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Nov-Dec 2010
In This Issue
Mark Twain
Valuable Trigger
The Lignter Side
Ghost Writer

HJ Head Outdoors 

Hank's Thoughts

A Gallup Poll several years ago revealed that over 90% of seniors in high school wished their parents and teachers loved them enough to discipline them more and require and expect more from them.

Life is moving so fast these days its no wonder that most parents don't take the time to discuss very much of anything with the younger generation. They have trouble keeping up themselves. Pity! They will be running the show in the not too distant future.

Schools should not be the place to indoctrinate the kids and teen agers into political corrrctness and socialism, but I agree with the poll - teachers should excercise a lot more tough love tactics. Kids yearn for knowing where the line is that they cannot cross. Sure, they might test it, but they really feel secure when they are challenged.

The home discipline must not be displayed as violence, but it sure helps to tell the kids when they goof and then give them a great big hug!




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"Despite all of its problems, California remains one of the best places in the world to build a successful small business. All you have to do is start with a successful large business." ....Tom McClintock


As a writer my two heroes are Mark Twain and Earle Stanley Gardner (creator of Perry Mason). Although they are both long gone, their works will be read repeatedly and remembered forever.


I alerted you back in August about Mark Twain's secret autobiography to be released this year. Well, it has been printed and widely accepted by the public -- so wildly that the publisher, the University of California, got caught with its pants down. They didn't print nearly enough books. People are standing in line to buy a copy to read and/or give as a Christmas gift but prospects are dim. The book stores are sold out.

Mark Twain & Haley's Comet

One of Mark Twain's most famous quotes: "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain - 1On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Missouri witnessed the birth of its most famous son, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, one of six siblings. The family later moved to Hannibal, a port on the Mississippi River. As a teenager, Twain worked as an apprentice printer. Later, as a riverboat pilot, he earned from $150 to $250 a month, a tidy sum those days.

Prior to adopting Mark Twain as his pen name, Clemens wrote a number of humorous pieces under the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. He died peacefully on April 21, 1910 in Redding Connecticut and is buried in New York state.

Haley's Comet was visible in the sky on the night that Mark Twain was born. Remarkably the comet appeared again on the night he passed away. He had made note of the comet's appearance on his birth date and said he wanted to die when it came again. It did, and he did!

His classic trio of books that have been cherished for more than a hundred years are Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Life On The Mississippi.

Ernest Hemingway had this to say about him:  "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."

There is more information about him on the Internet than any other author, living or dead. To read any of his many books for free visit


Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?  Olivia rode Roy Rogers' horse Trigger in that movie. Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby. Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500. Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together. Trigger even out-did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the movie Son of Paleface in 1953. Trigger's statue recently sold for $266,500 at an auction when Roy's museum was closed.

Cat with RoseOn The Lighter Side

*  The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

*  When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

I ran into an old friend the other day and he has aged so much that he didn't even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor fellow while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection. Well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

 Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.


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