Saturday Silly – August 16, 2019

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I was doing some reminiscing about Montana the other day.  I had been checking out the Wolf and Bear Center up by Yellowstone Park.  I love the wildlife and wide open spaces in Montana.  One of my loves as a teenager there was a Native American boy.  I loved his sense of humor most.  Most Montanans have a pretty good sense of humor…and they love to tell those “Big as the Big Sky” stories.  

One beautiful Saturday morning, He and I headed out to a little butte just outside of the reservation.  His grandma and grandpa lived on the reservation.  We were going to spend the morning exploring, and then have a nice picnic lunch.  After lunch, he said he’d promised to send a smoke signal message to his grandpa, at home.  He built a fire, took a blanket out of the back of the truck, and sent some smoke signals up.  Then he asked me if I would like to learn some smoke signals!  “Won’t that be fun,” he asked.  I thought that was awesome.  I thought anything he did was awesome.  He gave me the blanket, and said, “Okay, you’re going to signal the word, “butte.”  Then Grandpa will know where we’re at.”  Then he said, “Just kind of swoop it down, and sweep it slowly over the fire. That’s “butte.”  I did as he told me to.  He said, “Hmm, I don’t think you got it quite right, honey.  You swept too fast. Try again.”  Again, I swooped and swept-slowly, of course.  “No,” said he.  “This time, swoop just a little bit slower.  But the sweep was good there.”  Again, I swooped-slowly, and swept.  Right about that time, we heard sirens.  Up the hill came this little fire engine.  I thought, “Oh no, we’re in trouble for having a fire up here.”  The fire truck stopped and a couple of Native American firemen got out.  “What’s the trouble,”  one asked?  “there’s no trouble”, I said.  “I was just learning smoke signals. I signaled “butte” to tell my boyfriend’s grandpa where we’re at.”  “No,” said the fireman.  “You signaled, “My butt’s on fire!”  Some of those Native American boys are real pranksters!  Those firemen were his cousins.  I used to be soooo gullible!  That was my “Big as the Big Sky” story.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 16, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

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Saturday Silly Bonus!

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Who remembers Candid Camera?  Today, August 10, 1948, Candid Camera debuted.  It was always one of my favorite shows.  I thought I’d share one of their classic pranks with you.  Thank you, Allen and Peter Funt, for years of giggles.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 9, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Saturday Silly – August 10, 2019

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I spoke with a friend of mine in Washington recently.  She lost her husband a few years ago.  In June of this year, she finally sold their house.  She’s moving into a retirement community, and is excited to be starting this new chapter in her life.

On this particular weekend, she had begun to move into her new place.  She was carrying her husband’s urn from the car to the condo, when it slipped out of her hands.  It hit the ground with a clatter, popped open, and spilled hubby all over the walk.  There was nothing to do but scoop him up and put him back.  She got her little broom and dustpan, and began sweeping him up.  She was so rattled that she didn’t notice the little muddy clump of dried grass she’d swept up along with the ashes.  Her next door neighbor came over just then.  She’d heard the clatter, and decided to check on her.  When my friend explained what had happened, she got this horrified look on her face and asked: “Was that poo in there when you got him out of the mortuary?!”  My friend’s hubby had quite a sense of humor.  It must have rubbed off on her, because she looked up at the lady and replied: “Yep, that it did.  He was always getting lost when he was alive; even with a map, he’s get lost.  He must have thought he was in Hell when those flames hit him, and pooped.”

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 9, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Saturday Silly – August 3, 2019

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A friend and I were discussing the technology boom recently.  The speed at which everything changes is just mind boggling.  I mean, you have to upgrade almost everything you own, every other month, it seems.  Am I the only one who feels this way?  Yeah, and everything you own, now comes with a remote control.

I’m getting to that time in my life where I really should be looking into one of those life alert or medical alert devices.  It’s just good judgment, I think.  Better safe than sorry.  I was checking into some recently and pricing them.  Do you know, they have some that look just like those little garage door opener remotes.  Seriously; you almost cannot tell the difference.   I thought, “boy that’d be me…fall on my butt somewhere in the house, push the help button, and the garage door would be going up and down all day long…or at least until  I could get up and figure out why nobody came to help me.”

Ooh, that could be really bad too.  Can you imagine visiting the neighbor’s across the street?  You take the medical alert thingy off for just a minute…and accidentally pick up their garage door opener remote?  He’s out there on a ladder the next morning, trying to fix the sensor, right about the time you trip over the dog’s toy at home…and push the help button…OMG!  What if I accidentally picked up the remote to his RV awning?  And it’s parked in the garage…Hmmm, maybe I’ll just move in with the kids…LOL…watch ’em all move overseas!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 1, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Saturday Silly – July 27, 2019

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I apologize this didn’t make it up at midnight.  I was feeling pretty under the weather yesterday, and took the day off.  At any rate.  Saturday’s here…Thank you, Lord, for another week that you’ve walked with me.

I was on my way from breakfast this morning, and ran into a friend of mine.  He preaches on the streets; you may have spotted him near the freeway exits and on-ramps.  Anyway, he asked me if I knew how many books in the Bible start with the letter J.  I hadn’t had my coffee yet.  I have to laugh; I came up with two, and was at a loss for the rest.  You see, I ‘m the kind of person that reads the Word, and knows the Word, but I’ll be hanged if I can remember what book, chapter, and verse I read that Word in.  It’s all the same to me-God’s Word.  Whenever I do my Bible studies and posts, I have to look them up to be sure I’ve got their placements right.

Anyway, I made my way to the park behind the library, and was having my coffee, and thinking about my next Bible study: Your Glory.  “You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor”  This is the verse that came to me.  For the life of me, I could not remember where, in the Bible, I read it.  This thought came to me: “coffee.”  I thought, “What?”  “Coffee,” it came again.  OH!  HEBREWS!  I’m still laughing!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Silly – June 20, 2019

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Was I not just talking about Jesus laughing at me?

I was on the bus a few days ago, and this guy sat down next to me.  He asked my wasn’t I that Christian blogger, Eden Stillwater.  I said, “Yes, that’s me.”  He got a little snide then.  He said, “I’m a Wiccan; what do you think of that?”  I said, “I don’t.”  He said, “You know Wiccans are witches, right?”  I said, “really?”  Then the man says to me, “I think I’ll go sit somewhere else, I don’t think I can be friends with you.”  He got up to find another seat.

I was careful to say this under my breath, but I said, “Yay, because I don’t want to be sitting next to you when that lightning bolt strikes, anyway.”  Just then my phone signalled and vibrated.  Needless to say, it startled me a wee bit; I jumped just a little.  Now, imagine my face when I looked at that phone, and the caller ID read: GOD.  I swear to you, I think I went forward in time to the judgment and backward in time to my birth all in the same minute, in my mind.  GOD.  I checked the message, and it was from some lady named Geraldine Oswald Davies.  “Hello…oh, sorry, wrong number,” it read.  Jesus will get you, yes He will.  I think both He and I laughed and laughed…I bet He’s still laughing, too.  I bet He told “GOD,” “well done good and faithful servant.”

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 19, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

For All Eternity!

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Here’s David Crowder with the song I chose for today.  It’s joyful, speaks of God’s love for us.  High energy; I love it!  Yes, it does fit with today’s post…Forever is supposed to be how long a marriage lasts.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 13, 2019, 11:17 a.m.