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  • lczarnik 16:37 on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    “THE CLOCK” ..You’ve never seen a clock like this one…………….. 

    Now this is really neat. So much so we are posting in our https://czarniklife.wordpress.com/ blog

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    From: Ann Marie
    Date: 31 October 2013 16:25
    Subject: Fwd: FW: "THE CLOCK" ..You’ve never seen a clock like this one……………..

    Pretty cool info!

    It’s fabulous and all the options that you can click on for time most anywhere on earth. Statistics are mind blowing, etc., etc. Wow!




    You’ve never seen a clock like this one.


  • lczarnik 08:10 on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Why seniors shouldn’t Trick or Treat 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 October 2013 01:15
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Why seniors shouldn’t Trick or Treat

    You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

    10. You keep knocking on your own front door.

    9. You remove your false teeth to change your appearance.

    8. You ask for soft high fiber candy only.

    7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag,
    You lose your balance and fall over.

    6. People say: ‘Great Boris Karloff Mask,’
    And you’re not wearing a mask.

    5. When the door opens you yell, ‘Trick or…’
    And you can’t remember the rest.

    4. By the end of the night,
    You have a bag full of restraining orders.

    3. You have to carefully choose a costume
    that doesn’t dislodge your hairpiece.

    2. You’re the only Power Ranger in the
    Neighborhood with a walker.

    And the number one reason Seniors should not go
    Trick Or Treating…

    • 1. You keep having to go home to use the bathroom.


  • lczarnik 08:07 on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Montreal Mosaiculture 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 October 2013 00:10
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Montreal Mosaiculture

    Once every three years, there is an international competition in horticultural sculpture, called "mosaiculture," in a major city in the world. This year it is Montreal. This is not topiary but rather creating sculptures out of living plants. The greatest horticulturalists in the world, from 20 different countries, submitted plans a year in advance. Steel armatures were then created to support the works (some 40 feet high); they were then wrapped in steel mesh and filled with dirt and moss and watering hoses. Then they ordered 3 million plants of different shades of green and brown and tan, and these were grown in greenhouses all over Quebec. In late May, these horticulturalists came to Montreal and planted all of their plants in the forms at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, and they have been standing for three months now. There were 50 major sculptures along a path two miles long. They were incredible. If you would like to visit a few and walk along the path with me, click on:

  • lczarnik 09:34 on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Great idea!! 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 25 October 2013 03:59


    In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. ‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’

    She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’

    They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’ ‘No,’ she said.

    ‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’ She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’

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    And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

    The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout the day no o ne has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.’

    At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

    Martha said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.’

    By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

    Do you think this email is worth passing along so others won’t forget either, that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by our U.S. Veterans? ……….. I did.

    Let us always remember the men and women of our military and the rights they have won for us.

    Blessings abound in our USA!

  • lczarnik 09:31 on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Stay Young My Friend 

    And I always listen to my elders.

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA

    Date: 28 October 2013 08:29
    Subject: Fw: Stay Young My Friend

    I’m sending this especially for the last line – about wine.
    Keep healthy. BA



    Been around a few times but should be read often.

    Stay Young My Friend

    We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!


    1.. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

    2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
    (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

    3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever… Never let the brain get idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!

    4. Enjoy the simple things.

    5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

    6.. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

    7. Surround yourself with what you love: whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.. Your home is your refuge.

    8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

    9. Don’t take guilt trips.. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

    10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

    I love you, my special friend!

    11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..

    Remember! Lost time can never be found.

    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Wine does not make you FAT …. it makes you LEAN ….

    (against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

  • lczarnik 09:29 on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Pumpkin Carvings—fantastic!!!! 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 October 2013 23:06
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FW: …Pumpkin Carvings—fantastic!!!!

    And a Happy Halloween to you all.

    More Classics from The PumpkinMaster…
    Chuck Kimmeth 
  • lczarnik 03:33 on October 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Historical Photos 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 October 2013 01:09
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Historical Photos


    Miss America 1924


    Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin


    Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.


    Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II’s cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives.


    Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930


    This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler’s head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German’s surrendered and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor’s reports, diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms. He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.


    Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing – the fat man and the thin man.


    Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot’s licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.


    Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical " Chicago ."


    Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.


    Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — “Pole Home.”


    The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister’s wife.


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy


    Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe . She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.


    Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield , Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.


    Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917


    Washington, D.C., circa 1919. " Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.


    Filming the MGM Logo


    Amelia Earhart


    Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost


    Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".


    In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand , he slipped on an orange peel and died.


    Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm’s death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty


    Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.


    Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.


    All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s


    c. 1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers


    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.


    Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean . The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.


    Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.


    A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


    Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.


    Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.


    Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan


    Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.


    Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America ‘s first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months ‘over there’ and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him).


    Nightwitches – Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.


    Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London , 1956 Both women are 30 years old.


    Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home” as FDR’s body is borne past in Warm Springs , GA , where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.

  • lczarnik 03:30 on October 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Retirement Speech 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 October 2013 23:43
    Subject: Fw: Retirement Speech

    Priest’s Retirement Speech

    A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.

    A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.

    However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: Thank Goodness we Catholic’s have a wonderful sense of humor!

    “I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents; embezzled from his employer; had an affair with his boss’s wife; had sex with his boss’s 17 year old daughter on numerous occasions, taken illegal drugs; had several homosexual affairs; was arrested several times for public nudity and gave VD to his sister. I was appalled that one person could do so many awful things. But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.”

    Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:

    I’ll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”

    Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late

  • lczarnik 03:28 on October 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    An incredible photo of Pope Francis on 29.5.13 at Saint Peter’s Square 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 October 2013 23:21
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: An incredible photo of Pope Francis on 29.5.13 at Saint Peter’s Square




  • lczarnik 11:53 on October 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Fall, Happy Halloween!!!!! 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 21 October 2013 22:50
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Happy Fall, Happy Halloween!!!!!

    Wishing all of you a very Happy Halloween. BA

    Happy Fall, Happy Halloween!

    No butts about it, Happy Fall! Happy Halloween!

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