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Friday, January 06, 2006
      ( 7:57 AM ) Gloria  
I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there
isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is. #




Saturday, October 22, 2005
      ( 3:52 PM ) Gloria  
It is not growing old that we do not like;
It is being perceived as old. #




Tuesday, June 28, 2005
      ( 6:10 AM ) Gloria  
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and the pill

There was no:
' radar
' credit cards
' laser beams or ball-point pens

Man had not invented:
' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Grandfather and I got married first, . . . and then ! lived to gether.
Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and tup and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors w hen the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. NT>

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day: "grass" was mowed,
' ; "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' " chip" meant a piece of wood, "hardware" was found in a hardware store and software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old lady in mind...you are in for a shock!

Pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. This Woman would be only 58 years old! #




Sunday, April 24, 2005
      ( 3:37 PM ) Gloria  
Three women die together in an accident
and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.

St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!" #




Monday, February 28, 2005
      ( 9:02 AM ) Gloria  
Happy Couple

There's no such thing, you say! Read on!

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on the
beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their domestic tranquility had long been
the talk of the town. "What a peaceful & loving couple". The local
newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and
happy marriage. "Well, it dates back to our honeymoon in America,"
explained the man. "We visited the Grand Canyon in Arizona and took a
trip down to the bottom of the canyon by horse. We hadn't gone too far
when my wife's horse stumbled and she almost fell off. My wife looked
down at the horse and quietly said, "That's once." "We proceeded a
little further and the horse stumbled again, this time causing her to
drop her water. Once more my wife quietly said, "That's twice.
> >"We hadn't gone a half-mile when the horse stumbled for a third time.
My wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the horse
dead. I shouted at her, "What 's wrong with you, Woman! Why did you
shoot the poor animal like that? Are you crazy?" She looked at me, and
quietly said, "That's once." "And from that moment... we have lived
happily ever after." #




Saturday, February 26, 2005
      ( 1:52 PM ) Gloria  
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

Please all, and you will please none.
Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]

He is not great who is not greatly good.

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. #


      ( 1:52 PM ) Gloria  
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

Please all, and you will please none.
Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]

He is not great who is not greatly good.

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. #




Friday, February 25, 2005
      ( 6:04 AM ) Gloria  
Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.
St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes
St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

Forwarded by Marti. Thank you #




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