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  • lczarnik 20:44 on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT VIDEO 

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    Date: 30 April 2016 at 12:38
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    > > *Visit with God — IT TAKES ONLY THREE MINUTES*
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    > > https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?t=12&v=moBvLFbFdJ4

     
  • lczarnik 09:14 on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Historical Photos 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 April 2016 at 04:21
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    New York City Car Parking in 1930...:

    Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s. Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

    Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943:

    Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943

    24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building:

    A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression era. No safety equipment used here and very dangerous work.

    Paluxy River...Glen Rose,Texas ~ human AND dinosaur footprints:

    In the Paluxy River, in Glen Rose, Texas, they found human

    AND dinosaur footprints in the clay.

    19th Century NYC... how things change!:

    This is what NYC looked like in the late 1800’s. A busy place. I wonder who had the job

    of picking up all the road apples from the horses?

    First aircraft carrier .. USS Ranger:

    The USS Ranger….the first Aircraft Carrier. Just look at the Bi-Planes!

    A Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show in textbooks - Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.:

    A Normandy Beach landing photo they don’t show in textbooks – Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.

    Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.:

    Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.

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    "Second Class Saloon…The saloon that Wyatt Earp and wife owned in Nome, Alaska between 1887-1901. He knew where the money was!

    ooooooo....:

    It took big cajones to be a steel worker during this period, where they weren’t

    required to use any safety lines. I mean BIG!

    Working at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926:

    This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg, NYC, in 1926. Like I said…BIG ONES!

    Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.:

    Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.

    New Orleans circa 1906.

    New Orleans circa 1906. "Italian headquarters, Madison Street." The streets were still dirt!

    This woman!! She cost many american servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!:

    This woman!! She cost many American servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!

    On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.:

    On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. You remember “20 mule team Borax”?

    Paris, 1928:

    A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in 1928.

    Baptism in the river. From

    Baptism in the river. From "Appalachian Life" photographic study.

    Child soldier - in desperation the Nazi's used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn't have a chance.:

    Child soldier – in desperation the Nazi’s used many of these children often as fodder for

    front line diversionary actions. These children didn’t have a chance.

    Towards the end of WWII, the Germans were sending boys between the ages of 14 and 17 into the field. This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle. He even wet his pants!:

    This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle. He even wet his pants! You can see he is being told to toughen up!

    No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.:

    No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo’s Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.

    lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.:

    lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty,

    the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor. Can you even start to imagine the grief this poor lady had?

     
  • lczarnik 09:04 on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Anthropomorphic Nouns 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 April 2016 at 02:15
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    Anthropomorphic Nouns…

    I thought this might be boring, but stick with it.

    You’ll love the ending.

    We are all familiar with a

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    Herd of cows,

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    A Flock of chickens,

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    A School of fish

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    And a Gaggle of geese.

    However, less widely known is:

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    A Pride of lions,

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    A Murder of crows

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    (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

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    An Exaltation of doves

    And, presumably because they look so wise:

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    A Parliament of owls.

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    Now consider a group of Baboons.

    Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.

    And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

    Believe it or not… A Congress!

    (Note: I hadn’t heard that before, so I looked it up. It is correct)

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    A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

    That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !

    You just can’t make this stuff up

     
  • lczarnik 09:01 on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    10 Minutes…… A voir absolument (Some impressions of our planet) 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 April 2016 at 04:45
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    fantastic 10 minute video-a sight for sore eyes-majestic-enjoy-len

    Dix minutes de bonheur et d’émotions!!!

    Pendant ces 10 minutes tu vas voir des choses fabuleuses.

    CLIC ICI

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/mMq1FqiM8Qc
     
  • lczarnik 12:45 on April 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    VERY RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 April 2016 at 09:28
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    Betty White at home with her dog in 1952 (notice the Emmy Award sitting on the TV).

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    An iceberg photographed in 1912 bearing an unmistakable mark of black and red paint. It is believed that this is the iceberg that sank the Titanic.

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    The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.

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    Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.


    The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator "Little Warrior" explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.

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    The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963.


    Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912.


    Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie "Schindler’s List", on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland , 1943-44.


    Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966.

    1945 – German POWs weep and sit in disgust as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp.

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    June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.

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    Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World’s Fair.

    The Golden GateBridge around 1935.
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    Children for sale in Chicago , 1948. Some parents sold their children due to poverty.

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    Union prisoners receive rations at FortSumter in 1864.

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    The mugshot of Tokyo Rose, 1946.

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    A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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    Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.

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    Survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathia in 1912.

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    Wielu just after German Luftwaffe bombing the 1st of September 1939.

    Not only did this bombing provide a spark for World War II, but it is generally believed to be the first terrorist bombing in history.

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    A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944.

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    Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland ‘s opening day in 1955.

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    A lion rides in the sidecar during a performance of The Wall of Death carnival attraction at Revere Beach , Massachusetts in 1929.

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    Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.

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    Dr. Werhner von Braun and Walt Disney in 1954.

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    The Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942.

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    The RMS Olympic, the Titanic’s sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.

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    Anastasia shares a smoke with her father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in 1916.

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    Children rush into a candy store following the end of "sweets rationing" in 1953.

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    Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s.

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    Stephen Hawking marries Jane Wilde in 1965.

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    Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932.

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    What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.

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    Coney Island in 1905.

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    George W. Bush plays a little dirty rugby for Yale in 1966.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly women in the 1970’s.

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    Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.

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    Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.

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    Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939.

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    Harry Houdini exposes "spirit trickery" in 1925.

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    OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left.

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    A permanent stable cavity caused by the detonation on an underground nuclear test in 1961.

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    Vladimir Putin and his childhood friends in 1969. None of them have been seen since!

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    Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.

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    The Japanese "War Tuba" used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.

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    Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands today.

     
  • lczarnik 12:43 on April 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    European Plastic Bags (Hilarious!) 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 April 2016 at 09:34
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    European Plastic Bags (Hilarious!)

    They (Europeans) have a much better sense of humour than we North Americans.

    European Plastic Bags

     
  • lczarnik 11:58 on April 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Some great rare pictures 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 28 April 2016 at 11:36
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    Rare pics you don’t see everyday…….

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    A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company ” started out in 1903

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    Testing football helmets in 1912

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    A bar in New York City , the night before prohibition began,1920

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    Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

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    Traffic jam in New York , 1923

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    A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine , Florida , 1926

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    World economic crisis, 1929

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    Central Park in 1930

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    Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon. 1930

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    Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

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    Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

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    When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

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    NY, Coney Island , 1940

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    The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

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    A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court . Chicago , 1948

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    Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York , 1949

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    19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon . The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes, “Tanaka was not exactly “a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima ” — when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.”)

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    Florida ’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

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    NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960

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    Muhammad Ali ’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

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    New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

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    An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

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    Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston , 1972 by Arthur Tress

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    A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974

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    Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City .

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    Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

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    Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

     
  • lczarnik 09:22 on April 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    About 4 minutes …. but awesome 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 April 2016 at 09:24
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    wd: About 4 minutes …. but awesome

    I’m not always a George Will fan but he has it right on this one. Every high school and college kid should see this.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vfl4BGbMxoQ

     
  • lczarnik 16:38 on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    New definition for S.O.S. 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 April 2016 at 22:44
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    A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by.

    The jet jockey decided to show off.

    The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, ‘watch this!’ and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb.

    He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier.

    The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?

    The C-130 pilot said, ‘That was impressive, but watch this!’

    The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said:

    ‘What did you think of that?’

    Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, ‘What the heck did you do?’

    The C-130 pilot chuckled.
    ‘I stood up, stretched my legs, walked to the back, took a leak, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll.’

    When you are young & foolish – speed & flash may seem a good thing!

    When you get older & smarter – comfort & dull is not such a bad thing!

    Us older folks understand this one, it’s called

    S.O.S.

    Slower, Older and Smarter….

     
  • lczarnik 16:35 on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    And then it is Winter 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 April 2016 at 22:41
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    This was just around recently but it is so appropriate right now. – at least for me. BA

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER
    You know… time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
    It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.
    Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all.
    I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go, and where did my youth go?
    I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
    But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting gray…they move slower and I see an older person now.
    Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change….Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.
    Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore…it’s mandatory! ‘Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!
    And so… now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!
    But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth… it’s NOT over. A new adventure will begin!
    Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done… things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.
    So, if you’re not in your winter yet… let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
    So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!
    Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!
    You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life… so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember… and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!
    "Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
    LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
    REMEMBER :….
    It
    is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
    LIVE HAPPY IN THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR!

    LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
    TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU’LL EVER BE SO – ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
    ~Your kids are becoming you…
    ~Going out is good… Coming home is better!
    ~You forget names… But it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
    ~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…. especially golf..
    ~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
    ~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called "pre-sleep".
    ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
    ~You tend to use more 4 letter words… "what?"… "when?"… "what?"… ???
    ~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere.
    ~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
    ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
    ~Everybody whispers.
    ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.
    ~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

    Stay well, "MY FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them smile in AGREEMENT!!!
    It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter, That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

    AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!!!!! ME

     
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