Chuckles for November 2013

November 01
Help stamp out, eliminate and abolish redundancy!

November 04
A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered drawer.

November 06
Birthdays are good for you - the more you have the longer you live.

November 08
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

November 11
Forgive and forget, but keep a list of names just in case.

November 13
Dyspraxics are people three.

November 15
Drilling for oil is boring.

November 18
A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

November 20
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

November 22
I tried to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

November 25
Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.

November 27
If you think you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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