I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman
 As many of you know, today is my 79th birthday and I want to thank so many of you for your good wishes and kind thoughts! It has been a fun ride so far and hopefully will continue!! May all of you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy every moment!!
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
Sammy Hagar
This is my tango dancing daughter!!
To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
Lionel Blue

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Mary Schmic

Friday, August 3, 2012

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. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!

Change in all things is sweet.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest
treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

Thursday, August 2, 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!
Hope all of you have a beautiful weekend! I will, I'm celebrating # 79 on Saturday!!! Did I say celebrate???? Ah, well, guess it's better than the alternative!
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
 Robert Frost

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
 Eleanor Roosevelt

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.
 Garrison Keillor

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
 Erica Jong

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Change brings opportunity.
Nido Qubein

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Mahatma Gandhi

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E. M. Forster

Laughter is Always Good! Try This One!


     A little old lady went to the grocery store to buy cat food. She picked up four cans and took them to the check out counter. The girl at the cash register said, "I'm sorry, but we cannot sell you cat food without proof that you have a cat. A lot of old people buy cat food to eat, and the management wants proof that you are buying the cat food for your cat."
    The little old lady went home, picked up her cat and brought it back to the store. They sold her the cat food. The next day, she tried to buy two cans of dog food. Again the cashier said, " I'm sorry, but we cannot sell you dog food without proof that you have a dog. A lot of old people buy dog food to eat, but the management wants proof that you are buying the dog food for your dog."
     So she went home and brought in her dog. She then was able to buy the dog food. The next day she brought in a box with a hole in the lid. The little old lady asked the cashier to stick her finger in the hole. The cashier said, "No, you might have a snake in there." The little old lady assured her that there was nothing in the box that would harm her. So the cashier put her finger into the box and quickly pulled it out. She said to the little old lady, "That smells like  poop."  The little old lady said, "It is. I want to buy three rolls of toilet paper."

Do NOT mess with old people.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage
to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

If My Body Was a Car!!

 This is just too funny - scary how true it is!!!
 If my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking about 
 trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and 
 scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull...
 but that's not the worst of it.
 My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see  things up close.
 My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.
My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.
 It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns 
 But here's the worst of it,
Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter,  either my radiator leaks or my exhaust  backfires.
Can you tell I'm approaching another birthday????

And then there's this one!

 The government today announced that it is changing its symbol for Congress to a CONDOM, because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance ... a condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed!!

Damn, it just doesn't get more accurate than that!!!

Monday, July 30, 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!!

I haven't been able to get out and about to take many photos this past week, so I began browsing through some earlier ones of "my world" and the beauty of our world never ceases to amaze me! How blessed we all are to be surrounded by so many awesome sights!!
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
John Burroughs

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!!

Oh, yes! I am sleeping good these days!  The breeze from my new fan blows my eyebrows back and cools me all over!! Ahhhh! life is good!!

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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