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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


With all the rains and the heat this summer, the mosquito population is running amok! In our backyard haven, there are daily, literally, hundreds of dragon flies! And, of course, since dragon flies consume mosquitoes, I'm all in favor of the little, colorful winged creatures, and welcome them with open arms!! But each time I see them, especially the blue ones, with the nearly iridescent wings and body, I think of a movie. One we watched a lot when our kids were little! It's still a favorite of mine, but somewhere along the line, one of our kids grabbed the vhs tape we had! Oh that's complaining from me... Anyway, the dragon flies remind me of the movie, The Rescuers! It was a cartoon movie feature. About Bernard and Bianca. [voices of Bob Newhart as Bernard and Eva Gabor as Bianca]. You see, there is this little girl, Penny, that Bernard and Bianca rescue from the evil grasps of the wicked Medusa. Oh, didn't I tell you? Biance and Bernard are mice!! But, in the haste to rescue Penny, the mice need assistance when they find themselves in a swamp!! And they DO get the help!! ---From a dragon fly!! Named Evenrude!! It's a sweet, sweet, feel-good movie, and a great one for family and kids!! I would recommend it. [1977] If you can find it!!

So, when I see a real dragon fly, I immediately think of Evenrude and "The Rescuers"!!


~Think about this!!
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There was a crowd of bees flying around one day. These bees were most peculiar. They were powered by gasoline, rather than the allergenic goodies that bees usually eat.
As the crowd flew along, periodically a bee or two would start to sputter; it would fly down to a gas station, drink up the gas spilled in fueling a car, and then fly up and rejoin the crowd.
One bee began to sputter a little, but flew right by an open gas station. As he passed the second station, he was coughing badly, but still he flew on.
Finally, as he was on his last fumes, he dove down to a station and gassed up.
When he rejoined the crowd, his neighbor challenged him: "Look, you passed right by an open station when you started to get low. You passed another station when you were perilously low. And finally, you ran out of gas just in time to glide into that last station. Are you crazy?"
He replied, "Well, it's like this. The first station was a Gulf station. I really don't like Gulf at all. The second station was a Texaco station. That's even worse. But the third station was an Esso station. Let me tell you, Esso is my brand of gasoline.
You know what they say don't you...There's an Esso Bee in every crowd!"


  1. I agree with all the rain...the bugs are really out.
    My kids love that movie "The Rescue". It is so cute.

  2. Hi Anni,
    Ive watched "The Rescuers" movie with my Grandies so many times ive lost count, its a wonder the tapes not warn out.

  3. ROFL!!! Toooo cute! (I thought for sure we were heading toward that BP joke in the beginning...) I haven't heard this one before! :)

  4. * *Melli? So you got the gist of it then? Man, I couldn't believe hubby today, and I having to explain it to him!!! rofl

  5. I thought the colder it gets, the less mosquitoes there are. So, i had this notion they only thrive in tropical countries like mine. So mosquitoes are an equalizer too? :) Funny stor about bees, anni!

  6. My kids and I love that movies..
    Enjoyed your blog. Have a great weekend!

  7. OOOOOo them old movies,, I try and not rebuy them at the thrift stores,, it is o hard even when the kids are no longer living at home I would love to watch. Have a great weekend.

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