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Monday, October 20, 2014

IT'S WORLD SERIES WEEK!!





So you think you know baseball?  Okay then; tell me the score and situation…






(Answers at end of post.)

That was easy, right?  How about another test?
Here's the World's Easiest Quiz:

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 

2) Which country makes Panama hats? 

3) From which animal do we get catgut? 

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? 

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? 

7) What was King George VI's first name? 

8) What color is a purple finch? 

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? 

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? 

All done? Check your answers below!
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A not so good baseball story (from 2012):

In 1989 the San Francisco Giants were playing the Oakland A’s in the World Series.  My son was assistant Travel Secretary for the Giants & had 4 tickets for us to go to all the games.  Bud couldn’t take that much time off work so I took my friend, Bonnie, my other son (then a teenager) & his friend.  We stayed in the Presidio at the home of a friend who was a Colonel in the Army.  He & his wife were off somewhere on vacation.  We used his car & I drove to Candlestick Park, less than a half hour away.  It was just about time for the first game to start, the fans were in their seats & the players on the field--& the LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE HIT!  There was a lot of fear, but not too much panic in the stadium.  We found our car & I started driving home

Driving in San Francisco is not the easiest thing to do in the best of times--& this was NOT the best of times!  The street signs seemed to be placed at random.  This was before the GPS or the cell phone were invented.  My son was in the back seat reading a road map by the overhead light as I drove a strange car through dark San Francisco.  As we passed one corner we heard someone yell, “Shoot ‘em now!”  We didn’t know if they meant looters or US!  We couldn’t go to a hotel—many streets were closed & the city was essentially shut down.  It took us almost 4 hours to get back to the Presidio where we were met by an armed guard who told us that it was closed & that only residents could get in.  I did the only logical, adult thing I could do.  I cried.  Then I remembered that my friend had a bird (full) Colonel’s decal on the car window.  I pointed it out to the guard & he let us in.  We spent 5 days in a dark, cold house before we could get a flight home.  Thank heavens the phones still worked.  Our only source of information about the earthquake damage & fires was by phone to our family or a few minutes at a time on the car radio.  We were afraid to kill the car battery.
















Answer to baseball quiz:
It’s 5 to 4, bottom of the fifth, one out, and nobody on.
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Answers to the World's Easiest Quiz:
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years 

2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador 

3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses 

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November 

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur 

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs 

7) What was King George V's first name? Albert 

8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson 

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand 

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange, of course.
ArcaMax 



My mind is sharp as a tack; my body is like Jell-O----fishducky