Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rollin' and Smokin'....and Believin'


I have always admired Smokin' Joe Frazier...Not only was he a great boxer, but he's an honorable man. I remember this fight between Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) and Frazier... KnockOUT in the 15th round by Smokin' Joe!! Great fight! (Picture me jumping up and down screaming, "WHUP HIS ASS!!!....I'm so ashamed....Hahaaa...not!) Of course, Ali came back to win the next two but, hey...no problem. While Frazier never ran from a fight in his life, Ali managed to skip out on Viet Nam as a conscientious objector. Muslim you know...wasn't Always a Muslim...oh well, best shut up and get ON with it. Smokin' Joe now has the battle of his life going on right now...You've probably heard he has liver cancer and is in hospice...so sad. If you want to read about it, go HERE. UPDATE: Joe Frazier passed away November 7th...Bless his heart....
There was ALSO an Earthquake in...wait for it...Oklahoma! 5.6!! I know there's tiny ones all the time but this was unheard of in Our lifetime! Bunch of damage...with roads being torn apart! If you want to read about it, go HERE.
Got out and did some more Christmas shopping yesterday...not much but I think I'll be glad that I didn't wait. You NEVER know when something unbelievable will happen like THIS. Like I believe the WH on Anything these days!Hahahaaa.....Sometimes...you just haffta' BELIEVE!
Sweet Sunday to Everyone!

16 comments:

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Conscientious objector -- Muslim you know. Hehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Ain't that a pot o' beans!?!
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Ohhhhhhh, and the WH has assured us of something! Wheeeeeeew... Now I can certainly sleep easy in my bed at night. LOL!

Hey, when is the WH gonna' assure us, that they have *taken care of* this asteroid, which is hurtling at us? You know, the one that's supposed to go between earth and the moon, on Thurs.?

Gentle hugs,
"To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain." ~Henry David Thoreau

Jenny said...

TG and I were talking about Joe Frazier over the weekend. So sad. We both remembered that fight even though pugilism isn't exactly my thing!!!

You've been Christmas shopping? Oh. Wait! I have bought two presents! Exactly two. I'd better get busy.

Sally said...

I'm sorry I missed this post. Yes, I read about the cancer; so sad.

Hope you have a good week, Donna. :)

Anvilcloud said...

Those guys had some epic battles.

Dolores said...

My brother had liver cancer...... so sad for anyone suffering this awful disease.

Ok.... now you've gotta stop.... talking about Christmas shopping! I'm feeling guilty/bad..... I haven't thought about all the presents I need to be thinking about....Ok, maybe you'll spur me on!
Thanks!

Ann said...

I've never been much of a boxing fan but I know the names. So sad about the liver cancer.
While you're out shopping you want to do my Christmas shopping too?....lol

Patricia Preston said...

Earthquake in Oklahoma! There's a huge fault line along the Memphis area and it's been over a hundred years since the last major quake. Time may be close.

SUGAR MOON said...

I am a big boxing fan and do remember that fight. I was in 5th grade. And I don't believe anything that comes from WH. Ha
Good post. I enjoyed this one.

Ms. Becky said...

I didn't know Joe had passed away, that's sad. and I'm happy to know that the WH is able to reassure us about something. not. you always make me laugh Donna. happy day to you.

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Donna said...

Yes, so sad, Donna, about Joe's passing. Saw it on the news.

Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Donna

Donna said...

It was sad to see his passing. He will always be known as a gentleman in the sport of boxing.

Jeanne said...

Class act Joe was. RIP. Hey did you see historic bad storm coming to Alaska, an asteroid passed us this evening and earthquakes in Oklahoma. How weird can all this weather get?!?!

romance-of-roses said...

Sad about the one in Oklahoma, folks there never have them, unlike us here in CA.
Too bad about Mr. Frazier, I did not know he had passed, thanks for telling us, sometimes I don't watch the news. hugs...lu

Paula said...

*Whew* I thought this was going to be about rolling smokes for a second, Miss Donna! *hehe*
I remember Smokin' Joe fighting Ali.... LOOOONG TIME AGO! *hehe*
RIP Joe....

Brenda said...

I remember the Joe/Ali fight too, are we that old?