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  • lczarnik 14:33 on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 28 January 2017 at 08:39
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Maxine-isms

    1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swagger have written an impressive new book. It’s called …’Ministers do more than lay people.’
    https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour9/sunday-family-humour--26th-july/sunday-family-humour-26th-july-page-2/Banister of Life 1.jpg?attredirects=0

    2.Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary.

    3. The difference between the Pope and your boss is, the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.
    https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour9/sunday-family-humour--26th-july/sunday-family-humour-26th-july-page-2/Banister of Life 4.jpg?attredirects=0

    4. My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash and it is gone.

    5. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you’re in the bathroom.
    https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour9/sunday-family-humour--26th-july/sunday-family-humour-26th-july-page-2/Banister of Life 6.jpg?attredirects=0

    6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the mood.

    7. It used to be only death and taxes. Now, of course, there’s shipping and handling, too.
    https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour9/sunday-family-humour--26th-july/sunday-family-humour-26th-july-page-2/Banister of Life 8.jpg?attredirects=0

    8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.

    9. My next house will have no kitchen – just vending machines and a large trash can.
    https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour9/sunday-family-humour--26th-july/sunday-family-humour-26th-july-page-2/Banister of Life 10.jpg?attredirects=0

    10 . Definition of a teenager? God’s punishment…for enjoying sex.

    Thought for the day: Be who you are and say what you feel… because those that matter…don’t mind…and those that mind… don’t matter!

    "When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "me, too!" be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."

    Hope you all enjoyed these !!!
    Happy 2017 !!!

  • lczarnik 11:21 on January 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    1940 A nice bit of HISTORY – “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings” 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 17 January 2017 at 10:51
    Subject: Fwd: 1940 A nice bit of HISTORY – "It ain’t over till the fat lady sings"

    This will stir your emotions. Thanks Ray

    From: "Ray R
    Date: January 16, 2017 at 11:55:19 AM EST

    Hi Ms.Carol,

    I thought this might be of Interest to You and Hank.

    I don’t know if You are old enough to remember Kate Smith.

    God Bless,

    Ray R
    From: Michael T
    Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:24 AM

    Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.
    Here are the facts…. The link at the bottom will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". But before you watch it, you should also know the story behind the first public showing of the song.

    The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we’d have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.
    This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and
    American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.

    Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her, "It ain’t over till the fat lady sings".
    Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her

    voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time. Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (who also wrote "White Christmas") and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her. He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before – way back in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America . Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.

    This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio
    with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for
    the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "You’re In The Army Now." At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it’s Ronald Reagan.
    To this day, God Bless America stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country. Back in 1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt whether she realized just how successful the results would be for her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry….. And for many generations of Americans to follow.

    Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you’ll enjoy it.

    Many people don’t know there’s a lead in to the song since it usually
    starts with "God Bless America ….." So here’s the entire song as originally sung….. ENJOY!

    Kate Smith introduces God Bless America – YouTube

  • lczarnik 14:17 on January 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tablecloth 

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    From: Carol Z
    Date: 11 January 2017 at 02:22
    Subject: The Tablecloth

    Here is a beautiful message to bless you. Please pass it on to bless others.

    Subject: THE TABLE CLOTH

    Beautiful story…. makes you understand that things happen for a reason

    The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

    They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls painting, etc, and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

    On December 19 a terrible tempest – a driving rainstorm – hit the area and lasted for two days.

    On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

    The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity, so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

    By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.

    She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

    Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials ‘EBG’ were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria.

    The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten "The Tablecloth". The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.

    The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home. That was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

    What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return. One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn’t leaving.

    The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike?

    He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again in all the 35 years between.

    The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

    He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

    True story – submitted by Pastor Rob Reid who says God does work in mysterious ways. I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you. His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares we know He will see us through.

    So when the road you’re traveling seems difficult at best, just remember I’m here praying and God will do the rest. Pass this on to those you want God to bless and remember to send it back to the one who asked God to bless you.

    When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent this to you.

    Father,God, bless all my friends and family in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day. May their lives be full of Your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with You. Amen.

    Then send it on to as many of your friends and family as possible and to me, who sent it to you. Within hours those people have prayed for you and you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then, sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.

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

  • lczarnik 22:50 on January 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Smile of the Day 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 7 January 2017 at 21:25
    Subject: Fwd: Smile of the Day

    To all my fellow Seniors and future Seniors.


    Hey, everybody knows who Mary Poppins is. She is a good looking 79 year old.

    A spoon full of sugar never hurt anyone I guess

    Julie Andrews Turning 79 – this is hysterical!

    To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews

    made a special appearance at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall

    for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was

    ‘My Favorite Things’ from the legendary movie ‘Sound Of Music’.

    Here are the lyrics she used:

    (Sing It!) – If you sing it, it’s especially hysterical!!!

    Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,

    Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,

    Bundles of magazines tied up in string,

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,

    Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,

    Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,

    When the knees go bad,

    I simply remember my favorite things,

    And then I don’t feel so bad.

    Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,

    No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,

    Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin’,

    Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin’,

    And we won’t mention our short shrunken frames,

    When we remember our favorite things.

    When the joints ache, When the hips break,

    When the eyes grow dim,

    Then I remember the great life I’ve had,

    And then I don’t feel so bad.


    (Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

    Please share Ms. Andrews’ clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.)

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