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From my Funnies Pusher - Attributed to Will Rogers and others -

Totally good advice.
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the
greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER...
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
 

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I for one mow along a busy two lane highway. I use to mow, blowing the grass away from the road. After way too many instances is vehicles, most overwhelmingly pickups, going by me on the shoulder inches from me, I started mowing the other direction so that I have a fighting chance to get out of their way if they come over a little too far. I ride motorcycles. If riders find that to be to great of a problem, just ride behind cars that will blow the grass from the road in front of you.
 

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No, self preservation! A bike low siding vs me getting hit from behind by a truck? The bike rider will most certainly come out better. Like I said, I ride bikes and I dress accordingly. That grass is gone when the first car comes by.
In most states blowing anything on to a roadway is against the law. Green grass on the highway is slicker than ICE. And yes mowing with vehicles coming at you that your not watching is scary, but if you put the grass on the roadway and there is an accident and someone dies, that's scary and you could be liable.
 

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My state has no such law, as it should be. I don’t believe that law is as common as many believe. Like I have implied, dress accordingly. I have hit grass on the road on a bike and I have never experienced a problem. I’m curious, what about in the fall, when leaves are falling on the road? Do you just park your bike?
 
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