Tail Gate – Musings from the Editor


Welcome to the District Dialogue. We’ve changed the name and the format, but it’s still one of the best sources of District 26 information around. Our goal is to make it more readable and more interesting, and the new format is a start. First, we’ve gone to webpage format. This makes the page length less of an issue, makes the pages more readable for electronic readers, and reduces the download time for the individual page. We’ve added navigation links to the pages (I think there is room for improvement here – See below). We’ve tried to accommodate members who are using less up to date browsers (If you’re having problems here, again, see below).

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An old farmer had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice; picnic tables, horseshoe courts, basketball court, etc. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for awhile, and look it over. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence, and they all went to the deep end of the pond.

One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!"

The old man replied, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim or make you get out of the pond naked. I only came to feed the alligator."

Moral: Old age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.

– Author Unknown

More Points to Ponder

Why do we say we slept like a baby when they wake up every two hours?

We say, "It's Greek to me." What do the Greeks say? (Ans: It's Chinese to me.)

If we don't care that Jimmy cracked corn, why do we still sing about it?

On Gilligan's Island, the professor could make a radio out of a coconut. Why couldn't he fix the hole in the boat?


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