Monthly Archives: January 2008

A True Michigander!

Got this from Colleen (McGinnis) Murray and I thought I would share it.


Are  you aware that Jeff Foxworthy is now picking on Michigan?… funny and acurate!!!


You might live in Michigan when …

1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by.

2. If you’re proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation.

3. If your local Dairy Queen is closed November through March.

4. If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of  the year.

5. If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don’t work there.

6. If your dad’s suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of  his forehead.

7. If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time.

8. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

9. If you have had a long telephone onversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

Part 2 –

You’re a true MICHIGANDER when . . .

1. “Vacation” means going up north on I-75

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

9. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the pot holes are filled with snow.

11.  You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

12. You can identify a southern or eastern  accent.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that  there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Ohio.

16. A brat is something  you eat.

17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

21. You find 0 degrees “a little chilly.”

22.  You drink pop and bake with soda.

23. Your doctor tells you to  drink Vernors and you know it’s not medicine.

24. And you can actually drink it without coughing.

25. You know what a  Yooper is.

26. You think owning a Honda is Un-American.

27. You know that UP is a place, not a  direction.

28. You know it’s possible to live in a  thumb.

29. You understand that when visiting Detroit, the best thing  to wear is a Kevlar vest.

30. You actually understand these  jokes, and you forward them to all your Michigan friends.


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37 Things You May Not Know!

Thought this was interesting…

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.

2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!..

8. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath..

9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

10. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

12. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the

toughest tongue twister in the English language.

13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History. “Spades” King David; “Clubs” Alexander the Great;” Hearts” Charlemagne; “Diamonds” Julius Caesar.

15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

16. If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

Answer: All invented by women.

18. Honey This is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

20. A snail can sleep for three years.

21. All polar bears are left handed.

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

23. Butterflies taste with their feet.

24. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

25. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

27. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.

28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

36. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

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Current Pictures – Amy (Patrella) Connolly

Here is a picture of Amy (Patrella) Connolly’s sons.

Jared, 12 and Jacob, 10.

Jared and Jacob Connolly

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Current Pictures

Please take a look at the attached comments for current pictures from the Class of 1985.Please feel free to add your picture to the site or send it to me.

Thanks,  Sylvia

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