Monday, October 25, 2010


I am now a participant in good standing at Avenidas.  My days are, as requested, Mondays and Fridays.  And apparently my request to meet someone with whom I can have a conversation, was being honored.  As a result,  an unusual happening occurred last Friday at lunch.  I was taken to a table with four other fellows, Tom, Frank, Don and Don.  I made the third Don.  I donno, this could get confusing, don it.

I met with a physical therapist who said he would work with me to help my balance.  Now my balance isn’t bad; it’s dreadful!

Fun -

Heard on a Southwest flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."


A plane was taking off from Durban Airport . After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.
Welcome to Flight Number 293, non-stop from Durban to Cape Town , The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight.. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOODNESS!" Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier.  While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!" A passenger then yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"


  1. How fun! Maybe you will all end up with cool nicknames, like Don Juan, Donatello, or MastoDon!

  2. Cool suggestion, Diana! My Dad, who's 68, has friends with the craziest nicknames like Bunky and Kermit (yes, because he loves the frog!)

  3. I Donknow about some of those nicknames...