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Old-Fashioned Baked Custard
6 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 t salt 4
cups milk 1 t vanilla extract 1/8 tsp nutmeg
In a large bowl, beat
eggs slightly, add sugar and salt; mix well. Add in milk and stir well.
Flavor with vanilla and nutmeg, mix thoroughly. Grease a 9x9-inch baking
dish and pour in custard mixture. Place in a shallow pan containing warm
water; bake at 325 degrees for 75 minutes or until knife inserted in middle
comes out clean.
At its annual convention in Chicago, the American Bar Association has voted
164-160 for a rule barring sexual relations between lawyers and
"Do all lawyer-client relationships exploit the client? Probably
not, but most do," argued one law professor.
The rule, included in the
Association's Model Rules, cannot be legally enforced, but many states use
the Model Rules for their codes of conduct.
The loophole that allows
it during preparation of the bill, of course, will remain.
Three contractors were visiting a tourist attraction on the same day. One was
from New York, another from Texas, and the third from Florida. At the end of
the tour, the guard asked them what they did for a living. When they all
replied that they were contractors the guard said, "Hey, we need one of
the rear fences redone. Why don't you guys take a look at it and give me
So to the back fence they all went.
First to step up was the Florida contractor. He took out his tape
measure and pencil, did some measuring and said, "Well I figure the job will
run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for
Next was the Texas contractor. He also took out his tape measure
and pencil, did some quick figuring and said, "Looks like I can do this job
for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for
Without so much as moving, the New York contractor said, "$2,700."
The guard, incredulous, looked at him and said, "You didn't even measure
like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
"Easy," he said. "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy
Ted: "I see you bought a new car. What's the
make?" Blondie Sue: "A Perndle."
Ted: "A what?"
Sue: "A Perndle."
Ted: "I've never heard of a Perndle
Sue: "Me either, but that's what it says, right
over the steering wheel."
Ted: "It says *what* over the steering
Sue: "The name of the car. It's spelled out,
right above the steering wheel and right beneath the speedometer:
Everybody lies. But it doesn't matter since
widely known, but the first toilet seat was invented by a Polish scientist in
the 18th century. The invention was later modified by a Jewish inventor who
put a hole in the seat.
"There's one thing about being a president--nobody can tell you when to sit
down." -Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Late night TV is very educational. It teaches you that you should have gone
to bed earlier." -James Dent
Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our
breath, and hope we've set aside enough money to pay for our kids' therapy."
In my senior year I reluctantly took a required psychology course. The first
day, the professor commented on each student's major, trying to provoke a
response. It was working - some students were becoming defensive. When it
was my turn, I told him I was a music major.
"So," asked my
professor, "what does your father think of you wasting your education to
"He's just thankful," I shot back, "that I didn't go into
While working in a clothing store, I noticed that people had no shame about
returning items that obviously had been worn. One rainy morning I walked in
and found a discolored blazer hanging on the rack with other returns.
"People return the most filthy, nasty things," I commented to my supervisor
who was standing nearby.
Eyebrow raised, she said, "That's my
[Thanks to Reader's Digest.]
Did Ya' Know: ------------------------------------ Soup in Asia is used as
an alternative medicine - tom yum in Thailand; bone marrow soup, soybean
sprout soup, or seaweed soup in Korea. Sweet dessert soup in China is eaten
to balance one's yin and yang.
The eggplant has many names worldwide.
In addition to "eggplant," it is called aubergine, brinjal, melanzana,
garden egg, and patlican.
The female king crab incubates as many as
400,000 young for 11 months in a brood pouch under her
Because of their extreme elasticity, the human lungs are 100
times easier to blow up than a child's toy balloon.
From the 1820s to
1960s, the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania, was owned by the Lehigh
Coal and Navigation Co., making it the only privately owned river in the
From YOU The Reader's Dept.: (Correction!) > The
Bactrian camel is the only mammal on Earth that can > survive on salt
water. What about whales, dolphins, seals, manatee and walruses?
--Leni (MANY Thanks to Leni!)
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dates of photos? In other words how old does a photo have to be before it can
be reproduced legally by a photo copier machine? Thanks!
*grin* It makes people wonder! ~AIKEN~
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A plane is on its way to Montreal when a blonde in Economy class gets
up, moves to the First Class Section and sits down. The flight attendent
watches her do this and asks to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde
that she paid Economy and that she will have to sit in the back. The
blonde replied, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Montreal and I'm
staying right here!" The flight attendent goes into the cockpit and tells the
pilot and copilot that there is some blonde bimbo sitting in First Class that
belongs in Economy and won't move back to her seat. The copilot goes back
to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for Economy she
will have to leave and return to her seat. The blonde replies, "I'm blonde,
I'm beautiful, I'm going to Montreal and I'm staying right here!" The
copilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when
they land to arrest this blonde woman that won't listen to reason. The pilot
says, "You say she's blonde? I'll handle this. I'm married to a blonde. I
speak "blonde!" He goes back to the blonde, whispers in her ear and she says,
"Oh, I'm sorry!" She gets up and moves back to her seat in the Economy
section. The flight attendent and the copilot are amazed and asked him what
he said to make her move without any fuss. "I told her First Class isn't
going to Montreal."
AVIATION RULES & LAWS
1. There are Rules and there are Laws. The
rules are made by men who think that they know how to fly your airplane
better than you.
2. The Laws (of Physics) were made by the Great One.
You can, and sometimes should, suspend the rules but you can never suspend
3. More about Rules: A. Rules are a good place to hide if you
don't have a better idea and the talent to execute it. B. If you deviate
from a rule, it must be a flawless performance. (e.g. If you fly under a
bridge, don't hit the bridge.)
4. As an aviator in flight you can do
anything you want. As long as it's right and we'll let you know if its right
after you get down.
5. You can't fly forever without getting killed or
6. As a Fighter Pilot only two bad things can happen to you and
one of them will happen to you: A. One day you will walk out to the aircraft
knowing that it is your last flight in a fighter. B. One day you will walk
out to the airplane not knowing that it is your last flight in a
7. The Fighter Pilot is the highest form of life on
8. The ideal Fighter Pilot is the perfect blend of discipline
9. About check rides: A. Having someone follow
you to grade how you fly is just like having someone come into your bedroom
to grade how you make Love. B. The only real objective of a check ride is to
complete it and get the bastard out of sight. C. It has never occurred to
any Flight Examiner that the Examinee could care less what the Examiner's
opinion is, of his flying ability.
10. The medical profession is the
natural enemy of the aviation profession.
11. The job of the Squadron
Commander is to worry incessantly that his career depends solely on the
abilities of his aviators to fly their airplanes without mishap and that the
only minuscule contribution his aviators give to this effort is to bet their
lives on it.
12. Ever notice that the only experts who decree that the
age of the pilot is over, are people who have never flown anything? Also, in
spite of the intensity of their feelings that the pilot's day is over, I know
of no such expert who has volunteered to be a passenger in a non-piloted
13. It is absolutely imperative that the Fighter Pilot be
unpredictable. Rebelliousness is very predictable. In the end, conforming
most of the time, is the best way to be unpredictable.
14. He who
demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he that
attempts one iota more is a fool.
15. If you're gonna fly low, do not
16. It is solely the pilot's responsibility to never let any
other thing touch his aircraft.
17. If you can learn how to fly as a
Lt. and not forget how to fly by the time you're a Lt.Col. you will have
lived a happy life.
18. About night flying: A. Remember that the
airplane doesn't know that it's dark. B. At night, never fly between the
tanker's lights. C. There are certain aircraft sounds that can only be heard
at night. D. If you're going to fly at night, it might as well be in the
weather so you can double count your exposure to both hazards. E. Night
formation flying is a test of concentration. F. You would have to pay a lot
of money at a lot of amusement parks to get the same blend of psychedelic
sensations as a night weather formation flight on the wing of a younger
19. One of the most important skills that a pilot must develop is
the skill to ignore those things that were designed by non-pilots to get the
20. At the end of the day, the Controllers,
Operations Supervisors, Maintenance Guys, Weather Guessers, and Birds;
they're all trying to kill you and your job is to not let them!
The concept of "controlling" airspace with radar is just a form of
FAA sarcasm directed at Fighter Pilots to see if they're gullible enough
to swallow it. Or to put it another way, when is the last time the FAA
ever shot anyone down?
22. Remember that the radio is only an
electronic suggestion box for the pilot. Sometimes the only way to clear up
a problem is to turn it off.
23. It is a tacit, yet a profound admission
of the preeminence of flying in the hierarchy of the human spirit, that those
who seek to control aviators via threats always threaten to take away one's
wings and not one's life.
24. Remember when flying low and inverted that
the rudder still works the same old way but hopefully your Instructor never
taught you "pull the stick back, and the plane goes up".
Mastering the prohibited maneuvers in the Manual is one of the best forms of
aviation life insurance you can get.
26. A tactic done twice is a
procedure. (Refer to unpredictability discussion above)
aircraft G-limits are only there in case there is another flight scheduled
for that particular airplane. If subsequent flights are not likely, there are
28. One of the beautiful things about a single piloted
aircraft is the quality of the social experience.
29. If a mother has
the slightest suspicion that her infant might grow up to be a pilot she had
better teach him to put things back where he got them.
30. The ultimate
responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless
millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish.
A few years ago, as a solar eclipse approached, some planetarium directors in
Southern California sent out warnings to the community about the eclipse.
They warned people not to look directly into the sun.
received an indignant letter from a local blonde resident. She said that if
an eclipse was so dangerous, they never should have decided to hold one and
ought to cancel it.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less
scoundrel in the world. --Thomas Carlysle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist and
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a
heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you
have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. --Abraham
Lincoln, on October 11, 1858
BINGO! IT'S HUGE IN ITALY America's newest export to Italy is bingo. That
popular game that has long been a fund-raising device for lodges and
churches and a staple in Las Vegas, has found a new home in Italy. And,
according to the New York Times, many in that country see it as a big
mistake. The publication says that in just the past few months, more than
50 massive bingo parlors have opened in Italy. The diversion is drawing a
cross section of society, from those barely able to buy the minimum number of
cards to upper-crust men and women in their finery -- all mingling in bingo
halls. Even though some social activists say the craze, called by one
publication "bingo fever" is a detriment to society, many in the federal
government love it. Rome gets one quarter of the take in licensed
PHYSICIAN, REGULATE YOURSELF A new report issued by the University of Toronto
shows that many medical experts who have written national guidelines
suggesting ways to treat common diseases have had ties to drug
companies. The research shows that nine out of 10 of the regimen-writing
experts had direct links to pharmaceutical producers. The survey, printed in
the Journal of the American Medical Association, canvassed nearly 200
experts who write guidelines for the treatment of diseases such as
diabetes, depression, asthma and heart problems. About 100 responded. Of
that number 90 had some type of financial relationship with one or more drug
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This is for *you all* EDUCATORS and Smart People.!!
Final Exam in 1895 Remember when our grandparents, great-grandparents, and
such stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this
out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?
This is the
eighth grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas USA. It was taken from
the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and
Library in Salina, Kansas and reprinted by the Salina Journal.
Grade Final Exam:
Salina, KS - 1895 GRAMMAR (Time, one hour)
Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of
Speech and define those that have no modifications.
Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a
verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
Case. Illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for
principal marks of Punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of
about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of
the rules of grammar.
ARITHMETIC (Time, 1.25 hours)
1. Name and
define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft.
deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50
cts./bushel, deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a
valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven
months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of
$512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost
of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per metre?
Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per are, the distance around which
is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
US HISTORY (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which US
History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most
prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse,
Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events
connected with the following dates: 1607 1620 1800 1849 1865 ORTHOGRAPHY
(Time, one hour)
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic,
orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary
sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples
of each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
5. Give two rules for
spelling words with final 'e'. Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word:
Bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
8. Mark diacritically and divide into
syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: Card,
ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the
following correctly in sentences, cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign,
vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently
mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by
GEOGRAPHY (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate?
Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes
of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and
describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon,
St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate
the principal trade centers of the US
7. Name all the republics of
Europe and give capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder
than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by
which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
Describe the movements of the earth. Give inclination of the earth.
Well, would you have passed??
NO, I didn't I'll tell you that now, except for most of the math, now
that I did ok on, David 1
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