Saturday, November 14, 2009

...roam if you want to

Happy Saturday! Are you staying put or going off somewhere today? Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."
The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France !"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."
How's that for backbone! On this day in 1889 a pioneering female journalist named Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) began a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. Click on her name to roam vicariously. She completed the trip in seventy-two days. Backbone. Box pleated valances should be hanging nicely by 5 this evening and Holiday Stockings are in somewhat mass production for an interesting venture that should prove to be a great one. Have a great day and if you can't travel by car, truck, boat or plane....roam using your mind. Click here for Seasonal Holiday items. Shown today is one of several needlepoint dog Christmas stockings. Hi Max! Thank you MelB for blog information today!
"America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton. "
Ellsworth Huntington