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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


...Down the Hatch!!

On Monday, October 6, 1947,  an issue of Time Magazine came off the presses with this statement printed:

"This toast is a favorite with crusty old Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey". And for y'all I thought I'd try to add a bit of humor with Admiral Halsey's words.

A toast to you for 2014--







If you're interested, the photos are as follows--
A Great Kiskadee bird at Oso Bay yesterday.
Tahoe, after sniffing my vodka gimlet emptied glass!!
Winston, hungover!!! [literally hungover]
A sand sculpture on our beach a few years ago...
and
A turtle, come out of your shell & face the new year---


You may also ask, who is Admiral William F. Halsey? Read about him here.


sidebar linking to Saturday Critters and Camera Critters

58 comments :

  1. Cute post, Anni! LOL, Winston should lay off the alcohol for the New Year..Love the pretty Kiskadee and the turtle. Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters..And a happy NEW YEAR to you and your family

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    1. ...reminds me of El Cato Vomito!! LOL

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  2. Happy New Year Anni! Hope it's a great one for you and yours. :)

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    1. ...thanks Nancy. Same to you from me.

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  3. Creative post, Anni! That's an interesting sand sculpture but kinda scary too. :) All the best in 2014!

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    1. ...when I first saw it, I thought I'd stumbled onto a nudist beach. rofl

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  4. Happy New Year, Anni! The sand sculpture is fun.

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    1. ...and Happy New Year to you too, Gunilla!!! Thanks.

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  5. YOU ARE THE CREATIVE ONE! I like your new header. Very fresh. xo Jenny

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  6. I love your cats! Fun pictures.

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  7. Can you believe that it's another year already? Love the pictures, especially the sand sculpture. :-)

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    1. ...it is hard to comprehend how quickly the years roll by these days!!

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  8. And a Happy New Year to you!

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  9. You are truly a hoot today !!love Sandy

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    1. ...hope it brought a smile to your face today Sandy!!! :o)

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  10. Thanks for visitin' my place. Hope you had a pleasant Christmas as well, and have a safe and happy New Year. - Mac

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    1. ...thank YOU for stopping by Hootin' Anni's Mac, and happy new year to you!!

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  11. The turtle awake in the morning light of 2014.

    Quite a long sleep...

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  12. Well done!! A toast to you and yours, as we move into 2014!! May it be happy and healthy and prosperous for all!!

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    1. ...thanks Terri...and same sentiment to you and your family.

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  13. Now that is a wonderful toast!

    Have a brilliant New Year!

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    1. ...thanks. You have a brilliant 2014 also!

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  14. So funny, Anni! Loved that sand sculpture and what an interesting turtle! One of the more colorful ones I've seen. Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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    1. Gail...glad you found some humor in the mix today!! And happy new year to you too.

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  15. Such a fun post. I looked up Admiral Halsey from your link as I've heard the name before and it was interesting.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. ...well then, I'm happy I share a link about him!!!

      Happy New Year to you too Judith.

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  16. Happy New Year to you.Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful pictures on your blog.

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    1. That comment thrilled me Ruth!! Thanks, and happy new year to you too

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  17. Happy New Year to you and Bud Anni.
    You know we always like it when Winston and Tahoe make an appearance even if they are a tad tipsy
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. LOL...that they are...tipsy. You crack me up!!

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  18. laying face down naked in the sand is why I do all my toasting with non alcoholic beverages :)

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    1. OMG...Ann, you have me rolling!!!

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    1. ...thanks Lois...and same to you during your travels!!

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  20. It is a funny poem!!! My favorite pictures here are the sand sculpture and your tipsy cat by your glass, so cute!

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    1. ...thanks Ginny. Glad to know you enjoyed it and its humor.

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  21. Now that's a great toast!! Here's to a great 2014!

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  22. LOL! Oh I love those kitties partaking in a little of the bubbly! So cute! Wishing you a most wonderful 2014!!!

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    1. ...thanks Catherine. I'm now your newest follower.

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  23. I always enjoy your posts, Anni...I'm home from my six months in India and enjoying my holidays in northern CA.

    My Camera Critters shows my adorable granddaughter and my two granddogs!

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    1. ...thanks!!! And your granddaughter is so precious.

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  24. That is wonderful! I've decided to go dry for a month to lose weight. Wish me luck!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. ...thanks Jennifer, and I DO wish you luck [and will power]

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  25. A toast to you and yours too, as we welcome 2014!! May it be the best ever, Anni!

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