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Wednesday November 1, 2023


Here it is the first of November. Wednesday, first “Hump Day” of the new month. And tonight we get our first freeze warning of the year with the low to hit 20 sometime tonight.  The good news is we’ll be back in the mid-70’s by the weekend.



Halloween was another day of bed rest for me with this bad cold that’s hanging on to me with a vengeance. Certainly more trick than treat. I’m hoping today might be the day I start feeling a little better…please. I can’t remember the last time I had to clear my calendar of appointments for so many days in a row just to rest and try to get over being sick. I’m certainly ready for it to go away.



Because of where we live we never get any kids at our door trick or treating. Quite the hike up our driveway to get to our door and we’re not in a suburb which is more suited for that. So I get to eat all the candy every year.


And our only daughter is grown and gone living in Europe with her husband so we don’t carve a pumpkin any more like my wife Kathy and Heather are doing in this past Halloween picture. Nothing like having a little girl at home during the holidays.



My friend Brent Burns and myself will play the Lyons Den House Concert series on Foley, Alabama next Wednesday night November 8. All the details are HERE for that backyard 6 pm concert. Thank you to the Lyon’s for having us back a second time. This will be great fun. 




Not a good statistic. U.S. infant mortality rate has risen for the first time in over two decades.


Lack of sleep is compromising the mental health of 78% of adults according to a survey.


Scientists say there is a global surge in colorectal cancer and that it could be linked to junk food.



That colorectal problem might back off since McDonald’s is now charging $18 for a Big Mac meal in some locations after the lifted the prices on their menu. Surely I get a toy with that $18 purchase. Right?



The average price of a home in 1958 was $19, 214.  Today?  The average is $410,000. It’s kind of hard to imagine that my Mom and Dad bought their first house somewhere around that first figure.




Way too much truth on that T-shirt.



Redfin just listed their Top 10 List of Cities Most Want to Move To.


10        Houston

9          Miami

8          Dallas

7          Cape Coral, FL

6          Sarasota

5          Sacramento

4          Orlando

3          Tampa

2          Phoenix


And the number one city most people would like to move to?


Las Vegas.


 Surprised?  Me too. They list job availability, affordability, and quality of life as the reason. (Plus every person that moves in gets their own one armed bandit.



A couple just got married and chose to have their reception at a Waffle House. True. Word is they were scattered and smothered with love.


If you think that’s something. I once helped marry a couple inside a White Castle Hamburger place in northern Kentucky. “Live” on the radio. WUBE Cincinnati to be exact…on Valentine Day. Our producer got that online preacher thing you need to conduct the ceremony and we tied their not on the radio that morning. And then we resisted the urge to throw sliders instead of rice at them as they left for their honeymoon. It was so romantic it still brings a tear to my eye. Or it might be the White Castle onion memories doing that.





We might have used this robot waitress to pour that couples drinks if the technology had been around during that White Castle marriage time. Check out this mechanical waitress that they have put to work in China. 



An online publication listed the top selling cars or trucks in each of the 50 states. Trucks were a favorite in many states. I checked the states I’ve live in. Here’s what they said.


Illinois              Hyundai Tucson

Indiana            Chevy Silverado

Missouri          Chevy Silverado 1500

Ohio                Ram 1500

Tennessee       Ford F-150

Wisconsin       Ford F-150


If you’re curious about your state here’s the entire LIST.



Florida Man Tries Trading Live Gator For Beer. (Must have been a really interesting discussion at the checkout counter)



Just another day of rest and trying to turn the corner on this danged cold that’s got me out of commission for now.


Have a great Wednesday!











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