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UNCLE ANDY’S DIGEST The Most Unusual Digest in America!



October 2013




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I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (That’s why our cover is pink this month!)

I went to the bank the other day and asked the banker to check my balance, so she pushed me!

MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA OCTOBER 2013 Saturday, Oct 5th Holy Cross KC Bean Supper CANCELED RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER (Chapter 14346) October 5th thru October 31st Pumpkin Land Sat. & Sun. 11am – 6pm (Chapter 10929) Harvest Hill Farm, Rt 26 Poland Adults $3; Kid’s $7.50 (16/under includes pumpkin) Sunday, Oct 6th Sabattus American Legion Post 135 Breakfast 7am – 10am (Chapter 8609) Island Rd, Sabattus $6 per tix Saturday, Oct 12th Member Appreciation Day 11am – 1pm (Chapter 12907) Modern Woodmen Office, 184 Webster St, Lewiston MEMBERS ONLY – NO CHARGE Sunday, Oct 13th KC Breakfast 8am – 10am (Chapter 7938) Columbus Drive, Brunswick $4 Member; $5 Guest; Child / 10 free Tuesday, Oct 15th Sam’s Noon – 7pm (Chapter 12749) Market Place Mall, Lewiston $3.50 Member; $4 Guest Thursday, Oct 24th Lewiston Mandarin 11:30am – 1:30am (Chapter 10589) 750 Sabattus St, Lewiston $4.50 Member; $5 Guest Tuesday, Oct 29th Roy’s Breakfast 7am – 10am (Chapter 14437) Washington St, Auburn $2 Member; $2.50 Guest

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED – NO RETURNS & NO REFUNDS ALLOWED Prices, Dates and Menu are subject to change. If additional info is needed, please call our office, please do not call restaurants. All activities can only be attended at the times listed. ************************* Tickets need to be purchased at the Modern Woodmen District Office, 184 Webster Street, Lewiston for all activities and can only be picked up the week prior to the activity, Mon – Thurs 9am - 4pm & Friday 9am - Noon (excluding Holidays). Call 782-1833.

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UNCLE ANDY Pining over his Wood Pile

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What is the longest word in the English language? SMILES - There is a mile between the first and last letters!

All the world is a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

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Sven and Ole worked together, and both were laid off, so off they went to the unemployment office. Asked his occupation, Ole said "Panty stitcher. I sew the elastic onto cotton panties." The clerk looked up panty stitcher. Finding it classed as unskilled labor, she gave him $300 a week unemployment pay. Sven was asked his occupation. "Diesel fitter" he replied. Since diesel fitters was a skilled job the clerk gave Sven $600 a week.

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The clerk explained: panty stitchers were unskilled and diesel fitters were skilled labor. "What skill?" yelled Ole. "I sew the elastic on, Sven pulls on it and says, "Yep, diesel fitter." Which US President is credited with starting baseball's seventh inning stretch? Answer: William Howard Taft

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When Ole found out he was furious. He stormed back in to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his pay. Have you heard about the crime in multi-story parking garages? It's just wrong on so many levels.

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Out ’n About at Angie & Alex’s Wedding

I'm sorry, that's not vague enough for me. Could you be a little less specific?

Uncle Andy’s Digest’s own Angie Lafrance ties the knot

Alex, could you at least wait until I say ‘You may kiss the bride?’

Saturday, October 5th American Legion • 426 Washington St. • Auburn Time: 7:00-11:00 pm • $10.00/person To purchase tickets in advance, contact Crystal at 207-740-2958 or

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Colby and Paige Nadeau are 6 and 8 year-old siblings living with Doose/MAE Syndrome, a catastrophic, medresistant form of Epilepsy. They have been struggling with this for 5 years and now newer treatments and travel expenses to specialty medical centers are not covered by insurance. This is where the Dance for Team Nadeau comes in. Money raised from the benefit will help to ease the burden of medical bills and treatments, and give mom and dad a little peace of mind.

Why do people say "needless to say"?

Inside the Dog House

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The strongest bone in the body, the thigh bone, is hollow. Ounce for ounce, it has a greater pressure tolerance and bearing strength than a rod of equivalent size in cast steel. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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Logan Chute & Rick Black enjoy being in The Doghouse everyday! Find them on Turner Street in Auburn

As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall.

Burt Reynolds grew up in Palm Beach, Florida and was the son of the town's police chief.

Out ’n About at Angie & Alex’s Wedding Uncle Andy’s Digest’s own Angie Lafrance ties the knot

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Dress Rehearsal

What did the pony say when he had a sore throat? Sorry, I'm a little horse.

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A community orchestra was plagued by attendance problems. Several musicians were absent at each rehearsal. As a matter of fact, every player in the orchestra had missed several rehearsals, except for one very faithful oboe player. Finally, as the dress rehearsal drew to a close, the conductor took a moment to thank the oboist for her faithful attendance. She, of course, humbly responded, "It's the least I could do, since I won't be at the performance." As I was walking down the street, I noted a man with a large pole in his hand and stopped to ask, "Are you a pole-vaulter?" His response was, "No, I'm German, but how did you know my name was Walter?"

Make sure you give that back when you’re done... I haven’t finished reading it yet.

Eva & Peter Leavitt of Turner spent four weeks traveling the U.S. and found a copy of Uncle Andy’s at the Corner in Winslow, Arizona.

Where does

Halloween rate on your holiday list?

When England was a province of Rome, the city of Cheshire was noted for its fine cheese. The Romans built a wall around the town to protect it. Cheshire cheese was made in a mold shaped like a cat, later made famous as the smiling feline in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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My watch is three hours fast, and I can't fix it… so I'm going to move to New York. – Steven Wright

Just because I have a short attention span doesn't mean I





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Out ’n About with Billy Jacobs at Bear Necessities in Auburn. Billy Jacobs reigns from Ohio. He is an accomplished folk artist, photographer, song writer & musician. He came to Maine to attend an event at Bear necessities.

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“Well for goodness sakes! Why didn’t you bring him to see me sooner?” “Because we needed the eggs!” Customer: “Waiter, what’s the meaning of this fly in my tea cup?” Waiter: “I wouldn’t know sir, I’m a waiter, not a fortune teller.”

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Father: “Honey, both that journalist and the engineer proposed to our daughter!” Mother: “So who’s the lucky man?” Father: “The engineer. Our daughter married the journalist.” What grows up while growing down?

I hate school and got caught skipping the other day. My principal said, "Walk normal next time, you fruitcake."

Answer: A goose


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Out ’n About at the Fire and Slice Golf Tournament

If the early bird gets the worm, look what happens to the early worm.

You can call me Ranger Rick today. I’ll be keeping an eye on all these “golfers”.

Mark Bosse Keep up with me if you can.

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What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true.

Out ’n About at the Fire and Slice Golf Tournament I’m predicting we shoot 5 under today.

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Dead Duck

I Xeroxed my watch… now I have time to spare. – Rod Schmidt

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A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.


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After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?"

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"Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet. "How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something." The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bot-

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It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

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Even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until it starts to work.


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tom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck." The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.

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The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" She cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!" The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."

Even a woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head.

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Out ’n About at the Fire and Slice Golf Tournament

"A good cure for insomnia is: Get plenty of sleep." – W.C. Fields

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Pawel & Karen “Bev Ridge” Nichols Red snappa’s are the best hot dogs in the world!

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Q: What do you call it when you feed a stick of dynamite to a steer? A: Abominable! (say it out loud, slowly)

October is dental hygiene month. Ironically, October is also dessert month.


Out ’n About at the Fire and Slice Golf Tournament I didn’t see much FIRE from many golfers, but I saw lots of SLICE from many...

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Out ’n About at Angie & Alex’s Wedding Uncle Andy’s Digest’s own Angie Lafrance ties the knot

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The astronaut stepped on chewing gum. He got stuck in Orbit.

Dress Code

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Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the midwest, my friend trains employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.


One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.


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Thinking of her responsibilities, she scolded, "Dressed a little casually today, aren't we?" The man replied, "That's one benefit of owning the company." A bee has five eyes, two large compound eyes on either side of its head, and three ocelli (primitive eyes) on top of its head to detect light intensity.

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Out ’n About at Angie & Alex’s Wedding Uncle Andy’s Digest’s own Angie Lafrance ties the knot Hey, we’re married.

Hey, we’re married.

The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

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For the movie "Tootsie" actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child.

Probably a short conversation, huh?

Andy Marsh & Anna Waldman Before turning to a career on the pulpit as the Reverend Billy Sunday, the soon-to-be evangelist was a superb outfielder with the Chicago White Stockings. Many observers credited Sunday with helping Chicago win the pennant back in 1886. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world.

It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.

Out ’n About at the Central Maine Heart Walk Photos by Katie Davis



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Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."

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Out ’n About at the Central Maine Heart Walk

Heck is where people go who don't believe in Gosh.

Mended Hearts Chapter 358

Their reason for walking.

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If you deceive people about your lack of hair, there will be hell toupee.

What's the biggest pencil in the world? Pennsylvania.

All Tied Up Submitted by Jimbo

A string walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender turns to him and says, "Sorry, sir, we don't serve strings here." The next day, clinging to a thread, the string returns to that same bar and orders a drink again. The bartender, resolute, again turns and says, "I'm sorry, sir, but like I said, we don't serve strings here. I'm going to have to ask you not to return." Dejected, the string returns home. All night he tosses and turns, wriggles and writhes, and awakes the next morning not at all resembling himself.

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The string locks eyes with the bartender, and states, "No, sir. I'm a frayed knot."

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Catching a glimpse of himself in the mirror, he brightens and jets out his door to that bar. Swaggering in, he orders a drink one more time. The bartender stares at him, squinty eyed, and asks, "I'm sorry, are you a string? You look very familiar."

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100+ Years of Fatherhood In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English. Today, fathers pray their children will speak English. In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a success. Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's just the vacation home.

In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons. Today, kids wouldn't touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle. In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the DVD Player.

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In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived. Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure a new tape is in the video camera.

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Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Dr. Chen & Jim Janelle Auburn Plaza Family Dentistry partnered up with Uncle Andy’s Digest to run a social media marketing contest where one lucky person would win an iPad mini. Jim was that lucky guy chosen from 4,650 entries.

Congrats, Jim!

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MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

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Which one of these is the non-smoking lifeboat?

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Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's time for hockey practice!" In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas, and the child was all smiles. Today, a father spends $800 at Toys 'R' Us, and the kid says, "But I wanted an X-box!" In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at gym, Pizza in the fridge." “The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents." – John J. Plomp

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A horseshoe for a fullgrown Clydesdale measures more that 22 inches from end to end and weighs about five pounds. It is more than two times as long and four times as heavy as a shoe worn by a riding horse. 19 of Uncle Andy’s friends go to the movies. The ticket lady says, "Why are there so many of you here tonight?" Uncle Andy replies, "The film says 18 and over, miss." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with


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Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have the guts!

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Looking fifty is great – if you're sixty. – Joan Rivers

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? – Robin Williams

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"Yes. 1949 Chevy pickup," replied the old man. The banker shook his head, "How about livestock?" "Yes, I have a horse," replied the old man. "How old is it?" the banker asks. "Don't know, has no teeth," replies the old man. Finally the banker decided to take a chance and make the $500 loan. I slept like a log last night, I woke up in the fireplace.

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Several weeks later the old man was back in the bank. He pulled out a roll of bills, "Here to pay you back." he said.

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He then handed the banker the money to pay his loan off. "What are you going to do with the rest of that money?" the banker asks. You wait till you hear what we come up with for the Digest. It will be memorable and remarkable!

“Put in my mattress,” replied the old man "Why don't you deposit it in my bank?" the banker asked. "Deposit into your bank?" replied the old man. "You put the money in our bank and we take care of it for you. Whenever you want to use it, you can withdraw it."

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The old man leaned across the desk and asks the banker... "What you got for collateral?" Light takes one-tenth of a second to travel from New York to London, 8 minutes to reach the Earth from the Sun, and 4.3 years to reach Earth from the nearest star.

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People are like a Tea Bag, we never know how strong we are until we’re in hot water.

Brown Bag Lunch Submitted by Tom Hill

Jimbo and Uncle Andy pull into Mac’s Grill, sit at the bar and order a couple of drinks. They then take sandwiches from their briefcases and begin to eat. Seeing this, the angry publican (Mike) approaches them and says, “Excuse me, but you cannot eat your own sandwiches in here!” Jimbo & Uncle Andy look at each other, shrug and exchange sandwiches. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with


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Locked Out Submitted by Tom Hill

One rainy evening, my husband and I emerged from a restaurant only to find that he had locked the keys in the car. He insisted he could open the door with a wire coat hanger, so we went back to the restaurant to get one. There were none to be found. He then ran to a department store a quarter-mile away and returned with a hanger. After a few attempts, he got the door open and we climbed in. As we sat there, soaked and cold, he stuck the hanger under his seat. With a smug grin, he said, "Now if this ever happens again, I'll have one handy."

Reading Preference I was visiting my son recently and asked him where his newspaper was. He laughed and said, “Dad, it’s the 21st century. We stopped buying newspapers years ago. It saves trees. But you can borrow my iPad.” Okay, fine, whatever. I bet that lousy housefly never knew what hit it. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar.

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"Male, about twentyfive, covered in Raisin Bran and dead as a doornail." "Good grief," says the second officer. "Didn't we have one covered in Frosted Flakes yesterday and Captain Crunch last week?" "You're right. I'm afraid," said the detective as he took a drag from his cigar, "this is the work of a cereal killer."

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The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent on October 24, 1861.

As I was collecting the trash, something fell to the floor. Taking a deep breath and trying to ignore the pain, I stooped to retrieve the item. I couldn't help laughing when I realized it was an envelope marked "Do Not Bend." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with


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Out ’n About at Shooters Sports Pub Skösh was excellent. We’ll have them back for süre!

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I’m finding this column to be very HANDy! Who’s that guy photo bombing us back there?

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Blind Pilots Submitted by Thomas Hill

Passengers on a small plane are waiting for the flight to leave. They're getting a little impatient, but the airport staff assures them the pilots will be there soon, and then the flight can take off. Finally the entrance opens, and two men dressed in Pilots' uniforms walk up the aisle. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a white cane. Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. No one is forthcoming. The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport territory. As it begins to look as though the plane will plow into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin. At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into

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Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Ann Landers

Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire. – Robert Brault

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Meanwhile, in the cockpit, the pilot turns to the co-pilot and says, "You know, Jim one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all gonna die."

You could have started by paying for my dinner.

Uncle Andy & Mark Gagne Out ‘n About at DaVincis

Riddle Me This


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Find a six letter word made up of only the following four letters: LVOE A: Evolve

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the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane really is in good hands.

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with


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Live Music Bar games • Costume prizes We are now booking holiday parties! Reserve your corporate holiday party now to reserve your spot! Zen Proverb: The obstacle is the path.

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Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it. Sincerely, the Opportunist.

The Duke The closest that film star John Wayne came to military action was in 1944 during a threemonth entertainment tour of Pacific bases. His boyhood wish of becoming a naval officer never came true, although he did come close to receiving an appointment to Annapolis. During World War II, he was rejected for military service. Wayne was never a cowboy, either. Odd jobs that "The Duke" held as a young man included those of fruit picker, iceman, truck driver, and movie propman.

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I was having trouble with my computer. So I called David, the 11 year old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over. David clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking away, I called after him, "So, what was wrong?" He replied, "It was an ID ten T error."

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Out ’n About celebrating the Fontaine Family Team’s 30th Anniversary at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston Congrats to you and your awesome team, Brenda. You guys certainly set the bar for a successful business team!

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Officer, I know I was going faster than 55 MPH, but I wasn't going to be on the road an hour. – Steven Wright

Out ’n About celebrating the Fontaine Family Team’s 30th Anniversary at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston

Keep the American Tradition...

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This was just a fun event no matter how you look at it! Especially those clowns on page 37.

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Bad to Worse Submitted by Tom Hill

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Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.

A doctor says to his patient, “I have bad news and worse news”. “Oh dear, what’s the bad news?” – asks the patient. The doctor replies, “You only have 24 hours to live.” “That’s terrible,” said the patient. “How can the news possibly be any worse?” The doctor replies, “I’ve been trying to contact you since yesterday.” Uncle Andy’s Digest...with


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Lucky Number 5

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.

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Featuring I was walking down the street the other day when I saw my best friend Jeff. I walked up to him and mentioned that I had the craziest dream the other night. Jeff listened as I told him that the dream consisted of just one thing. A huge glowing number "5". It was made of gold and sparkled with shiny diamonds. Jeff's curiosity was peaked. I went on to say that the first thing that I did in the morning was to grab the daily racing digest and look up the 5th race. Jeff raised an eyebrow. I told him that the #5 horse in the 5th race was named "The 5th Element." Jeff started grinning. Then I told him point-by-point what I did that entire day. I ate 5 bowls of cereal for breakfast and drank 5 cups of coffee. I went for a 5 mile jog to clear my head. I took a 5 minute shower to rinse off. I dressed in the 5th suit I found in my closet.

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25 trillion cells travel through the bloodstream – a stack of 500 would only measure 0.04 inches high.

To an observer standing on Pluto, the Sun would appear no brighter than Venus appears in our evening sky.

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I sat in my car for 5 minutes before starting it. I drove to the racetrack and parked in the 5th stall in the 5th row.

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I entered through the 5th admissions gate. I bought 5 programs. I went to the 5th betting window and bet $555 on the 5th horse in the 5th race. I went and sat in the 5th row of the bleachers making sure there were 5 people sitting on both sides of me. I settled in and waited for the race to start. "Well," said Jeff. "Did your horse win??" I frowned at Jeff and said, "Stupid horse came in 5th."

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Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946.

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Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving.

In 1933 a night's stay in a double room at the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City was $9.00. A single cost $6 and a suite $20.

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Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982.

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Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

A Maine Tradition You Can Count On! DAILY SPECIALS MON. 2 Crabmeat Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.99 w/salad & chips

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Cole Farms Pub Susan Simonson of Westbrook Football fan is a great place to or not, the Pub is a watch the Patriots, great new addition to the Giants, or your favorite team! Cole Farms!


Riddle Me This Q: When asked how old she was, Kim replied, In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago. How old is she? A: She is 12 The first female athlete to appear in a Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions" television commercial was Mary Lou Retton, shortly after her gold medal win at the 1984 summer Olympics. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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New Homes Sun Rooms Garages “The Difference is in the Details”

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In the 1970s, “Piano Man” Billy Joel appeared in a TV commercial for Bachman Pretzels.

Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA.

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The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.

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My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat. – Will Rogers

We work on all equipment… not just ours! “Dependable, quality service at an affordable price!”

Scott Lessard

Give us a call. We’ll ta ke care of your equipm ent like it w as ours!

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HEAVY DUTY & EQUIPMENT ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Kelly Barclay A great little spot for a nice night out. Skösh is a very talented group of musicians!

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333-3707 • Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers.

Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909.

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John & Sandy Therrien Peace and love are the two things I care about most. We have both here at Shooters.

30% of all bingo players are under the age of 35.

: U O Y G N I T C PROTE t We Do. Is Wha

Kathy Boynton & Stephanie Walker I like the name Mark... don’t I look like a Mark?

Oh stop it, Doug!

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The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle.

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Toy Disclaimers • No beanies or babies harmed in the manufacture of this product. • Warning: This fad will disappear in 6 weeks. • Caution: Care Bears do not actually care very much. • Warning: This toy produces substantially less childish glee in real life than it does in the TV commercial. • Do not purchase this toy at all. Put it back on the shelf! NOW!! Just walk away, timid little man. • Do not stare at product. Hey! You're doing it now! Cut that out!! • In case of breakage, scream until dad buys a replacement. • Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously. • Use as an actual terrorist device not recommended. • Do not attempt to combine your Ultra Mega Warrior with your cat to make Ultra Mega Cat Warrior. • NOTE: The makers of "Queen Amidala's (continued on next page)

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Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States.



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Do not neglect your Septic System For proper maintenance, it should be pumped periodically.


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ADVERTISERS! It keeps them advertising and us bringing you this magazine. Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell.

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Call 784-5438 for details 1097 Center St., Auburn Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

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It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.

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Jane had developed a system for labeling homemade freezer meals. She would carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf," "Pot Roast," "Steak and Vegetables," "Chicken and Dumplings," or "Beef Pot Pie." However, whenever she asked her husband what he wanted for dinner he never asked for any of those meals so she decided to stock the freezer with what he really asked for. In Jane's freezer now you'll see a whole new set of labels. You'll find dinners with neat little tags that say: "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," "I Don't Care," "Something Good," or "Food.

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The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time.

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Laurie Gifford, Ashley Golden Rich Howard & Jean Pratt

It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack.

Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mold factories.

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Real Super Heroes!

Living on the edge

Larry Roy & Ben Hackett and a mystery photo bomber

Window washers at a Children's Hospital

Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.

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Throughout the South, peanuts were known as "Monkey Nuts," and "Goober peas," before the civil war.

Testimonial When I was first approached by Uncle Andy’s Digest I was unsure about advertising in a publication that wasn’t a Real Estate publication or a conventional newspaper. I tried it for a month and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! 7,000 trees planted to form guitar on a farm in Argentina

Every time my ad runs the phone starts ringing. Customers tell me that they picked up an Uncle Andy’s Digest, read my ad and said “I should call her.” This is the result I am looking for when I advertise. The cost of advertising in Uncle Andy’s Digest is affordable and service is excellent. Thank you and keep up the good work!

India - As if one head wasn't bad enough!

Camouflaged mobile phone tower.

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181 Center St.; Auburn, Maine 04210 • 207.777.1551

The word "toy" comes from an old English word that means "tool."

Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.

Out ’n About at Shooters Sports Pub I’m the #1 fan of Skösh. I’m father to two of the band members. Don’t miss a show, either!

No, I’m their #1 fan. They all call me Uncle Russ!

Bob “ Bobby B” Allen & “Uncle Russ” Gilbert

Carla Martin & Kendall Thomas Teachers of music we are, and it’s mostly done on Main Street.

Steve Grenier & Samuel Berce Steve and Sam are both music teachers at Main Street Music in Auburn. Steve plays in various bands, including the L-A Harley Band. Sam is a member of Skösh.

The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916.

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Priceless! Submitted by Jimmy Benson

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table and, next to them, a single red rose!! Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror.

There was a break-in at the Open Door Baptist Church last week. Burglars entered through a rear window.

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Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make You your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jillian" He walks to the kitchen

Skösh band members: Pete Richard, Jedidiah Allen, Tyler Russell, Samuel Berce & Elijah Allen

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You might be a redneck if… your home has more miles on it than your car. – Jeff Foxworthy

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and you choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier. – Dan Bennett

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and sure enough, there is a hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His 16 year old son is also at the table, eating. Jack asks, "Son... What happened last night?" "Well, you came home after 3 a.m. by cab, pissed out of your mind, you fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you staggered in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door. All in all, one hell of a performance, Dad." Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?" His son replies, "Oh THAT... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your trousers off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, I'm married!"

Why Men Are Not Secretaries: Husband's note on refrigerator to wife: "Someone from the Guyna Colleges called. They said the Pabst Beer is normal. I didn't know you liked beer." Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavor and accounts for a quarter of their sales.

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For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier… I put them in the same room and let them fight it out. – Steven Wright

Getting your picture in Uncle Andy’s: LOVELY! Huh, Mac?

Comedians, they’re everywhere...

Hilda Bracket & Mac Lovely Perfetta Employees of Shooters

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. (Just ask the people at Your Best Skin).

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Little Known Fact Odie the dog, Garfield's best friend, first appeared on August 8, 1978, in Jim Davis' comic strip, Garfield. Trivia buffs: Odie was based on a car dealership commercial written by Jim Davis, which featured Odie the Village Idiot. Davis liked the name Odie and decided to use it again. Auto racer Dan Gurney was one of the first U.S. drivers to use rear-engine race cars. He won the Le Mans race (1967), and finished second in the Indianapolis 500 twice (1968 and 1969). Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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Statues bigger than you thought - Easter Island

El Penon de Guatape - 650’ stone - Colombia

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.

Reading the Digest is like being on vacation.

Angie & Alex Jacobsohn by the pool at Excellence Riviera in Cancun (on their honeymoon) reading Uncle Andy’s Digest on their Kindle. What were they thinking?

Out ’n About in Mexico Just strummin’ my porcelain strings...

The digital edition of the Digest won’t blow away in the tropical breeze!


Pablo Angie & Alex’s mascot

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Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.

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China has more English speakers than the United States.

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Rob & Katie Maheux, Becca & Dave Barnes, Morgan & Ben Hackett

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.

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Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.

The most popular Twizzler candy flavor is strawberry.

Veterans Day Fact Veterans Day honors soldiers of all wars. It commemorates the day the Armistice was signed ending World War I in 1918. It's also known as Armistice Day, Victory Day, Remembrance Day (in Canada and Great Britain), Waffenstillstand Day, or World War I Memorial Day. Regardless of what you may call it, please remember to honor all soldiers... every day. "Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'"

The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

– Charles M. Schulz

Out ’n About Around the World Great shot from above of Niagara Falls in Canada

Driving tunnel thru a Giant Sequoia in California

2.5 cans of Spam are consumed every second in the United States.

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Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas.

Great shot of a Supercell storm cloud

Uncle Andy thinks one person from each of these teams missed the memo on shirt color...

Phil January, James Bonsant, Dennis Christner & Jeff Palmer

Tyler Ferguson, Bill Nason, Bob Pierce & George Deeley

Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee.

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Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.

Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.

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Out ’n About at the Fire and Slice Golf Tournament Uncle Andy’s Digest thinks these guys look great in PRINT... just saying.

October 21st 1-7pm for Isabella’s Challenge Back from L to R: Taylor, Cori, Kelly, Terry & Linda Front from L to R: Jennifer, Michael, Kathy, Tina & Nuria

Call for an Appointment for a FREE blunt cut to donate. See page 44 for details.

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The first TONKA truck was made in 1947.

Out ’n About at Poland Regional High School with the Harlem Wizards

Dan Printup

A fundraiser for the high school

David Printup

Bill Printup Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963.

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Tired of how your old deck looks? Need a new deck?

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Call 713-9090 for your FREE estimate! Facelift Your Property

Rooftop garden - New York

Out ’n About with Billy Jacobs at Bear Necessities

Tibetan Mastiff Dog - Sold for 1.5 Million Dollars

Kelly Hageman, Gail Hageman, Billy Jacobs & Flo Holmes

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A Smart car?


WOOD • COAL • GAS • PELLET Quiet, clean, elegant stoves. Several styles to choose from.

Golf course Somewhere in Australia

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Qualifies for $300 tax credit!

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The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history.

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Math class is full of drama. There are so many problems to work out.

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We have expanded! We now fill nine rooms on two floors in a 1900’s colonial home.

Billy Jo Morrison & Brian Charette Winners of the best looking scarecrows contest

Handy Submitted by Jimbo

Rose accompanied her husband Tom to his annual checkup. While Tom was getting dressed, the doctor came out and said to Rose, “I don’t like the way he looks.”

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THIRD GRADE SCIENCE: To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are sill all mixed up.

Logo Contest Winner

The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles.

READY OR NOT. It’s NOT too early to start thinki Dr. Chen & Jonathan Svor Auburn Plaza Family Dentistry recently ran a logo design contest to see who could come up with the best logo for their practice. There was many great entries and it was a tough choice, but Jonathan had the winning entry. See the Auburn Plaza Family Dentistry ad somewhere in this magazine to see their new logo.

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Estate Planning Submitted by Tom Hill

Robert went to his lawyer and said, “I would like to make a will but I don't know exactly how to go about it.” The lawyer smiled at Robert and replied, “Not a problem, leave it all to me.” Robert looked somewhat upset and said, “Well, I knew you were going to take a big portion, but I would like to leave a little to my family too!” Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with



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www.stlauren The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot.

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Fully Insured • EOE Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw.

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Dessert First

THIRD GRADE SCIENCE: Dinosaurs used to smell bad, but they don’t anymore because they are extinct.

Submitted by Jimmy Benson

One day I had lunch with some friends. Jim, a short, balding golfer type about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, “Ice Cream, please. Two scoops.” I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. “Along with heated apple pie,” Jim added, completely unabashed. We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time. But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine. I couldn't take my eyes off Jim as his pie a-la-mode went down. The other guys couldn't believe it. They ate their lunches silently and grinned. The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Jim. I lunched on white meat tuna. He ordered a parfait. I smiled. He asked if he amused me. I answered, “Yes, you do, but also you confuse me. How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?” He laughed and said “I'm tasting all that is possible. I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good.” This year I realized how (continued on next page)

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A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters.

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old I was. (He grinned) I haven't been this old before. “So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored. I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many trout streams I haven't fished. There's more hot fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead. There are too many golf courses I haven't played. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes.

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THIRD GRADE SCIENCE: A spine is the long bone that goes down your back. Your head sits on one end and you sit on the other.

I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace. I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. I want untimed long distance calls to the folks I love the most. I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind on my face. I want to be in love again. So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse before my life expired.”

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In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries.

With that, I called the waitress over. “I've changed my mind, " I said. "I want what he is having, only add some more whipped cream!” Uncle Andy’s Digest ...with


Oct. 2013



Are you this busy?

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Lake City Exports turns 10! Introducing our new Pick Up & Drop Off Service! That’s Right... We’ll pick your car up, wash it and return it to you!

Call for details! Come see us for:

Come celebrate with us... • Great deals all month

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Saturday, October 26th ALL DAY we’re still This is why e do! bout what w passionate a

Ridiculous deals all day long!

You’ll smile, too, when you see our entire inventory on our website.

We have something for everyone!


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Derek Dube back in the day

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