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A hus­band and wife who work for the cir­cus go to an adop­tion agency. So­cial work­ers there raise doubts about their suit­abil­ity. The cou­ple pro­duces pho­tos of their 50-foot mo­tor home, which is clean and well main­tained and equipped with a beau­ti­ful nurs­ery.

The so­cial work­ers raise con­cerns about the ed­u­ca­tion a child would re­ceive while in the cou­ple's care.

"We've ar­ranged for a full-time tu­tor who will teach the child all the usual sub­jects along with French, Man­darin, and com­puter skills."

Then the so­cial work­ers ex­press con­cern about a child be­ing raised in a cir­cus en­vi­ron­ment.

"Our nanny is a cer­ti­fied ex­pert in pe­di­atric care, wel­fare, and diet," the cir­cus cou­ple ex­plained.

The so­cial work­ers are fi­nally sat­is­fied. They ask, "What age child are you hop­ing to adopt?"

"It doesn't re­ally mat­ter, as long the kid fits in the can­non."

En­joy the lat­est Volk­swa­gen tv com­mer­cial fea­tur­ing the great Willie Nel­son, and his trade­mark song, "On the Road Again", with Nel­son driv­ing a vin­tage VW Beetle. Willie is an age­less per­former.

We met Erna Par­rotto at Con­tin­u­ing Care the other day, and she said she was about to turn 95, but doesn't look a day over 65. We first met her when she would cook spaghetti sauce for hus­band Dom in the old days. Happy Birth­day Erna!

Com­ing across the bridge on Sun­day morn­ing about 9:30, and was headed south to­wards Mac's. We were met by two half-tons, one Ford and one GM/Chev, com­ing to­wards us in the two north­bound lanes, rac­ing at prob­a­bly 90 to 110 kms/hour. In the sec­onds it took to re­al­ize what they were do­ing, we watched in the rear view mir­ror as one went across the bridge, and the other one braked and turned right to­wards the di­nosaur. Can't imag­ine the car­nage, if this had turned out dif­fer­ently.

Watch­ing some great foot­ball of late, es­pe­cially by the Calgary Stam­ped­ers, who top the CFL, makes us think that maybe it is time to add more teams to the League. Years ago, there was a bid from a group in Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia to build a team in At­lantic Canada, and maybe there might also be some in­ter­est to start a team in Saskatchewan.

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