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When reading a beloved poem, it is written - - "Laugh, and the world laughs with you........." ~Quote Origin: Ella Wheeler-Wilcox circa: 1883 <><><> ~FUN MONDAY I love this idea of yours Peter! Peter is our host for this Monday and we're to share some of our favorite jokes or cartoon strips! Well, truth be known, I'm always clipping comics. The ones that really make me laugh, I save! I have two manila folders filled of clippings that I've saved over the years. And, yep, I go through them once in a while to have a day filled with laughter...I never tire of them. Here are four I chose, it's kinda hard to really say they're my favorites 'cause I love each and every one I have saved: - - - The story behind the quote: These lines begin "Solitude," first published in the Feb. 25, 1883, issue of the New York Sun. The author was Ella Wheeler, and the inspiration for the poem came to Miss Wheeler on a day in early February, wh
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My Sunday Snippet this week is something I totally forgot to cut out of our paper, but I did an online search through Brownsville, Texas and found the same item. I like to do a news story for Sunday that has something 'good' or 'happy' about it instead of the over exposed violence in the this world as the news seems to thrive on --- BROWNSVILLE, Texas - For nearly seven years, Melina Salazar did her best to put on a smile and tend to the every need of her most loyal and cantankerous customer. She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands and curses. Eighty-nine-year-old Walter "Buck" Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the Brownsville, Texas waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died. Swords, a Second World War veteran, died in July, but Salazar didn't learn of her good fortune until just a few days before Christmas. She says she "still can't believe it,"
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About | Theme: MESSY | Roll Next week "delicious" - - - Okay people! I haven't been out of the house much the last week, cleaning, taking down holiday decorations and having my eyes closed while driving through Houston. [:::kidding!:::] So, I am relying on old photo albums for a 'messy' picture. I think I found one that will suffice! This one is of Irene, our daughter, many MANY moons ago....finger painting. I would say she's a bit messy, right? Happy weekend everyone, and Happy New Year. See you in 2008.
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...join us over at Kelli's "There is no place like home"!! - - - This week, I'm showing my two kids "Growth Charts in Photos" The top photo is of our first born...Irene. It's from her baby picture taken at the hospital up to her high school graduation [dressed in hot pink] to her marriage & now 'ex' [kissing]. The bottom photo is of our 2nd born...Erik. The grouping of framed photos is from his birth hospital photo through graduation to his first leave from the Marine Corps.......... Irene - top left to right [sittin' with daddy, smoking a pipe *hers is plastic, not real - LOL*, hospital birth photo, graduation photo] - middle left to right [Junior photo, fishin' with grandpa] bottom left to right - [Getting her first phone *big mistake* and Irene with her now 'ex' hubby] Erik - top left to right [our toe-head blond chinking the log cabin walls, learning to play poker] - middle left to right [USMC boot camp leave with gr
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It's been a busy, tiring, remainder of the week. Christmas was a fine day. Early in the morning, with very heavy, dense fog outside, we set all our candles aflame. I tellya, the longer we're married I never tire of the early morning anticipation. I truly become that little girl in me. The lights on the tree are illuminated the first thing. Our two reindeer are lighted, the candles are glowing....all making the darkness of the wonderful day come alive with a warmth that is just too hard to describe; and exchanged gifts with each other. We have never bought much of anything really 'needed' -----it's all whimsical gifts, or something that is fun. And nothing expensive . We stick to our budget. LOL And we both agreed decades ago to not take out the infamous plastic money and overspend. Which is good; why go into debt for just the one day? Besides, all year long we buy each other gifts like computers, jewelry and such, so limiting ourselves to not spend m
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~From our home to yours......... <><><> I probably won't be online now until near the weekend or ON the weekend sometime. Therefore I've redesigned my blog without Christmas decor today so that'll be one less thing I have to do for the remainder of the week. We're planning on going to Houston sometime after Christmas to be with our son for a day. Then, there'll be much to do around our home afterward; taking decorations down, packing them away, cleaning house -- so, I'll leave you with the holiday wish you see above, and I'm adding a few things here below also. May your days ahead be merry and bright, and may everything about the holidays for you, be right!!! --- The cat's out of the bag now. Mutti was my secret Santa [her gifts for me, below] --and the name I got and bought gifts for was P J! I'm very happy to know she liked what I picked out for her and sent to her. [I've known P J for some time, and when Bud drew her n
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A little over a week ago, I posted about the package that came in the mail. And that a few of us lady friends who've known each other for many years and are online buddies...we get together and draw names [hubby draws the names, he likes playing Santa] for the holiday gift exchange. The only rules are not to spend over $20 American money and not to show the gifts until everyone has received theirs. That way no one is being swayed to buy this or that for THEIR name. So, we wait. And wait... Patiently. As patient as a child on Christmas morn........ Well, my gift came as I said. And I was instructed to open mine when it arrived. Not to wait for Christmas. Hey, I can live with that!!! And I've been enjoying my gift, literally, ever since. First off the photos, I know how anxious you are to see them: To explain it all here we go: Inside the golden package is a wonderful, and I do mean; wonderful disk. My Santa burned a CD of all the Christmas Carols and others of her favori
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About | Theme: LIGHT | Roll Next week "Messy" - - - Being married to a naval guy, who's interests are still with ships, water, and exotic seaports of the world, our home decor is a majority of anything seaworthy. This light, that hangs over our mess tent dining table, is something that we've had in our home for years! The two times we've relocated since hubby's and my retirement, the house-selling contract has stipulated that the light fixture goes with us! Every time, when we have left a house behind us, the light is torn out of the ceiling from the one home to be re-wired and hung in our 'new' location. It's just a given! *shrug* Besides, I really like it myself!! In fact, I'm the one who found it for our living area. You see, as some of you know, I love to peruse the antique shops in the cities in which we've lived. Y'know the saying, some peoples' junk is another man's treasure! And this just caught my eye at o
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...join us over at Kelli's "There is no place like home"!! - - - This is my mother's. Dated 1927. [If she were alive she'd be 97 in 2008] It's her classmates' autographs. It's really fun to sit and read these sometimes, high school kids were the same back 80 years ago!!! They were the same when I was a teenager, and I'm pretty sure that kids today can be similar in actions. It's written: Dear Friend - "Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust If it wasn't for men Girls lips would rust" and signed: Gerald Willis circa: January 6, 1927 <><><> Since I bowed out of Friday Feast for personal preference, I'm starting a new thing. It's going to be called "Friday's Fixin's" and it'll be anything from a recipe to a household hint that I've done in the past. My very first one will be a hint in the baking department. Of course some of you probably do this already,