Bettijo posted on Jokes His name was Ole. He was from Minnesota. And he needed a loan.
So, he walked into a bank in New York City and asked for a loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Oslo for the All-Scandinavian Summer Festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank.
The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so Ole handed over the keys to his new Ferrari.. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. Ole produced the title and everything checked out.
The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest. The loan papers were signed and an employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at Ole from Minnesota for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan.
Two weeks later, Ole returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07.
The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a Distinguished Alumni from The University of Minnesota, a highly sophisticated investor and multimillionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of oil wells around Williston, ND. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
Ole replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?"
His name was Ole. Keep an eye on these Minnesota boys! Just because we talk funny does not mean we just got off the lutefisk boat.
Mix or process first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. (I just mix real good by hand ). Spoon cheese mixture into a lightly greased 1 1/2-cup mold lined with plastic wrap. Cover and chill 2 hours. Invert chilled cheese mixture onto a serving dish, spoon fig preserves over cheese, garnish.
3 c. corn bread crumbs (one Jiffy mix ) 3 c. biscuit crumbs (one Jiffy mix ) ½ c butter 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 cup chicken broth 2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped 1 c. onion, chopped 1 c. celery, chopped 4 eggs, beaten ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsp. poultry season (or little more ) ½ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. baking powder Pam to spray baking dish Prepare cornbread and biscuits according to package directions. I make these night before so they can dry out some. Crumble breads in large bowl. Mix together butter, chicken soup, and chicken broth in pan. Heat to boil. Pour over bread mixture and let stand while preparing other ingredients. Add all other ingredients. Mix together lightly with fork; do not pack. Spread in shallow baking dish sprayed with Pam and bake covered 1 hour at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer to dry out slightly.
Note: At the school where I taught for 25 years, we had a cook named Maddie who made the best dressing I had ever tasted. I asked her for her recipe and she told me the secret was using biscuits, not loaf bread. This is her recipe.
Bettijo posted on Health & Diet I came across this. Haven't tried it. Don't know if it works. But if it works that is great. While visiting my daughter in another state, one of my grand children came down with pink eye and my daughter took her to doctor. I was thinking that keeping this product on hand and using immediately might save a visit to doctor.
“Pink Eye Home Remedy (for my fellow ACA victims ) Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:51:10 PM by ToastedHead I used this again this week (with great results ) so I want to share, since we're all paying the first $6000 dollars out of pocket now for healthcare. My little girl came home from school Wed and one of her eyeballs was red. Throughout the evening, it got worse. She started to get the eyeball snots in the inside corner, and along the lower lashline. I sent Hubby to the store for activated charcoal. This is the exact product he bought at CVS, around 10 bucks. It can be found in the aisle by the Tums and Maalox, because it's marketed as anti-gas. I boiled a cup of water in the microwave, and then opened three capsules (grab on either side and twist ) and dumped them in. Then I poured it through a coffee filter. After it cooled down a bit, I dipped plain old tissues in. I gently wiped both eyes (separate tissues ) with enough of the clear black water to get them really wet. In the morning, her eye was not worse, but still a little pink. I kept her home as a courtesy to the other parents, and I treated her two more times throughout the day. By Friday morning, she was good to go. No pediatrician required.”
November 17 at 19:11 EST .
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Balogreene I was all into natural remedies and herbs in the 70s. Now, not so much. My objection to this (and it's taken me a week to decide to say this ), it's your child's EYES. I have worn glasses since I was 7. If I couldn't get glasses, I'd be legally blind, as it is I wear pretty strong contacts and reading glasses. I NEVER mess with sight. I could lose so many things and survive, but not my eyes.
November 23 at 21:59 EST .
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Balogreene Sorry, I hit "comment" too soon. Maybe there is something natural for pink-eye, but not a charcoal that destroys stomach acid. I also believe G-d gave us both herbs and Drs. He expects us to use both.
Grace1798 My hubby never had pink eye but his eyes get pink when he's tired. His mother had the same thing. He has been wearing glasses since he was 7 years old too. He is nearsighted. I on the other hand had excellent vision, better than 20/20 until I hit my 40s, anyway, now I am 65 and lost a lot of vision. My contacts are +475. If that tells you anything. My dad's vision at age 80 was better than my vision is now. No surgery for this since it is the greying (aging ) of the eye. Iris that contracts, lens......slows to a crawl. That's what happens to ppl who are far-sighted. Nothing we can do about it.
December 7 at 08:31 EST .
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Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch CoffeeCare, the Affordable Coffee Act. This would be funny if it were not so true.
What if we had to buy coffee like we have to buy health care?
"As always, there are winners and there are losers. More encouraging reports coming in fast and furious from people who have signed up for ObamaCare and are very glad they did After signing up for ObamaCare,
•Bob Dole no longer needs to take that little blue pill when he wants to get friskie. •Oprah has now slimmed down to 125 pounds. •Ted Kennedy hasn't had a single alcoholic drink since he was anonymously signed up for ObamaCare. •Larry Flynt was able to throw away his wheelchair and will enter next year's Boston Marathon. •Rahm Emanuel has grown 12 inches in height and is now 6 feet 2 if he is wearing his stiletto heals. •Hillary Clinton even seems to be remembering some, but not too much, of what happened at Benghazi when she was in that falling down drunken stupor. •And Michelle Obama's hip measurement has decreased from 92 inches to a relatively svelte 89 inches."
My additions, but I need help with how Obamacare benefitted them:
Eric Holder Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid John McCain
Let's each of us try to add to this list.
November 14 at 07:35 EST .
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Gerty Miss Bettijo, I have tried to help you out with these but then I realized all of the above felons are enjoying the EXEMPTION bestowed upon them and their minions by our elected officials in Washington.
Eric Holder may be the only one who needs to sign up---in which case he can now feel secure in the fact that blacks will be treated (almost )fairly.