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Quotable Quotes

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 – 1978)


Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.- Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)


Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Some People Follow Through on Their Dreams

IMAGE: Airborne Kent Couch

Balloons suspend Kent Couch in a lawn chair as he floats in the skies near Bend, Ore., on Saturday.

BEND, Ore. – Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks  and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons.

Destination: Idaho.

With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast he could turn a spigot, release water and rise  Couch headed into the Oregon sky.


Nearly nine hours later, the 47-year-old gas station owner came back to earth in a farmer’s field near Union, short of Idaho but about 193 miles from home.

“When you’re a little kid and you’re holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind, Couch told the Bend Bulletin.