It happens! This is a very long Post that just got away from me. But I wonder what I could have left out?

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Thanks to each and everyone of you who continue to support and encourage us with your comments and contributions.


In response to yesterday’s  APR 30, 24 Post..

Kathleen sent us a pet related comment.

In her text Kathleen wrote.. 

“I wanted to add a comment about my pet to but don’t know how to do it.”

I texted back saying..

“Kathleen you have entered comments to dotnet for years. I don’t understand?”

Taa – Daa !! Kathleen you are not able to do what you wanted to do. For good reasons, only the owner of a website can add content to a Post.

Also, I don’t know IF you could add your image to the Comments at the end of a Post.

Taa – Daa !!

From Kathleen about her pets !!

Thanks so very much Kathleen !!

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Ginny sent us the below cartoon.

In thanking Ginny I texted.. 

“Ginny do you realize to us.. YOU are a kid we go to for computer issues !!! Smiling .. Cap and Patti

Ginny also sent us the below photo.

Ginny’s sister was out for a walk when, out of the blue, a butterfly landed on her hand. She continued to walk. The butterfly calmly remained on her sisters hand who decided to get out her smart phone and snap the above amazing photo. Managing to accomplish that is something!

Ginny knows how much Patti loves butterflies so sent this photo to Patti. 

Thank You Ginny for your above two contributions!

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Unlike the past three days when Patti graciously helped me out, today yours truly picked the below May 1st Holidays. These were very simple and I did not need Patti’s assistance today.

Today there were 37 Holidays, many of which are excellent.


I knew this would be a Holiday before I even checked May 1st. It was an absolute “no brainer”!

Looking forward to celebrating May Day on May 1, 2024 this year? We know we are! Looking back at past decades, May has had different meanings for diverse cultures and countries. Today, specifically in the United States as other countries, it is a celebration of the season of Spring. We’ve got the best tips to make sure that your May Day is one to remember!

May Day is a public holiday celebrated on May 1 in many different cultures around the world. It is a day of unity, togetherness, and rebirth; a day for everyone to come together and celebrate life as we know it!

Throughout the years and decades, there have been different meanings, festivities, and representations of May Day. The meaning of seasonal change has been the most significant one amongst different countries.

May Day is one of the four ancient Celtic cross-quarter days, making it an astronomical holiday as it falls between the March equinox and June solstice. Originating from its Celtic name, “Belthane,” Beltane was a spring celebration that included dancing, singing, special bonfires, and house doors and animals would be decorated with yellow May flowers and ribbons. During this time, in various communities in Ireland, people would visit special wells and the Bethane dew was believed to bring beauty and youthfulness to those around it.

As time went on, different cultures created their own traditions in alignment with their beliefs. Europeans and Americans celebrate May Day with flower crowns, maypole dancing, and by making flower baskets to share with loved ones. In Hawaii, May Day is known as “Lei Day”, a celebration of the aloha spirit and the giving of the flower. What a better way to celebrate than with the people you love!

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How could I not select this May 1st Holiday?


Couple Appreciation Day is celebrated on May 1. Whether you’ve just started dating or you’ve been married for many years, it’s important to appreciate your partner now and then. Celebrating the milestones you’ve passed and looking to more happy years in the future helps keep the romance alive. Even the smallest of gestures can make an impact. Do the chores, so your partner can relax, or prepare a nice meal when they come home exhausted from work. Romance doesn’t have to be elaborate and over the top. 

Courtship has changed a lot over the years. Today if you want to ask someone out, you can just use an app and get a response within minutes. You can boldly approach your crush in person or via social media and get the ball rolling. In the Shakespearean age of the 1500s, becoming a couple was a very formal and lengthy affair. Prospective lovers wrote flowery poems to each other. Men sometimes engaged in duels to the death to protect their lovers’ honor or to challenge other suitors. They were expected to be bold and passionate, while women were expected to be docile and reserved. Men were also expected to take the lead in pursuing a partner.

In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution brought with it a touch of modernity. Though the social norms were quite rigid compared to what we have now, couples were less formal than in years before. Marriage was more about affection than fulfilling social expectations. Love and compatibility slowly became more important than parental approval. Romance novels written by authors like Jane Austen fueled these notions. People began traveling the world looking for their soulmate, not just settling for someone from the same small town.

By the 20th century, almost all the old norms around dating had fallen away. The world was developing at a rapid pace on a social, economic, and political scale. Uncertainty about the future made people, especially young people, much more casual about relationships. One thing that has remained constant throughout history, is the role of couple appreciation. Gifts, kind words, and gestures big and small, have always been a part of courtship. That’s what Couple Appreciation Day is all about. Remind your partner that they hold a special place in your heart. Spend that time to make sure the flame is alive, not only on Couples Appreciation Day.

For My Dearest Patti with whom I love being coupled !

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SHAMROCK.. “Our Slot Machine” here at the Edgewater Casino Hotel.

Tuesday, April the 30th, 2024.

This evening, around 7:30pm, for the first time, Patti and I went downstairs to the Slot Machine area of the Casino and yes! Shamrock is still here and active.

We took $50 with us. We played $40. We won $18. We lost $22. We enjoyed playing 40 games ($1 per spin). 

We play Shamrock not to win money, but to earn True Rewards Points to maintain our True Reward Membership. Among other benefits, members get room rate reductions when they visit the Edgewater Casino and Hotel. All you have to do to keep your membership active, is to earn points just once every 13 months.

Sports Fans! Eighteen ($18) dollars a night (Sunday through Thursday) is one great room rate for a great hotel.

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SURVIVOR Wednesday.

Hi Sam. Hi Ginny.

Survivor Season 46, Episode 10 is tonight. It IS now approaching the “End Game Phase” and things are “getting super interesting”. 

Last week Hunter McKnight, the Challenge Beast, one of our favorites, was sent to the Jury. Who will be voted out tonight? Does The Shadow Know?

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Enough Huh! It’s 1:11am here in Nevada!

Cap and Patti


  1. Kathleen Brady

    I love Ginny’s cartoon. I showed my clip to the dentist yesterday as I was sitting in my chair awaiting the intense work ahead right after his assistant had brought in a Westie puppy for me to snuggle with. Made the whole trip worthwhile. He previously had a Westie he brought to the office for 17 years. It was always the highlight of my visits. It took him a few years but now he has a new puppy named Rosie and I can’t wait for my return visit to finish up the work on my new crown.

    That is an amazing hotel rate. Absolutely worth taking a few spins on the wheel.

    I remember May Day, doing the Maypole dance in grade school. I also remember a blizzard on May Day. So mixed emotions.

    Happy May Day. Hugs to both of you.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Hi Kathleen. I had written you a very complete reply on Wednesday and then an Internet Glitch, in one small nano-second, deleted it. That took its toll on me and so finally here I am back. Yes Ginny’s cartoon was so cute. We two are both, happy, so happy, your broken tooth is “on the mend” and progress has already been accomplished. We Googled Westie Dog (neither of us was familiar with a Westie) and they sure look sweet and good at assisting people that are stressed out achieve some calm in the midst of the emotional storm anticipating a dental procedure. Go Westies! You got it right, a great room rate here at the Edgewater Hotel. Patti and I both recall May Days and Maypole dancing in grade school. Again Kathleen, thanks so very much for you comment. Cap and Patti.

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