I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. Carl Sandburg

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.   Anonymous
Welcome to the magical world of Shadow Shot Sunday!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)
Gemma WisemanAdd caption

Friday, October 18, 2013

One Quiet Moment

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.  Aristotle

Weekend Reflections

Join us on Weekend Reflections Hosted by James and share the fun!!  You'll be surprised where you'll find reflections and it does make for a fun search!!
And more flower reflections from the Japanese Gardens!
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. Count Leo Tolstoy
I'm unable to sign in/post to Weekend Reflections -- AGAIN??? But will try to comment on as many of you as I can!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sky Watch

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 of 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/  
The only way to have a  friend is to be one.   Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. - Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Be the changes you want to see in the world.  - Ghandi

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One Quiet Moment

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
       - Aesop

The ZIPPER - If this one doesn't make you laugh. . .

In crowded New York City at a busy bus stop,
a woman who was waiting for a bus was wearing
a tight leather skirt.
As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on,
she became aware that her skirt was too tight to
allow her leg to come up to the height of the first
step of the bus.
Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus
driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little,
thinking that this would give her enough slack to raise her leg.
Again, she tried to make the step only to discover she
still couldn't.

So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached
behind her to unzip her skirt a little more.
For the second time, attempted the step, and, once again,
much to her chagrin, she could not raise her leg.
With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind
to unzip a little more and again was unable to make the step
About this time, a large Texan who was standing behind her
picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the step of the bus.

She went ballistic and turned to the would-be Samaritan and
screeched, "How dare you touch my body! I don't even know
who you are!”

The Texan smiled and drawled, "Well, ma'am, normally I would agree with you, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I kinda
figured we was friends."  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One Quiet Moment

October is a symphony of permanence and change.
-- Bonaro W. Overstreet

Imagine a World Without All of Our Luxuries!!!

1910 Ford
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 103 years ago...Amazing!!!
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
The average life expectancy for   men was 47 years .
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only   14 percent   of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only   144 miles of paved roads .
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the   Eiffel   Tower   !
The average US wage in 1910 was   22 cents per hour.
The average   US   worker made between   $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More   than 95 percent   of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors   had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,
Many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only   washed their hair once a month , and used   Borax or egg yolks for shampoo .
There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.
Canada   passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The   five leading causes of death   were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2, Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The   population of   Las Vegas   Nevada   was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about   230 reported murders in the ENTIRE   U.S.A.   !
(yes, people have changed)
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD...all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100   years

Monday, October 14, 2013

Our World!!

If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
-- Author Unknown

There is fun everywhere for everyone on these beautiful early Fall Days!!  Enjoy!!
Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
-- Author Unknown
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
-- Faith Baldwin
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
-- Alice Walker
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!!  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
-- Author Unknown

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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