‘Twas the First Week of Autumn (Part 2)

September 25

When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.  They said ‘Let us pray.’  We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. ~ Desmond Tutu

[Another wonderful evening with Terry, Bill, and Jim providing ‘music in the alley’ at the Garden Bar on 6th . . . ]

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked. ~ David Letterman

[Joined again at our table by Karin and Dave; with Erika and Jeanne first inside the tent . . . ]

[A portion of my ramen ending up on my shirt, of course . . . ]

[The Super and her California flatbread . . . ]

Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s twilight time. ~ The Platters

[The neighboring table of Deb and Paul and Paulette and Ralph, with Barbara and Bob in the distance. Why yes, it is like a regular family gathering . . . ]

Having more money doesn’t make you happier.  I have 50 million dollars but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

[Officially on loan from someone else’s Facebook posting . . . ]

September 26

[Saturday morning, the Fat Boys Walking Club generally just consists of “Weakie” and me. This day was no exception. We enjoyed the colors of autumn along our route on the east side of Lake Agnes. But the trail is now getting heavily laden with fallen leaves . . . ]

We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. ~  W. H. Auden

If life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. ~  Johnny Carson

I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire.  ~ Howard Hughes

The only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats. ~ Jean Kerr

I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would takeout the garbage. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. ~ Prince Philip

If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport. ~ Jonathan Winters

Kill one man and you’re a murderer, kill a million and you’re a conqueror. ~ Jean Rostand.

As I sat, strapped in my seat waiting during the countdown, one thought kept crossing my mind …   every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. ~ John Glenn

[The owner of this house once worked for a NASA contractor in California – but I don’t think he had anything to do with the John Glenn quote above . . . ]

[The Fat Boys, food always being a major subject of discussion, agree that the place would make a fine setting for a Mediterranean-style restaurant . . . ]

[Another bottle of rioja, por favor . . . ]

[That afternoon the same people from the Garden Bar the previous night appeared at Carlos Creek Winery for a performance by Anthony Miltich . . . ]

[Karin said, “No, no, no . . . “]

[But my camera said, “Yes, yes, yes . . . “]

[So she exited, stage left . . . ]

[This was my last shot before my camera battery went dead. My camera bag was in the car but I had forgotten to put a recharged battery in it. Such is the life of an older person. (I subsequently went to buy a couple of brews only to discover I didn’t have any money with me.) So, it was back to using my phone camera – as I had used the previous evening and on the morning walk . . . ]

[Pretty much the same group, exactly 6 years ago . . . ]

[Usual winery denizens, Anne and Warren visit with Anthony . . . ]

[Gas can jack-o’-lantern . . . ]

[Joined also on this day by Helen and John from Ashby . . . ]

After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.  ~ Italian proverb

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. ~ Robin Hall

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts

[Karin taking a short video . . . ]

September 27

[By the dawn’s early light, Lake H2Obert . . . ]

[Panorama . . . ]

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.  ~ Spike Milligan

Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.  ~ Jimmy Durante

[Until next time (thanks to Doug for the quotes du jour) . . . ]

I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it. ~ Robert Benchley

Up Next: Maybe old Japan . . .

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