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Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Subject: NEVER judge someone!!!!

'Some people!' snorted a man standing behind me in the
long line at the grocery store.

'You would think the manager would pay attention and
open another line, 'said a woman. I looked to the
front of the line to see what the hold up was and saw
a well dressed, young woman, trying to get the machine
to accept her credit card. No matter how many times
she swiped it, the machine kept rejecting it.

'It's one of them welfare card things. Damn people
need to get a job like everyone else,' said the man
standing behind me. The young woman turned around to
see who had made the comment. 'It was me,' he said,
pointing to himself.

The young lady's face began to change expression.
Almost in tears, she dropped the welfare card onto the
counter and quickly walked out of the store. Everyone
in the checkout line watched as she began running to
her car. Never looking back, she got in and drove

After developing cancer in 1977 and having had to use
food stamps; I had learned never to judge anyone,
without knowing the circumstances of their life. This
turned out to be the case today.

Several minutes later a young man walked into the
store. He went up to the cashier and asked if she had
seen the woman. After describing her, the cashier told
him that she had run out of the store, got into her
car, and drove away.

'Why would she do that?' asked the man. Everyone in
the line looked around at the fellow who had made the
statement. 'I made a stupid comment about the
welfare card she was using. Something I shouldn't
have said. I'm sorry,' said the man.

'Well, that's bad, real bad, in fact. Her brother was
killed in Afghanistantwo years ago. He had three
young children and she has taken on that
responsibility. She's twenty years old, single, and
now has three children to support,' he said in a very
firm voice.

'I'm really truly sorry. I didn't know,' he replied,
shaking both his hands about.

The young man asked, 'Are these paid for?' pointing to
the shopping cart full of groceries. 'It wouldn't take
her card,' the clerk told him.

'Do you know where she lives?' asked the man who had
made the comment.

'Yes, she goes to our church.'

'Excuse me,' he said as he made his way to the front
of the line. He pulled out his wallet, took out his
credit card and told the cashier, 'Please use my card.
PLEASE!' The clerk took his credit card and began to
ring up the young woman's groceries.

Hold on,' said the gentleman. He walked back to his
shopping cart and began loading his own groceries onto
the belt to be included. 'Come on people. We got three
kids to help raise!' he told everyone in line.
Everyone began to place their groceries onto the fast
moving belt. A few customers began bagging the food
and placing it into separate carts. 'Go back and get
two big turkeys,' yelled a heavyset woman, as she
looked at the man. 'NO,' yelled the man. Everyone
stopped dead in their tracks. The entire store became
quiet for several seconds. 'Four turkeys,' yelled the
man. Everyone began laughing and went back to work.
When all was said and done, the man paid a total of
$1,646.57 for the groceries. He then walked over to
the side, pulled out his check book, and began
writing a check using the bags of dog food piled near
the front of the store for a writing surface. He
turned around and handed the check to the young man.
'She will need a freezer and a few other things as
well,' he told the man.

The young man looked at the check and said, 'This is
really very generous of you.'

'No,' said the man. 'Her brother was the generous

Everyone in the store had been observing the odd
commotion and began to clap. And I drove home that
day feeling very American.

We live in the Land of the free, because of the
Brave!!! Remember our Troops of Yesterday and Today!!!

A great example of why we should be kind and patient.

Kindness is the language the blind can see and the
deaf can hear.

May God's many blessings continue
to be with you - ALWAYS!!!


'Insanity is continuous negative behavior with the expectations of
positive results.'

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STEELKICKIN 12/1/2010 7:40PM

    OMG, talk about chills....beautiful story. This was wonderful!

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KATVHALE 12/1/2010 5:59PM

    This story is so true as all of us are so quick to judge! I like the quote, "Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes". I try to do that but as a sinner, I do slip up on occasion.

Thanks for sharing this Betsy!


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CARTOONB 12/1/2010 5:03PM

    Great reminder. Thanks.

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BKWHITE3 12/1/2010 4:08PM

    Thank you for sharing. The story made me cry.

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SLIMLILA 12/1/2010 4:07PM

    I'm crying so hard I can barely see, good thing I touch type... But what a wonderful message.

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KAYDE53 12/1/2010 3:52PM

    Thanks for sharing this! People can be so quick to judge!! emoticon

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 12/1/2010 3:48PM

    Amazing Blog !! People shouldn't judge so quickly , but it also takes a real man to step up and say their wrong . It is good to be an America !!! Thanks for sharing !!

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JUNEBUG150 12/1/2010 2:44PM

    Thanks for sharing, now I need to go blow my nose emoticon

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PLSMOM 12/1/2010 11:54AM

    Nothing like starting the day with a few tears! emoticon Thanks for sharing. It's true that we never know what's going on in the lives of those around us. We need to be loving and patient...we might be the only person to treat someone that way and it could make a big difference in their day. (or life!)

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JUNEBUG4967 12/1/2010 11:37AM

    I've seen this before and it still brings tears to my eyes.

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DEE107 12/1/2010 11:32AM

    Thank you for sharing

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

- Morrie Schwartz

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DEE107 11/30/2010 10:32PM

    thanks for sharing

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JUNEBUG150 11/30/2010 9:37PM

    Good quote! Thank you. emoticon

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CARTOONB 11/30/2010 9:23PM

    Love it!

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BKWHITE3 11/30/2010 8:44PM

    Thank you

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GEEMAWEST 11/30/2010 8:37PM

    Love it!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

"Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now."

- Audre Lorde

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STEVENGO2 11/30/2010 10:59AM


emoticon emoticon The moment is what counts, not the past or future but now. Also, emoticon on an emoticon spin of 25 today!


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KATVHALE 11/30/2010 10:03AM

    This reminds me of the story about the dash. That dash is between the year you were born and the year you die. It is what we do in the "dash" that is important!

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ABIGAILSING 11/30/2010 12:36AM

    emoticonI needed that.

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CHRISTURTLE 11/29/2010 10:59PM

    I love your quotes - sometimes they seem to be exactly what I need to hear/read at the time, such as today's.I look forward to your next quote.
Chris emoticon

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HEALTHYONE2008 11/29/2010 10:46PM

    So true, we need to make each day count

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SUGARPUNK52 11/29/2010 9:47PM

  How true!

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BKWHITE3 11/29/2010 9:17PM

    emoticon emoticon

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CAROLJ35 11/29/2010 9:11PM

    Another lovely photo with a great quote!

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GEEMAWEST 11/29/2010 8:35PM

    You betcha!

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DEE107 11/29/2010 7:46PM

    thanks for sharing Hugs

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

1. A man comes into the ER and yells . . .'

My wife's going to have her baby in the cab.'
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's
dress and began to take off her underwear.
Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs - - -
and I was in the wrong one.

Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald ,
San Francisco

2... At the beginning of my shift
I placed a stethoscope on an elderly
and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall.

'Big breaths,'. . . I instructed.
'Yes, they used to be,'. . .replied the patient.

Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes ,
Seattle , WA

3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad
news when I told a wife that her husband had
died of a massive myocardial infarct.

Not more than five minutes later, I heard her
reporting to the rest of the family that he had
died of a 'massive internal fart.'

Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg

4. During a patient's two week follow-up
appointment with his cardiologist, he informed
me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with
one of his medications..
' Which one ?'. .. . I asked. 'The patch...
The Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it !'
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped
I wouldn't see.
Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!

Now, the instructions include removal of
the old patch before applying a new one.

Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair ,
Norfolk , VA

5. While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient,
I asked, 'How long have you been bedridden?'
After a look of complete confusion she answered . . .
' Why, not for about twenty years - when my husband was alive.'

Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson-
Corvallis , OR

6. I was performing rounds at the
hospital one morning and while checking
up on a man I asked . . .' So how's your
breakfast this morning?' ' It's very good
except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem
to get used to the taste.'. .. . Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced
a foil packet labeled 'KY Jelly.'

Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf ,
Detroit ,

7. A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room
when a young woman with purple hair styled
into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety
of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing,
entered . . . It was quickly determined that
the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was
scheduled for immediate surgery.. When she was completely disrobed on the operating
table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had
been dyed green and above it there was a
tattoo that read . . .' Keep off the grass.'

Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon
wrote a short note on the patient's dressing,
which said 'Sorry . . . had to mow the lawn.'

Submitted by RN no name,

AND FINALLY!! ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8. As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB.
I was quite embarrassed when performing female
pelvic exams... To cover my embarrassment
I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.

The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing
and further embarrassing me.
I looked up from my work and sheepishly said. . .
' I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?'
She replied with tears running down
her cheeks from laughing so hard . . .

' No doctor but the song you were whistling was . . .
' I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener .' '

Dr. wouldn't submit his name....


Baby's First Doctor Visit

This made me laugh out loud.
I hope it will give you a smile!

A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam.

The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.

'Breast-fed,' she replied..

'Well, strip down to your waist,' the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination.

Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, 'No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.'

I know,' she said, 'I'm his Grandma,

But I'm glad I came.'

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KATVHALE 11/30/2010 10:07AM

    These are good, Betsy!

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QUIKSYLVER 11/29/2010 10:56AM

    That was too funny!!! emoticon

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LONG35 11/28/2010 9:51PM

  These were great. Needed a good laugh. Thank you.

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CHRISTURTLE 11/28/2010 9:26PM

    I laughed till I cried! Thank you for brightening my not so good day with those doctor jokes. Until I read them I was feeling just a little down on the medical profession - went to my doctor with a badly swollen right side of my face, one eye so swollen its closed, all as a result of some kind of sting/bite I received on my cheekbone overnight. Doctor's opinion? 'We'll just see what develops...' Thinking maybe he belongs on your list of jokes now I already have an elephant man sized cheek, can't wait for what he thinks is going to come next... at least I can laugh about it now I've read you blog.

Perfect timing to restore my sense of humour, thanks. emoticon

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VEGASLADY24 11/28/2010 9:22PM

    These were very cute, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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CARTOONB 11/28/2010 9:17PM

    Love it! Especially the Oscar Mayer weiner one! emoticon

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COTTRELL11 11/28/2010 9:16PM

    Thanks for the chuckles!! emoticon

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FITNESSLOVE1 11/28/2010 9:12PM

  hahha thats funny.

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Black Friday

Friday, November 26, 2010

Well, we never went to sleep on Thursday night!

We went to Wal-mart at 11:30 PM
Unbelievable crowds! People already lining up for 5 am sales!

3:00 AM - Kohls
About 500 people in front of us outside the door

4:00 AM Target

5:00 AM - Belk which is a Department Store

6:00 AM - Breakfast

7:00 AM - Back to my cousins house

10:00 AM -Coffee shop and errands

11:00 AM - Home

12:00 Noon - Lunch with Parents

2:00 - Shopping again

4:30 - Home


The people in the front of the line at Best Buy were in line for 31 hours! They were planning on buying $200 laptops!

And today I woke up with a sore throat! Maybe I am getting a bit old for this stuff!

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CHRISTURTLE 11/29/2010 11:01PM

    Wish we had sales like that here! I'd willingly spend the night on a fold up chair out the front of a store if it meant getting such bargains, lol. Mind you, I may sleep the following 24 hours to make up the missed sleep...

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ABIGAILSING 11/27/2010 5:38PM

    Hope you all enjoyed it. That's not for me, though. I prefer to pay a little more and miss those crowds.

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MINDYJ1 11/27/2010 9:54AM

    Hopefully you are taking it easy today!

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KENDRACARROLL 11/26/2010 11:27PM

    Why emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVENGO2 11/26/2010 9:27PM

    I hate lines! So I avoid them any way I can. I stayed comfy at home and ordered on-line today. I guess you shopped till you dropped!

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GEEMAWEST 11/26/2010 9:01PM

    I heard that some people lined up at a Best Buy 4 days early! I decided that I just don't get good enough deals to go without sleep and to fight the crowds. Hope you had fun.

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CARTOONB 11/26/2010 8:32PM

    Target needs to learn line control! Did you get everything you were after? I started at 3:45 at Target and got home at 2:45 this afternoon. Nap shortly thereafter!

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GOROSIEO 11/26/2010 7:06PM

    You are a better woman than I.

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DEE107 11/26/2010 7:01PM

    lol I wasnt the only nut outside shopping

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SOPKAMANJU 11/26/2010 6:34PM

    Hope that you got some your holiday shopping done emoticon

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KATVHALE 11/26/2010 6:34PM

    Betsy, you are one brave soul! I NEVER do Black Friday! It just isn't worth it to me. I shop all year long for Christmas and mostly online. I am usually done by Black Friday!

I hope it was worth it for you!


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BKWHITE3 11/26/2010 6:24PM

    Hope you got some good bargains.

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