To be honest, I'm not certain what will take place here. It just seemed that
it could become a platform to say whatever comes to mind concerning the
relationship between me, bobbin making and lacemaking in general. (See how
I have already rambled). Perhaps eventually I can organize it into a coherent
shape and use it as the basis for the great american novel. Probably better
then the one I planned as "Fantasies of a Stagehand". Hopefully as time goes
on I will have amused some, upset some, and overall made all who read this
#1. The good news is that after 40 years of playing with power tools, I can
still count to 9-3/4.
#2. Remember - happiness is a belt-fed weapon.
#3. When you do a good deed, get a receipt, in case heaven is like the IRS.
#4. Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot.
#5. Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
#6. Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes.
#7. I can type real fast on the keyboard. It's correcting all the mistakes
that take time.
#8. Okay, who put a stop payment on my reality check?
#9. There are 3 kinds of people in this world. Those that can count &
those that can't.
#10. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
#11. Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.
#12. Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else.
#13. A toast -
Here's to it, and from it, and to it again. If you never get to it, you will
never get to it to do it again.
#14. "There is no off position on the genius switch" - David Letterman
#15. Remember, no good deed should go unpunished.
#16. Bobbin making is just like eating potato chips. Bet'ca can't eat just
#17. Definition of a bobbin maker - husband of a lacemaker who has a lathe
and a wife with to few bobbins.
#18. Famous last words just prior to making his first bobbin - "So-o-o, how
hard can this be?"
#19. "Excersise is bunk. If you are well, you don't need it. If you are sick,
you should not be doing it." (Henry Ford)
#20. "A Billion here, a Billion there, Pretty soon your talking about real
money." (Senetor Everett Dirkson)
#21. "Forget the Future. Men must pursue things which are just in the present,
and leave the future to the divine Providence." Sir Frances Bacon in his
1622 A.D. book The Advancement of Learning.
#22. "Steel is the epic of this age." - 1909 - Frank Lloyd Wright discussing
his concept of the cantilevered design of the Robie House.