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  • lczarnik 10:26 on September 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The Train of Life 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 September 2015 at 23:45
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: The Train of Life

    What a delightful approach to the explanation of our lifespan. BA

    The Train of Life:

    THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL
    AND I AM HONORED TO HAVE RECEIVED IT.

    NOW, ON TO YOU MY FRIEND!

    https://i0.wp.com/www.thepastwhispers.com/train_17_edited1.jpg

    At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
    and we believe they will always travel on our side.

    However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

    As time goes by, other people will board the train;
    and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.

    Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.

    Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize
    they vacated their seats.

    This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

    Success consists of having a good relationship
    with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

    The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.

    So, we must live in the best way,
    love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

    It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty
    we should leave behind beautiful memories
    for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

    I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
    Reap success and give lots of love.
    More importantly, thank God for the journey.

    Lastly, I thank you
    for being one of the passengers on my train.

    (By the way, I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon
    but if I do, just remember I am glad you were part of my journey.)

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  • lczarnik 09:48 on September 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Are you smarter than a 60 year old 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 September 2015 at 04:55
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Are you smarter than a 60 year old

    Are you smarter than a 60 year old

    MAY BE HARDER THAN YOU MAY THINK.
    THE ANSWERS WILL BE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE, BUT
    YOU JUST CAN’T QUITE REMEMBER THE CORRECT ANSWER .

    DON’T LOOK BELOW FOR THE ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED TO FIGURE IT OUT.

    A TEST FOR ‘OLDER’ KIDS. I was picky who I sent this
    to. It had to be those who might actually remember.
    So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a
    test for us ‘older kids’! The answers are printed
    below, (after the questions) but don’t cheat! answer them first…..

    **
    01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off
    into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who
    was that masked man? Invariably, someone would
    answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What
    did he leave behind?

    02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early
    1964, we all watched them on "The ? ? Show.

    03. ‘Get your kicks, ? ? ?.’

    04. ‘The story you are about to see is true. The
    names have been changed to ? ? ?.’

    05. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ? ? ? ?.’

    06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the
    Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick that was lowered as
    low as we could go in a dance called the ‘?.’

    07. Nestle’s makes the very best..?.’

    08. Satchmo was America ‘s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’
    Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player
    with us. His name was ? ?.

    09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?

    10. Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named ? ? ? and Red always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good Night, and ‘? ? ‘

    11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did
    so by burning their ? ?.

    12. The cute little car with the engine in the back
    and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What
    other names did it go by? ? & ?.

    13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about,
    ‘the day the music died.’ This was a tribute to ? ?.

    14. We can remember the first satellite placed into
    orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ?.

    15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was
    a large plastic ring that we twirled around our
    waist. It was called the ? ?.

    16. Remember LS/MFT ? ? / ? ? ? ?

    17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s ? ? ? !

    18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men?
    Only The ? Knows!

    19. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that
    was "a grave yard smash". It’s name was the ? ? !

    20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it’s Logo/Representative. What was the boy’s name? ?

    ANSWERS:

    01.The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

    02. The Ed Sullivan Show

    03. On Route 66

    04.To protect the innocent.

    05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    06. The limbo

    07. Chocolate

    08. Louis Armstrong

    09. The Timex watch

    10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God
    Bless.’

    11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

    12. Beetle or Bug

    13. Buddy Holly

    14. Sputnik

    15. Hoola-hoop

    16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

    17. Howdy Doody Time

    18. Shadow

    19.Monster Mash

    20. Speedy

    Send this to your ‘older’ friends, (Better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

     
  • lczarnik 09:21 on September 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    TWO DROPS OF WATER 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 September 2015 at 04:47
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: TWO DROPS OF WATER

    Scotch with two drops of water.

    A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two drops of water. As the bartender gives her the drink she says, "I’m on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday and it’s today."

    The bartender says, "Well, since it’s your birthday, I’ll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on me."

    As the woman finishes her drink, the woman to her right says, "I would like to buy you a drink, too."

    The old woman says, "Thank you. Bartender, I want a Scotch with two drops of water."

    "Coming up," says the bartender.

    As she finishes that drink, the man to her left says, "I would like to buy you one, too."

    The old woman says, "Thank you. Bartender, I want another Scotch with two drops of water."

    "Coming right up," the bartender says. As he gives her the drink, he says, "Ma’am, I’m dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?"

    The old woman replies, "Sonny, when you’re my age, you’ve learned how to hold your liquor. Holding your water, however, is a whole other issue."


    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    Your sweetie says, ‘Let’s go upstairs and make love,

    ‘and you answer, ‘Pick one; I can’t do both!’

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    Your friends compliment you on your

    new alligator shoes and you’re barefoot.

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    A sexy babe catches your fancy

    and your pacemaker opens the garage door,

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    Going bra less

    pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    You don’t care where your spouse goes,

    just as long as you don’t have to go along.

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    You are cautioned to slow down by

    the doctor instead of by the police

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    ‘Getting a little action’

    means you don’t need to take any fiber today.

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    ‘Getting lucky’ means you find

    your car in the parking lot.

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    An ‘all nighter’ means not

    getting up to use the bathroom.

    AND

    ‘OLD’ IS WHEN…
    You are not sure these are jokes

     
  • lczarnik 09:18 on September 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Smile,Take a break ! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 September 2015 at 03:52
    Subject: Fw: Smile,Take a break !

    Some of these are priceless! Be sure and read to the end cause that’s the truth!

    .

    Enjoy these "Happy Pictures"

    There’s so much bad stuff going on in our world today, we need to periodically

    Stop, take a deep breath & consider what’s truly important & then smile!!!

     
  • lczarnik 15:15 on September 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Interesting STRANGE FACTS ABOUT THE USA — Did you know… 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 September 2015 at 00:33
    Subject: Fw: Interesting STRANGE FACTS ABOUT THE USA — Did you know…

    The following are some strange facts about America that most Americans would be shocked to learn… ( Maybe more than you can assimilate in one evening!! )

    #1 In more than half of all states in the United States of America , the highest paid public employee in the state is afootball coach.

    #2 It costs the U.S. government 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel.

    #3 Almost half of all Americans ( 47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.

    #4 Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

    #5 The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island . But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

    #6 Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

    #7 The city of Juneau , Alaska , is about 3,000 square miles in size. It is actually larger than the entire state of Delaware .

    #8 When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10 percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households. Today, that number has skyrocketed to 33 percent .

    #9 In 1950, less than 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents. Today, that number is over 40 percent .

    #10 The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent. For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent .

    #11 In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States .

    #12 According to the CDC, 34.6 percent of all men in the U.S. are obese at this point.

    #13 The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 lbs of food each year. Meanwhile, approximately 20 percent of the garbage that goes into our landfills is food.

    #14 According to one recent survey, 81 percent of Russians now have a negative view of the United States . That is much higher than at the end of the Cold War era.

    #15 Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

    #16 The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California . But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

    #17 One recent survey discovered that “a steady job” is the number one thing that American women are looking for in a husband, and discovered that 75 percent of women would have a serious problem dating an unemployed man.

    #18 According to a study conducted by economist Carl Benedikt Frey and engineer Michael Osborne, 47 percent of the jobs in the United States could soon be lost to computers, robots and other forms of technology.

    #19 The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.

    #20 The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.

    #21 The state with the most millionaires per capita is Maryland.

    #22 One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. found that only 12 percent of them said that they were “very happy”.

    #23 The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.

    #25 48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies in their homes whatsoever.

    #26 There are three towns in the United States that have the name “Santa Claus“.

    #27 There is actually a town in Michigan called “Hell“.

    #28 If you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans.

    #29 By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television.

    And now the summary/opinion. More to think about! Once upon a time we were the most loved and most respected nation on the entire planet, but those days are gone. We have wrecked our economy, we have lost our values and we have fumbled away our future. But if you look close enough, you can still see many of the things that once made this country a shining beacon to the rest of the world. This article includes some weird facts, some fun facts, but also some very troubling facts. If we are ever going to change course as a nation, we need to come to grips with just how far we have fallen.

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=The+average+supermarket+in+the+United+States+wastes+about+3%2C000+lbs+of+food++each+year.++Meanwhile%2C+approximately+20+percent+of+the+garbage+that+goes+into+our+landfills+is+food

     
  • lczarnik 08:02 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s a Frickin Elephant 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 September 2015 at 06:19
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: It’s a Frickin Elephant

    We who have taught, or love children who have been taught, know
    this is funny! From the diary of a Pre-School Teacher:

    My five-year old students are learning to read.
    Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
    "Look at this! It’s a frickin’ elephant!"

    I took a deep breath, then asked…"What did you call it?"

    "It’s a frickin’ elephant! It says so on the picture!"

    And so it does…
    (scroll on down)

    " A f r i c a n Elephant "

    Hooked on phonics! Ain’t it wonderful?
    Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

     
  • lczarnik 07:26 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    WALKING THE DOG 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 September 2015 at 06:23
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Fw: WALKING THE DOG

    WALKING THE DOG

    Reportedly, a woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, The plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way.

    The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady, who was blind.

    A man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her guide dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight. He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, "Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?"

    The blind lady said,"No thanks, but maybe Buddy would like to stretch his legs."

    Picture this:
    All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a guide dog for the blind! Even worse, the pilot was wearing sunglasses!

    People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

    Have a great day and remember…..

    THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR.
    A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED

     
  • lczarnik 16:00 on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Sit back, relax, and enjoy this video!!……….AMEN!!! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 9 August 2015 at 04:26
    Subject: Sit back, relax, and enjoy this video!!……….AMEN!!!

    Enjoy and be blessed. This is so beautiful.
    Carol

    AFTER YOU OPEN THE SITE, CLICK ON THE SYMBOL TO THE RIGHT OF THE “HD” LETTERS ON THE LOWER RIGHT TO VIEW FULL SCREEN AND TURN UP THE VOLUME

    click here:
    http://www.andiesisle.com/magnificent.html
     
  • lczarnik 08:23 on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Smiles 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 September 2015 at 00:19
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Smiles

     
  • lczarnik 08:18 on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The world’s largest flower garden… 45 MILLION flowers is in the middle of a desert 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 September 2015 at 00:31
    Subject: Fw: The world’s largest flower garden… 45 MILLION flowers is in the middle of a desert

    AND THEY’RE DOING IT WITH OUR MONEY. DO MORE FRACKING.

    The world’s largest flower garden…

    in the last place you would expect:

    Rainbow-colored oasis with 45 MILLION flowers

    is in the middle of a desert

    The Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 flower species

    imported from all over the world

    A multitude of shaped archways, flowerbeds and structures can be seen

    at the 18-acre site

    The colorful array is watered by a system that recycles waste water while avoiding evaporation

    Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange Dubai Miracle Garden is world’s biggest flower garden.

    It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange

    This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden. Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts

    This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.

    Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts

    Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with stunning colour combinations achieved through 45 different flower varieties and colour Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers

    with stunning color combinations achieved

    Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas,

    a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden

    The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site,

    from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles

    The spectacular bonanza provides a colourful oasis for the eyes of city workers, who can escape to the natural splendour

    The spectacular bonanza provides a colorful oasis for the eyes of city workers,

    who can escape to the natural splendor

    In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally

    In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens,

    the displays are changed seasonally

    These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE's flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design

    These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag,

    floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers,

    a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals,

    flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design

    At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world

    At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden,

    which are imported in from all around the world

    If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy

    If the natural landscape was not incredible enough,

    what makes this attraction particularly impressive

    is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation

    while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy

    A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers

    A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden,

    which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers

    A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a colourful walkway for visiting guests

    A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden,

    provides a colorful walkway for visiting guests

    Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world

    Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers

    at the largest natural flower garden in the world

    There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens, which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human

    There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens,

    which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human

    Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumages are featured in the creative attraction

    Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks

    with colorful plumages are featured in the creative attraction

    Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds

    Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis,

    of course decorated with flowerbeds

    Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers

    Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers

     
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