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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 07/18/16

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July 18, 2016


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

The best antidote for a bad mood is a good deed.

   ~ Dennis Prager
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The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Tequila!


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We love mixing the old with the new — especially when it turns out not at all like you might expect. Today's Upper offers a perfect example.

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And now, a word from our sponsor:

Travelling this summer? Remember: "It's such a comfort to take the bus."



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This Week with the Chicowitz

Our House: Home Improvement

Think of the contract as a starting point, not a firm commitment. To the contractor, it is a framework, a living document. When the contractor says the roof is larger than he thought and it will cost a grand more, just smile and get out your checkbook. If you attempt to hold the contractor to the original written amount, he will just stop work on your roof until the lawyers are done fighting it out. And you know how long that could take. Recognize that no matter how right you may be, once the workers start tearing up your roof, you are powerless. That is just the way it is. Knowledge is power. Know up front that you are powerless.

The highly skilled roofing experts will likely believe that they are also landscape artists. Expect them to scatter little, round, red plastic plugs with sharp nails sticking out of them around your yard.



Do not expect the nails to grow and blossom; do expect them to poke through your shoes when you walk about the yard. Make certain you have plenty of Band-Aids available. And never, never go outside in your bare feet. Those carefree days are over.



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A Few of Our Favorite Things
One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:




The BBHQ Pop Quiz pops up all over BBHQ. Wander around!



Eye Remember... July 18, 1969:


At the end of a late night party, Senator Ted Kennedy attempted to drive Mary Jo Kopechne to the ferry to the mainland. He made it; she did not.



Kennedy's car veered off into the water. Mary Jo drowned.

Senator Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. He was given a 2-month suspended sentence. Justice served.





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July 18: It's summer!

It's summertime; join us in another great sing-along:



It's summertime! Come on; sing along!


Who doesn't want a set of these in their back yard?



A set of 3, ballet-trained garden companions. Unlike Mother Nature's creation, these creatures are made of polystone. Rising up to 10 inches in height, each delightful amphibian is strangely decorated with colorful flowers and leaves, something Mother Nature never thought of.

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While You Were Recreating --
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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser & Subscriber Evaluation
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:


1. First, our current events question:
Mike Pence, Donald Trump's selected running mate, is all but which of the following:
      a registered Republican
      former member of the House of Representatives
      treasury secretary in the Reagan administration
      governor of Indiana
      social conservative


2. From our Eye Remember section this week, complete the tag line:
It's such a comfort to take the bus; and
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3. One of the lesser-known verses of a classic oldie:
 
Got one foot on the platform;
The other on the train.
I'm goin' back to New Orleans;
To wear that
(3 words)



Grade our Newsletter: How did we do this week?
      A: Great! Lottsa' fun.

      B: Pretty good.

      C: So-so.

      D: Eh... not so good.

      F: A swing and a miss.


What say you? Comments for the good of the order:






There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.


The BBHQ Joke of the Week
Mrs. Martin had invited several business associates to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six year-old daughter and said, "Sarah, would you like to say the blessing?"

"I wouldn't know what to say," Sarah nervously replied.

"Just say what you hear mommy say," Mrs. Martin answered.

Sarah took a long, deep breath, slowly bowed her head, and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"





Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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