The Rock Wall

Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

Breaking news, we celebrated Mardi Gras about 6:30 Tuesday evening when a mini-parade led by Queen Rhonda came in the front door with a King Cake. Rhonda Friar got the Baby Jesus in our King Cake last year and, as tradition dictates, had to bake the cake this year. In their first Mardi Gras (translated as Fat Tuesday) parade complete with beads were five grandchildren – Payton, Axton and Tyler Morgan and Emerson and Asher Cartwright – and daughter, Ashley Cartwright.

Oh, Rhonda served the first piece of the King Cake to Kimball and guess who got the baby?

- I listen to some of the media furor about gun control, but, like many of you that I’m hearing from, I don’t count much on their objectivity.

You probably heard about the tragic shooting death of the little Chicago girl. I only heard a media report once that there were no bullet casings at the scene. The conclusion was the shooter likely used a revolver. The report didn’t go on to say that it was a six shooter, not a semi-automatic, high-capacity weapon like the politicians and the press are vilifying. Doesn’t suit their purpose. I also have not heard about the Chicago gun laws which are reportedly among the most restrictive in the nation. If they don’t work there, why would they work anywhere else?

I did hear the Chicago mayor refer to the shooter as a “gang banger.”

So, what’s the answer? Not sure. I do not have a problem with background checks before any gun purchase. I don’t have a problem with methods to keep guns out of the hands of mentally defective folks.

Lots of innocents were killed before guns were invented, so the problem is deeper and more longstanding than the type of weapon.

- Are you using our web page to get updates between issues of the Sun on deaths and funeral arrangements? As soon as I get a death notice with a funeral before our next issue, I put it on the web page in the free section: www.eldoradospringsmo.com.

- A little Facebook humor: Do not try to understand women; women understand women and they hate each other.

- Reasons not to mess with children:

• A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”

The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”

The little girl replied, “Then you ask him.”

• A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

Without missing a beat or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

• One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?”

Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while then said, “Mummy, how come ALL of Grandma’s hairs are white?”

KL