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Usually by now we collies are at the window watching dad plow snow like in this picture.  Mom washed the drapes and cleaned the windows (they get lots of nose smudges for some reason!)In so we could watch our slave, er.. dad plow the driveway so he could get out to go to work to make sure we get fed! 🙂

In front of the window is Trevor…..

Alas, we have no snow on the ground so far…. so the old tractors rests and dad is thrilled for he hates snow!

So, we collies thought we would add a few Christmas suggestions to the Terhune and other books we mentioned earlier!

For Collie Lovers we suggest from the Terhune Memorial Society anything by the person who knows more about Terhune than anyone in our opinion;

Kristina Marshall.  We have her FOREVER FRIENDS and it is a thrilling and wonderful book about all the collies that lived at Sunnybank with the bloodlines coming out of Sunnybank!  This is a must have and just type in Terhune Memorial Society on Google to get more information or type in the book with Kristina Marshall’s name. 🙂 She also has several other book and all of them are GREAT!!!!

For Automobile Lovers;

A great read about the history of Henry Ford, his family through to the early 90’s, the Ford Company and the cars a excellent book is ;


For the best biography about Henry Ford we have read and can recommend volume one of the three volume set by Nevins.  Volume one covers Henry Ford, his family life, Ford Motor Company, the cars and his other activities up to 1915.  It is fascinating to see the beginnings of the Ford Company and how they did all they could do to keep it going until it finally exploded into the beginning of the huge company it is now. This book is: FORD, THE TIMES, THE MAN, THE COMPANY

For Our fellow Footy Fans we recommend the following;

THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF MANCHESTER UNITED with the forward by Sir Bobby Charlton.  It is by the football team and various volumes go from their beginnings to 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012.  They are all the same except for the year they end.  This is one great book of one great team!

UNITED; THE FIRST 100 Years by Paul Joannou is the best history of the wonderful Magpies of Newcastle!!!!

For Movie Lovers we recommend;

THE QUIET MAN with John Wayne and Maureen O’ Hara

HIS GIRL FRIDAY with Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant

For the men;

Any Three Stooges Films

For the Women;

Any movie with Katharine Hepburn

Hopefully this will help……


I Ginger think the ultimate Christmas present is printing out this picture of me lifesize and putting it on your wall………

We will soon pick up more of our hiking in the nature center soon….

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A rocking good time today as Manchester United went into the home of Chelsea for the battle of the season.  Chelsea if they won could drop the Red DEvils to third and if the Red Devils won they would be in second only one point behind the Blues.  Well, what a war, my man Van Persie booted a left footer in and the collies and I roared our approval of a 3-2 win!!!!! The Red Army marches on!


Then, my Magpies of Newcastle took on the Baggies of West Bromwich Albion.  What a battle to literally the end.  Demba Ba booted one in early and the Baggies tied it up.  literally, with seconds left Cisse booted in the winner and Lad led the cheers as we had a howling good time celebrating a big win by the Magpies!!!  The Toon Army Marches on!!!!!


Unfortunately the collies have blood in their eyes now after the disappointing loss mid-week and then the loss at home this weekend. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….. But, Celtic still leads the SPL…… The Green Army is still out front! 🙂


Excuse us Dad we are off to Scotland to support Celtic!!!!


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They won again!!! Way to go Manchester United!!! YAY!!!!  What a war it was, we collies were shocked when Stoke City took the lead but then when United poured it on after the halftime we were in awe!  Still in the hunt, Go RED DEVILS!!!!  We had to laugh when the Red Devils almost took a 4-1 lead with a kick that went through the keepers hands but hit him square in the face and dad said… “There is a Mug Shot for ya!”  What a mean man….. hehehehe

Tomorrow…..  its the Magpies against the Mackems!  The Toon Army marches off to war!  Woo Hoo!

Dad, I’m ready!  I got me ball get me to Newcastle and I will help the Magpies!  They know I am coming for after all they are singing “Howay The Lad!”




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The tension builds and the rivalry cause some discord across the meadow.  You see the Manchester United Red Devils, my favorite club are going up to Newcastle to play the Magpies at St. James!  Newcastle United is of course my second favorite club….  This is going to be a tough one for the Reds need the win to stay right next to the top of the table while the Magpies need a win to stay in the hunt!

I am going to enjoy this game…. but the collies are going for this at all….. the battle lines have been drawn!!!!

GLORY, GLORY MAN UNITED!!! GLORY, GLORY MAN UNITED!!!  As the Red go marching ON, ON, ON!!!!

Howay the Lads!  Howay the Lads!

Despite all the marching and singing there is one song they all can agree upon and become truly UNITED!
My apologies to anyone who is a fan of Sunderland….


Time for some Footy dad? By the way, guess who I, Lad is rooting for?  Anyone who has a song Howay the LAD is for me!  Dad, why are you holding your head in your hands again?



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