Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The next day I was lugging this heavy bag all over Kansas City as I couldn't leave it at the Greyhound and my motel wouldn't let me leave it in the early afternoon I was going to the Kansas City Museum of Art by in the morning I did the Hallmark Tour (I went in H.R. Block and they have no tour). I left my bag at the desk and told the Staff of my plight that I had to lug this around town and about not seeing the Royals game the night Before. I did the very good self-guided tour Hallmark was begun by 19 year old Joyce C. Hall in 1910 and it's still a family business run today by Dave and Don Hall his grandsons. As I went to get my bag a lady handed me this Hallmark thing that they sell there for $30 plus tax.......You're not giving this to me.......Yes we are....I brought it back to Las Vegas and gave it to somebody who liked it. When you think about it Hallmark's purpose is to wipe away tears when you do the tour you'll have a heavy bag slung around your shoulder crying do you know what happened to me.....
I had 181 pageviews in April even though I hadn't done my Blog in months your devotion to me is moving. I was in the bank this morning and the teller sneazed and I told her that she had sneazed on her arm and she went in the back to wash her arm (an ongoing theme) I told her just sneaze on the floor she used to like me. I saw 5 baseball games around the country and it should have been 6 except when I took the city bus out to Kauffman Stadium to see the Royals play the Red Sox I was told that soon after I was dropped off for the 7 P.M. Wednesday game that the bus to the stadium would stop running and that spoiled everything that Kansas City and the Royals would treat me that way that I'd have to pay $40 in taxi fare to get back to my motel in KC (the stadium is way out there near Independence). and I just took the same bus back to town.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
From Fayetteville to Louisville where i used my 60-day Greyhound Pass good on all buslines in this country and Canada to take a local busline to Frankfort where I toured my 49th State Capitol Building which was quite large and very impre wsssive. As is my wont I went into the Governor's Office and both houses of legislature neither in session while I in the House there were a few Representatives sitting around talking and as this was the Thursday prior to the Final 4 I said Let's hope that Ohio State wins the NCAA. The Legislators were gentlemanly not saying Bosh or You Lie one saying do you think they will walking away I said You've got the Team. Then I walked to the Kentucky State Museum and after that I took a City Bus to the Wal-Mart where the Bus would take me 50 miles back to Louisville. Ah, but I had forgotten to set my watch an hour ahead and missed my bus and had to spend the night sitting in Customer Service inside the Wal-Mart I slept a lot. In the morning I spoke with a nice older lady who worked in C.S. who said she had worked there 30 years and had twice spoken with Sam there. Sam has been dead 20 years but his policy of wanting to share the wealth with his employees through Stock Options continues. I asked the lady is she always picked up on the Stock Options and she nodded. I could tell that she was a smart lady who knew how to best butter her bread.
I did the very good Louisville Slugger Factory Tour you could see the bats for current bigname ballplayers and how they were made. I swung a bat used by Mickey Mantle in 1961 when he hit 54 home runs to Roger Maris' 61 swinging it both left and right as was apropos (how can anybody switchhit especially for power). When I was coming to Louisville an older lady got on in Nashville and sat next to me she said that she was coming from Alabama to Louisville to see a doctor and that the bus was better for her malady than flying. She told me that her husband had died 2 years before and that he had been in the Army for 31 years he loved the Army and had been a lst Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division and that they had 6 children and were married 56 years he was my life.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
From Las Vegas to Fayetville, Arkansas in l day 14 hours (many newcomers to the area are from Ca. seeking a better and cheaper lifestyle land is cheap huge parking lots). Took local bus 20 miles to Bentonville and Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Art Museum emphasizing American Art and only open since November it's one of 6 best in the country). Alice is worth 21 bil if you add up all of the Waltons (from Sam and his brother Bud) they have more than Buffett and Gates put together and they did the right thing by leaving it e to their children instead of this Wimpy Dogooding. An employee told me that Alice visits often and is known for her humor her father's daughter she'll get the Art she wants for a minimum costs. Alice's 2 passions are Art and Horses (cowgirl stuff) and prior to her turn at a Cutting Competition Alice bid via phone heavily and successfully at an Art Auction while on horseback. Alice is a particular admirer of Andrew Wyeth saying how can you paint loneliness, I'd like to give Alice a Big Huggy for having this great Art Museum in the middle of nowhere all the current visitors are Arkies (except me). And I also did the selfguided Wal-Mart Tour which is in Sam's original five and dime Sam's competitors had a markup of 50% to maximize profits while Sam's was 30% to maximize profits as he knew you greedy little critters liked cheap prices. Sam emphasized buying in volume and nearby supply of products. There were returned items shown such as a tennis racket that was bashed in (didn't serve right). I ran my hand over the chassis of Sam's last pickup truck a very plain man Sam's only fun was quail hunting with his dogs the steering wheel shows their bit marks his keychain Go For It. I was on the Campus of the U. of Arkansas and was in Razorback Stadium and their Basketball Arena the U. of Arkansas is the best in Track in Field in NCAA History for an impoverished sparsely populated state Arkansas has done quite well in Sports Wooo Pig Sooie
Friday, May 18, 2012
I've had almost 5 thousand pageviews in the three and a half years of my Blog, you like me you really like me you're just shy (no followers). One comment was from the son of Benny Butkus who said that his father had passed away in 2010 and thanks for the smile (some of those Cleveland guys were colorful). I just got back from a combo Greyhound with a 60 day Pass and 20 days in the Caribbean a total of 50 days of travel. I was in Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. When I was in Cincinnati I met a Black Girl who went to Ohio State who was making her first Greyhound Trip going from Atlanta to Columbus and she told me that she had just called her girlfriend to say that a lot of Trashy People take the Greyhound (I don't know where she got that idea) she told me that some guy with half his teeth missing had asked her if she wanted to smoke reefer in the bus' restroom and that after sitting next to some other guy that she had washed her arms (maybe that'll make its way into the common parlance He Made Me Wash My Arms).