ALL SAINTS DAY

I am leaning here on my dad’s headstone six years ago on ALL SAINTS DAY. That is my sister, Peggy, facing the tombstone. I once said to relatives that I have at times awaken at home with my daddy sitting on the edge of my bed… my grandpa Cates too. I just said, “Hey;” then they left. I miss them #mucho. Some relatives guffawed/mocked this; but it is only for me… it even matters if only I think that they visited. My dad and grandfathers were so strong a part of my life when they were alive. I did not tell people this then hoping they’d believe it happened. Who knows what I saw?… not even I can explain it.

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In NCAA football, only the top 4 in the rankings make the playoffs. Too dumb! In pro football (only 32 teams in the league) 12 teams make the playoffs… the top 12 seeds. In pro basketball (only 30 teams in the league) the top 16 seeds make the playoffs. In NCAA basketball, 64 teams make the MARCH MADNESS championship tournament. Get with it NCAA football. You suck! Of course every year you rank ALABAMA in the top 4. DUMB for fairness!!!

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Guests on LET’S MAKE A DEAL often give up nice winnings to go for the big deal. This afternoon a lady gambled a fine, expensive vacation; and won a fridge instead. If I ever won a nice deal, vacation, money, car why would I even think of giving it back to go for the big deal? A bird in hand is better than 2 in a bush!

Guests on LET’S MAKE A DEAL often give up nice winnings to go for the big deal. This afternoon a lady gambled a fine, expensive vacation; and won a fridge instead. If I ever won a nice deal, vacation, money, car why would I even think of giving it back to go for the big deal? A bird in hand is better than 2 in a bush!

I Am the Second Coming

There are prophecies in the Holy Scriptures that prophesy that I am THE SECOND COMING. In the next few days, I will elucidate, enumerate and elaborate on the prophecies about me. Come on, man!! Have you not read in the Scriptures about the sounding of THE LAST TRUMPET? Have you not heard of the RAPTURE? In the meantime, start looking into the clouds and listening for “the sounding of the last trump.”

I am seen at the bottom of the marquee. I like to close the night out. UPDATE: last night there were many fine, gorgeous women screaming and hollering during my songs like I was the The Beatles. I am not making this up. I am more surprised than anybody. They were screaming even during some of my songs on the trumpet. All of those fine thangs in their short shorts and mini-skirts screaming and cutting up like that made me regret not filming the show.

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I like to close the show.

Before I started playing my trumpet on Thursday night at the club, I read:
From the lyrics of the song…
We are travelling in the footsteps
Of those who’ve gone before us
But we’ll all be reunited
On a new and sunlit shore!
Oh when the saints go marching in
Oh Lord I want to be in that number!

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The sounding of the last trumpet.

Be Bigger Than That

UPDATE: I plan to take a few minutes today or tomorrow to write briefly about all of my meals from yesterday. I was surprised to find out when I woke up today that I gained only 1 pound.

Positively 4th Street
by Bob Dylan
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin’
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on the side that’s winnin’

You say I let you down, ya know its not like that
If you’re so hurt, why then don’t you show it?
You say you’ve lost your faith, but that’s not where its at
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it

I know the reason, that you talked behind my back
I used to be among the crowd you’re in with
Do you take me for such a fool, to think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide what he don’t know to begin with?

You see me on the street, you always act surprised
You say “how are you?”, “good luck”, but ya don’t mean it
When you know as well as me, you’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once and scream it

No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief perhaps I’d rob them
And tho I know you’re dissatisfied with your position and your place
Don’t you understand, its not my problem?

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is to see you.

Here is a picture of my brother and sister who have taught me (Ferdie Werdie) many lessons in life. Among those lessons is that it is sometimes important to stand up for your rights and dignity in this world. Too many people want you to just lie down and be stepped on. I have seen my brother and sister stand up for their rights, and I wish that I could be as brave as they are.

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My brother and sister, Carl and Joan.

I have to look for Amy Adams’ latest movie. I saw her recently in a movie on cable, and think she is stunning.

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Amy! Amy! Amy!

At the Heart of the Secrets

I often used the Pythagorean theorem and all of Euclidean formulas on my job for NASA and in life in general. My educational background led me to the use of many formulas from my studies in school. I scored the highest mathematics scores in the history of the school on the entrance exam to my high school, Jesuit High School of New Orleans. As I moved further into my educational career, I learned that deep mathematical theories and formulas lie at the heart of all of the hidden secrets in this life. Have you ever heard of THE BOOK OF NUMBERS in the bible?

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Carl Delery

Live Video Coming Soon

I will explain at some point this weekend why I did not make daiquiriis this weekend like I promised. It is a story that I need to tell. Also, I came on briefly to mention some of my thoughts about last weekend and Father’s Day. Meanwhile, I have to sign off for a while to TCB (Take Care of some Business). So, I will finish writing this introduction next time I sign on. Thank you!! UPDATE: By TCB I meant eat. Isn’t eating Taking Care of Business; and important “to boot”? On Father’s Day, someone cooked a big pot of seafood gumbo and potato salad; and I brought over ham and daiquiris. “Ooh La La”!! I wrote and recorded a song about this outstanding gumbo. I will add the audio clip here over the weekend.

I am still enjoying cherished memories from Father’s Day present and future. Like they say, some memories will last with you for a life time.

The picture below was taken five years ago while visiting my youngest daughter, Tiopol (center), and her family in Georgia. I even see Lil’ Potato (being held, back row) who was 1 year-old going on 34 years-old. My older grandchildren are grown now, in high school, working, driving, singing, doing well in sports, etc.

My second youngest grandchild, Dori, is on the far left. This is a rare photo of all 8 of my grandchildren together; plus my daughter, Tiopol (in the middle). It would be amazing to see them together now if I could get a current picture of them all. We were visiting Tiopol in Georgia for a Father’s Day vacation.

THEN, See Below: a taped, practice video (right below my first “live” video) which I am rehearsing before I attempt my next “live” video. Would you like to see how our editor looks and sounds? I plan to do a live video soon so that my readers can hear some of my latest thoughts. Today, I want to do my second Live Video on Facebook Live. However, firstly, I have to clear off my treadmill because I have been using it as a clothes hanger and closet. It is critical that I start walking on it, especially for at least 15-or-so minutes today. I could write a whole book on how much Easter food that I ate yesterday, including what they call better-than-sex cake. As soon as I finish walking on my treadmill, I will start writing a script for the video because I would enjoy to do another Live Video today or tomorrow. Any questions for me for my video? If you do not want to ask publicly on this post, you can write questions to me privately which I can then answer live.

St. Peter said that God is no respecter of persons.

Here is my first live video. I did not have a script prepared for my first video.

Here Below is a practice video of a script that I wrote preparing to
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December Babies!

Carl Delery, my brother, recently said, “I’d like to wish collective HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to all four of my December siblings: Ferd, Peggy, Gail and Alan wishing you all the very best in your advancing age. Take care, and may God bless you with many more.

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Me!!! Playing my trumpet. The contemporary Jesuit High Band relaxes here while we alumnii play a sassy tune at Alumnii Night.

Since Carl just now called me an old son-of-a-BLEEP in that statement above, I have a story to tell about him in revenge. Ooops! I hate to interrupt my story here, but I just had to say while it is on my mind that I AM TOO IN LOVE WITH THIS GIRL (below). I love her! I love her!

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Now, back to my story! When my brother, Carl, was 19 years-old, we (he and I) had an apartment on Paris Ave. in New Orleans. On second thought, since it is Christmas week, I will not seek revenge on my brother. Instead, I take this opportunity to wish my family and everyone a very Merry Christmas.

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Carl Delery

Also, in that same spirit of Christmas, I post the below picture of me and some relatives at a recent birthday party. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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Ferdie is here at a recent birthday party.

Here is a picture of my dad. I think that you can see a resemblance here. He is smiling here, but I think that we have the same lips.

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My dad, Ferdinand Jr.

Freakie Deakie Jenner

Stacey Dash said it for me. I say, Bruce Jenner is not a hero in my book for turning into a woman. Stacey is temporarily suspended by FOX NEWS for other statements, but she is surely speaking for millions of Americans who are being marginalized because of all of the political correctness going on in this country these days.

Note: See bottom for the winner of our Gazette Biggest Loser Contest. Some people have asked me to kick off another Big Loser Contest.

It’s too late to salvage their season; but Saints’ running back Mark Ingram is ‪#‎OUT‬. The Saints’ season is already over anyway. I know Ingram’s injury very well b/c I tore my rotator cuff 8 years ago on the basketball court. I do not think that coach Sean Payton truly knows how to play his talent. I do not think that Ingram all along has been the right man to correct the ‪#‎Saints‬’ running woes. CB Brandon Browner is another one of Payton’s step children who is a ruination of the Saints. A ‪#‎good‬/winning coach would have already run ‪#‎Browner‬’s dumb tail ‪#‎clean‬ off the team. Not coach Payton!!

I picture here a sweetie pie who has a piece of my heart. I will say a little bit more about my love for her later.

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Now, here are lovely pictures that my daughter took on Halloween of my grandchildren). My daughters were dressing my grandchildren in their costumes for the festivities. We all had a fun time. If you want to see even more pictures of us from Halloween, you can click here: More Pictures At My Daughter’s Site.

Prepping for Halloween night.  My granddaughter, Halfa'-Pint.

Prepping for Halloween night. My granddaughter, Halfa’-Pint.

They came back with bags of candy. I ate plenty candy too.

Riding to the trick-or-treat Halloween party.

Riding to the trick-or-treat Halloween party.

The next day we got 4 boats and took the kiddos boating on Lake Yogi.

Boating on the day after.

Boating on the day after.

On a different subject, do you really need your lady to be a genius? I know that Sarah Palin has done some boneheaded things, but she makes my heart pitter patter. For real! Me likes her!!

Sarah! Honey!! What are you doing to me, girl? Is it alright for me to dream about Sarah Palin like this?

To my brother, Carl: Below is the chart which we spoke about.

Yes, Carl won it.

Picture of my safety award.

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Meanwhile, I have a question about a tweet by Cristela Alonzo. What exactly is Cristela talking about?: