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  • lczarnik 22:07 on February 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A Nice bit of History (An oldie, but still a goodie) 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 at 15:10
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: A Nice bit of History (An oldie, but still a goodie)

    Considering the events of the day, I thought this might be appropriate…

    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 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, 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, 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. You will recognize other older stars, as I have, but have forgotten their names. You may remember George Murphy near the end, though.

    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 it! Click below:

    Kate Smith introduces God Bless America – YouTube

     
  • lczarnik 19:23 on January 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Fw: PONDERISMS 

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    From: Kent W
    Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 04:02
    Subject: Fwd: FW: Fw: PONDERISMS

    Why do peanuts float in a regular coke and sink in a diet coke?

    Go ahead and try it.

    I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

    Can you cry under water?

    How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

    Why do you have to "put your two cents in"… but it’s only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where’s that extra penny going? (taxes)

    Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

    What disease did cured ham actually have?

    How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

    Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

    If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

    Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?

    Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

    Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.

    Why is “bra" singular and "panties" plural?

    Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

    Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

    If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?

    If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

    If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

    Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

    Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

    Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

    HOW DID THE MAN WHO MADE THE FIRST CLOCK, KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS?

     
  • lczarnik 13:06 on November 6, 2018 Permalink
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    Grins 

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    From: Kent W
    Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 at 00:10
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Grins

    This is especially amusing, because I'm not sure anyone has been able to use my front door, yet...

    How to please a woman = Far more work than pleasing a man!

    The note in the fridge...

    Sharing the bathroom with a woman

    37 Extremely Funny Quotes.

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    lol

    LULZ

    37 Of The Funniest Quotes You Will See All Day

    Lol

    Too busty to run

    I need this on steak night!

    Sorry not sorry. More

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0c/e3/1c/0ce31c7eb96a8290296a45e86bd0ac8a.jpg

    That is why they make paper plates and plastic utensils, for those.

     
  • lczarnik 07:06 on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    So Sad but as they say, all Good Things come to an end…… 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 at 02:05
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: So Sad but as they say, all Good Things come to an end……

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg8BfX_CSuH0cRJT1hQ

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  • lczarnik 08:30 on September 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Only in This Part of the World 

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    From: Ralph & Barbara
    Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 at 00:25
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FW: Only in This Part of the World

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg71NRGeA-CijPaORQA

     
  • lczarnik 08:06 on September 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    when the boss is sick…… 

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    From: Colleen
    Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 at 07:34
    Subject: FW: when the boss is sick……

    This is from one of my direct reports … cute eh?

    C

    From: Alastair
    Sent: Wednesday, 2 April 2008 3:42 PM

    Quite amusing…..Colleen we all play Golf!!!!

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg7oo67feHUNupjBFmA

     
  • lczarnik 04:41 on August 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Think about it ! ! ! 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 04:59
    Subject: Fwd: Think about it ! ! !
    This apparently was said by someone’s grandma:

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  • lczarnik 17:06 on July 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Remembering the wisdom of Charles Schulz 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 25 July 2018 at 05:26

    Subject: Remembering the wisdom of Charles Schulz

    You simply have to take the time to look at these gems of wisdom from good old Charles Schultz………….wonderful

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    Please Share This Wisdom If You Like…..

     
  • lczarnik 16:53 on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Fruity Art 

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    From: Luana
    Date: 3 October 2008 at 00:57
    Subject: Fwd: Fruity Art

    Make sure you scroll all the way down and read what is written.


    Today is International Disturbed People’s Day

    Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend… just as I’ve done.

    I don’t care if you lick windows,

    take the special bus

    or occasionally pee on yourself..

    You hang in there sunshine, you’re friggin’ special

     
  • lczarnik 05:28 on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Heavens to Murgatroyd 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 30 April 2018 at 01:17
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Heavens to Murgatroyd

    Murgatroyd, remember that word? Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd?

    Heavens to Murgatroyd!

    Lost Words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really.

    The other day a not so elderly lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy and he looked at her quizzically and said "What the heck is a Jalopy?"

    He never heard of the word jalopy! She knew she was old, … but not that old.

    Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

    About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.

    These phrases included "Don’t touch that dial," "Carbon copy," "You sound like a broken record" and "Hung out to dry."

    Back in the olden days we had a lot of ‘moxie’. We’d put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to ‘straighten up and fly right’.

    Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley!

    We were ‘in like Flynn’ and ‘living the life of Riley’.

    Even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China!

    Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time anything was swell?

    Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A., of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, penny loafers and pedal pushers. And don’t forget Saddle Stitched Pants.

    Oh, my aching back! Kilroy was here, .. but he isn’t anymore.

    We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap and before we can say, "Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!"

    Or, This is a ‘fine kettle of fish’!

    We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

    Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind

    We blink, and they’re gone. Where have all those great phrases gone?Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Hey, it’s your nickel! Don’t forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I’ll see you in the funny papers. Don’t take any wooden nickels. Wake up and smell the roses. It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills.

    This can be disturbing stuff! ("Carter’s Little Liver Pills" are gone too.) We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child, each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once existed and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memories. It’s one of the greatest advantages of aging. Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth.

    See ya later, alligator! Okidoki!

    WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50’S. NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN. WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS, …

    OUR MEMORIES!

     
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