Friday, April 3, 2020

It's not June that's bustin' out all over,...

...it's April!

For example, here are the azaleas in our front yard:


I cannot show you any other places where April is bustin' out all over, however, because I haven't left my house for several weeks now thanks to you-know-what.

Here's a news flash: All the gold is not in them thar hills. Here is another photo for your perusal:


It is not, as you might think, a picture of a man who just busted out (much ike June). It's the mug shot from Delaware County, Ohio, of a man named Tommy Thompson, who either is or isn't a criminal depending on your point of view.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read the following article that I found this morning (it's rather lengthy but worth the read), if for no other reason than that it will create a welcome and much-needed diversion from thinking constantly about you-know-what. After reading it, you will discover that you have been so engrossed that you didn't think about you-know-what even once.

The Curse of the Ship of Gold

You can thank me later.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful azaleas and bushes.
    I had never heard of Thompson, but I feel a little sorry for him. I think it is amazing that he was able to find the ship and gold. Sounds like it was a curse though with greed and vindictiveness by the investors, insurance companies and lawyers. Imagine what other ships and treasures Thompson might have found.

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    1. Kathy, but wasn't it a nice diversion from all the constant coronavirus news?

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  2. I think the title gave me enough to think about, without reading further! :-) UK could do with a ship FULL of gold, which is not quite the same thing... Though this could well be used to bolster the pay-packets of millions of NHS staff, for starters, their are still amazing tales emerging of people finding new ways to bolster spirits of everyone, with kindness, compassion and unexpected help being far greater gifts than any number of gold bars.
    Stay safe, and keep well, Blogpal. :-)

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    1. Jinksy!/Penny! It's always good to hear from you, no matter how long it has been since the last time you dropped by. Are you saying you didn't read the article?

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  3. Beautiful azaleas! I think many of us would love to find a treasure like that but few realize the headaches that would come with it.

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    1. Bonnie, there were a few twists and turns, weren't there?

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