SANDRA2BSKINNY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SANDRA2BSKINNY SANDRA2BSKINNY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Bandit Steals A Kitten http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237854 Bandit Steals a Kitten <BR> <BR> By Elizabeth Atwater <BR> <BR> One cat just leads to another. <BR> ~Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> <BR> With nothing more than a few cardboard boxes, assorted fears and misgivings, and a cat named Bandit, I moved into my grandparents' old house to start an uncertain new life. After a long and painful breakup with my boyfriend of four years, I fled from the city to the comforts of the little house where I always found love when I was growing up. Even with bo... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:33:52 EST Don't Mess With Us Proud Americans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237515 Here is the most brilliant statement ever made without a word being said!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> This American born, Veteran of the United States Army, law abiding, taxpaying citizen, was told by his Homeowners Association that he could not fly the American Flag in his yard...... <BR> <BR> This is his response: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l367669203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:05:05 EST Story of Yellow Pink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227495 <BR> Let me introduce Yellow Pink. The story will explain the name. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477081550.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l511619020.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055974787.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yellow Pink, a 14-year-old member of the aquarium's African Blackfooted Penguin flock, models his custom wet suit Friday, Jan. 25. While none of the aquarium's pe... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:54:44 EST Touching Hearts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223404 <BR> As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. <BR> <BR> Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he const... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:25:46 EST Senior Discounts ( Good To Know ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221921 As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. <BR> The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told <BR> me that seniors over age 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day. <BR> Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. <BR> This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermark... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:31:16 EST 37 Years Of Marriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215731 After 37 years of marriage. Jake dumped his wife for his Young secretary. <BR> <BR> His new girlfriend demanded that they live in Jake and Edith's multi-million dollar home and since the man's lawyers were a little better he prevailed. <BR> <BR> He gave Edith his now ex-wife just 3 days to move out. She spent the 1st day packing her belongings into boxes crates and suitcases. <BR> <BR> On the 2nd day she had the movers come and collect her things. <BR> <BR> On the 3rd day she sat down... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:12:19 EST 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180808 Yes 2012 is coming to an end. What did I learn?? NEVER GIVE UP! It is to easy to just quit. I am a fighter in 2013 I will continue on my journey with new goals and new attitude. <BR> Yes 2013 will be my year to SHINE. I CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:38:24 EST A Blue Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174100 It was Christmas Eve and Mrs. Wilson, an elderly woman, was sitting in her rocking chair, listening to Christmas carols on her radio. This was a family tradition that went on for many, many years. Christmas just wasn't Christmas in the Wilson household without listening to carols on the radio. <BR> <BR> "Oh my!" she sighed. "I'm so lonely. I wish my son, Paul were here to share Christmas with me!" <BR> <BR> Mrs. Wilson lived alone in a small apartment. This particular Christmas was very r... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 00:45:04 EST The True Meaning Of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173087 The True Meaning of Christmas <BR> Brian Walters <BR> <BR> In todays day and time, <BR> it's easy to lose sight <BR> of the true meaning of Christmas <BR> and one special night. <BR> <BR> Amidst the tinsel and glitter <BR> of ribbons of gold, <BR> we forget about the child <BR> born on a night so cold. <BR> <BR> When we go shopping <BR> we ask "How much will it cost?" <BR> then the true meaning of Christmas <BR> somehow becomes lost. <BR> <BR> The children look for Santa <BR> and his big... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:50:13 EST Little Bell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171356 Little Bell <BR> <BR> Hidden in the back of the tree, deep in the branches, Little Bell <BR> hung out of sight. Her brass surface was tarnished and scratched after <BR> four generations of Christmas. The pretty glass ornaments hung on the <BR> outer branches for all to see, but Little Bell was out of sight. <BR> <BR> Little Bell looked through the branches. She saw the other ornaments <BR> and was sad. She saw the ceramic Santa, with the package in his hands. <BR> The package was torn by a ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:05:24 EST 20 Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170609 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143844782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 <BR> when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. <BR> their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the ai... <BR> r. <BR> they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. <BR> they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. <BR> they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. <BR> "where are we?" asked... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:17:55 EST Chritmas at the Rainbow Bridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168675 <BR> Christmas at the Rainbow Bridge <BR> Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Every year around Christmas time, the critters at the bridge gather around a special cloud that allows them to see their families. <BR> <BR> The critters were busy dashing to and fro decorating the trees and hanging up lights, the ferrets of course were making it difficult hiding all the ornaments and sneaking off with the popcorn strings. When the critters get all the decorations up they have a special ceremony, they tur... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:09:24 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167653 Merry Christmas <BR> <BR> May your Christmas be filled <BR> With beautiful hours <BR> And memories lovely to hold <BR> To enhance and embellish <BR> The days of your years, <BR> Like angel wings sprinkled with gold <BR> <BR> <BR> May Christmas spirit, <BR> In all it's joy <BR> Touch the depths of your soul with delight, <BR> And may blessings in bushels, <BR> Abundant and rich <BR> Light every path of your life. <BR> <BR> Unknown Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:57:59 EST The Glitter Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165803 The Glitter Card <BR> <BR> Barbara Heran <BR> <BR> "Mommy, mommy look at the beautiful glitter card", the little girl said. <BR> "Yes Amanda, it is a beautiful card. Would you like me to buy it for you?", asked her mother. Amanda nodded her head yes. <BR> Amanda didn't know who to send the glitter card to. The stars were shining so bright on the card, it was as if the card was trying to tell her something. The little girl wondered what this special card was trying to say. <BR> <BR> It was ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:02:00 EST Sleeping Around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156242 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l515190732.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's ALWAYS the kids that suffer. <BR> His name is Zonkey Tue, 4 Dec 2012 18:06:55 EST Just An Old Man? I Don't Think So http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l792932287.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing <BR> home in an Australian country town, <BR> it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. <BR> <BR> Later, when the nurses were going through his <BR> meager possessions, They found this poem. <BR> <BR> Its quality and content so impressed the <BR> staff that copies were made and distributed to every <BR> nurse in the hospital. <BR> ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:34:37 EST A Man Gives Up Sex For Golf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141833 <BR> A Man Gives Up Sex For Golf <BR> <BR> A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes. "Boy, I'd give anything to sink this putt," the golfer mumbles to himself. Just then, a stranger walks up beside him and whispers, "Would you be willing to give up one-fourth of your sex life?" <BR> Thinking the man is crazy and his answer will be meaningless, the golfer also feels that maybe this is a good omen so he says, "Sure," and sinks the putt. <BR> Two ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:50:26 EST Being Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141729 Being Green <BR> <BR> Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't ... <BR> good for the environment. <BR> The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." <BR> The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." <BR> She was right -- our generation didn't have... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:15:25 EST Time For A Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139620 <BR> I think a little humor is good! <BR> <BR> To all you Grandpas and Grandmas, <BR> <BR> We are all reaching that stage where we need to keep <BR> the wax out of our ears <BR> <BR> and keep the hearing aids tuned up. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> What Is Couple Sex? <BR> <BR> An 8-year-old girl went to her grandfather, <BR> who was working in the yard and <BR> <BR> asked him, "Grampa, what is couple sex?" <BR> <BR> <BR> The grandfather was surprised that she would <BR> ask such a ques... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:18:23 EST This Is Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125302 How Great is our God! <BR> <BR> Our Creator and Redeemer . . . and do we <BR> THINK about it ??? God's accuracy may be <BR> observed in the hatching of eggs.. . . . . <BR> <BR> For example: -the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days; <BR> -those of the canary in 14 days; <BR> -those of the barnyard hen in 21 days; <BR> -The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days; <BR> -those of the mallard in 35 days; <BR> -The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days. <BR> (Notice, ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 19:31:31 EST The Pilot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117035 My ex-wife, the Pilot <BR> My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about <BR> the time our divorce started and she got her <BR> license shortly before our divorce was final, <BR> later that same year. <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon, <BR> she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she <BR> was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency <BR> landing in Southern Tennessee because of bad weather. <BR> <BR> Thank God our kids were with me this weekend. <BR> <BR> The NTSB issued a ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:54:55 EST My Last Trip To Wal*Mart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112771 <BR> A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO WAL-MART <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart <BR> buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my <BR> <BR> loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was in the check-out line when a woman behind <BR> me asked if I had a dog. <BR> What did she think I had an elephant? <BR> <BR> So because I'm retired and have little to do, <BR> on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I <BR> was starting the Purina Diet again. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:58:23 EST Changes In Church http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109615 The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, "You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now." <BR> The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, "And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock'n-roll gospel choir. Now our services are consistently packed to the balco... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:04:25 EST Better Than A Flu Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109608 an A Flu ShotBetter than a Flu <BR> Shot! <BR> <BR> Miss Beatrice, <BR> <BR> The church organist, <BR> <BR> Was in her eighties <BR> <BR> And had never been married. She was admired for her <BR> sweetness and kindness to all. <BR> <BR> One afternoon the pastor <BR> <BR> came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint <BR> <BR> sitting room. <BR> <BR> She invited him to have a <BR> <BR> seat while she prepared tea... <BR> <BR> As he sat facing her old Hammond organ,... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:59:07 EST Those Of You Born 1930 - 1979 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087945 First, we survived being born to mothers <BR> Who smoked and/or drank while they were <BR> Pregnant. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, <BR> Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We had no childproof lids on medicine... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:27:31 EST Signs Of Endearment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073262 By Janet Ann Collins <BR> A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. <BR> ~Author Unknown <BR> Entering the mailroom at work, I saw a new card on the bulletin board. "Deaf Dalmatian puppy needs a good home." <BR> <BR> <BR> Just that week my new husband and I had decided to get a dog, and this one had to be a perfect match. I worked at a school for deaf children, and Charlie was an American Sign Language interpreter. <BR> The people ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:46:47 EST Because Of Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073196 A brother and sister had made their usual hurried, obligatory <BR> pre-Christmas visit to the little farm where dwelt their elderly parents <BR> with their small herd of horses. The farm was where they had grown up and <BR> had been named Lone Pine Farm because of the huge pine, which topped the <BR> hill behind the farm. Through the years the tree had become a talisman to <BR> the old man and his wife, and a landmark in the countryside. The young <BR> siblings had fond memories of their chi... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:47:59 EST Tribute To Teresa USTOPPABLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064681 Cyber Friend <BR> <BR> I’ve never heard your voice nor seen <BR> Your face or felt your touch but yet <BR> I feel I know you better than <BR> I know my sister or my brother. <BR> Perhaps because we are so far <BR> Apart the normal rules don’t hold: <BR> We can relax and be ourselves — <BR> No need to raise the usual <BR> Defensive barriers and fences. <BR> Instead we share our inner thoughts <BR> As though confiding to a diary. <BR> If either one is feeling blue <BR> There’ll be no lack of ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:28:38 EST God Sent Me An Angel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048463 By Gail Frank <BR> He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled. <BR> Joshua 24:17 <BR> <BR> I was raising two children by myself. My schedule was challenging as I cared for the children during the day and attended nursing school at night. On the nights I had school, I would take my children over to my mother's house. She would feed them and put them to bed. Around 11:00 P.M., I would arrive at her house and put my sleeping children in the back se... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:56:54 EST Student Who Got 0% On Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030729 STUDENT WHO <BR> OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM <BR> I would have given him 100% This is to funny!! <BR> <BR> Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?**** his last battle <BR> Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?**** <BR> ****at the bottom of the page <BR> Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?***** liquid <BR> Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?***** marriage <BR> Q5. What is the main reason for failure?***** exams <BR> Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?*****... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:48:27 EST So Very True http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023927 Tax his land, <BR> Tax his bed, <BR> Tax the table, <BR> At which he's fed. <BR> Tax his tractor, <BR> Tax his mule, <BR> Teach him taxes <BR> Are the rule. <BR> Tax his work, <BR> Tax his pay, <BR> He works for <BR> peanuts anyway! <BR> Tax his cow, <BR> Tax his goat, <BR> Tax his pants, <BR> Tax his coat. <BR> Tax his ties, <BR> Tax his shirt, <BR> Tax his work, <BR> Tax his dir... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:17:15 EST The Joy Of Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019898 A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. <BR> This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. <BR> <BR> I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? <BR> <BR> Through the eyes of a child:The Children's Bible in a Nutshell <BR> <BR> In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:50:48 EST How To Fold A Towel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019887 With a flip of her head, my daughter cast her beautiful copper-colored curls over one shoulder. She grabbed another towel from the laundry basket and folded it into thirds, then in half, the way I had taught her. She and her husband of less than a year took advantage of our invitation to bring their laundry along when they came for dinn <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit impatient, her husband grabbed one of the towels to help with the folding. He doubled it over twice and tossed it onto the pile. <BR... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:44:37 EST One Flaw In Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018122 <BR> <BR> Women have strengths that amaze men... <BR> They bare hardships and they carry burdens, <BR> but they hold happiness, love and joy. <BR> They smile when they want to scream. <BR> They sing when they want to cry. <BR> They cry when they are happy <BR> and laugh when they are nervous. <BR> They fight for what they believe in.. <BR> They stand up to injustice. <BR> They don't take "no" for an answer <BR> when they believe there is a better solution. <BR> They go without so their fami... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:06:28 EST In Your Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010704 Today is my Dad's birthday he would have been 93. I love you Dad and miss you very much. You earned your wings in 1984 here is a poem I found wanted to post it for you. <BR> <BR> <BR> In Your Heart <BR> © Thomas S. Carver <BR> He was so proud of his little girl <BR> It was her very first day of school <BR> He walked with her to school that day <BR> And she held his hand all the way <BR> They walked together quiet and sad <BR> A little girl and her loving dad <BR> Into the school her father ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:38:48 EST Supper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007119 Supper <BR> This guy was watching TV as his wife was out cutting <BR> the grass during the hot summer. <BR> <BR> He finally worked up the energy to go out <BR> and ask his wife what was for supper. <BR> Well, his missus was quite irritated about him sitting <BR> in the air conditioned house all day <BR> while she did all the work, <BR> so she scolded him. <BR> <BR> "I can't believe you're aking me about supper right now! <BR> <BR> Imagine I'm out of town, <BR> go inside and figure dinn... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:33:41 EST The Land That Made Me,Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000975 I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!! <BR> <BR> Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, <BR> Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot. <BR> <BR> There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, <BR> For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, <BR> Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn. <BR> <BR> We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, <BR> Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one'... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:56:15 EST Red Skelton Do You Remember Him? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000965 1. Two times a week we go to a nice restaurant, have a <BR> little beverage, good food and companionship. <BR> She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays. <BR> 2. We also sleep in separate beds. <BR> Hers is in California , and mine is in Texas .. <BR> 3. I take my wife everywhere, <BR> but she keeps finding her way back. <BR> 4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary. <BR> "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said. <BR> So I suggested the kitchen. <BR> 5. We always h... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:49:44 EST Some Old Men Still Think Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000955 An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large <BR> farm for several years. <BR> He had a large pond in the back. <BR> It was properly shaped for swimming, so he <BR> fixed it up nice with picnic tables, <BR> horseshoe courts, and some apple, and <BR> peach trees. <BR> One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, <BR> as he hadn't <BR> been there for a while, and look it over. <BR> He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. <BR> As he neared the pond, he heard voi... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:40:06 EST The Artwork of A Teenager http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991984 "TEENAGER DID THIS” !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on <BR> Hwy.25 in rural Iowa . For generations, <BR> kids have painted slogans, names, and <BR> obscenities on this rock, changing its <BR> character many times. <BR> <BR> A few months back, the rock received its <BR> latest paint job, and since then it has been <BR> left completely undisturbed. <BR> <BR> It's quite an impressive sight. Be sure to <BR> scroll down and check out the multiple <BR> photo... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:44:22 EST Lucky Larry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989383 This is a true story from where I lived in Conneticut. Waterford is next town over from where I lived and where I worked in the PD. Boats INC was where we bought both our boats (when we were "rich" LOL) <BR> <BR> Lucky 'Larry" ~ Trades Boiling Water for Long Island Sound <BR> <BR> The life of a 17-pound, 80-year-old lobster that was destined for a pot of boiling water was spared on Tuesday and instead of becoming a memorable dinner is now back in the ocean. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The lob... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:05:55 EST The Toilet Seat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988337 My wife, Julie, had been after me for several weeks to paint the seat on our toilet. Finally, I got around to doing it while Julie was out. After finishing, I left to take <BR> care of another matter before she returned. <BR> She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat. <BR> About that time, I got home and realized her predicament. <BR... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:47:21 EST Johnny the Bagger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983366 Simple Truths of Service <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're serious about creating memories, building relationships, using your unique gifts, and caring for people, then The Simple Truths of Service, is a must-read! <BR> <BR> Barbara Glanz is a speaker and author. She's also a friend. <BR> <BR> A few years ago, Barbara was speaking to 3,000 employees of a large grocery chain. Her speech was on customer service and how to create memories to make the customers want to come back. <BR> <BR> At the end... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:18:43 EST The Rock Lover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979637 The Rock Lover <BR> <BR> By Pamela Underhill Altendorf <BR> We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. <BR> ~Herman Melville <BR> Jake was a wanderer, and no one in the neighborhood was exactly sure where the large black Lab had come from. It's lake property here. There are year-round residents, summer residents, vacationers, and a steady stream of people who come to fish for the day. Seeing a wandering dog that summer was not an unusual sight. Seein... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:51:22 EST Senior Health Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976558 Senior Health Care... <BR> So you're a sick senior citizen but the government says <BR> there is no nursing home available for you, <BR> what do you do? <BR> Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and four bullets. <BR> You are allowed to shoot four Congressmen. <BR> Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will <BR> get three meals a day, <BR> a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning <BR> and all the health care you need! <BR> Need new... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:46:18 EST Heath Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976228 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l9417514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's hiney. It's the tortoise life for me! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:37:43 EST Letter of Resignation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974585 You get a call that you need to go clean out Aunt Martha's <BR> storage garage because she died. <BR> And, you are told to bring a trailer. <BR> Sounds like a pain in the rear but out of <BR> respect for your Aunt Martha, you comply. <BR> <BR> Later you send the following letter to your boss. <BR> <BR> Dear Boss: <BR> I'm resigning effective immediately! <BR> The reason for my resignation is that I cleaned my <BR> aunt's garage this morning before <BR> coming to work, and realized <BR>... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:57:57 EST My Trip To The Grocery Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940436 There was a bit of confusion at the store this morning. When I was ready to pay for my groceries, the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me." <BR> <BR> Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland Security running amok, I did just as she had instructed. <BR> When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out she was referring to my credit card. <BR> <BR> I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. <BR> <BR> They need to make instructions to ... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:36:19 EST Did You Hear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938388 Did you hear? Ronald McDonald killed Burger King <BR> right in front of Dairy Queen. It's being talked <BR> about all over Boston Market. Burger King just <BR> couldn't keep his Jack in the Box and was Dunkin <BR> Donuts under the Sheetz. But then compared to <BR> McDonald's Wimpy Little Ceaser, it's no real wonder <BR> why his girl, Wendy, cheated on him. KFC said the <BR> funeral will be at Church's. You going? I'm taking <BR> the Subway. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:13:25 EST Bee Stings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926326 Subject: Bee Stings <BR> This is a must-read especially during this time of the year. <BR> <BR> This information may be something to remember, as this season will soon be here again... <BR> <BR> It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while working in the yard.......... BEE STINGS ! <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago, I was stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden. <BR> <BR> My arm swelled up, so I went to the doctor. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine. ... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:43:16 EST