WOW.  GET READY. HERE IT COMES, READY OR NOT!!!

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We just want to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!!!  We hope that this time of year finds you happy, warm, and with family and friends.  Pierson Ford thanks you for your wonderful patronage, and we look forward to serving your needs into the future.  Again, Merry Christmas from your friends at Pierson Ford, in the auto plaza, Aberdeen, SD. 

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!

One for you before I do my “Christmas” themed ones…..This one just made me laugh out loud!!

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And, now on to some Christmas cheer!!

I’ll be this is one fun meeting.

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This one makes good sense.

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This next one I don’t find funny, because it’s one of my biggest frustrations of this season.  Ha Ha…

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I have watched “Rudolph” dozens and dozens of times, but NEVER thought of this!!

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AWW…What a cute baby picture!!

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2. I am friends and a follower of many great country music singers the 70’s thru the 90’s on Facebook, and one of my absolute favorites is John Berry.

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John Berry had many hits songs in the 90’s including “Your Love Amazes Me”, “Kiss Me In The Car”, What’s In It For Me” and many more.  John wrote on Facebook the other day and it cracked me up. Here is what he wrote.

“There is a first time for everything!!  The bus drove off and left me at the TRUCK STOP in VIRGINIA last night with NO PHONE!!  I borrowed a phone and called the driver to come and get me.  The bus was 20 miles down the road.  Apparently nobody missed me!!!”

Isn’t that hilarious?  I have heard many times of band members or roadies being left behind, but never the lead singer, or the star.  That makes for some great conversation on that bus, I’m sure!

I want to play a couple of songs by John Berry.  This first one is my absolute favorite of his.  “What’s In It For Me?”

And, John Berry does one of my favorite, if not my all time favorite version of “O Holy Night.”  Check out the vocals on this song.  It gives me goosebumps.

3.  Speaking of music, you probably remember that my wife and I along with six friends went to Moondance Jam in Walker, MN last year.

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Well, it looks like this year it will be me and my two boys going!  I can’t wait for that!!  So far, they have announced two bands, and I’m looking forward to seeing both of them!

Nickelback.

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And, I’m REALLY excited to see the legendary Doobie Brothers!!!

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This next year’s dates are July 15th thru the 18th.  Hope to see you there.  I will announce more bands as they are announced.

4.  This past Sunday night was the series finale of the HBO hit “The Newsroom” starring Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and many more.  Here’s my feelings.  It was one of the most boring series finales that I have ever seen.  My wife and I were pretty disappointed in how it ended.  They did lots of “clips” from previous shows, and that’s NOT what we wanted to see.  Anyway, this series is well worth buying the box sets if you want to watch it.  I’m sure HBO will show them again and again as well.  I’m sorry to see this excellent cast go bye bye.  Thank you “Newsroom” for bringing lots of joy and satisfaction into our living rooms.

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5.  And, I have to mention my other favorite show right now, “American Horror Story-Freak Show.”  This show is WEIRD.  And it seems like it has the routine of one show being really good, and the next week’s show being fairly dismal.  There must only be a few left, so I’m intrigued by what’s going to happen.  One of my co-workers, Lee, watches it, and we rehash it every Thursday morning.

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The only thing I am hoping for is that Jessica Lange’s character gets killed off soon…She is SO annoying!!

6.  One more TV note, and it is DISGUSTING.  Apparently some weirdo out there wants to put a big amount of cash up for “Mama June” from the Honey Booboo debacle, to make a “sex tape.”  Thankfully for ALL of us, she says she won’t do it.

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Why in the world would ANYBODY watch that?  And certainly, why would they PAY to watch it?  I have said before that we make “celebrities” out of some of the most strange people in the world.  These two “five minutes in the sun” are over.  Please go away.

7.  I am not one of these people that HAS TO have a white Christmas.   I have spoken to many people who said “It’s not Christmas unless there’s snow on the ground.”  BAH HUMBUG…. I can celebrate Christmas just as easy without shoveling and sliding into the ditch. 

8.  I had really hoped that the loving feeling of the Christmas season would end the riots and protests around this country.  Apparently, I’m not hoping hard enough.  Sad….very sad…..

9.  We said goodbye to a couple of celebrities since we last talked.  Mary Ann Mobley died at the age of 77.  She was Miss America 1959.

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She went on to star and co-star in many movies and TV shows, including “Girl Happy” with Elvis Presley.

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She was married to Gary Collins.  He died in 2012 at the age of 74.

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Here is a fairly recent picture of Mary Ann Mobley.  REST IN PEACE.

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10.  Ken Weatherwax died.  Hmm..Don’t know the name?  Well, you will know him.  Ken played “Pugsley” on the hit TV show, “The Addams Family.” 

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He died at the age of 59 due to a heart attack.

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Little Susie, a six-year-old, complained, “Mother, I’ve got a stomach ache.” “That’s because your stomach is empty,” the mother replied. “You would feel better if you had something in it.” That afternoon, her father came complaining that he had a severe headache all day. Susie perked up, “That’s because it’s empty,” she said. “You’d feel better if you had something in it.”

AND ONE MORE!!!

A guy is going on an ocean cruise and he tells his doctor that he’s worried about getting seasick. The doctor suggests, ”Eat two pounds of stewed tomatoes before you leave the dock.” The guy replies, ”Will that keep me from getting sick, Doc?” The doctor says, ‘No, but it’ll look really pretty in the water.”

BLECK!!  Have a most awesome day today!!!

JAY DEAN

WOW…December is here.  That seems unreal.  And by the way, we’re a day past Monday.

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Well, here at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, the excitement is building!!!  We are hopefully hours, or a few days away from the arrival of the ALL NEW 2015 FORD F-150.  All of us at Pierson Ford are so excited about these trucks.  our newly redesigned trucks are as much as 700 pounds lighter that it’s predecessor.  And, they are made with high strength, military grade aluminum alloy!!!  But, the best news is, THEY LOOK AWESOME.

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Make sure to keep watching for them. I will be updating you on the blog when they get here.  Contact us here at Pierson Ford today by calling us at 1-800-627-1237, or stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Our entire inventory can also be found online at http://piersonford.com/

1.  HOW ABOUT SOME FUNNIES…..

It took me a minute, but I got this one.

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Can i PLEASE put some names down for this next one?

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This next guy is serious!!  And I’m not lion……

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C’mon, admit it.  You looked.

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I thought this next one was cute.

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And, finally……..

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2.  Thanksgiving is over, and now we prepare for Christmas.  I was asked the other day if I have any ideas of what I want for Christmas.  My answer?  I don’t need anything.  And that’s true.  But, I’m sure I’ll be getting something. 

With that said, we’re in the season of the “ugly sweater” contests….Maybe there is something I want…..I think i could win some serious contests with these.

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WHOA!!!!  On second thought, I don’t know if i COULD wear these.  Oh, who am I kidding.  OF COURSE I COULD.

3. Speaking of RG3, or Robert Griffin III, a lot of things have happened to my Washington Redskins since we last talked.  RG3 has been benched in favor of Colt McCoy.  I am totally fine with that.  The rumor mill in DC says that RG3 has played his last game with my team.  I am also fine with that.  I was so high on this guy when we drafted him.  He had a tremendous first year, including winning “rookie of the year.”  But these last years have been inundated with injuries and backtalk.  I hate to say this, because I DO NOT wish injury on anybody, but I feel that RG3 is one injury away from never playing again.  I mean, how much more can his legs and knees take?  I am ready to rebuild.  This year has been so horrible and hard to watch.  We beat a good team like Dallas.  (I just threw up in my mouth saying that)  And then we lose to horrible teams like Tampa Bay and others.  I guess that puts us in the class of “horrible teams.”  And at this time of the year, I accept that, because it’s true.

4.  NOTE TO SELF:  DO NOT WRESTLE WITH YOUR 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLD NEPHEWS!!!

That’s right my friends.  Yours truly got carried away on Turkey Day, and tried grabbing a nephew from behind, only to have something pop in my back, and take me directly to the floor.  I have been doctoring for the past few days, and I have WEEKS of therapy to do to get back to whatever is considered normal for me.  Plus, my right arm has been going numb, and I found out too, that I have a pinched nerve.  GREAT…..On the positive side, the doc said no lifting and no shoveling for a few weeks…OH DARN. 

5.  I’m not a “rug guy.”  It doesn’t matter to me what’s on my floors at home, as long as it looks okay and feels okay.  With that said, I would TOTALLY put this in my house…..This is awesome!!!

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Someone is either super creative, or has WAY too much time on their hands.

6.  There are a couple of topics that are “not politically correct” to talk about on this blog.  Bill Cosby and Ferguson, Missouri.  I have SO MUCH to say about those subjects, but I have wisely chosen not to.  Why?  Because i could never say the right things to please everybody.  These are such “hot topics”, and it seems that everybody has different opinions….strong opinions….  And by the way, I don’t choose topics to “please everybody”.  You know from reading this that I voice MY opinion on many different subjects. These two, however, I choose not to.  And it’s probably for the better that I’ve made that decision.

7.  This is unreal.  I just read a story about a Pastor in, I believe, Texas, that WILL NOT bury a 93 year old woman, because she hadn’t given any offering money for the past two years…..UNBELIEVABLE.  According to this ladies daughter, her Mom has been deathly sick for a few years, and has even been comatose for a while during her illness.  This is very very bad press for this church.  I would imagine that the church council is going to step up and handle this.  WOW!!!

8.  In the past years, there have been some really cool names in the NFL….Real names of football players.  I want to share a few, and then give you my personal favorite name out there.  We have had names like D’Brickashaw Ferguson from the New York Jets, Beanie Wells from the Arizona Cardinals, and many others.

But my personal favorite?

HA HA CLINTON DIX from the Green Bay Packers.  In respect to him, his real first name is Ha’Sean, but his Grandmother gave him the nickname of “Ha Ha”, and it stuck….Keep it, Ha Ha.  You are totally one of a kind.

9.  Whatever happened to singer, actor, and dancer Ken Berry?  Remember him?  He starred in “F-Troop”, “Mayberry R.F.D.”, “The Carol Burnett Show”, and the Carol Burnett spinoff called “Mama’s Family.” 

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Here is the update.  Ken Berry is now 81 years old and is still out there performing.  Here he is today at 81.

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10.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

A wife told his husband to whisper her dirty things, the man then replied, “The kitchen, the living room, the conservatory and the dining room.”

I am a BRAVE man for doing that one…ha ha.  Here’s another one.

A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?”
The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made..”
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.. The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!!!

JAY DEAN