Random Thoughts for Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Happy Thursday! There is a lot on my mind today. Here are my “Random Thoughts”…



It’s “National Pie Day”, and to celebrate Grand Traverse Pie Company is offering a free slice of apple or cherry pie with any purchase all of its locations throughout Michigan and in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Free Pie
Grand Traverse Pie Company

This year’s free pie slices are made with Montmorency Cherries and Northern Spy Apples — both grown in Northern Michigan.

In addition to making over 40 varieties of handmade pie, Grand Traverse Pie Company offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring comfort foods like chicken pot pie, traditional Michigan beef pasties and quiches.

For more information, here is the official website for Grand Traverse Pie Company.



Radio broadcaster and Public Address announcer extraordinaire Jay Allen is battling bile duct cancer.

He has been going through various treatments, including chemotherapy for months now.

His wife Lisa posted this update on Facebook last evening…

Please keep Jay and his family in your thoughts a prayers at he continues to battle his cancer.



Let’s turn this sad story into a happy one for Buddy and Prince.

Prince & Buddy are still looking for a home together! Their owner unexpectedly passed away and now they are homeless. They have been together all their lives and are best buddies!

Buddy is an 11-year-old yellow lab and Prince is a 6-year-old beagle. They are good with kids, cats, and other dogs and they’re potty trained as well!

If my little guy “Moose” didn’t have his health issues with his heart, I would snatch up these two canines in a heartbeat. There has to be somebody who can open up their home to these two and make this story have a happy ending.

You can read more about Buddy and Prince in this story by Fox 17.

Here is the links for the Ionia County Animal Shelter and their Facebook page.



I wasn’t sure I I could believe this when I first read the story yesterday…

Planters released a pre-game ad on Tuesday showing Mr. Peanut sacrificing himself to save actors Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes after they get into a Nutmobile accident. The accident led to Mr. Peanut’s death.

In a Press Release Samantha Hess, Planters brand manager said: “It’s with heavy hearts that we confirm Mr. Peanut has passed away at 104 years old,” “He will be remembered as the legume who always brought people together for nutty adventures and a good time. We encourage fans to tune in to Mr. Peanut’s funeral during the third quarter of the Super Bowl to celebrate his life.”

Here is the pre-game ad showing Mr. Peanut’s death..

You can read more about the death of Mr. Peanut in this story.

R.I.P. Mr. Peanut.



Do you remember the song “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell?

There are lot of things in this world that we just take for granted…like all the electrical lines that are strung throughout the world. Somebody has to do those jobs!

In my younger years I would have jumped at the chance to work one of these jobs. Now, I’m too much of a clutz!

Check out this video (warning…not for those with a fear of heights)!

I hope I didn’t cause Glen Campbell to be stuck in your head all day!


Have a great Thursday. I’ll talk to you from 3-7 pm on 98.7 WFGR!


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