Tiffany, 9, of Lathrop, CA, saddled up and just started
riding this wild horse that she just happened to find locked up in a corral. Several times
this bronc, which she dubbed Galaxy, reared up, did a couple flips, stood on its
head, and everything! But Tiffany never fell off. Jeannie, and visiting cousin, Aileen,
could only watch and hope for the best. "It was nothing," Tiffany said
afterwards. "I do this sort of thing all the time."
"That's right, she does," Jeannie said, chewing on a
He's A Big Boy Now
Andy of Santa Ana, youngest son of Greg and June, and Aileen
and Bryan's little brother, is now officially potty-trained! Congratulations, Andy!
Certainly, all or most of our readers can remember exactly where they were when it
happened to them. In a recent nationwide poll, being potty-trained ranked right up there
with the most exciting things that can happen to a person in their lifetime. Now that he's
a BIG BOY, Andy says he's ready to go camping with his Uncle Doug.
MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM OVER THE YEARS
"If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow, let it mellow." John
"I prefer dark meat." Dad (circa 1986)
"Are you going to eat that?" Bill (yesterday)
"I thought Sally Jesse Raphael was three people." Mike (1989)
"There ought to be a way of determining, before birth, whether somebody's going to
be a lawyer." Don (1989)
MORE ON "PLACES RATED ALMANAC"
States With Death By Firing Squad: Idaho & Utah
Worst Violators of Clean Air Standards (Carbon Monoxide): 1. New York City, 2.
Steubenville, OH, 3. Spokane, WA, 4. Los Angeles, 5. Albuquerque
Overall Top Five Rated Cities: 1. Seattle, 2. San Francisco, 3. Pittsburgh, 4.
Washington, D.C., 5. San Diego
The Editor's Desk
So, how do you like the new name for the newsletter? We almost went to press under the name The Harbinger. And we came very close to calling it The Happy Hairball (seriously). But, fears of massive subscription cancellations changed our minds. So, Hard Copy it is. Happy New Year!
And keep those letters to the editor coming!
HOLMES FAMILY TRIVIA!
Hi! And welcome to Holmes Family Trivia! This week's question is: Can you remember the phone numbers of the past Holmes Family Households? Again, that's the phone numbers of the past Holmes Family households! Bonus points are scored if you can recite the addresses (plus zip code)! The winner wins a trip for two to each of the old households. Travel arrangements made by Holmes Family Travel.