Hi everyone! I just love Ohio weather! One day it is winter and the next, the dog days of summer. What the heck happened to Spring??

As most of you know, I am married to a man who loves to farm and will help the neighbors every chance that he gets and of course the "toy room" is full of restored tractors.

I found the following classic story about a farmer that is good for a chuckle. Enjoy!

‘The Farmer and The City Slicker’

The driver, a young man in a Bryony suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

The farmer looks at the man, obviously a city slicker, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?" The farmer thinks it over, it's a huge herd so he accepts the bet.

The city slicker parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his location. From there he feeds the data to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

Within seconds he receives an email on his Smart phone that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his phone and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the farmer and says, 'You have exactly 1,423 cows'.

The farmer is astonished because the city slicker's figure is exactly correct. He says, 'OK, I'm a man of my word, take a cow.' The investment city slicker selects one of the animals and begins to walk away.

'Wait,' yells the farmer, 'Let me have a chance to get even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation.' The city slicker agrees readily.

'You are a Congressman for the U.S. Government,' says the farmer.

'Good grief!' splutters the city slicker, 'You are exactly right, tell me, how did you deduce that?'

'Easy,' says the farmer, 'give me back my dog, and I will tell you.'

"No guessing required.' answered the farmer. 'You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about cows.

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Birthdays being celebrated around here this week include: June 5 – Madelyn Kline and Jim Ramey; June 6 – Duane Holland and Julie Rieser; June 7 – David Spreng and Emma Hinkle; June 8 – Paula Bush, Vickie Arnholt, Suzanne Heins, Nancy Kline and Mark Levitz; June 9 – Gene Oswalt, Judy Briggs, Amy Spreng and Mike Ullman; June 10 – Cheryl Allerding, Karen Krichbaum, Ashley Williams, Chad Beachler and Virginia Reynolds; June 11 – Wayne Gray, Ben Blubaugh and Fannie Mott.

Many happy returns of the day!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 30 – Perrysville Lions Eye Screening will be offered at the community center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for this service and is for our youth ages 2 months to 16 years old. A parent or guardian must sign permission slip.

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Wedding anniversaries being celebrated this week include: June 5 – Bret and Laurie Weekly (their 39th); June 9 – Dave and Diana Spreng (their 39th).

Congratulations!

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Finally –"There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators." - Will Rogers