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  • lczarnik 15:11 on February 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Fwd: FW: Word Smiths! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 9 February 2018 at 10:12
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: FW: Word Smiths!

    Word Origins.docx

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  • lczarnik 17:02 on February 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    When a photo is not just a photo… 

    [tags Suzanne, Amazing]

    Forwarded message
    From: Suzanne
    Date: 2 March 2009 at 22:10
    Subject: FW: When a photo is not just a photo…

    The joy of having the time and the inclination to do such inventive work.

    R

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  • lczarnik 10:54 on February 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tyrant and The Amazing 

    Forwarded message
    From: Rena
    Date: 7 August 2008 at 21:22
    Subject: FW: The Tyrant and The Amazing

    How do they get away with it, when guns are so easy to come by and bullets are so cheap?

    ?

    Imagine who would have such taste and live in such opulence?

    An American Billionaire?

    A Saudi Prince?

    Louis XIV of?France?

    Savour the pictures then scroll to the bottom of the page to see who owns this Work of Art.??

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    This Mansion is?in?Harare?and belongs to:??

    The?President of?Zimbabwe??-?Robert Mugabe –?while his people starve,

    and die because of no medical help….and we are asked to help his people

    over and over again…he and his family live like this…….his GREED kills

    his?people…..???

    send this to everyone you know, they can send it to everyone they know,

    soon?the world will know what this man is doing to his people.

    ?

    Some of these are too cool for words!

    Holding The Sun


    Edge of the Hurricane


    Fire-Starter

    Amazing Cloud Formation!


    You Light Up My World

    Not a Good Day For Surfing

    and here’s the Best!

    Only in China
    SWIMMING POOL

    Only in Hawaii

    Only in India

    Only in Texas

    Only In Thailand

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    And last, but not least

    Only In America

     
  • lczarnik 11:02 on February 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Not much has changed over 80 years 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 2 February 2018 at 12:15
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Not much has changed over 80 years

    Not much has changed over 80 years…too bad Wiley Post crashed his airplane and killed Rogers and himself back in the 1930s. We’d still be getting Will Rogers’ fine advice even though nothing’s really changed in the last 80 years, just like these 17 of the best quotes ever made. Will Rogers was a Genius.

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  • lczarnik 09:44 on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    *Canadian Speed Control! 

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    From: Terry
    Date: 9 January 2018 at 06:55
    Subject: Fwd: *Canadian Speed Control!

    Dear All,

    A smily moment for a busy day! Enjoy! I have no idea if this is true, or just an ironic joke, but it is clever!

    Please remove my friends’ details before forwarding to anyone else.

    Best wishes

    Subject: FW: *Canadian Speed Control!
    Canadian Speed Control!

    Speed control being used in Canada .
    How’s this for effective speed control?

    I don’t know about you, but
    this would certainly slow me down!
    People slow down and actually
    try to "straddle" the hole.


    This is an actual speed control
    device that is currently in use.
    It is MUCH cheaper than speed bumps,
    cameras, radar guns, police officers, etc.


    Pretty clever — especially when they move them around every day.

    Isn’t Art Wonderful?

     
  • lczarnik 15:32 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 14 October 2017 at 03:19
    Subject: Fwd: 3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech

    Do not miss watching this video.

    This is absolutely inspiring and it may bring a tear to your eye.

    This was so good, I wanted to pass it along. For some of you, good to
    share with your kids and grandkids. This guy is a great motivational
    speaker. His name is Dr. Rick Rigsby, and he spoke at the Cal
    Maritime Commencement Ceremony this past 2017. I believe he taught at
    Texas A&M for 20 years and was their football team’s preacher. Now I
    think he is just a motivational speaker that travels all around the
    country giving short motivational talks for various universities and
    groups. The speech below is called "3rd Grade Dropout" it appears to
    be something that he may have put together through his "Making an
    Impact" organization, since it has photos of his childhood and family
    in it. I am sure that if you put his name into the YouTube.com search
    box, you will actually see the original speech, where the president of
    the university introduces him. I won’t ruin it for you by telling you
    any more, and just let you watch it. Try the YouTube search first
    and if that does not work See the Link below. If it doesn’t work by
    clicking on it, just cut and paste the address into your browser.

    Rick Rigsby – 3rd Grade Dropout.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0b3rvNeVGw

     
  • lczarnik 15:26 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Educated mind 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 12 November 2017 at 06:09
    Subject: Fwd: Educated mind

    Puns for Educated Minds (a few old puns!)

    1.The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.
    He acquired his size from too much pi.

    2.I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned
    out to be an optical aleutian .

    3.She was only a whiskey-maker, but he loved her still.

    4.A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because
    it was a weapon of math disruption.

    5.No matter how much you push the envelope,it’ll still be stationery.

    6.A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

    7.A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

    8.Two silk worms had a race, they ended up in a tie.

    9.A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall. The police are looking into it.

    10.Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

    11.Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

    12.Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to
    the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’

    13.I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger, then it hit me.

    14.A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: ‘Keep off the Grass.’

    15.The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small
    medium at large.

    16.The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
    seasoned veteran.

    17.A backward poet writes inverse.

    18.In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your
    count that votes.

    19.When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

    20.If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you’d be in Seine.

    21.A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane. The
    stewardess looks at him and says, ‘I’m sorry sir, only one carrion
    allowed per passenger.’

    22.Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, ‘Dam!’

    23.Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
    the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t
    have your kayak and heat it too.

    24.Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, ‘I’ve lost my electron.’ The
    other says, ‘Are you sure?’ The first replies, ‘Yes, I’m positive.’

    25..Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a
    root-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

    26. A geologist exploring an earthquake fell to his death through no
    fault of his own.

    27. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope
    that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten
    did.

     
  • lczarnik 15:24 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 17 November 2017 at 05:44
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fw: Fwd: Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    I believe this is the BEST FORWARD I have ever sent!!!

    Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially
    memorable.

    On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima
    memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II

    Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the
    statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys
    from?’

    I told him that we were from Wisconsin. ‘Hey, I’m a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.’

    (It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when
    he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington
    ,
    DC, but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that
    night.)


    When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)


    ‘My name is James Bradley and I’m from Antigo, Wisconsin
    .

    My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.

    ‘Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called ‘War.’ But it
    didn’t turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don’t say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima
    were 17, 18, and 19 years old – and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about
    it.


    (He pointed to the statue) ‘You see this next guy? That’s Rene Gagnon fromNew Hampshire
    If you took Rene’s helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that
    helmet, you would find a photograph…a photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the
    battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old
    men.

    ‘The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys.They called him the ‘old man’ because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn’t say, ‘Let’s go kill some Japanese’ or ‘Let’s die for our country’ He knew he was talking to little boys.. Instead he would say, ‘You do what I say, and I’ll get you
    home to your mothers.’

    ‘The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona. Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to walk off Iwo Jima. He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, ‘You’re a hero’ He told reporters, ‘How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off
    alive?’

    So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a
    very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).

    ‘The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, ‘Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn’t get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.’ Yes, he was a fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store.

    A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother’s farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into
    the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.

    ‘The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews.
    When Walter Cronkite’s
    producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say ‘No, I’m sorry, sir, my dad’s not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don’t know when he is coming back.’ My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell’s soup.. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn’t want to talk to the press.

    ‘You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn’t see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, ’cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.

    ‘When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, ‘I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.’

    ‘So that’s the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo
    Jima, and three came back as national heroes.. Overall, 7,000
    boys died on Iwo Jima in the
    worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.’

    Suddenly, the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero.. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.

    One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is . . that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of ‘hands’ raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the13th hand was the hand of God.

    Great story – worth your time – worth every American’s time. Please pass it on.

     
  • lczarnik 15:22 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    I thought you will enjoy this 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 21 November 2017 at 06:11
    Subject: Fwd: I thought you will enjoy this

    INTERVIEW

    Outstanding Photography . . . Incredible Scenes and Wonderful Words OF WISDOM.

    Just click below!

    INTERVIEW
    WITH GOD

     
  • lczarnik 15:20 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    MEN ARE JUST HAPPY PEOPLE 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 2 December 2017 at 23:00
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: MEN ARE JUST HAPPY PEOPLE

    Happier People!

    What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

    Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress – $5,000. Tux rental – $100. People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks.

    A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.

    You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

    No wonder men are happier!

    NICKNAMES

    · If Laura, Kate, and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

    · If Rich, Dave, and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba, and Wildman.

    EATING OUT

    · When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave, and John will each throw in $20, even though it’s only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

    When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket calculators..

    MONEY

    · A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

    · A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but it’s on sale.

    BATHROOMS

    · A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.

    · The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 337.. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

    ARGUMENTS

    · A woman has the last word in any argument.

    · Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

    FUTURE

    · A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

    · A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

    MARRIAGE

    · A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

    · A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.

    DRESSING UP

    · A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

    · A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

    NATURAL

    · Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

    · Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

    OFFSPRING

    · Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears, and hopes and dreams.

    · A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    A married man should forget his mistakes. There’s no use in two people remembering the same thing!

    So, send this to the women who have a sense of humor …. and to the men who will enjoy reading it.

     
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