I am SO looking forward to next Thursday.  Turkey Day!!!  Stuffing is my favorite.  I am going to load up on stuffing….and pumpkin pie…and potatoes…Well, heck, I guess ALL OF IT.


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1.  This may be my only blog before Thanksgiving, so just in case, let’s do some turkey funnies!!

I’ve used this one before, but being such a “Wizard Of Oz” nut, I’ll use it again!!


This one is sick.  FUNNY, but still sick.  Ha Ha


Time to fly the coop!!!


What a horrible call to get!!


This one always makes me laugh.


And finally, I guess you might as well try it!!


2.  One of the above jokes brings up a good point.  I have always wondered who the very first person was that looked at a turkey and thought, “you know, I wonder what I could shove up his butt that would taste good.”  Dressing, or stuffing, if my absolute favorite part of the meal, but where it is cooking leaves something to be desired. 

3.  We endured our first “blizzard” of the season last night and early this morning.  We were expecting 3-7 inches of snow and near zero visibility last night and this morning.  Well, at least in MY area, we didn’t get it.  MAYBE one inch of snow I would guess.  And, you can see for blocks.  It sounds like east of us in my home area got blasted, and are still getting blasted at the time of this writing.  Schools all over are cancelled for today, and I’m sure the cleanup will begin east of us later today.  The good news is, warmer weather is forecast starting next Monday, with Thanksgiving looking like sunshine and a high of 47!!!  Hey, we made it until mid November with no snow, and there’s none forecast in the next week.

4.  As most of you know, Minnesota Viking’s kicker Blair Walsh was released from his duties the other day after missing four field goals and four extra points so far this year.  His most crucial miss was in the playoffs last year when he went wide left from about 27 yards out to win the game.  I don’t put the game on him, because the Vikings were only IN IT because of Walsh.  His leg had made all of the points for Minnesota at that point. 

The reason I bring this up is that a Minneapolis sports radio station had some fun yesterday, at the expense of Walsh.  This announcer always names the winter storms as “snow-namis.”  He named yesterday’s snow-nami “Blair Walsh”, because it missed the Twin Cities and went well left of them.  CREATIVE!!

5.  Our trip to Colorado a couple of weekends ago was awesome.  I just feel so at home in Colorado.  I sincerely cannot wait until we move there in a few years.  I love the peace and tranquility of the mountains.  We stayed in this city.


My son Tyler and I were driving around the first night we arrived and we, by accident, drove by Columbine High School, the home of the horrible massacre a few years ago.  It gave us the chills driving by and remembering the horrors of that day.  Actually, I cannot even IMAGINE the horrors of that day.

The only downside of the trip was being in a car for 24 hours total over a three day period.  Most of our family from this area flew out there.  Smart people. Although, we figured it out and with my Ford Fusion and the great gas mileage it gets, we drove out there and back for around $125.00.  That’s amazing!!!

6.  Last weekend we had a BLAST!!!  We continued our “concert tour” by heading to Sioux Falls and seeing the incredible show with “Earth Wind and Fire” and “Chicago” in concert.  Yes, we had seen this show a few months ago in St. Paul, but it was so much fun that we wanted to do it again.  Jeannie and I had tremendous seats.  ROW THREE.

Most of the fun of the show was having BOTH bands on stage at one time. Something like 18 people on stage at one time.



If you see this wonderful concert coming to a city near you, take my advice and get tickets.  I KNOW you won’t be disappointed.

7.  Al Caiola died last week at the age of 96.  Yep.  What’s that you say?  You have no idea who Al Caiola is?  You might not know the name, but you know his talent.

 Al Caiola composed and performed two of the most well known TV and movie themes ever.



Al Caiola made over 50 albums.  Impressive.

8.  Speaking of music, watch this video. Could this be the second coming of the “Jackson 5”?  This is pretty amazing.  Notice the confidence of the young man.

They are known as the “Melisizwe Brothers”.  Keep an eye out for these guys.  I do think, however, that they should probably change the name of the group.  Ha Ha.

9.  Remember this show?


Remember the cute kids from the show?



Well, the two boys from the show stepped out together recently.  More on that shortly.  Fred Savage played the lead character “Kevin Arnold.”  His best friend, “Paul Pfeiffer” was played by Josh Saviano.  And, Kevin’s love interest “Winnie” was played by the beautiful Danica McKellar.  Want to feel old?  Fred and Josh are now 40.  Danica is 41.  YIKES.  Anyway, Fred and Josh showed up at a ballgame together recently.


And Danica is looking awesome at 41.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals

Looks like the 40’s and beyond will be good for this trio.


An old man is lying on his deathbed with his children, grandchildren, and older great-grandchildren all around, teary-eyed at the approaching finale of a very long and productive life. The old man is in a terminal coma, and the doctors have confirmed that the waiting will be over within the next twenty-four hours. Suddenly, the old man opens his eyes and says: “I must be dreaming of heaven! I smell your grandmother’s strudel!”

“No, grandfather, you are not dreaming. Grandmother is baking strudel now.”

“I know I will never have another taste of her delicious strudel after this one. Could you please go down and get me a piece?”, the old man begs with what is left of his final breath.

One of the grandchildren is immediately dispatched to honor the old man’s last request. After a long time, he returns empty-handed.

“Did you bring me one last piece of your grandmother’s delicious strudel?” the old man plaintively queries.

“I’m very sorry, grandfather, but she says it’s for the funeral.”



Sad news to report.  Country singer Holly Dunn has died at the very young age of 59.  I did not know this, but Holly had been struggling with a rare form of ovarian cancer.  I was a big fan of Holly’s.  I met her a few times, and when I had the chance to talk to her she was so down to earth.  So normal.  Just one of music lovers.  Some times you meet a singer that becomes a little too big for their britches.  Some become so popular that they cannot relate to their fans anymore. But not Holly.  Holly seemed to love and respect every one of her fans.  Holly seemed to be the type that knew that all of us, as fans, put the bread on her table and the clothes on her back.



Holly Dunn did appear in Aberdeen at least once.  The last time was with the Bellamy Brothers at the Ramada.  It was a small venue, but the perfect venue for a couple of artists who have had so many hits, but probably past their prime in their careers. 

Holly Dunn has had many hits, but probably the most important to her was this one.


And now, a mini musical tribute to Holly Dunn.  Gone way too soon at 59.  Beautiful person. Beautiful spirit.  Beautiful music.

Here’s the biggie.

And this next one is probably my favorite song from Holly.

Enjoy the music.  Find her greatest hits album or CD and listen.  You will hear a lot of songs from the 90’s that made Holly Dunn a star.


SERIOUSLY?  NOVEMBER ALREADY?  YIKES!!  But there’s also something else to think about.


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This one is funny, NO BONES about it.


Our new Human Resources lady is taking her job a little too seriously.


This one has a good message, but also a funny one intertwined.


So, THAT’S how they did it!!!


And finally, a true JAY DEAN joke.


2.  Well, another Halloween is in the books, and my wife and I and our friends may have outdone ourselves this year in our costumes.  Our nephew’s wife, Samantha, was BRILLIANT with her makeup technique.  She spent quite a bit of time on youtube.com to find out how to properly put on our makeup.  End result?  AWESOME.



Notice the detail that she took in making my “owies” look real.



We had such a blast.  We took 2nd place AGAIN this year.  That makes two years for 2nd place.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.


3.  Guess where we’re going tomorrow?  (Thursday 11-2-16)


YAY!!!   We are going to our future home!!!  I’m sad, because my son Mitchell won’t be with us, but Tyler, my gorgeous wife and I will be heading to Littleton, Colorado for our niece’s wedding.  We are pretty pumped up about it.  Every time I pull into Colorado, I want to move there.  Patience, Jay, patience!!!

4.  PIZZA PARTY!!  Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a pizza freak.  I told my wife that if my doctor ever says that I can not longer eat pizza, then just PULL THE PLUG!!  So, I was thinking about pizza from when I was in grade school, junior high and high school.  There are two kinds of pizza places that I LOVED back then.


I LOVED Shakey’s pizza.  But one quick story.  We were at a Shakey’s in Grand Forks, ND when I was probably in junior high.  I had a touch of the flu, so when I ate my pizza I upchucked it back up. So, my idiotic mind told me that Shakey’s pizza made me puke.  Which is not the case.  I eventually got over my mindset and went back to Shakey’s.

And the other one?


I LOVE Happy Joe’s pizza.  The first story is that when we were in junior high, my aunt and uncle from Langford, SD used to take my brother Troy and me to this place.  When somebody had a birthday they would crank up a siren, lights would go off and everybody would sing.  Twice, we told them it was Uncle Dave’s birthday, which is was not.  Good clean fun.

My second story involves my good friend Bryan, who is no longer with us.  Bryan loved Happy Joe’s canadian bacon with PINEAPPLE on the pizza.  YUCK.  Not my idea of a good pizza.  But Bryan loved it.  So when our Happy Joe’s closed in Aberdeen, the next closest one was in Brookings, SD.  Which was roughly two and half hours from our hometown.  That didn’t matter.  Bryan and I would, probably once a month, take off on a Saturday or Sunday, drive to Brookings, eat pizza and come home.  Many people would think this was a horrible waste of time, but we didn’t.  Not only did we have great pizza, but we made great memories!!!  I LOVE AND MISS YOU BRYAN!!!

5.  A man passed away this week in Nashville, TN.  You most likely don’t know his name, but you know his products.  Curly Putman was a genius of a songwriter.  He wrote a few of the biggest songs in country music history.  Mr. Putman died this week at the age of 85.  See if you know two of the songs he wrote.

The first one is absolutely a country standard.


And the next one is one that Curly co-wrote with Bobby Braddock.  Ever heard of this song?


Yep, he wrote or co-wrote two of the biggest songs in country music history.  If you mention his name in music circles in Nashville, it always brings a smile to people’s faces, and stories galore about Curly.  Let’s salute him and his legacy by letting you watch and listen to two of his writing gifts to all of us for all time.

And, sing along with this classic!!


6.  OK, I told you before that I will NOT get political on my blog.  You will never know who I am voting for, or what issues I believe in.  I don’t think this is the place for it.  I will however, say this.


No matter what your feelings are, I hope you VOTE.  Voting is a right, duty, and privilege for us in this country.  Think about the countries around the world that do NOT get a choice.  Think about the countries around the world that do NOT have a voice.  We have become a country of spoiled people.  We have all of these freedoms and we take them for granted all the time.  Please, take the time to vote.  Take the time to participate in a freedom that we could lose someday.

7.  Here’s something to think about.


Wouldn’t that be scary?  Or just head to Walmart at 2AM and see what horror stories you can find.  I am shivering with fear just thinking about it.

But with that said, I want to talk about horror movies for a minute or so.  My wife and I love Halloween.  You should have seen our yard!!  I with I could go back a couple of days and take a few pictures for you.  We also love to watch horror movies while we’re handing out candy.  This year?  Not so much.  First of all, my Warner Monarchs football team had a playoff game on Halloween night, so I was at the game.  My baby was home handing out candy to only a few kids, because most of the kids were at the game!!

She said that there were not that many good horror movies on that night.  And the one she was looking for wasn’t on either.  And then she found it.  And most likely screamed with delight!  Which movie do we both LOVE to watch on Halloween?


We absolutely LOVE that movie.  It’s kind of creepy, kind of funny, and very entertaining.  And, just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean I will stop watching horror movies. Nope.  I will watch them whenever I can.  Unless I’m home alone.  Then I get scared.


A man enters a barbershop for a shave.  While the barber is foaming him up, the guy mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around his cheeks.

“I have just the thing,” says the barber as he took out a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer.  “Now, just place this between your cheek and gum.”

The client places the ball in his mouth and the barber proceeds to give him the closest shave that the man has ever experienced.  After a few strokes, the client asks in a garbled voice, “And what happens if I swallow it?”

“No problem,” says the barber.  “Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else does.”