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Something to Ponder

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Last night, I received this email from my cousin and wanted to post it as my g'night Blog.
For some unknown reason it would not post...so here it goes again.
Wait.. I am not done. I want to wish you all a Happy , Blessed and Successful day. I am also issuing a 2 part challenge...
Starting today..Everyday.. Say one positive thing about YOU to YOU!!!
Also.. Make " Me Time"... sure you have a very full and busy life and sometimes we just need to stop and Breath and sit or walk away and get even 5 minutes for YOU!!!
Yup.. Know why??? You are worth the it. You Deserve It.. Like the Old Cigarette commercial.."You've Come A long Way Baby!!!
Now this is funny... As I am writing this Blog we lose the internet connection... Is somebody trying to tell me something.... Here it goes One More Time...
Bye for now.. Thanks for reading this...

Something to Ponder

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk responded "does that include those who are buried here?
DeGuale did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop

When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.'

You could have heard a pin drop.
There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?'

You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, 'Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.



Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France !"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.
If you are proud to be an American, pass this on! If not, delete it.

I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

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POOH_BEAR_69 9/10/2009 10:49PM

    What a great item to share... Especially loved... "the American Admiral replied, 'Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German." I mourn the loss of EACH AND EVERY LIFE we have lost as we approach the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow...

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BVICTORIOUS 9/9/2009 11:28PM

    That is great, Donna. Thank you as well for encouraging me to slow down and take time for myself (like the cup of tea I will be sitting down to in a few minutes) and also to say something good to me about me. I like that. I always challenge myself to think about what I am thinking about. Is it helpful? Uplifting and encouraging? If not, change it.

You are such a sweet inspiration. Thanks for being you. Brenda emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 9/9/2009 8:02PM

    Thanks, Donna. Never forget! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 9/9/2009 6:03PM

    Thanks for the nice read!

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SOPHIEMAE2007 9/9/2009 2:14PM

    Thanks for sharing....9/11 in 2 days. time to remember those that lost their lives on that day too!

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GRANNY1972 9/9/2009 1:41PM

    Bravo!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Email:Are you tired of those sis sy 'friendship' poems

Sunday, September 06, 2009

I just could Not resist sharing this.. I needed a good laugh and Wanted to share it..
Have a great day!!

None of that 'Sis'-sy Stuff
Are you tired of those
sis sy 'friendship' poems
that always sound good,
but never actually come close
to reality?
Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of
True Friendship.
You WON'T see
cutesy little smiley faces
on this card-
Just the stone cold truth
of our great friendship..

1. When you are sad,
I will jump on the person
who made you sad
like a spider monkey
jacked up on Starbucks!!!

2. When you are blue,
I will try to dislodge
whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile,
I will know you are
plotting something naughty
that I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,
we will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,
I will tell you horrible stories about how much
worse it could be until you
quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6. When you are confused,
I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,
Stay away from me
until you are well again.
I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall,
I'll pick you up
and dust you off--
After I laugh my butt off!!

This is my oath...
I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask;
-- because you are my FRIEND!
Friendship is like peeing your pants,
everyone can see it,
but only YOU
can feel the
true warmth.
Try sending this to
of your closest friends ...
including the person
who sent this to you ...
Then, get depressed
'cause you can only think of

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/7/2009 11:47PM

    This is great Donna. Thank you so much. Of course, I had to copy and share it with everyone. Again you gave my face a good cardio workout today!! Keep them coming.
Blessings and hugs,
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CAROLEMP17 9/7/2009 7:01PM

  ROFL!!! OMG, this was hilarious Donna! I can't wait to email this to a bunch of people!

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    Loved it! Had to copy and send off to my best friends.

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SOFEDUPP 9/7/2009 1:35PM

    That was awesome!!! Thank you for the laughs!!

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CHRYS13 9/6/2009 10:55PM

    Great! Thanks for the smiles!!

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VICIOUS421 9/6/2009 3:55PM

    That was funny.

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MR.NET1 9/6/2009 1:21PM

    That was sooo funny! emoticon
I just had to copy and save for rainy days! emoticon

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SHOES17 9/6/2009 1:06PM

    Spider monkey
jacked up on Starbucks ... Thats ME I offer my services!!! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 9/6/2009 1:02PM

    I liked that Donna!!!

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You are funny. I think you should work for one of those card companies in 'Alternative Humor'.

I know it doesn't pay too much - so maybe you should put together an 'Alternative' Motivational Desk Calendar.

I'd certainly buy it.



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KALISWALKER 9/6/2009 12:30PM

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BIGDAD1211 9/6/2009 12:12PM

    LOL Funny! Thanks for the laugh!

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GRANNY1972 9/6/2009 12:11PM

    LMAO!!!! I loved this Donna! It describes my best friend and I exactly!! I'll have to pass it along to her. Thanks for the laugh.

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Get the tissues, Sharing my thoughts and an email

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Life is very important and Living a healthy one or as close to it is also. As well as those who pass through the portal of our hearts. Some stay and some go..
We only have one, so many of us have gotten another chance to get it right. That is truly a Blessing from God.
I think that is why so many of us have joined SP. We want to be the best we can no matter what it takes.
When you are blessed with so much Inspiration, Motivation and Support, you eyes get brighter and you heart gets a lift and you finally know...."I AM NOT ALONE"
There is others who know my story and live it or lived it. FINALLY SOMEBODY HAS WALKED IN THE SAME SHOES.
Somebody who truly understands what hurts and the pain of feeling like an outsider..
So I received this email and wanted to share it with all of you.
Little did we know that when we joined SP we found an extended family with so much Compassion and Loving hearts. All we had to do is take that step and open ourselves up.
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Holiday!!!
Many Hugs and good wishes to you all.

Here is the email... "Life is Important"

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in
the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of
learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore."
No more hugs,no more special moments to celebrate together,no more
phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most
gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say
good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when
it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage ...
and old cars, and children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad
hips, family and aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it ......
because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a
sister-in-law after divorce.
There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important. We only have one.

We only have one mom, one dad,
one unique brother or sister or friend.
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent
it to the people I think of in the same way.

Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers"
in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way.

Suppose one morning you never wake up.
Do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking....I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I
wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that
needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends and family know you love them.. Even if
you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those
three little words and a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home . . .


Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

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CAROLEMP17 9/6/2009 8:43AM

  I love this Donna! Having lost my sister suddenly without having the chance to say goodbye, I really know how important it is to tell those you love just that!

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CHRYS13 9/5/2009 10:42PM

    Beautiful....and something to really think about. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! You are always so sweet!

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KALISWALKER 9/5/2009 7:13PM

    Donna that was very touching. Thanks! Lots of love to you sister.

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BELLACUDDLES 9/5/2009 6:45PM

    I liked it too Donna.....have a blessed and safe and happy weekend!!!


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DRADISCH 9/5/2009 5:56PM

    I want to thank everybody for reading this and your wonderful comments. I usually thank all individually, but being still sick, I just jump on and off the computer. Checking mail and food log.
You all are a Blessing and I truly appreciate you.
Many hugs
Donna emoticon emoticon emoticon
oops.. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/5/2009 5:11PM

    Donna, Thank you for sharing this. I always tell everyone I love them whether in person or talking on the phone because as you pointed out...it may be the last chance I ever get to tell them. That way there are no regrets, they always know how I feel. You know I love you and Jack...you guys are the greatest!!
You always do the greatest blogs. Keep them coming...
Blessings and hugs,

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    I tell my family and close friends how much I love them almost daily. I wish I could do more with actions but we all run in different directions just trying to earn money and have a little fun.

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SOFEDUPP 9/5/2009 1:44PM

    I did cry, but then again, I have been crying all morning. I have seen this before and every time I see it I am reminded of how true it is. One never knows what tomorrow holds.

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AWYEAGLE 9/5/2009 1:40PM

    This really hits home for me this week since my dearest friend died at 36 this week. I posted about her journey and struggles in my blog because it is an important issue for all sparkers to remember and you post is also. Thank you for sharing.

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SMILINGEYES2 9/5/2009 12:49PM

    Thank you for sharing. We do need to let those we care about know and like eating or breathing--we need to do it regularly. You are so special. Keep up with the great posts. Linda

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PATSDIARY 9/5/2009 12:15PM

    I have seen that email before, but it's always worth a reminder. I know I miss those who are gone - my dear friend Sharon, my Dad, his only brother who was my favorite uncle, all my grandparents and other aunts, uncles and friends... Never say goodbye without telling someone you love that you love them. Thanks for sharing this!


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CELEST 9/5/2009 11:36AM

    I didn't cry...but then I don't cry easily...HOWEVER, that was truly beautiful. Some folks just have such a fabulous way with words. Getting their thoughts down on paper for others to share in the feelings they have with no word power to share them with people they love.
Thanks so much for sharing...it was amazing!

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HYPRCHILD863 9/5/2009 11:27AM

    Thank you for posting this email. It has reminded me I have a lot of loose ends to tie up that should of been done a long ago.

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short and sweet laughs

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Just making these short and sweet to end the night with some laughter.
Burn some calories from a good laugh and share smiles...
WIshing you all a great and safe holiday weekend ..

No matter what the scale says.. There is always tomorrow to do a "Do Over" or to give your self a BiG Pat on the Back for a Job Well Done..

Always give yourself " Me Time" because each and every one of US is worth it..

Have a good Laugh and I will say G'Night, Sweet Dreams and Hope you have a better tomorrow
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea.....does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*

If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for? *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP? ?

What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail (or better yet, just keep them after they take their picture???)?

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together, it spells

YOU, make it a great day!

Lord, please keep Your arm around my shoulders and Your hand over my mouth. Amen


Thank you all for reading this and leaving such the wonderful comments. Glad I can give laughs and share smiles. Sorry each did not get a personal Thank you today. I do feel bad about it, because you took the time to read and comment. I ask for your forgiveness...
I am Under the weather and going to take my antibiotics...But I had to give my Hugs and thanks to all.
Have a Beautiful day and A Safe and Happy weekend.!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/5/2009 12:58AM

    Oh Donna, You've done it again. You have brought laughter to my lips. What great exercise for my face tonight!!! Thank you so much for sharing these. Ken and I both enjoyed them!! Keep them coming...
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Blessings and hugs,

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4AMAZINGME 9/4/2009 2:04PM

    I loved this blog..God Bless
Laugh until you cry and then laugh some more:D
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LESSOFMOORE 9/4/2009 11:06AM

    Thanks, Donna! emoticon

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    Great kick off the the holiday weekend! Thanks.

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GRANNY1972 9/4/2009 9:03AM

    Thanks for sharing Donna!!

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BELLACUDDLES 9/4/2009 8:20AM

    I liked those!!!!! emoticon

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To funny not to share

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Just got this email and thought we can all use a good laugh now and then. Especially since we work hard on getting healthy on SP. Along with the other things that fill our lives.

Hope you get a kick out of these...

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his
zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant
walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left your
house, did you close your garage door?' The boss told her he
knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office
puzzled by the question.

As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was
open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant's
question about his 'garage door.'

He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to
ask, 'When my garage door was open, did you see my Hummer
parked in there?'

She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't. All I saw was an old mini
van with two flat tires..'

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number
of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have
him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman
to hear 100%

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and
the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be
really pleased that you can hear again.'

The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I
just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed
my will three times!'

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on
a bench under a tree when one t urns to the other and
says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches
and pains... I know you're about my age. How do you feel?'
Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.'
'Really!? Like a newborn baby!?'
'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and
after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we
went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would
recommend it very highly.'
The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'
The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is
the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You
know... The one that's red and has thorns.'
'Do you mean a rose?'
'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards
the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that
restaurant we went to last night?'

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being
discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found
one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed
with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'

Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering
things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're
physically okay, but they might want to start writing things
down to help them remember.
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from
his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.
'No, I can remember it.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too.
Maybe you should write it down, so not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks..
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment.
'Where's my toast ?'

A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:
'So I hear you're getting married?'
'Do I know her?'
'This woman, is she good looking?'
'Not really.'
'Is she a good cook?'
'Naw, she can't cook too well.'
'Does she have lots of money?'
'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.'
'Well, then, is she good in bed?'
'I don't know.'
'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?'
'Because she can still drive!'

Three old guys are out walking.
First one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
Second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
Third one says, 'So am I Let's go get a beer...'

A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing
aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.'
'Really,' answered the neighbor 'What kind is it?'
'Twelve thirty.'

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the
street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm..
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and
said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot momma and be cheerful.''
The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and
pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.
After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?'
'No,' he replied, 'Arthritis.'

Now, before you 'forget', if you want, share them with some other folks you
know who could use a good laugh !!
Have a wonderful and Blessed Evening or day depending where you live.


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    Thank you so much for posting these, really gave me a good laugh. But, I think some of them were about me!!! LOL

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PICKIE98 9/3/2009 7:07PM

    Hey, I think some of those stories were about me!! Were you peeking in my windows??LOL! emoticon

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SSHILLINGER 9/3/2009 11:23AM

    I needed a laugh today!

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IAMLOVINGIT 9/2/2009 11:06PM

    funny, funny emoticon emoticon

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CHRYS13 9/2/2009 10:38PM

    Just what I needed at the end of a day- - -good laughs! Thanks!

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GRANNY1972 9/2/2009 8:50PM

    Very funny!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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CHERIE682 9/2/2009 8:41PM

    very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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PATSYANN47 9/2/2009 8:41PM

    It's always a good time for a chuckle, thanks for sharing.

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SASH1996 9/2/2009 8:23PM

    Thank you so much for posting those, I needed a good laugh and you were right they worked.

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