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From the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, the top of the World
Trade Center, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, a 1000 foot boat and a
mile long train. Fishing on Lake of the Woods. Where will be be
tomorrow? STAY TUNED!
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Monday July 9, 2012
Today's the day! That's what Mel Fisher said each day as they looked
for buried treasure, but that's not the day that today is! It's
the day that a ton of computers might shut down! Check if yours
is safe by visiting here.
Been gone a couple of days, attending to a sick cousin.
Friday June 15, 2012
Do you have a project that you need some money for? Have you ever
heard of kickstarter? Check this out, folks right around you have
found funding for their projects!
http://www.kickstarter.com/discover search by your city/area
Tuesday June 12, 2012
Happy LOVING DAY! Bet you don't know what today celebrates! I
didn't. But what a quirk that the world Loving comes from the name of
the people that were involved in it, rather than what it's all about!
Check it out here.
Wednesday May 30, 2012
Sometimes our coolsite is just that...cool, no big hidden meaning or world
changing moment, just cool, check out this and see if it changes your day,
even just a little bit!
Thursday May 24, 2012
They had some working examples, but it was on this day in 1940 that
Igor Sikorsky did his first sucessful flight in a helicopter. By
1942 they were in production. Take a trip down "helo" lane with
today's cool site!
Thursday May 17, 2012
Norwegian Constitution Day! 198 short years ago. Eidsvoll
Norway, the Norwegians separated from the Sweedes!
Grunnlovsdagen has only really been celebrated since the end of
WWII! Here's your chance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Constitution_Day
IN THE SPIRIT: A ‘bonus family’ for John Reitmeier
Crookston man finds his biological family at age 60
Anyone who knows John Reitmeier knows he’s never lost for words. Otherwise
known as the Cool Site Pick of the Day guy for 1310 KNOX radio, Reitmeier
has quick and witty comebacks for everything, stemming from many years in
radio. But on the evening of April 13, John was somewhat subdued as we
neared a white house with a full-width front porch situated on a flower
laden street in Charles Town. When John spoke it was softly. As our car
pulled into the driveway, a man and his wife came down from the porch to
welcome John. Over the past few months they had spoken on the phone several
times and now, John, 60, and Michael Terry, 63, were meeting for the first
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. — Anyone who knows John Reitmeier knows he’s never
lost for words. Otherwise known as the Cool Site Pick of the Day guy for
1310 KNOX radio, Reitmeier has quick and witty comebacks for everything,
stemming from many years in radio. But on the evening of April 13,
John was somewhat subdued as we neared a white house with a full-width front
porch situated on a flower laden street in Charles Town.
When John spoke it was softly. “I am without words,” he said. “It’s going
to have to fall where it falls.”
As our car pulled into the driveway, a man and his wife came down from
the porch to welcome John. Over the past few months they had spoken on the
phone several times and now, John, 60, and Michael Terry, 63, were meeting
for the first time.
And the brothers embraced.
This moment was something John, of Crookston, had been waiting for since
beginning an on-again-off-again search for his biological identity more than
30 years ago. As for Michael, well, “in the back of my mind there was
some story about a miscarriage,” he said. He never knew he had a brother,
which, “I’ve always wanted” he added. “I think it’s pretty neat.”
The siblings learned of one another in August. DNA testing verified they
Both John and Michael were born to the late Virginia Terry when she was
married to James Terry; John in the Twin Cities and Michael when the family
lived in Wisconsin. The Terry’s also had a daughter now deceased.
Theirs was not a good marriage and it ended in divorce after John was
born. It may never be known why Virginia placed John for adoption with
Lutheran Children’s Friends Society, now Lutheran Social Services.
Virginia requested that her baby be raised Lutheran and he was adopted by
Grace and Willard Reitmeier, Crookston.
John will be the first to tell you that Grace and Willard were his “real”
parents. He loved them deeply and along with his sister, Jane Reitmeier,
also adopted, cared for them until their deaths: Grace in 2005 and Willard
last year (actually 2010). In the back of his mind, however, John always
hoped to meet his birth mother. At age 28 and while a student at Brown
Institute in Minneapolis, he contacted the agency, which gave him only vague
information about his adoption.
When he told his parents what he had learned, they told him his birth
Seven years ago, John started to search again but his parents, being very
private people, asked that he stop. Wanting to abide by the Fourth
Commandment, which says to “honor your father and your mother,” John did
After Willard Reitmeier died in January 2011 (actually Jan. 6 2010),
John’s life felt rather “empty,” he said. One day that summer, while on the
Internet, he came across the name, Virginia Terry, and his pulse began to
race. On July 1, John contacted this writer asking for help with his search.
“I need someone to tip the last domino,” he said.
My phone calls started with a number in Howard Lake, Minn. Several tries
— never an answer. I called other numbers under the name, “Terry.” People at
a newspaper, the court house, the post office, a drug store, a real estate
office. Everyone was Minnesota nice — friendly, kind, interested, hopeful
But no one had a lead.
But on Aug. 15, I tried another number and the one person needed to fill
in the gaps answered the phone: Joyce Terry of St. Paul. Joyce also
had been married to the late James Terry, who after his divorce from
Michael’s and John’s mother, Virginia, married another woman named Virginia.
Two women by the name of Virginia Terry had presented a log jam in the
Knowing Michael and Debby, Joyce Terry phoned them after she had spoken
with me and the next day I received a most welcomed call. “Hello
Naomi,” she said. “This is Debby Terry. I understand you are looking for
A new chapter in the life of John Reitmeier was about to unfold.
So, on that recent weekend in Charles Town, John met his biological
brother, Michael Terry, Michael’s wife, Debby, and daughters, Megan, 30, and
Meredith, 32. Michael is a retired U.S. Naval officer who works for
the Department of Homeland Security in its Customs and Border Protection
training center in Charles Town.
Corks popped and wine glasses clinked in the Terry living room and around
the dining room table.
“You had a family,” Debby said to John. “This is your bonus family.
Michael has always wanted a brother. He’s an observer of the human condition
and he’s been waiting years for a brother like you to take up with him. We
have 60 years of catching up to do.”
Last fall, after learning of John, Michael and Debby sent him photos of
his birth mother, the late Virginia Ella Norton. Virginia lived in Orange
Park, Fla., with her husband of 32 years before she died in 2001 from kidney
disease at age 69. “We are a very close family,” said Megan, who wiped
quite a few tears when stories of her grandmother, her “Nana,” were told.
Like the time Nana paid Meg and Meredith a quarter to learn the Ten
Commandments. “I’m sad you didn’t have a chance to know her, to be raised by
her,” she told her new Uncle John.
Debby presented John with a newly assembled album of family photos.
“That’s your mother,” she pointed out. “And that’s Aunt Dorothy.”
Dorothy is a great aunt in her 90s who lives in Wyoming. John has spoken
with her and learned that Dorothy was at the hospital the day he was born
but not allowed to see him. John hopes Dorothy will shed light on why he was
placed for adoption.
John’s birth mother was, “a very good Lutheran and very active in her
church,” Debby said. “There wasn’t any gray in her life. It was black or
white. You were good or bad. She didn’t tolerate misbehavior in children.”
Virginia, always a secretary, worked for the vice president of RCA and later
in a real estate office. “She had a gift for English,” Debby said. “She was
very bright and very well read.”
She was a painter, a lover of art. She played ukulele, piano and organ.
If she heard a song on the radio she could play it and she had a beautiful
singing voice. John spent a lot of time looking through Virginia’s
“I see her hand writing on page after page,” he said. “This must have
been the one she took to Ladies Aid. There are notes and underlines in every
book.” Virginia kept Family Circus cartoons in her Bible. One caption
reads: God invented time to keep everything from happening at once.
“If only we could talk across the ages and she could know that we are
here,” John said as he closed the Bible.
He said he has learned two things from all of this. “First, I need
to be a more patient person in all areas of my life,” he said. “Different
from what the world seems to be telling us, things will happen in the time
and place they are supposed to happen.”
The second thing John has learned is “something folks who are blood
related and see each other every day will never understand,” he continues.
“My life is forever changed by having this experience for the first time at
60 years old. I hope my brother will find me worthy to be in his family. It
was all worth it.”
Monday April 23, 2012
A busy day in history today, from Shakespeare's birthday to Pete Rose to
Liberace doing his first soap. But the most to remember today is that
the song WE ARE THE WORLD was exploding on the charts! Drive
down memory lane with a re-visit of this song that changed music forever.
Wednesday April 18, 2012
Doing any traveling this spring? We have now moved from winter to road
construction. An entirely new season! . Here's great
websites that will give you a heads up where those slowdowns and lane
squeezes will be.
Monday April 16, 2012
Good morning friends. Today's cool site is right here. We are on
our way back from an unforgettable weekend! It's unbelievable that
after over 30 years of searching and with the help of Naomi Dunavan, we have
not only located my biological family, BUT THIS WEEKEND we actually met.
More news will be coming, but here's a couple of the first pictures.
(you be the judge, are we related? or what!)
Friday April 13, 2012
Wow, Friday the 13th, glad I'm not superstitious (salt thrown over
shoulder!) Today, or rather tonight is the big night! About 8pm
I'll be meeting my brother for the very first time! His family too!
WOW...I guess "my family" would be a better phrase! Our Cool Site
today is all about the Amish. Most folks think of Lancaster county as
the center of Amish life, but there is a large group of settlements on the
west side of the state. Just an hour north of Pittsburg!
here's more information.
Thursday April 12, 2012br>
If the travel goes well we'll be at Fenton Glass Factory sometime today.
Check out their new web page!
Wednesday April 11, 2012
On the road, overnight in Maple Grove on our way to Wash Dc
Tuesday April 3, 2012
Do you think you have the lottery figured out? Check out these
authentic letters sent to the Powerball folks! I think someone has
been sniffing gasoline before they started their letters!
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Have you heard of Celtic Thunder? Awesome, but where do those songs
come from? Here's a list of historic songs, and old military songs.
Tuesday March 20, 2012
Did you see it? or Feel it? It actually happened at 11:14
PM last night. For just a moment the sun was shining on the earth
exactly evenly north and south! We have left winter! Yippie.
Monday March 19, 2012
Have you checked out LIFEHACKER yet? Weird and unusual tips that will
make your daily life easier! http://lifehacker.com/
Wednesday March 14, 2012 TODAY
IS WHITE DAY!
No, it has nothing to do with race. It's the Reflection of Red
Day Valentines, when you return a gift for those who gifted you on VD!
Monday March 5, 2012
This is an unbelievable cool site! A special art project has happened
for a series of altar paintings that sit in England! You can zoom into
them with the most incredible detail! Check it out. http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/#home/sub=open
Monday February 27, 2012
Well, last night you saw the "AHEM" best of 2011's movie showing. Did
you agree? Did you even watch most of those movies? Well, here are the
RAZZIES!!! Lots more fun.
Poor Adam Sandler, just can't get a break! Even his comment on the
oscars was stupid!
Wednesday February 15, 2012
Happy Birthday God Daughter Shelley!
Well we just can't leave Valentines day without one more Cool Site...these
are the Valentines that historic figures might have sent...can you guess
who, before you scrool past the bottom of the card?
Tuesday February 14, 2012 HAPPY VALENTINES
DAY! ! !
Unusual, crazy, out of the norm V-Day gifts!
PASTE this into your GOOGLE Search bar!
-sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
Tuesday February 7, 2012
First you saw them, then you talked about them around the water cooler, now,
you can digest them, enjoy them, see your favorites over and over and over.
It's the ads from the football game!
Monday February 6, 2012
Imagine taking a movie that most all of us have seen many times.
Breaking it up into 15 second pieces and asking folks to "refilm" it in
whatever way they want. Cartoon, stick figures, children or adults
acting the parts. Then cutting it all back together exactly
following the original movie. Enter state left, Star Wars, the
Directors cut! Incredibly funny but 2 long hours! I'm
watching it in pieces a little bit each day!
Friday February 3, 2012
5 weeks and 6 more days of winter
Is Facebook or your other favorite site down? Should you call
your ISP and see? Before you do that...check today's cool site to see
if there are trouble reports.http://www.webservicestatus.com/
Thursday February 2, 2012 Did Phil
see his shadow?
Wednesday January 18, 2012 Happy
Birthday Jan Pfeifferbr> Learning is so important! The colder it is,
the more we should desire to educate ourselves. If you're staying in
this winter, spend some time at this website! 2700 basic lessons
Jim Bollman and his UND (sans Sioux) award! He's
#1 in our book!!!
It's time to start memorizing the new Riddles for the year, so when
waiting for Dinner you can spread Christmas Cheer!
http://www.ahajokes.com/qandac.html (green arrows at the
bottom bring you to MORE!)
It's our hope that you had a quiet and blessed Thanksgiving Day!
If you have a moment where you regretted not being in the melee of the Black
Friday shopping, take a look at this rush to buy a waffle iron for just 2
bucks. YA YA I'ms sure proud of my fellow Americans!
Wednesday September 14, 2011
Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a star...many of
them! And they join together to make constellations. What's over
us right now? Here's where you can find out! But remember to set
your place on the earth so it can tell you what's above!
We all know about the Flying Dutchman, but now, we're introducing
the FLOATING Dutchman. Take a tour of Amsterdam in a full sized
passenger bus, but hold on to your life jacket, because all of a sudden
you're floating down a canal!
August 11, 2011
So many of us have been on a cruise. 3 days, 7 days, even 2
weeks. But imagine living on your own full sized cruise ship, no, not
in the crew quarters, but in your own multi bedroom, gourmet kitchen,
awesome view home, that's on a boat that goes around the world about every
two years! Take a peek at what some folks think yacht living is all
about! (warning...entry level, about 5 million!)
August 5, 2011
HEY folks, we have returned. It was a long, and hot and sweaty and rushed
and stressful that we'll miss the next plane BUT WE MADE
IT and are thankful for it all! ...give me a couple of days to get
back to regular.
We saw them installing this as we came into Hamburg last week!
Birthday cake from Ronny's sister - Thank you Inez
More Birthday food at the Försters'
Birthday cake from Henry's mom - Thank you Gabbi!
Last day off the ship, Copenhagen, she's a monster boat, but so much
From the tour bus in Copenhagen, one of the busiest streets, awesome
From the top deck of the MSCOrchestra. 3 football fields long. WALK WALK
From our balcony, we sat here a lot and just watched the world go by.
Slipping the moorings for the last time as we head back to Kiel, Germany.
What an experience!
Thursday July 21, 2011
Here I am in front of the world clock at Alexander Platz, the central square
for East Berlin.
Always with the Berlin TV Tower in the background.
Salad at a Spanish restaurant.
Inside the Berliner Dom.
Behind the altar, awesome images!!
Tuesday July 19, 2011
Here I am just arriving in Frankfurt Main Train Station coming in from
Homburg via Manheim.
A typical German village along the train tracks.
Lunch on the train. I had my own room-ete that could hold 6. Chili, some
awesome bread, orange juice (I'm just not a soda person), and a sour
cherry-chocolate-vanillia pudding desert.
My first glimpse of the E. Berlin TV Tower, always a welcome home moment for
Just about to walk down stairs to your left and
have that expensive steak dinner right on the river.
Desert after a big steak. Some chocolate, some chocolate mousse,
and more sour cherries (they're in season).
View from the rooftop pool at Henry's "private" club that he is a member of.
We were up here till 3AM enjoying the invigorating Berlin night air.
Tuesday July 19, 2011
Wow has it been almost a week? Time is flying by! A
few tidbits. Flight was crazy, There was a door sensor problem so way
delayed, bumpy ride, full full planes.
Great Day/s with Jan in Homburg! He showed me some of the
homes he is building. He has a great company. Now up to 5
employees. Going to be a great success.
Then back to Frankfurt and Sebastian's family...always a joy.
Sat late Fabian and his Father came over, we talked late into the night.
Sunday Dinner at Fabians. GREAT FOOD and lots of
discussion. Then Fabian and I went to a bar to watch the US/Japanese
soccer game. I don't like settling championship games with just
a kick of the ball. Even the golden kick would be better!
Monday Sebastian's wife took me to the Hofheim train station, then
up to Frankfurt and on the ICE to Berlin. As it's a high speed
train, there are no windows that open. the ventilation system died.
It was like a spam can in a fire! Miserable OH WELL
but finally in Berlin.
Last night Fancy Smancy steak place. $540.00 for 4
people. Lot's better eating in Grand Forks! but awesome
ambiance. Then to Henry's private club. Sat on rooftop and
enjoyed the night... now spending day with my #5 Frank. Pictures
Wednesday July 12, 2011
WOW a double WIN today...just got word from DELTA that I've
crossed the ONE MILLION SKY MILES MARK! AWESOME!
Follow my SHIP the MSC Orchestra. Here's the sea view and the
upper deck pool view!
Arrive Frankfurt - Jan Pickup
DL14 7:40a Terminal 2
Aft train to Frankfurt/Hofheim LEG1
Sebastian & Fabian family
Train to Berlin LEG 2
Evening with Henry
FRANK ALL DAY
July 21 -Thur
Pick up Bruce 9:30a TXL KLM9570
Early train to Kiel Germany Board MSC Orchestra LEG 3
MSC Orchestra #10211
JOHN TURNS 60
Kiel - Disembark Train to Berlin LEG 4 Arrive afternoon --> then
John DEPART(DL79 TXL11:40AM)
Home Sweet Home!
John Drives to Jackson MN
Jackson County Fair
Jackson County Fair-
Jackson County Fair
AmericInn Jackson Leonard's Dinner
John Returns to Crookston
Home Sweet Home!
BACK TO REGULAR EVERYTHING :-)
But it all changed. We couldn't get a seat out of berlin on our
"buddy Pass" too many people in the line with more senority than me,
so I changed that ticket to Feb 1, booked a RT Berlin to GFK on Aug 3,
with a return to berlin on Jan 20 and had a biz class seat all the way home!
YIPPIE! but through paris yuck
Thursday July 7, 2011
We call them heroes. We buy stuff with their pictures on it and
encourage them to "reach for the stars!" What a bunch of hooey. Check
out these 15 sports heroes...the problem is not that they had to go
bankrupt...it's the attitude they displayed along the way. And how
could someone have 1 million in assets and 40 MILLION IN DEBT??
Wednesday July 6, 2011
Good News/Bad News. Because of the economy and other pressures cruise
ships have lots of room. Wait...what's the bad news...well there isn't
any. It's time to take a cruise! Pick em on this website,
then call your local travel agent. They can book anything that's
Today is religion day and a new web site I found...parallel displays
of 4 different bible translations, if you don't like these four, you can
switch them out, even to different languages!
Wednesday June 15, 2011
Traveling to a major center in the world? Now your family back
home can hear your airplane land and take off. Put the airport code in
the upper left field... http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=ams
Road Side Attractions never fails to please and amuse, but they've
put it together in a different way and most importantly for the different
states there is a GONE BUT NOT FORTOTTEN section! Check it
out! North DakotaMinnesotaIOWA Want another state? just choose from
the drop down menu in the upper right.
Thursday May 26, 2011 Ginny Bollman's Birthday &
They are arriving back today.
Today we have a collection of the worlds largest animals. I'm not sure
that bigger is better, certainly not in the "we've got to feed this guy"
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Get rid of those ugly stains...here's some great tips.
Monday May 9, 2011
What better way to start the Bollman in Norway shows than to have an UGLY
SOFA contest! Check out these entries and see if you should enter
Traveling and had a promise of good internet from the Days Inn in
Fargo. Just a selling line, night crew said they've had nothing
but trouble with it for weeks. So no cool site but a
recommendation of where NOT to stay in Fargo! We pricelined a room at
the Hotel Sofitel in MSP ($61.00 total) WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE! ! !
Monday April 25, 2011
So Fargo/Moorhead, breathing a sigh of relief on the high water deal...Grand
Forks is safely behind their walls, but folks are still fighting the fight,
and it hasn't gotten to Winnipeg yet. Here's a whole series of webcams
for you to watch.
Friday April 22, 2011 GOOD FRIDAY
As is our tradition, we do NOT do a Cool Site on Good Friday.
We wish you all a very Happy Easter as we celebrate the reason why we are
called Christian. See you on Monday. John
Thursday April 14, 2011
OK let's have some fun! Get in your spaceship and go out into
space on a perpendicular line away from the line of planets. Get up
far enough and you can see where all the planets are...or if you don't have
the time, just visit today's cool site!
Wednesday March 23, 2011 Good Bye Liz Taylor!
URGENT: Do NOT start reading this website unless you have the rest of
the day off!! It's got answers to many questions you've probably asked
many time! Be careful or it will be 2 AM before you know it!
What a day of driving...all across the southern route.
Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Finally in St. Joseph.
Today, a short look around and then off on HY 71 to Jackson. If you're
driving this way, or just want to look at a fun city web page, visit
our cool site today,
http://www.stjomo.com/ All about St. Joseph MO!
Where the Pony Express began and Jessie James ended!
Monday February 21, 2011
Today I am taking you to what I consider to be the most unusual and
unbelievable site that I have ever found on the net. There is an
artist there that will draw ANYTHING you ask him to draw. It's
unbelievable and only by trying it will you be as amazed as I am!
Friday February 18, 2011
Went to a joint called Cheddars with Mike Waddell. Excellent
food and service!
Thursday February 17, 2011 Goodbye Aldores, God
I'm traveling and fixing computers as I go. You really need
these two FREE programs on your computer. Do remember you need to
remove any other anti-virus programs as they don't play well with each
other! Don't UPGRADE the free versions are just fine!
Hint...malwarebytes does not upgrade.
It's that day, remember in the lower grades when we bought those
little baseball sized cards that were Valentines Greetings?
We'll here's some new things to print on those cards.
Ok, here's the short story. We got back from our cruise this
morning about 3AM. Due to the big storm to the SE of MSP we were
delayed all along the way. Thanks to the Delta team for doing their
best and getting us home, no matter what the hour! More Stories
tomorrow! In the mean time, Superbowl is upon us, there s the
motherload about it's commercials. Schedules, a look back over 15
To say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas is really
understating what's going on around us, both in weather and in activities.
Christmas is here! I've got 20 recipes that I'll bet you've never
heard of before...deck your halls with this!
Wednesday December 8, 2010
Potatoes, wonderful Potatoes! here's 50 ways to mash them!
Tuesday December 7, 2010
OK here's you're advanced notice. Get some warm clothes,
put some hot chocolate in the thermos, meet your friends, cause there's
going to be an awesome meteor shower coming up on Monday! Let's
get out and see this one!
Monday November 15, 2010
I've got a sweet deal for you today! How many times have I been to
Berlin? If someone is keeping count, please let me know, but
here I find that there is a museum there dedicated to the....wait for
it...sugar beet. And some very interesting history.
If you can't go there, at least check it out here on today's cool
We've all heard about the turducken, a holiday meat extravaganza
where you stuff a turkey with a duck that's been stuffed with a chicken!
Well stand aside, because no self respecting turducken fan can finish that
meal withough a CHERPUMPLE! Yes the pie of pies, the cake of cakes,
Three different pies, stuffed into a three layer cake...solves the problem
of, "I only want a sliver of each!"
Monday November 8, 2010
Did you get your deer? Music today, the rhythm of the planets.
Watch and listen as the planets of our solar system rotate around the sun
and make music.
Monday November 1, 2010 All Saints Day
Well Halloween has come and gone. Did you get enough candy?
And now the reason for Halloween is today. We honor all the Saints,
known and unknown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints
Friday October 29, 2010
Where better to end our Halloween shows with than a stop at the Halloween
page for Ben & Jerry's. This is what happens when you have to many
people on your web creation staff! :-)
Weren't paying attention in algebra class? What's the
difference between an ATE and and IDE...like me chemistry didn't come
easy for you. Well now you can get a college education for
free....Bill Gates watches these with his kids....
Monday September 20, 2010 TODAY IS THE "BIG DIG"
OH the taxes...more and more they tax us...I just can't afford this anymore.
I think I'll go somewhere where there are no taxes. How about
Bermuda? YA YA Close, British Rule, YA YA, I'll see that the US
Gov doesn't get my extra money!! Well think again. Here's what
you need to know before you go!
Friday September 17, 2010 POTATO BOWL WEEKEND GO
Wednesday September 15, 2010 1/2 way through this month
Do you think of the swiss as kind of staid and well...not funny? The
google camera was out and captured some funny and crazy and unusual pictures
around the country!
Monday September 13, 2010
Well it seems we got through the 9/11 anniversary without to much trauma.
Thank you Lord! Today we're going to revisit web-cams. Why you
ask? Well with the newer speeds on the internet, and some awesome
cameras, you can really see incredible things, right as they are happening.
Check out the National Park Service and Old Faithfull at Yellowstone.
Friday September 10, 2010
It was a peaceful day 9 years ago...and then 24 hours later everything
changed. I hope tomorrow is equally peaceful! Today we
have for you all sorts of word play. Twisted sentences, and phrases
that double back on each other!
It's best to remember that there's always a microphone somewhere,
but these quotes were mostly captured off microphones that folks knew were
there and were supposed to say something, well a bit thought threw.
Wednesday September 1, 2010 It's a new MONTH
FALL IS HERE
Today it's a funny funny Cool Site! Someone went to a lot of
trouble to create this video showing the difference between most of Europe
and the Italians. I couldn't stop laughing! Do remember
it's just for fun...but I've seen similar.
Friday August 27, 2010
If you follow our radio shows, you know that we seek out the new, the
unusual, the funny, sometimes even the weird, but this one you got to see!
PIE IN A JAR! Talk about a great gift!! Easy to freeze, cool to
receive and just downright fun too.
Thursday August 26, 2010
It's Geocaching and we haven't talked enough about it! There
are organizations and groups all around us. And even their own
language. Here's a list of abbreviations they use. Look around
the site for more info! http://mngca.org/node/58
Wednesday August 25, 2010
If you've been following our website for any time, you know that we like to
seek out new, yet familiar tastes. Well how about Root beer cookies!
They are yummy, and such a reminder of that bottle of the bubbly that you
used to pull from the ice bucket and open as a kid!
Friday August 6, 2010
OK, just what country are you going to go visit? Here's a bunch
of them (countries that is) and the most important 12 phrases you will need
if you're interacting with someone from that place.
Tuesday August 3, 2010
Ahh the English language. It's what we live and communicate with, but
it's sure got some quirks. Check out this little poem about our
Thursday July 15, 2010
It's a be wiser than your kids Cool Site today! This is called
I-dosing. Trying to get high by listening to droning sounds.
Different sounds, can bring on different highs. First thing to
know, this has been around for years. Works for some, not
for others. Better you are smart about it. I'm looking for
the Lemon Meringue Pie myself! HA
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Tuesday June 22, 2010
Sometimes you just got to get the message to someone that they're just NOT
the person your friend thinks they are...but how to say that in a nice
way...well check out these "hidden messages!"
Monday June 21, 2010
Ban "dihydrogen monoxide!" It's Dangerous! ! Pass it on.
Wednesday May 26, 2010 Happy Birthday Ginny!
I remember flying over LAX the Los Angeles airport in small private planes.
There is a "tunnel" in the sky where small planes can cross over the big
airport. Looking down at a 747 taking off a couple of thousand feet
below you is a completely different experience! Now with Google
Earth you can do this around the world. Check out some of these
The Jackson County Fair is right around the corner! Here's the
web page that will start featuring the schedule, events. Don't forget
to encourage a young person to sign up to be an Ambassador!
Thursday April 15, 2010 Happy Birthday Jim O'Neil
We're back, tired, but a good nights sleep! And it's TAX DAY!
Yippee. So just what happens if you don't/can't pay your taxes?
Can I really settle a 20,000 tax debt fo 1,500 bucks??? Probably not!
but here's some real tax info.
Change of plans...we are on a mission and will be leaving the house
right after the show, meaning that we spent the time before the show packing
and all that...so no cool site to discover today!
Tuesday April 13, 2010 HEY Everyone, wear pink in
OK it's a new game, it's like streaking but you wear your clothes, and
it's like a game that anyone can play! Any Age, and Place, and
Time...but you need someone to take your picture as proof. It's
called the Lying Down Game...Check it out!
http://www.lyingdowngame.net/ Remember NO
Friday April 9, 2010
WOW No fish, no limits on food choices, no big Easter meal coming
up...time to go out and just have a meal! Have you ever tried to
go to a website and can't get there and right away wonder, is it me?
is it them? Check out our COOL SITE today...it will tell you via an
alternate route if your chosen website is down just for you...or for the
This is one of those MUST ADD TO FAVORITES Places!
Thursday April 8, 2010
Good Morning From Henderson Nevada! How many houses are for sale
in your state? Check this web site! Not much to choose from in
ND :-) http://www.trulia.com/home_prices
Thursday March 18, 2010 The Green is Dead...Long Live the
So now what? we'll let's going traveling! and how best to
pick the where, and when and how but the internet. Check out these 40
travel sites, especially the ones with compiled reviews of where you might
be going or staying!
Tuesday March 16, 2010 How High's the Water MAMA?
Pick your city - Pick your River - Pick your friends - Even pick your nose,
but when the waters coming up, don't pick your friends nose...here's river
levels by the hour, by the town, by the river..
Monday March 15, 2010 From Franklin
Beware the Ides of March. AHHH it's just another day for most of us,
(except Cesar that is) but what day is it really? We'll it mostly
depends on what calendar you use. Here's the best little primer on our
Gregorian calendar that I can find!
Friday February 19, 2010 IT'S FISH FRIDAY
See you at Sacred Heart
Yesterday a friend of mine in Vegas went to purchase some car rims that he
C raigs Lis t He was robbed at gunpoint! Here's
something to know before you do a transaction on the web!
Thursday Feb 11, 2010
We haven't revisited 9/11 much. I think that the general media
seems to keep it in our minds eye...maybe too much! But it is time to
stop and take a look at these newly released pictures, ironically
released in the same news cycle as we find out that IRAN can now make a
nuke. How we let these politically correct spineless bastards
run our country I will never understand. Look at the pictures and now
imagine the same guys with a NUKE! ! !
NO NO we're just making peaceful electricity uranium
Thursday January 21, 2010
AWE come on...you watched Butch and Sundance talk about Bolivia at the end
of the movie, and you thought....That's where I want to go to!
You did, didn't you? Well here's 10 countries you could move to and
reduce your taxes enough to pay for your home! Hey bet you don't do
it, but it's fun to think about it!!
"Coat fish pieces with a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, paprika and poultry
Then dip floured fish pieces in a thin batter consisting of:
1 cup flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
enough water too make a thin batter.
Deep-fry fish in fat heated to 350 degrees until golden brown. Serve hot
with tartar sauce or lemon slice. You may prefer to serve it on a bun.
As you have heard via our radio programs, Dad, Willard Wentzel Reitmeier,
passed away on Wednesday evening about 10:30p. He was 8 days away from
his 95th birthday. I will return to doing radio programs in a
few days. Thanks to all for your prayers, calls, emails and
interest! Dad's obituary is at
Again, from Jane and Ronny and myself, THANK YOU!
Monday January 4, 2009 WOW that was a long Christmas Break!!
As you know if you've been listening to my Radio Programs, or rather the
absence of my programs, that my Father is in very ill health. Two
times they have sat us down and said, "this is the end!" But I guess
they forgot to tell Dad! :-) So he is at the Villa in Crookston and
our lives are turned pretty much upside down as we try to meet his needs and
adjust to this new life!
Thursday December 10, 2009 6 Days to go...Dr. Tomorrow
So the days are getting shorter, colder, even storming, but if we tipped the
world over, it's PARTY time on the other end...their longest day is coming
up in 11 days or so! Here's 3 weeks on a boat that goes from S.
America to Antarctica and back. It's all pictures...WOW
Tuesday November 17, 2009 29 Days!
Just now got access to our websites through newly restored computer!
What a mess! So no real cool site today, but we did have some fun with
spam, so check out all their varieties...hey if it looks like spam and
smells like spam and tastes like spam....well you know what they say!
Monday November 16, 2009 30 Days to go!
SOOOO...if you work in customer service, or anything to do with the public
at large...well we all have our stories! Here's 7000+ moments
that make you want to bang your head against the table!
WarninG! Some adult words!
November 13, 2009 FRIDAY THE 13th! And of
course my main computer crashes! Back soon! 33
more days on my Knee Brace! YippieNovember 12, 2009 34 more days
Just need someone to make sure you get something done? WELL let this
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