There was a man, who had worked all his life,
had saved all of his money, And was a real miser
when it came to his money. Just before he died,
he said to his wife...'When I die, I want you to take
all my money and put it in the casket with me.
I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.'
And so he got his wife to promise him,
with all of her heart, that when he died,
she would put all of the money into the casket
with him. Well, he died...
as he was stretched out in the casket,
his wife was sitting there - dressed in black,
and her friend was sitting next to her.
When they finished the ceremony,
and just before the undertakers got ready
to close the casket, the wife said, 'Wait just a moment!'
She had a small metal box with her;
she came over with the box and put
it in the casket. Then the undertakers
locked the casket down and they rolled it away.
So her friend said, 'Girl, I know you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'
The loyal wife replied, 'Listen, I'm a Christian;
I cannot go back on my word.
I promised him that I was going to put that money
into the casket with him.' You mean to tell me you
put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?'
'I sure did,' said the wife. 'I got it all together,
put it into my account, and wrote him a cheque..
"If he can cash it where he is, then he can spend it.'
She really thought this over
Sure hope you got your daily chuckle today.
As my Mom would say," Smile your face won't crack."
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If you don't know the story read on it's at the bottom. I am sure at one time of your life you have felt like this.
It's an awful feeling. It's the awful tension, the threat of failure, the fear to get OUT. Yes I am sure we have all been there at one time or another. It's all just hanging over your head.
JUST imagine RETAIL!!!!! This year, we have had so many businesses shut down in Maine. Some big time business
Dionysius II of Syracuse, a fourth century BC tyrant of Syracuse, Italy. Pandering to his king, Damocles exclaimed that, as a great man of power and authority surrounded by magnificence, Dionysius was truly extremely fortunate. Dionysius then offered to switch places with Damocles, so that Damocles could taste that very fortune first hand. Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the King's proposal. Damocles sat down in the king's throne surrounded by every luxury, but Dionysius arranged that a huge sword should hang above the throne, held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse's tail. Damocles finally begged the tyrant that he be allowed to depart, because he no longer wanted to be so fortunate. Dionysius had successfully conveyed a sense of the constant fear in which the great man lives. Cicero uses this story as the last in a series of contrasting examples for reaching the conclusion he had been moving towards in this fifth Disputation, in which the theme is that virtue is sufficient for living a happy life. Cicero asks: Does not Dionysius seem to have made it sufficiently clear that there can be nothing happy for the person over whom some fear always looms?
When life is this tense, move on make an easy life.
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Funny how certain things make you think of something. Those big collars just at the shoulders edge, make me think of this elegant, Beautiful woman on TV in the 50's
Faye Emerson was one of the most visible individuals in the early days of U.S. television. A "television personality" (meaning talk show and more), her omnipresence during the infant days of TV made her one of the most famous faces in the nation and earned her the unofficial titles of "Television's First Lady" and "Mrs. Television."
Here's that Big collar dress she was always wearing dresses like this . She was once married to "Elliott Roosevelt" son of "U.S. President" "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Emerson was later married to bandleader "Skitch Henderson" in the 1950s. Once a Hollywood starlet enjoying the show business spotlight, the wealthy Emerson retired to Spain and spent the rest of her life in seclusion. She died in 1983 at the age of sixty-five of Stomach cancer in Majorca, Spain.
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I remember My Grandmother's English Plum Pudding with Lemon Curd. She also made Pop Overs. I am always afraid I will get Alzheimer's, my Mama had it. Even after my House burnt down, I always have my memories. I hope they find a cure.
I would not use our flag for fabric, we do, They have neck scarf's purses. I was shocked the first time I saw it. It must make them a Buck or two.
If I could buy one I would, it would be great inside an English Pub in the U.S
After these guys, the Kids were trying for English accents do you remember that time?
I took so many photo's of Big Ben. Loved Hyde Park.
I can still remember this trip to England. I saw Susana YORK, in a play. She was beautiful and Oh! so talented. I also saw Evita.
I had never seen such beautiful Knobs in a bar, I remember each one was different.
There were so many Statues, this was outside my Hotel.
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HELLO It's getting close to the Big Day at Churchill Downs If anyone like Horses here's what I have so far on who is signing up.
Challenge opened. The 2012 registration for the Kentucky Derby There is a horse Called ALPHA Trainer Mclaughlen for 3 year old Colt Alpha is a Florida based horse. he is entered in Florida Derby also for the -Louisiana Derby and woods Memorial. I think this is too much before the Kentucky Derby? I do. I would save him and rest him before the big Day. Then I am not the trainer. He has been working out at Boynton beach.!! Wish I was still in Florida to watch the workout. thought I'd tell you about The word Alpha. First or Best That's a hunch to make a bet.ALPHA ALPHA Means::: #1- Best- Leader.
All horses MUST respect their rider or a dangerous situation develops. The rider must gain that respect must become part of the horse's "herd" and become his alpha — his leader there is no other way to be safe and in control. This certainly doesn't mean to abuse, frighten, or threaten the horse. And it has absolutely nothing to do with yelling, whips, or anything similar. It does mean the rider needs training in understanding basic equine body language and assuming the leadership position so the horse recognizes that position and follows accordingly. To take on that position, the rider must know what to do and be confident doing it. If the rider "wimps out" or has any fear or crisis of confidence, the horse will know it immediately and will take on the position of leader himself. Alpha= (leader,best,#1)
Today March 27: When the Derby Regestration opens, this means that the list of almost 400 Kentucky Derby nominees will be narrowed down to 23. Here are some early picks, who knows who will get in.
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work.
Art is truly an expession of experience and love to her.
She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story.
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