Just got back from Cincinnati - where pigs fly - but didn't see any! I'll blog more this week with pictures if I can.
I received this from my friend Jerry at As The Cracker Head Crumbles. I suspect he knew just what he sent me - because I'm one that kind of likes to break silly rules. I want us to be responsible for ourselves and to check things out ourselves and not just follow what others tell us. I want us to live our own lives.
So this is what he sent and it's perfect!
Rules is Rules'
The Good news:
It was a normal day in Sharon Springs , Kansas , when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina .
The Bad news:
Just a few miles into the trip, a wheel-bearing became overheated, and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten-metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
The Good news:
A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train, and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Union Pacific Safety Rules.
The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge, with creosote ties and trusses.
The crew tried to explain to CEO 'Higher-Ups', but were instructed NOT to move the train !
They were instructed 'The Rules Book' prohibits moving the train when a part is defective !
(So they followed the rules!)
Happy birthday to Barbara Eden - wikidpedia
Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead; August 23, 1934) is an American film and television actress and singer who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.
Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary and Hubert Henry Morehead. Her parents divorced when she was 3, she and her mother Alice moved to San Francisco where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on the actress, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing.
She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in 1949, and was elected Miss San Francisco in 1951. Barbara also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.
I Dream of Jeannie:
Eden starred in I Dream of Jeannie as Jeannie, a genie set free from her bottle by astronaut Captain (later Major) Anthony Nelson, played by Larry Hagman. Barbara was initially passed over for the role as she was blonde and of small stature, but Sidney Sheldon called on her when he was unable to find a suitable brunette to play the part. I Dream of Jeannie was a mild success in the ratings, and it ran from 1965 until 1970, and during this time Eden was nominated twice for Golden Globe Awards. She later reprised her Jeannie role in two made-for-TV reunion movies (I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later in 1985 and I Still Dream of Jeannie in 1991), and in the last scene of the theatrical movie A Very Brady Sequel. She also has played Jeannie in many TV commercials (AT&T, Lexus, Old Navy). I Dream of Jeannie has gone on to international syndication.
Eden has been married three times. She met actor Michael Ansara in October 1957, as part of a blind date arranged by her studio and publicist Booker McClay. They married in St Nicholas Church in Hollywood January 17, 1958. Eden had difficulty conceiving and her first pregnancy in 1961 ended in miscarriage. Her son Matthew Ansara was born Sunday, August 29, 1965, shortly after 11 episodes of the first season of I Dream of Jeannie were filmed. To conceal her obvious pregnancy, the directors of the show covered her with veils, and filmed only above her waist. Matthew Ansara died on June 25, 2001, from a drug overdose. Her third pregnancy in 1971 ended in a stillbirth. Ansara and Eden divorced in May 1974.
Eden was married to her second husband, Chicago Sun-Times executive Charles Donald Fegert, from September 1977 to 1983. She married her third and current husband, Los Angeles real estate developer Jon Trusdale Eicholtz, on January 5, 1991, at the Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco.
I remember I Dream of Genie - I just loved that show - did you?