"... TO GIVE UNTO THEM BEAUTY FOR ASHES, THE OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING, THE GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS; THAT THEY MIGHT BE CALLED TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, THAT HE MIGHT BE GLORIFIED." ISAIAH 61:3
Friday, May 6, 2011
A little, um, research . . .
We've lived in enough places to know that no state holds the patent on crazy. That being said, our preliminary findings tell us that, if there were such a distinction, Colorado would definitely be a contender . . .
~ In the 1940's, farmer Lloyd Olsen went to get a chicken for dinner. Wanting to leave as much of the neck as possible, he lopped off the chickens head as tightly as he could. However, because of a bad aim with the ax, the chicken did not die, and continued to "peck" for food as it walked around the yard. Amazed, Olsen started feeding the chicken with an eyedropper. The headless bird, dubbed Mike, appeared in Life magazine and traveled to exhibitions around the country. Mike lived for 18 months after his head was chopped off. Today, the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival is a great success.
~ Guests stayed in Denver hotels at their own risk until the first hotel with locks on the doors opened in 1872. Reported one newspaper at the time: "Guests may lie down to peaceful slumbers, undisturbed by apprehensions of getting their heads blown off." ~ San Luis Valley, Colorado, has America's highest concentration of UFO sightings, crop circles and Bigfoot sightings, as well as cattle mutilations and appearances of mysterious aircraft.
~ Apparently, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your neighbor in Denver. ~ It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop. ~ Couches may not be placed on outside porches.
~ It is permissible to wear a holstered six-gun within city limits, except on Sunday, Election Day, or holidays. ~ It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building.
Now last, but certainly not least, the ever popular 'Top 10' list . . .
Top 10 ways you know if you're from Colorado;
10) You can run up 10 flights of stairs without huffing and puffing.
9) You see your East Coast relatives now more than when you lived there.
8) Your dog wears a bandanna.
7) Your SUV tire size might exceed your IQ.
6) You think gun control is not dropping it.
5) The entire top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
4) You get depressed after one day of foggy weather.
3) You've ever stood on solid ground and looked down on an airplane in flight.
2) North means "mountains to the left," south is "mountains to the right," and east and west are where all those pushy liberals keep moving in from.
1) You personally wouldn't pay $10 per head to drive up Pikes Peak, but you tell all your out-of-town house guests to do it.