I miss you Sam!!

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. 

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
-- William Cullen Bryant

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sky Watch Friday!!

Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
-- Ralph Blum

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
-- Liz Smith

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the.... place where it leads.
-- Erica Jong

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 led by Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

As I've Said Before -- Don't Mess With the Old Guys!!!

Jim was an old man.
He was sick and in the hospital.
There was one nurse that just drove him crazy.
Every time she came in, she would talk
to him like he was a little child.
She would say in a patronizing tone of voice,
’And how are we doing this morning',

or 'Are we ready for a bath', or 'Are we hungry?'  
Old Jim had had enough of this particular nurse.
One day, at breakfast,
Old Jim took the apple juice off the
tray and put it in his bed side stand.
Next, he was given a urine bottle
to fill for testing.
So you know where the juice went!
The nurse came in a little later, picked
up the urine bottle and looked at it.
'My, it seems we are a little cloudy today. '
At this, Old Jim snatched the bottle
out of her hand, popped off the top,
and drank it down, saying,
'Well, I'll run it through again.
Maybe I can filter it better this time.'
The nurse fainted!
Old Jim just smiled!

As I said -- don't mess with old men -- or women either for that matter!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

Is Your Day off to a Bad Start????

Monday, August 26, 2013

Our World!!

Time for Our World again!! This is a wonderful way to find, see and enjoy the beauty, the fun, the good and even the not so good things about our world today and to share them!! Hope you will join us!!
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. --Allan K. Chalmers
This pic was taken by the daughter of a good friend of mine of  one of the many fires on Mount Hood this year!! It is an awesome mountain and I have shown it to you before, but not like this! Quite a picture of "my world" today!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
-- William Wordsworth

Sunday Smiles -- Well, Belly Laugh This Sunday!!

 My neighbor was working in his yard when he was startled by a late model
 car that came crashing through his hedge and ended up in his front lawn.

He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down
on a lawn chair.  He said with excitement, "you appear quite elderly to be
"Well, yes, I am," she replied proudly.  "I'll be 97 next month, and I am
 now old enough that I don't even need a driver's license anymore.
The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a
 driver's license. I told him yes and handed it to him. He took scissors
 out of the drawer, cut the license into pieces, and threw them in the
 waste basket, saying, 'You won't need this anymore,' so I thanked him 
and left!"

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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