Chuckles for May 2014

May 05
Here's how to tell if you're overcaffeinated.
Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.

May 08
Fun Things to Do in an Elevator
Sing along with the Muzak.

May 12
I tried to be a chef. I imagined it would add a little spice to my life, but I didn't have the thyme.

May 14
Wisdom of Dad:
Never lend anything you canít afford to lose.

May 16
Wisdom of Dad:
Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.

May 19
Thoughts On Aging...
You're the life of the party, even if it lasts until 8 PM.

May 21
Thoughts On Aging...
You're smiling all the time because you can't hear a thing anyone is saying.

May 23
Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

May 27
If you give someone a piece of your mind, are you left with peace of mind?

May 30
If you are not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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