To give it one more shot, I got one of these compact disks for the computer with 70 million phone numbers and addresses of everybody in the United States. Going through that and looking for Lloyd Wood I found 41 new ones, plus phone numbers and middle initials on many of the others. So I sent out Issue No. 2 to the new ones to see what results I could get. So far we've only picked up Lloyd Herman and Lloyd Orlando out of the 70 million plus a big pile of "Insufficient Address" returns from the Post Office. I thought they were supposed to give you directory service for your 29 cents but I guess that went out some time ago. Then I bought another set of two disks but they didn't even have my name in there! They'll hear from me. To give yourself an idea of the odds on your name being unique here's the count on middle initials:
E 12 A, G 10 D,H,L 8 C 7 F,J,W 5 P,R,T 4 M,N,V 3 O,S 2 K 1A lot of these are people who haven't given their middle names yet, so I don't know if we'll ever find out if we're unique as far as names go. Plus we've got sleepers with no middle initial yet (75) but with the phone numbers you can call them up and satisfy our curiosity!
It's from the Celtic. - LW
My curiosity got the better of me regarding a Lloyd W. Wood out in Kalamazoo, MI. Called since I had gotten the letter back with "Insufficient Address" but found out he had just died a couple of weeks ago. His middle name was William, like mine, so I've got two more to call to see if I'm the only William or not. Sorry to hear of his passing.
As his reward for joining us I'll pass along my suggestion for getting everyone to move up to the front of the church. Some Saturday night just move the pulpit to the back of the church, that'll move them up the next time! Better yet, put the pulpit on wheels so they never know where you're going to show up next!
Speaking of famous, our new member, Orlando, tells me there was a Lloyd O. Wood that ran for governor of Pennsylvania some years back. I guess that's about as famous as any of us has gotten. There was a Wood, but not Lloyd, that actually served as governor of Illinois many years back. So much for your history lesson this issue.
Charles had twin daughters coming up 30 years ago. Take my hat off to you - I can't keep up with the one I had! He runs his own bait and tackle place (Woody's) up in Fineview, NY if you're ever in the area. Still curious as to which town his card was sent to.
One summer she offered to take us on a trip around Lake Michigan as well as up to the Soo locks. Dad offered to help with the driving but Aunt Harriet would hear none of that as it was her car. I might add that she was a very safe driver; never drove over twenty five miles an hour. Never. In spite of Dad's occasional pleading, she never went over 25 miles an hour - all the way around Lake Michigan!
When we eventually got back Dad started saving up to buy his own car and we didn't take any more trips with Aunt Harriet. (She did finally get married to a Democrat who smoked a pipe, told dirty stories, and probably would liked to have had a drink or two! He had to sleep in the front bedroom too!) Incidentally, I've decided to send my stories in to Reader's Digest. But remember, you saw it here first should I be so lucky.
Naah, access to the same web search engines I feature on my Clones page. - LW
Now if I can get him to look up all the Western US Lloyd Wood's maybe we'll get some more results. At least you can't say we're not trying to track you all down! The info is much appreciated.
Good try, Garland but no picture, no entry in the contest! He winters in Mexico and I think the heat got to him. But don't be too hard on him, he's the California stamp provider and licker.
Speaking of problems - for nigh on the past thirteen years now my neighbor has been building a scaled-down airplane in his garage. It's a replica of the F4U Corsair used in WW II and Korea. He's almost finished now putting on the paint and a few other finishing touches so maybe at long last he'll fly it this year. Only one trouble - over the years he's put on a few pounds and instead of being scaled down, as is the airplane, he scaled up a bit! Seems he can't find a parachute thin enough to allow him to sit in the plane and fly it! This calls for a great bit of faith, but after all, he built it himself so who needs a parachute?
Bought one of these shower heads with the hose attached the other day. My wife used it, enjoyed it, and to keep Lloyd on his toes she put it back aimed out instead of into the tub! Gets your attention anyway when adjusting the water temperature! She does have her little ways of getting even!