Quick, Get Some Glue!

When I was a child people would tell me things that I believed forever.

Atleast until proven otherwise or I became old enough to know they were pulling my leg.

Where did that one originate?

“Pulling My Leg” – a term used when someone is telling you a “story”.

I once knew a man who was deathly afraid of birds. He would hurt himself trying to get away from one. The reason for this is because when he was a child, his mother would lay a feather in a doorway and tell him if he went through the doorway a chicken would get him. He never grew out of it. And he passed away, still afraid of birds.

A friend of mine told a younger friend, that the small cars you see on the road ran with a rubber band. Instead of stopping and filling up with gasoline, they just got out and rewound the rubberband. As if that were possible!

If it were, we could really use it now and say good-bye to the oil companies forever.

My Dad told me if I ate watermelon seeds, a watermelon would grow in my belly. And when I got pregnant with my first child he accused me of eating watermelon seeds.

How about when you lose a tooth? They tell you if you don’t stick your tongue in the hole, you’ll grow a golden tooth. Most of us probably had our tongue in the hole before the tooth came completely out. I know I did, or atleast I tried to. It’s the first thing you do when your tooth comes out.

Were we making sure it really came out?

Or, checking to see if the new one was in its place yet?

I don’t remember.

Now, here is one I’ll bet most of you have never heard!

I was told by several people in my family that there was a spot on my belly button and if I found that spot and I pulled on it, I would unravel myself and fall in a pile on the floor.

I can’t tell you how many hours I spent looking and picking at my belly button. There was a spot I was sure was “the spot”. I would look at it and pick at it to see if it would come loose but I didn’t dare pull on it.

Can you imagine how I would have reacted if I had actually picked it loose?

I would have ran, screaming, to my Dad!!

Take me to the doctor!

Get some glue!

Get a needle and thread!


Just fix it, before I start unravelling!

I now know I won’t unravel, but I still won’t pull on that spot. Cause you just never know whether someone is pulling your leg or not.

And now, people are putting belly button rings there.

Are they crazy?

Well, they better be careful is all I have to say.

Why take the chance! Right?

I am right, aren’t I?

What “stories” were you told as a child?

Has anyone else ever heard the belly button thing?

Cold Tuna Noodle Salad

My Mother-in-Law gave me this recipe. It’s one she prepared for her, always hungry, growing boys.

Now we make it on a regular basis. Not weekly, but often.

Our favorite time to make it is when we go camping. I like to prepare it at home and put it in the camper fridge to be ready when we get to our destination.

With all the driving and set up when we get there, we don’t want to spend the rest of our day cooking, we want to go straight to vacationing! If this is already prepared, we can grab the paper plates and the plasticware and have a satisfying meal with little clean up. Then we are free to check out the campgrounds.

Here’s what you need…

Oh yeah, almost forgot one of the main ingredients…

After cooking the noodles and eggs, I set them aside to cool.

Then I start dicing the sweet gherkins. I could use pickle relish, but it don’t taste the same.

I put them in a large bowl and add about half the pickle juice.

Then I add the tuna and mix it up.

I hate peeling boiled eggs, especially if I have a lot of peeling to do, like in this recipe. I bought one of those gadgets that you put the egg in and hit the top of it and the peeled egg shoots out of the bottom.

Don’t waste your money! They don’t work!

I think they were even refunding everyone’s money. I couldn’t find my receipt. Figures!

Does anyone else hate peeling boiled eggs as much as I do?

Can I get a Amen?

Then I dice the eggs. I take the easy way out cause of all that peeling I so much despise to do. I use an egg slicer. I slice one way, then turn the egg and slice the other way.

And just drop them in the bowl with the tuna and gherkins. And mix them up.

Then I add the noodles and salad dressing. Making sure everything is cool before adding the salad dressing.

Mix it up.

Put it in an air tight container.


It’s better if it sits for a few hours to let all the flavors combine.

We always eat potato chips with it. I guess you could eat crackers or something like that. But it’s better with the salty chips. Sounds like a good excuse to get to eat potato chips to me.



1 large box  seashell noodles, cooked, drained and cooled

2 large cans of tuna

1 dozen eggs, boiled, peeled and cooled

1 small jar sweet gherkin pickles, dice pickles and save juice

Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, just add to your creamiest satisfaction

Mix all ingredients, including about half the pickle juice, and store in an airtight container. Chill.

This is best served cold and with potato chips.