I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter and joy!!

A Happy SUMMER Weekend! The Best of All!!

You do not need a  parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
 Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live  with.
You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Friday, June 13, 2014

One Quiet Moment

To fly up to the sky and watch the earth is beautiful; to fly down to the earth and watch the sky is even more beautiful! ~Mehmet Murat ildan

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~G.K. Chesterton

Impossibilities in the World !!

1) You can't count your hair.

2) You can't wash your eyes with soap.

3) You can't breathe when your tongue is out.

Put your tongue back in your mouth, you silly person.


1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it.

6) You are laughing at yourself.

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.


(You have received this e-mail because I didn't want to be alone in the idiot category.)

Have a great Day. Laugh, and then Laugh and sing It's a Beautiful Morning even when it's not.

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!!

Time to share the beauty of your skies again!!  I'm always amazed by the beautiful skies of the northwest, whether Seattle or Portland, they are peaceful, they are dynamic and dramatic and they can be stormy!!  My skies for today are just peaceful and inviting -- at least for me they are!! Hope you enjoy!
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~Buddha
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. ~John Ruskin

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One Quiet Moment

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream!  Bern Williams

Kids, Animals and Humor -- All for your Wednesday!!

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
-- Margaret Mead

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
-- George Burns
 Believe me!! It's true!!!
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in  public.
This is from a list of
PARAPROSDOKIANS? From a friend who sends me such goodies!!!
 Here is the definition: 

"Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or  unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation." "Where there's a will, I  want to be in it," is a type of paraprosdokian.  

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
-- Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

One Quiet Moment

O it is pleasant, with a heart at ease,
Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,
To make the shifting clouds be what you please.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Long Live Friendship!!

The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the
   park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and
took the dog to the animal treatment center.

The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being

The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.
The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always
        tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend.
They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.

They live in Northern California where
 swimming is their favorite past time,
Although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water
and needs his friend's help to swim.

Together  they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and
                         the value of friendship.

They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Long Live Friendship!
I don't know... Some say life is too short, others say it is too long,
But I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don't
have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends who Care...
Even if they are a little hairy at times.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Our World!!

The Rose Festival was at it's best with sunshine and blue skies and I never tire of the gorgeous flowers! It was a little crowded  -- people here do love the rose garden!!   But I was there on Sunday, and while I didn't get as good pics as I would have liked to, it was still a FUN day!

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

Sunday, June 8, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. ~Rumi

Wishing You All a Very Happpy Sunday!!!

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is not in our circumstance, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.  John B. Sheerin
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security – John Allen Paulos.      

And this says it all.......

Pythagoras' Theorem: ..............................
24 words.
Lord's Prayer: ..............................
............. 66 words.
Archimedes' Principle: ..............................
67 words.
Ten Commandments: ..............................
179 words.
Gettysburg Address: ..............................
..286 words.
US Declaration of Independence : ..............................
..1,300 words.
US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ....................7,818 words.
EU Regulations on the Sale of CABBAGES: ...............26,911 words

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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