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  • lczarnik 04:58 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    this is great! 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 25 December 2011 07:26
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     Great train photos as well as scenery.
  • lczarnik 04:57 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Who Packs your parachute? 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 25 December 2011 07:04
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    Subject: Who Packs your parachute

    This story has been around for a long time and you have probably seen or heard it before.
    One of the interesting things about the Internet and Power Points is the ability to package old stories in new frameworks.
    This is a beautiful story with a lot of meaning.  So after receiving it from Charles I just thought…
    well, with the Christmas/holiday season and the uncertainties of life right now for some… this might be worth sending your way.
    Take a few moments and think how valid these words, captured in the taunting music of "Amazing Grace" really are.
    God bless you and give you joy in this holiday season.
    With love,

    Since Posterous is no longer – check out this link –


    2018AP30 17:30

  • lczarnik 04:54 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Santa’s Jigsaw 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 24 December 2011 13:21
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  • lczarnik 04:53 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Merry Christmas – MATCH THE DOGS 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 24 December 2011 13:16
    Subject: FW: Merry Christmas – MATCH THE DOGS

    When you go to this site, click on the dogs and match them up and see what happens. 

  • lczarnik 04:52 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Christmas Joke 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 24 December 2011 13:10
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    Hope you are well!!  Just a little merriment for the Holidays!  Have a Merry Christmas and a Safe and  Happy New Year!!!




    Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

    'In honor of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each
    possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'

    The man from England fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a
    lighter. He flicked it on. 'It represents a candle', he said.

    'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said.

    The man from Scotland reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of
    keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'

    Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.

    The Irishman started searching desperately through his pockets and
    finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

    St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just
    what do those symbolize?'

    The Irishman replied, 'These are Carols.'

    And So The Christmas Season



  • lczarnik 04:52 on December 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Giant Balloon Rosary Over Chicago! 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 24 December 2011 00:18
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    Gotta share this – old, but very interesting.   



    Giant LIFE Balloon Rosary seen by Thousands over Chicago's Downtown

    (August 15, 2011) – Just in time for the Feast of the Assumption of
    Our Lady, a 75-foot rosary floats skyward from Chicago's Michigan
    Avenue Bridge claiming the Magnificent Mile for Mary. A giant rosary
    floated gracefully over Chicago 's busy tourism district on Friday as
    thousands looked on. The six-foot gold cross hanging from the rosary
    sparkled in the sunlight as it very slowly ascended between the Tribune
    tower and the Wrigley building. The rosary of helium-filled yellow balloons
    bearing the word LIFE then floated down Michigan Avenue over the
    Hancock Tower and past North Ave Beach . Cameras and cellphones
    flew into action as people responded to the unexpected sight.


    "There was an excitement all around us and there were people in tears
    at the sight of the rosary. I think we often take it for granted the power of
    a simple witness to the faith," said a camp counselor. A passerby tweeted,
    "A balloon rosary in the air. My faith confirmed :)", while another surprised
    Chicagoan wrote, "what the… giant balloon rosary, with cross, just floated
    heavenward from the Michigan avenue bridge." The rosary was the craft
    of 20 imaginative elementary-school-aged girls and their counselors
    participating in a summer camp at a Chicago Catholic Parish. The girls
    prayed the rosary in front of the Washington Blvd. Family Planning
    Associates asking Our Lady for an end to abortion. They then carried
    the rosary, cross-first, through downtown Chicago 's peak traffic to the cheers, and
    sometimes jeers, of pedestrians and motorists. Homeless people gave high
    street preachers started singing Gospel songs, and semi-truck drivers
    shook the streets sounding their truck horns in approval. "I was completely
    ecstatic the whole time. I loved seeing how many people on a random
    street corner were thrilled. It is a lot more than we tend to think," said
    one participant.


    One of the girls said, "It was the prettiest rosary I have ever seen. I liked
    how it would float up and sit and
    then float up and sit. It looked really pretty against the buildings and the
    sky." Another camper said, "The best way to describe it was 'beautiful'.
    I didn't see one frowning face. It evangelized everyone who saw it."
    This is the latest of a series of spontaneous acts of joy across the
    United States involving the yellow LIFE balloons. Sightings of LIFE
    balloons at prayer vigils, county fairs and flash mobs leave many
    wondering if the trend will impact this year's March for Life in Washington DC .
    See photo post here:
    Story by Nathan Joel, Photos by Rebekah Smith. 




  • lczarnik 22:34 on December 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO… Christ honoring flashmob 

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    Date: 22 December 2011 03:11
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    This one might be a 2-tissue!  Really moving!!!  🙂  CW

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    VIDEO… Christ honoring Christmas flashmob Beautiful!!!
  • lczarnik 23:24 on December 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Astonishing Beauty in many various ways 


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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 21 December 2011 05:31
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    Another set of lovely photos.  BA 

  • lczarnik 12:08 on December 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    These are photos of really extraordinary 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 20 December 2011 08:08
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    Some we've seen before – this mailing contains titles  which often haven't accompanied past emails.

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    Subject: These are photos of really extraordinary

    These are photos of really extraordinary places or events and very interesting…….take a few minutes to look at these……enjoy

    The world's highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, at a height of 117 meters.

    Thor's Well a/k/a "the gates of the dungeon" on Cape Perpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape

    Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Tongariro National Park – New Zealand

    Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar.
    Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat.


    Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid

    Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years.

    Balloons in Cappadocia.

    Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors).


    And this is the view down

    These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown

    The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe

    Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall.

    In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place cannot merge because they have different densities.

    In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest sea bridge in the world.

    Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania


    An unusual tunnel in California's Sequoia National Park

    This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France

    Family photo

    The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China. Its length is 260 kilometers


    Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat.

    Marcus Levine – slaughtering an artist in the literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing a white wooden panel. At his latest series of paintings exhibited in a gallery in London, Marcus has spent more than 50 000 pieces of iron.

    In the city of Buford (USA) lives just one person. He works as a janitor and as a mayor.

    Autumn camouflage

    Haus Rizzi – Germany.

    Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River.

    Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea

    Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty.

    Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. Isle of Lamu.

    Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago.


    From the outside it looks like


    View of the sunset from inside the wave.

    This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks.



    In northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it’s very deep.

    Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean

    Lighthouse guard in Mare, France must be one of the most courageous people on the planet!
    Not everyone will have a smoke in such weather, and in such a place!

    Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010

    Skyscraper-Crescent Crescent Moon Tower (Dubai)

    Heavy fog in Sydney, which enveloped the whole city

    The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany.

    Morning Glory – kind of clouds observed in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia

    Gibraltar Airport is one of the most extraordinary airports around the world






  • lczarnik 12:00 on December 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Who started Christmas? 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 20 December 2011 06:44
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    A very good reminder.   BA

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    I liked this one.  So many 'celebrate' Christmas without recognizing or understanding what it's all about; and even for those of us who do (recognize and understand) it's so easy to get caught up with our lists of things-we-want-to-do. Kudo's to the voice in the back of the elevator!

    Subject: Who started Christmas?


    This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable. And after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

    She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

    Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."

    From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, "Don't worry we already crucified him." For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

    Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

    — Author Unknown

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