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Take Pride in Being Elderly

Monday, July 04, 2011


I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old person receiving it.

Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
•Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the

National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and

sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
•Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal , Normandy and

Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet

Age and the Moon Landing.
•They remember the 50 plus Peace-keeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.
•If you bump into an Old Person on the sidewalk he will apologize.
•If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady.
•Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
•Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
•Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
•Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
•It's the Old People who know our great country is protected by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

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ROBBIE53 7/5/2011 8:28AM

    This one is good Geri, count me in!

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/5/2011 8:12AM

    Me too, I'm one of them emoticon

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YICHE12 7/5/2011 7:31AM

    I guess I'm one of those too! I enjoyed reading this and appreciated the difference between our upbringing and those that came thereafter. Quite a difference!

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LORETTA24 7/5/2011 7:13AM

    emoticon emoticon Count me in that number.

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TUBLADY 7/5/2011 3:38AM

    I don't like to consider myself old. But in this case you nailed it. I do remember and act like the person you described, So mark me down as one of the old people. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 7/4/2011 10:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am proud to be a member of the Old People Club!!

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Friday Funny

Friday, July 01, 2011

An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.

His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.


A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.

At 6 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.

That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love you,


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THETURTLEBEAR 7/1/2011 10:40AM


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MUDMOUSE 7/1/2011 10:09AM

    I somehow can't stop laughing over that one. Clever Vinnie...

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ROBBIE53 7/1/2011 9:59AM

    Very clever!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/1/2011 9:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What can I say!!

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29 Lines to Make You Smile

Thursday, June 30, 2011


1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences.
He thought he was God and I didn't.
2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
5. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.
6. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me
7. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
8. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
9. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing.
10. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
11. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.
12. God must love stupid people; He made so many.
13. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
14. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
15. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
16. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
17. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
18. Procrastinate Now!
19. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That?
20. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
21. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
22. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!
23. They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
24. He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.
25. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
26. Ham and eggs...A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
27. The trouble with life is there's no background music.
28. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
29. I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.

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CORNERKICK 7/8/2011 10:35PM


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RURABE 7/5/2011 2:56AM

    Great! emoticon emoticon

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ALASKAPSYCH 7/1/2011 8:01AM

    Numbers 23 and 29 made me laugh audibly! Loved it. Thanks for the giggle. Hope your ankle is better soon. c

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ROBBIE53 7/1/2011 7:43AM

    I may have to use sosme of these on FB, loved it!

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VENISEW1 6/30/2011 9:04PM

    emoticonI love your blogs!

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PEGGY-BEE 6/30/2011 11:23AM

    brought a smile to my face! thanks

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DARKANGEL062 6/30/2011 10:53AM

    Cool 29 smiles and a little laugh. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/30/2011 10:29AM

    Especially loved the gene pool one!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pecans in the Cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old, pecan tree just
inside the cemetery fence.

One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree,
out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. 'One for you, one for me, one
for you, one for me,' said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward
the fence.

Along came another boy riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed,
he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to
investigate. Sure enough, he heard, 'One for you, one for me, one for you,
one for me...' He just knew what it was.

He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old
man with a cane, hobbling along. 'Come here quick,' said the boy, 'you
won't believe what I heard! Satan and The Lord are down at the cemetery
dividing up the souls!' The man said, 'Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard
for me to walk.'

When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.
Standing by the fence they heard, 'One for you, one for me. One for you,
one for me.' The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been telling me the
truth." Let's see if we can see the Lord...?

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to
see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the
fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get
those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...?"

They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on
the bike passed him.

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JENNI_ROCK 6/30/2011 2:13AM

    Good one!

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    hahahah! Thanks for the laugh!

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SUGARPUNK52 6/29/2011 11:45AM

  Thanks for the laugh!

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    emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/29/2011 10:57AM

    HA HA HA!

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NANCYRUBIO 6/29/2011 10:50AM

    Thanks I really need a joke.

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    I loved it!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

> Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes.
> We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes.
> I went into a small gift shop to kill time.
> In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz.
> Sunday, December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C.
> He was paged and told there was a phone call for him.
> When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
> He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
> Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet.
> He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941.
> There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war.
> On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.
> Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked.
> As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?"
> Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice.
> Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?"
> Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?"
> Nimitz explained:
> Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.
> Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships.
> If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow everyone of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised.. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America.
> And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.
> Mistake number three: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is on top of the ground in storage tanks five miles away over that hill.
> One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply.
> That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make, or God was taking care of America.
> I've never forgotten what I read in that little book.
> It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it.
> In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredricksburg, Texas -- he was a born optimist.
> But anyway you look at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism.
> President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job.
> We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat.

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ROBBIE53 6/29/2011 6:53PM

    This is a great story. We can all learn a lesson from it.

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/28/2011 3:17PM

    Awesome! My sister was stationed in Hawaii her first billet as a USMC officer, back in the eighties. We toured the Arizona memorial when I visited her, and it was so moving. Reading your blog brought back memories.

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4ANEWME2DAY 6/28/2011 1:55PM

    We need to have that same optimism in our healthy lifestyle journey. We will make mistakes but we will succeed. emoticon emoticon

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