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  • lczarnik 07:04 on June 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Remember 

    Forwarded message
    From: Kent W
    Jun 2019 at 23:44
    Subject: Fwd: FW: Remember

    Remember Slow Food?

    ‘Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’

    ‘We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up,
    I informed him.
    ‘All the food was slow.’

    ‘C’mon, seriously. Where did you eat?’

    ‘It was a place called ‘at
    Home,” I explained. !

    ‘Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it’

    By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn’t tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

    But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

    Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, or sneakers, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

    In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
    Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

    My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

    I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)
    We didn’t have a television in our house until I was 11.

    It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

    I was 19 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called ‘pizza pie.’ When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It’s still the best pizza I ever had.

    I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn’t know weren’t already using the line.

    Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

    All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers –my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.

    On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

    Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

    If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren

    Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

    Growing up isn’t what it used to be, is it?

    MEMORIES from a friend :

    My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother’s house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to ‘sprinkle’ clothes with because we didn’t have steam irons. Man, I am old.

    How many do you remember?

    Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.

    Ignition switches on the dashboard.

    Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.

    Real ice boxes.

    Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.

    Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.

    Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

    Older Than Dirt Quiz :

    Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.

    1. Blackjack chewing gum
    2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
    3. Candy cigarettes
    4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
    5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes
    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
    7. Party lines on the telephone
    8 Newsreels before the movie
    9. P.F Flyers
    10. Butch wax (that was our hair product)
    11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels… [if you were fortunate )
    12. Peashooters
    13. Howdy Doody
    14. 45 RPM records
    15.S&H green stamps
    16. Hi-fi’s
    17. Metal ice trays with lever
    18. Mimeograph paper
    19. Blue flashbulb
    20. Packards
    21. Roller skate keys
    22. Cork popguns
    23. Drive-ins
    24. Studebakers
    25. Wash tub wringers

    If you remembered 0-5 = You’re still young
    If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
    If you remembered 11-15 = Don’t tell your age,
    If you remembered 16-25 = You’ re older than dirt!

    I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

    Don’t forget to pass this along!!
    Especially to all your really good

    O L D FRIENDS

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

    Forwarded message
    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 

    Forwarded message
    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 

    Forwarded message
    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.

    34-funny-quotes-you-will-absolutely-love-003

    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

    0

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

    Forwarded message
    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…… 

    Forwarded message
    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 ! ! ! 

    Forwarded message
    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 

    Forwarded message
    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

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

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    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Shangrala's Wisdom Of Peanuts

    Please Share This Wisdom If You Like…..

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

    Forwarded message
    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

     
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