Friday, July 29, 2011

Man working to be a world record blood donor - WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Man working to be a world record blood donor - WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Johnny Sheppard, the subject of this video, was my boyhood best friend and cousin. During the the Korean War, while we were safely ensconced in the University of Florida, one of our high school football team mates that was in the national guard was seriously wounded in Korea. Johnny and I, drove from Gainesville to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station Hospital to visit him. When we returned we signed up for the Air Force. Johnny was rejected for "flat feet" and immediately volunteered to donate his first pint of blood. Later, after he received his law degree and passed the bar, he was drafted for two years into the Army infantry, yet. (go figger)
Johnny has told me on several occasions, how sorry he was he couldn't do more for his country. He didn't see combat. I believe he did all his country asked of him and more. And some of the pints of blood he gave may have been one of those that saved my life. God Bless his heart.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Men's Rules

These are our rules! Please note.. these are all numbered


1. Men are NOT mind readers.


1. Learn to work the toilet seat.

You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.

We need it up, you need it down.

You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports or news, It's like the full moon

or the changing of the tides.

Let it be.

1.. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.

Let us be clear on this one:

Subtle hints do not work!

Strong hints do not work!

Obvious hints do not work!

Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost

every question.

1. Come to us with a problem

only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.

Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an


In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7


1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.

Don't ask us.

1.. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and

one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the

other one

1. You can either ask us to do something

Or tell us how you want it done.

Not both.

If you already know best how to do it , just do it


1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to

say during commercials..

1. Captain Cook did
NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default


Peach, for example, is a fruit, is not a

color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We

will act like nothing's wrong.

We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the


1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to,

Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything

you wear is fine...

Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you

are prepared to discuss such topics as Football or Cars.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like