Chuckle of the Day – Purchase A Fire Hydrant

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

I hate to say it since so many of you practice being “green” with great success, but I am not very good at being a recycle-the-Earth person.

Please don’t throw stones!

Since I was born in the South surrounded by beautiful, lush trees, I am very familiar with deforestation which is the clearing of naturally occurring forests by either burning or logging. I cannot tell you the number of log trucks I have seen packed to the tippy top with huge trees. Of course, there have always been fires and when they start in the Dismal Swamp area, the thick layers of decaying material on top of the ground burns also. The decomposing accumulations can burn for days and sometimes weeks.

In June 2008, there was a fire that burned thousands of acres of the Dismal Swamp and obviously destroyed all the trees as it burned the deep organic soil for weeks. It was almost painful to see the aftermath.

You would think that living by such a catastrophe would change people’s habits, but fires start every year because of carelessly thrown cigarettes or smoldering camp fires. All over the world deforestation occurs leaving in its wake, barren land.

Why are trees important?

  • improve the quality of the air by trapping pollution
  • prevent erosion and landslides
  • increase wildlife by providing shelter
  • assists in determining rainfall and moisture level which in turns creates clouds that block the sun’s heat

I think I left one thing off which will definitely increase the production of fire hydrants…

deforestation

And you thought I was going to remain 100% serious!

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Fabula May 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Ha ha ha, the photo is hilarious! Thank you!

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2 Lourdes May 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

LOL. Good one! Love the pic!

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3 Mama Hen May 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I have always loved that quote by William E. Rothschild! That picture of the dogs is too cute!! Thank you for visiting Mama's Little Chick. And thank you for the compliment on Little Chick's hair. It really is very pretty! Have a good night!

Mama Hen

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4 Gypsy May 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

You had me going until the very end. That was cute, thanks for sharing.

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5 Bossy Betty May 18, 2010 at 3:43 am

Good one!!

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6 Bitsy Baby Photography May 18, 2010 at 4:11 am

Like Kermie always says "it's not easy being green" =) CUTE photo, I'm with you though you gotta have a little humor with all the "be green" =) And can we actually buy a fire hydrant?! lol

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7 JDaniel4's Mom May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

What a great final picture! I need to be more green too.

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8 JJ May 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

this pic is too funny! Save a tree. Buy a fire hydrant! LOL

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9 Vivobello May 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Tooooo Funny!

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10 thriftymomma May 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Ha! LOL. I love it.

Paula @inkscrblr http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/

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11 NeS Project May 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Ahaha… Cute photo! Fun blog!

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12 Lisa Buffaloe May 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Hahahaha! Thanks, Rita! Loved that.

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13 Talkin' Texan May 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

That is cute. 😉 But might I make one more little comment about your post? When a fire wipes out trees, prairie grass, or what ever, the land is not barren. Quite the contrary. It may be "exposed" for a short time, but it will once again produce vegetation. Sometimes fire is even helpful–allowing a time of rest and renewal for the land.
And sometimes God does the same thing in our lives…Okay, I know I said one LITTLE comment. 🙂
Love your blog.:)

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14 Let'sMakeADifference May 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

What a great post! I, with a degree in Horticulture, can't wait to show my hubby, who has a degree in Forestry!! You're fun!!

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15 Robyn May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I love it!

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16 North of 25A May 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

What a great blog! So glad I found you – and I always wanted to be a red head!
Best,
Colleen

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17 bluecottonmemory May 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Perfect! Pee-picking perfect!

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18 Kim May 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I adored that picture. Love it. Going to post it on my Facebook. Assuming I can figure out how to use that darn thing.

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19 JENIE=) May 27, 2010 at 4:36 am

haha funny!

have sumthin for u if you're sweet 😉
sweet

i honestly believe you deserve it dear!!! come grab it real soon!

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20 fiftyodd May 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Lovely blog. I do hope your daughter is better now!

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21 Anonymous May 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I don't know how I found this almost a year later but…this photo just really made my day and gave me a real chuckle. Cure, cute.

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