I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
        Mahatma Gandhi

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Single Female Looking for Companionship

This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.
Love the response this ad got!!!
SINGLE  Black Female seeks male companionship, ethnicity  unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. i love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me ..... Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Annie, I'll be waiting .....
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Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society!! I love it!!!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
Baruch Spinoza

Happiness is Cool Temps -- At Least Here in Seattle!

I'm taking a brief break from Weekend Reflections and Shadow Shot Sunday this weekend, the heat is getting to me!! So, I leave you with some beauty from cooler days and some good thoughts -- regardless of the weather!! Hope you all have wonderful day! And, hopefully, tomorrow will be a better or at least a cooler day!!
Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.
Clare Boothe Luce

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Bette Davis

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy and I. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Helen Keller

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
 John Lennon

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Douglas Adams

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
 J.K. Rowling

Getting Old??? Surely You Jest!!!

An older couple were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep, but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk. 
She said: "You used to hold my hand when we were courting.." 
Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep. 
A few moments later she said: "Then, you used to kiss me.." 
Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep. 
Thirty seconds later she said: "Then, you used to bite my neck..." 
Angrily, he threw back the bed sheets and got out of bed. 
"Where are you going?" she asked. 
"To get my teeth!" 
80-year old Bessie bursts into the recreation room at the retirement home. 
She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces, "Anyone who can guess what's in my hand can have sex with me tonight!" 
An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out, "An elephant?" 
Bessie thinks a minute and says, "Close enough." 
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. 
One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me... I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name... I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is." 
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes, she just stared and glared at her. 
Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?" 
As a senior citizen was driving down the highway, his car phone rang. 
Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Vernon , I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on I-25. Please be careful!" 
"Hell," said Vernon, "It's not just one car... It's hundreds of them!" 
An old lady with dementia was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. 
As she ran, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex." 
She ran to an old man in a wheelchair, flipping her gown up at him, she said, "Supersex." 
He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I'll take the soup." 
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to major crossroad. The stop light was red, but they just went on through. 
The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light." 
After a few more minutes, they came to another major junction and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red, but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. 
At the next junction, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. 
So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!" 
Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh! Am I driving?"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
 William W. Purkey

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
 Albert Einstein

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
 Oscar Wilde

Ready to Smile, Chuckle, The Church Ladies Are Back!

Those wonderful Church  Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with
 typewriters. These sentences (with  all the BLOOPERS) actually
 appeared in church bulletins or were announced in  church services:

The Fasting  & Prayer Conference includes meals.

The  sermon  this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water.

The  sermon  tonight: Searching for Jesus.

Ladies, don't  forget  the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of

those things not worth  keeping around the house. Bring your 

Remember  in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at

someone who is hard  to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care
much about you  .

Don't  let worry kill you off - let the Church help .

Miss  Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving

obvious pleasure  to the congregation.

For  those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a

nursery downstairs  .

Next  Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all 

 the help they can  get.

Irving  Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the

church. So ends a  friendship  that began in their school days.

A  bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall.

Music will  follow..

At  the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is

Hell?' Come  early and listen to our choir practice.

Eight new  choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of

several new members  and to the deterioration of some older ones.

Scouts  are  saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be

recycled. Proceeds  will  be used to cripple children.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Our World!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
 These are a few more shots that Adam took at Jackson Hole!  Such a beautiful place and HIGH UP!! Do scroll over to see the entire picture! Hope you enjoy!
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.Charles Kettering

Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

A heart makes a good home for the friend.
Yunus Emre

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Thomas Fuller

Pets Forever!!!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!

Like I told you last week, it was SO hot!! Mom had to wrap me in a wet towel and turn my fan on high to keep me from MELTING!! The good thing was that I had my new puppy toy to play with! It came with some of the flowers Mom got for her birthday!! My two-legged brother, Adam, never forgets me!!!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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