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  • lczarnik 19:49 on December 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Witch Story 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 December 2013 03:25
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Witch Story

    Every man should know this.

    King Arthur and the Witch

    Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur’s youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

    The question?…What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query.

    But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end.

    He returned to his kingdom and began to poll
    everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

    Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer.

    But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

    The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

    The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur’s closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

    He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life and the preservation of the Round Table.

    Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur’s question thus:

    What a woman really wants, she answered….is to be in charge of her own life.

    Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur’s life would be spared.

    And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

    The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed.

    The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened?
    The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

    Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day….or night?

    Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

    What would YOU do?

    What Lancelot chose is below.

    BUT….make YOUR choice before you scroll down below.

    OKAY?

    Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

    Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

    Now….what is the moral to this story?

    The moral is…
    If you don’t let a woman have her own
    way…Things are going to get ugly!

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  • lczarnik 19:46 on December 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s A Wonderful World…… 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 December 2013 01:01
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: It’s A Wonderful World……

    Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear!

    Click on attachment and then on each scene for fantastic viewing.

    Photo_album.pps

     
  • lczarnik 07:54 on December 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Rudolph: The true story 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 27 December 2013 01:04
    Subject: Fw: Rudolph: The true story

    Merry Christmas to All……..

    The True Story of

    Rudolph

    A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night.

    His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.

    Little Barbara couldn’t understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, "Why isn’t Mommy just like everybody else’s Mommy?"

    Bob’s jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger.

    It had been the story of Bob’s life. Life always had to be different for Bob. Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in sports. He was often called names he’d rather not remember. From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to fit in.

    Bob did complete college, married his loving wife and was grateful to get his job as a copywriter at MontgomeryWards during the Great Depression.

    Then he was blessed with his little girl. But it was all short-lived. Evelyn’s bout with cancer stripped them of all their savings and now Bob and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room apartment in the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days before Christmas in 1938.

    Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for whom he couldn’t even afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if he couldn’t buy a gift, he was determined to make one – a storybook!

    Bob had created an animal character in his own mind and told the animal’s story to little Barbara to give her comfort and hope. Again and again Bob told the story, embellishing it more with each telling.

    Who was the character? What was the story all about?

    The story Bob May created was his own autobiography in fable form. The character he created was a misfit outcast like he was. The name of the character? A little reindeer named Rudolph, with a big shiny nose.

    Bob finished the book just in time to give it to his little girl on Christmas Day.

    But the story doesn’t end there. The general manager of Montgomery Ward caught wind of the little storybook and offered Bob May a nominal fee to purchase the rights to print the book.

    Wards went on to print,“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and distribute it to children visiting Santa Claus in their stores.

    By 1946 Wards had printed and distributed more than
    six million copies of Rudolph. That same year, a major
    publisher wanted to purchase the rights from Wards to print an updated version of the book.

    In an unprecedented gesture of kindness, the CEO of Wards returned all rights back to Bob May.

    The book became a best seller. Many toy and marketing deals followed and Bob May, now remarried with agrowing family, became wealthy from the story he created to comfort his grieving daughter. But the story doesn’t end there either.

    Bob’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song adaptation to Rudolph. Though the song was turned down by such popular vocalists as Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore , it was recorded by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was released in 1949 and became a phenomenal success, selling more records than any other Christmas song,
    with the exception of "White Christmas."


    The gift of love that Bob May created for his daughter so long ago kept on returning back to bless him again and again. And Bob May learned the lesson, just like his dear friend Rudolph, that being different isn’t so bad. In fact, being different can be a blessing.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS


    Enjoy life…
    it has an expiration
    date!

     
  • lczarnik 00:14 on December 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Without a Doubt, You’ll Love Her 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 2013/12/24
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FW: Without a Doubt, You’ll Love Her

    Ignore the many languages; just listen to her sing….You’ll Love Her!
    ELLE A UN INCROYABLE TALENT !!!Elle doit venir d’une autre plan�.

    On peut se demander o�bout de chou comme elle va chercher tout �!!

    M� si on n’est pas branch�usique op� et Cie, elle tire les larmes rien qu’en l’�utant

    Cliquer ICI <http://www.youtube.com/v/cWWqp-IVfb8?version=3&hl=fr_FR&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3&cc_lang_pref=fr&cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&title=epanews.fr%20%E2%80%93%201er%20r%C3%A9seau%20%C3%A9panouissement%2c%20bien-%C3%AAtre%20et%20spiritualit%C3%A9%20du%20monde%20francophone>

     
  • lczarnik 23:46 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    FUN FACTS 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 December 2013 11:29
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FUN FACTS

    Fun Facts.

    Don’t know if true, but these “facts” are interesting

    Q: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?
    A: When buttons were invented they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right! And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

    Q: Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help?
    A: This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ — and is pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday.’

    Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’?
    A: In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ‘l’oeuf,’ which is French for ‘the egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US Americans (mis)pronounced it ‘love.’


    Q. Why do Xs at the end of a letter signify kisses?
    A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.


    Q: Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck’?
    A: In card games it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing he would ‘pass the buck’ to the next player.


    Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
    A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host he would only touch or clink the host’s glass with his own.

    Q: Why are people in the public eye said to be ‘in the limelight’?
    A: Invented in 1825 limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer ‘in the limelight’ was the centre of attention.
    Q: Why is someone who is feeling great ‘on cloud nine’?
    A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine that person is floating well above worldly cares.

    Q: In golf, where did the term ‘Caddie’ come from?
    A. When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game ‘golf.’ He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run) she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day’ and the Scots changed it into ‘caddie.’

    Q: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?
    A: Long ago dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called ‘pygg’. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay the jars became known as ‘pygg banks.’ When an English potter misunderstood the word he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.

     
  • lczarnik 23:44 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Cartoons for Seniors Start your day smiling 

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    From: Ralph & BA Rays <rjbarays>

    Date: 23 December 2013 10:57
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Cartoons for Seniors Start your day smiling

     
  • lczarnik 23:41 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    WOW photography 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 December 2013 01:45

    Subject: Fw: Fwd: WOW photography

    WOW photography

    Photographs…

    All I can
    think of are the words to my favorite song by Louie Armstrong:
    "It’s a Wonderful World"…

     
  • lczarnik 23:33 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Merry Christmas – this is beautiful!!! 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 December 2013 00:01
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Merry Christmas – this is beautiful!!!

    Merry Christmas to all our FRIENDS. and God Bless you all.

    Every year Ashland College in Ohio puts out a great Christmas card.. This year is not different. Click on the link and enjoy. It has sound so please turn on your speakers. Not Happy Holidays, but A Genuine Merry Christmas

    http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm

     
  • lczarnik 19:11 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Something to think about ……..WOW…..Beautiful medicine for the … 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 21 December 2013 23:52
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Something to think about ……..WOW…..Beautiful medicine for the …

    Each of us means the world to someone!

     
  • lczarnik 19:07 on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Merry Christmas 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 21 December 2013 22:48

    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Merry Christmas

    Please don’t break this even if you only send it to one person. Look at the date when this was started. Thanks

    NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATE

    THE CANDLE WAS STARTED.

    GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS.

    I am not going to be the one who

    Lets it die. I found it believable —

    Angels have walked beside me

    All my life—-and they still do

    ********************************************************************

    This is to all of you who

    Mean something to me,

    I pray for your happiness.

    The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship

    This candle was lit

    on the

    15th of September, 1998.

    Someone who loves you has helped

    Keep it alive by sending it to you.

    Don’t let The Candle of Love, Hope

    And Friendship die! Pass It On To All

    Of Your Friends and Everyone You Love!

    May God richly bless you as you keep this candle burning.

    Please keep this candle alive

    Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend

     
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