From Kathleen. How about the below numbers from an automobile dashboard.

Deuces Wild!

Thanks Kathleen!

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Gullible commented..

There he goes again
Walking the streets of his mind
Only The Shadow knows.

Okay, these are for fun. Haikus are meant to describe beauty and things in nature, much like Japanese paintings.

Smiling but no more Haiku Poems for me unless one really comes to my mind Gullible.

Once upon a time..
Baba Kaps said to himself..
This is not for me..

That is that for me..
Now I will try to be still..
No more haiku rhymes..

Over and out I say..
Yes I sure want it this way..
Baba Kaps is done.

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Volunteer Recognition Day is observed every year on April 20. As the name suggests, it is a day to honor, recognize and celebrate the selfless individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help others and promote good causes. Volunteers do all this without expecting compensation or appreciation for their efforts and this is what is so inspiring. Volunteers can be found in all sectors, community kitchens, hospitals, retirement homes, or war zones. Their selfless sacrifice deserves applause from the rest of the world.

As the name suggests, Volunteer Recognition Day is a day to recognize, honor, and celebrate people who selflessly volunteer their time, energy, and resources towards helping others without seeking any compensation for themselves. A volunteer has been defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as — “a person who does something, especially helping other people, willingly and without being forced or paid to do it.” The act of volunteering is perhaps as old as humanity itself — or close. People have been offering to help and assist others in times of need for eons.

Ever since, volunteering takes different shapes and forms and transcends various industries. People volunteer to visit old people, some work on weekends at community kitchens, while others travel to foreign lands to help the needy. Volunteering is a noble, worthy act that should be carried out by all of us.

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Our local newspaper, The Lake Havasu NEWS – HERALD, has a daily column titled Orchids and Onions.

In this column, people praise (give an Orchid) or criticize (give an Onion) local actions and events.

Patti and I decided to give an Orchid to a local motorcycle club. The Red Iron Motorcycle Club raised $4,500 to assist a local child experiencing serious cancer issues. 

We emailed our Orchid to the NEWS – HERALD.

It was accepted and printed.

An Onion to the Emergency Room and then Our Orchid.

There are from eight to ten Orchids and Onions in each days column.


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Another Saturday. Whewie!

Today the National Basketball Association 2023-24 Playoffs begin!

Cap and Patti


  1. Michael

    Coincidently there are numerous news stories on the complete dismantling of the ‘Haiku Stair’ in Hawaii as vandals and other irresponsible parties have desecrated the monument itself and disrupted adjacent property owners. Also, the other day was celebrated as National Poets Day. My fav musician and songwriter/poet, Taylor Swift released two new albums to high acclaim and fan support, totaling 31 new songs! Unheard of! Whew! I did sample approx. 12 songs and loved the music, harmony and the little I could glean from the lyrics.
    My intentions today are to record tonight’s game Laker’s v.s. Denver and watch after the spkr mtg. I would love to have your company.
    I hope you both have a Truly Blessed Day!
    Love you,
    Michael and Little Bit

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Michael, how very sad all of this random vandalism all over the world is. Why would anyone want to “attack” the beautiful stair? Then? IF caught, little or nothing happens to them. National Poets Day, yes so many, so very many Special Holidays. Nice to have them recognized. After a meeting we (maybe I should say I) are pretty well spent Michael. Just sitting in a meeting has become exhausting for me. We may watch the beginning of the game but we will be at the Speakers Meeting for sure. Cap and Patti

  2. Kathleen Brady

    I wish I could take credit for the number sequence but I will never be that good. I do love to see and I have no idea why.

    I also love your Haiku. I know it’s supposed to be about nature but I still appreciate it.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Smiles Kathleen. At least I have “the basics” down BUT I have no intention of getting into any Haiku Poems let alone ones about nature. It was a “fun fling” about something totally new to me. Smiles.. Cap and Patti too.

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