortunately having a useful profession, immigration was relatively uncomplicated apart from the fact that someone at the American Embassy in London lost all my paperwork - after many months of processing, it was back to square one with a few nailbiting hours to spare.
July 15 at 15:33 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I'm second generation Belgian. My grandfather came here legally with his bride-to-be at the age of 22 in 1893.
July 15 at 19:42 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Coffee Klatch  Just to want to let you all that I am still alive. I still come on here but can say very little. Love you all. Hugh
July 6 at 01:28 EST .

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   Gerty  Mr.Olhokie, you are a sweetheart for checking in! I have been concerned from time to time as to where you have been. So happy to hear from you.
July 6 at 08:46 EST .

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   Ynaught  Missing Hugh!
July 6 at 16:45 EST .

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   Balogreene  Olhokie64, I've missed you, and like Gerty, been concerned. Glad you are here from time to time.
July 6 at 18:49 EST .

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   Linder  Do keep in touch. Have only known one Hugh in my life and he was a lovely man!
July 6 at 23:24 EST .

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   Olhokie64  I am better wanting me to see all you. Linder, I have never been lovely but many called me very worse. WW we share a state also but educated in state very near. I always also wonder why not. Love you all here and want to be a part for a long time.
July 11 at 00:34 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Jokes  The Old Mule
An old hillbilly farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning 'til night she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule. He plowed a lot. One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch.. Immediately, his wife began nagging him again. Complain, nag, complain, nag - it just went on and on. All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet, caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot. At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said, 'Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement.' And what about the men?' the minister asked. 'They wanted to know if the mule was for sale."
February 24 at 08:54 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  My beautiful wife, the crazy duck lady.
February 5 at 03:09 EST .

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   Olhokie64  I think it works now.
February 5 at 03:17 EST .

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   Safetydude  Here in FL she would be arrested for doing that.
February 6 at 14:49 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Jokes  After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Harris,
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris , are listed below and are "documented by our video surveillance cameras":

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed 'OHNO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!

15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?

And last, but not least:

16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.'

One of the clerks passed out.
February 4 at 23:54 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  My beautiful wife, the crazy duck lady.
February 4 at 21:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  Olhokie, sorry, it wouldn't let me go there.
February 4 at 22:04 EST .

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   Olhokie64  It must be on my facebook. What do I do right?
February 5 at 00:00 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Jokes

This is one of the funniest things I have seen. It does have one bad word. If any of you think I should delete, let me know.
January 31 at 14:56 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, I miss British comedy. That was way too funny. Thanks Olhokie.
January 31 at 17:53 EST .

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   Olhokie64  Is it appropriate? I respect your opinions.
January 31 at 17:56 EST .

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   Balogreene  I think so.
February 1 at 16:32 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Recipes  I have to tell you, if it were not for my crockpot, I don’t think we would be eating home-cooked meals as often as we do. Well, maybe that’s not true, but I would definitely be more grumpy because I truly despise having to cook after a long day, especially knowing that I have hours of homework ahead of me. The crockpot is truly a busy mom’s best friend, and even more so for a busy homeschooling mom!

Meatloaf and potatoes is one of my family’s favorite meals. You can very easily make it in the crock pot and let it cook all day while you get other things accomplished. This meal is easy to reduce for smaller families, or single people as well, just use a smaller crock pot. I use my ginormous one, of course!

Make your meatloaf however you typically make it. If you don’t have a recipe you already love, here is an easy base recipe (I make it different every time, based on what I have. In the picture below I added diced onion. I usually add chopped tomato ):

2.5 pounds of ground turkey (or beef, if you prefer )

1 egg

3/4 cup smashed cornflakes (or bread crumbs, but I prefer corn flakes )

1 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix

2-3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

salt, pepper, paprika, garlic salt, Italian seasoning to taste.

Mix the ingredients well and form a “loaf” in the bottom of your crock pot.

Then, wash 5-6 small-medium potatoes, prick them with a knife or fork, and wrap them in foil. Place them around the meatloaf. Cook for 8-10 hours on low. You do not need to add water, and wrapping the potatoes is optional (I just like them to have their own flavor at the end of the day ).
There is something about roasting the meatloaf and potatoes all day that really gives this meal a savory and delicious flavor. It tastes like your regular meatloaf, only better. The potatoes get very golden and buttery tasting even without the butter. Serve it up with a favorite veggie or salad. I hope you try it soon and enjoy!

   January 29 at 19:14 EST .

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   NotaBene  Thank you Olhokie64 for the recipe. I will try it. My children gave a crockpot and only used it once. If you have other favorite recipes please post them. I should use my crockpot, it would be nice to have dinner ready when I get home from work.
January 30 at 02:06 EST .

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   Balogreene  That sounds sooo good. I hadn't thought about meat loaf, but I do love my crock pot. My sister won't use it, she uses a pressure cooker, and I think the food has to cook longer. I've found several crock pot cookbooks on Amazon Kindle for free. I get a listing of very inexpensive Kindle books every day from
January 30 at 05:30 EST .

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Mind you I have not tried this recipe, but it sounds like a plan. I am all for anything that uses the crockpot, ours is used all the time. Today I am making soup, cooked the meat yesterday and will scoop out the grease and add veggies and let it cook all day.
January 30 at 08:45 EST .

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   Bettijo  Years ago I used to make meatloaf in my crockpot, but had forgotten about it. I am going to try your recipe. Thanks.
January 30 at 10:02 EST .

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   Olhokie64  I admit that I copied the recipe and it sounded like I had written the narration. I love meatloaf, the singer is not bad either, and the potatoes co9me out great.
January 30 at 16:16 EST .

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   Olhokie64 posted on Suggested Reading  I got my Beautiful Wife a Kindle fire and she is going crazy reading "Jeannet Oke. She love them and has got her into r4eading again.
January 29 at 19:02 EST .

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   Olhokie64  It doesn't help me spell.
January 29 at 20:17 EST .

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   Balogreene  I just turned my mom onto It is a part of Amazon, and the books play on your Kindle or Fire (I listen on my phone ). She's got a cataract and is working up the courage for the surgery, so her Fire is set on the largest text possible, sometimes only one or two words a line.
January 29 at 22:18 EST .

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   Olhokie64  She likes to read not hear. It relaxes her. She used to read all the time, now she is doing more. Thanks.
January 30 at 16:11 EST .

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