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  • lczarnik 10:51 on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    To children of the greatest generation 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 19 July 2017 at 02:27
    Subject: Fwd: To children of the greatest generation

    Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the Silent Generation.

    We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900s. We are the "last ones."

    We are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

    We are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.

    Wesaved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.

    We hand mixed ’white stuff’ with ‘yellow stuff’ to make fake butter.

    We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available.

    We can remember milk being delivered to our house early in the morning and placed in the “milk box” on the porch. [A friend’s mother
    delivered milk in a horse drawn cart.] We sometimes fed the horse, and our dog, Spot, a Fox Terrier, would greet the milkman when he made our delivery, then he would ride in Glenn’s truck til the end of his route, when Glenn would drive by the house and let Spot off the truck just in time to greet us coming home from elementary school.

    We are the last to hear Roosevelt ‘s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors.

    We can also remember the parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day.

    We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war, build their Cape Cod style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build it out.

    We remember trying to buy a new car after the war. The new cars were coming through with wooden bumpers.

    We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead we imagined what we heard on the radio.

    As we all like to brag, with no TV, we spent our childhood "playing outside until the street lights came on."

    We did play outside and we did play on our own.

    There was no little league.

    There was no city playground for kids.

    To play in the water, we turned the fire hydrants on and ran through the spray.

    The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we had little real understanding of what the world was like.

    Our Saturday afternoons, if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.

    Telephones were one to a house, often shared and hung on the wall.

    Computers were called calculators, they only added and were hand cranked; typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.

    The ‘internet’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that didn’t exist.

    Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on our table radio in the evening by H.V Kaltenborne and Gabriel Heatter.

    We are the last group who had to find out for ourselves.

    As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth.

    The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.

    VA loans fanned a housing boom.

    Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans put factories to work.

    New highways would bring jobs and mobility.

    The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.

    In the late 40’s and early 50’s the country seemed to lie in the embrace of brisk but quiet order as it gave birth to its new middle class (which became known as ‘Baby Boomers’).

    The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands of stations.

    The telephone started to become a common method of communications and "Faxes" sent hard copy around the world.

    Our parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.

    We weren’t neglected but we weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus.

    They were glad we played by ourselves ‘until the street lights came on.’

    They were busy discovering the post war world.

    Most of us had no life plan, but with the unexpected virtue of ignorance and an economic rising tide we simply stepped into the world and started to find out what the world was about.

    We entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we were welcomed.

    Based on our naive belief that there was more where this came from, we shaped life as we went.

    We enjoyed a luxury; we felt secure in our future. Of course, just as today, not all Americans shared in this experience.

    Depression poverty was deep rooted.

    Polio was still a crippler.

    The Korean War was a dark presage in the early 50s and by mid-decade school children were ducking under desks.

    Russia built the “Iron Curtain” and China became Red China .

    Eisenhower sent the first ‘advisers’ to Vietnam ; and years later, we went towar there.

    Castro set up camp in Cuba and Khrushchev came to power.

    We are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no existential threats to our homeland.

    We came of age in the 40s and early 50s. The war was over and the cold war, terrorism, technological upheaval, “global warming”, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with insistent unease.

    Only our generation can remember both a time of apocalyptic war and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty. We have lived through both.

    We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better. not worse.

    We are the Silent Generation – "The Last Ones".

    More than 99.9% of us are either retired or deceased, and

    feel privileged to have"lived in the best of times"!

     
  • lczarnik 10:37 on July 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    God Bless America 

    From: Carol Z
    Date: 5 July 2017 at 02:10
    Subject: God Bless America

    “America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
    Praying & giving thanks for our armed services who are fighting to protect us and keep us free. Also praying for all of you that you have a safe holiday.

     
  • lczarnik 19:00 on June 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The TRUMP Rule 

    Trump rule or not, it’s a good idea.

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 3 June 2017 at 14:19

    This email should bring everyone together to get behind these issues
    no matter what side of the isle you are on as a tax payer.

    Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20
    people, and to ask each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in the United States will have the message
    This is an idea that should be passed around, regardless of political
    party.

    The TRUMP Rule
    Congressional Reform Act of 2017

    1 No Tenure/No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in
    office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social
    Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social
    Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
    It may not be used for any other purpose. [and I add that all Social
    Security funds are to be removed from the General fund and used only
    for Social Security payments]

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional
    pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in
    the same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
    effective 5/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with
    Congressmen/women.

    Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress
    is an honor, not a career The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen
    legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go
    back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only
    take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message.
    It’s time

    THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

    Pass it on!!!

     
  • lczarnik 08:10 on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Friendship 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 25 May 2017 at 07:29
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Friendship

    It was national friendship week in April. I just received this so consider this friendship day.

    FROM ONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER

    Take two minutes to read these sayings and be sure to read all the way to the bottom:
    http://yoursmilesorg/gsmile/flower1/g40224.gif
    Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words
    Rooney has passed away but used to be on CBS’s 60 Minutes TV show.
    https://i2.wp.com/yoursmiles.org/gsmile/flower1/g40253.gif

    I’ve learned….
    That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

    I’ve learned….
    That when you’re in love, it shows.

    I’ve learned …..
    That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

    I’ve learned….
    That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

    I’ve learned…..
    That being kind is more important than being right.

    I’ve learned….
    That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

    I’ve learned….
    That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.

    I’ve learned….
    That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

    I’ve learned….
    That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

    I’ve learned….
    That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
    .

    I’ve learned….
    That money doesn’t buy class.

    I’ve learned….
    That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

    I’ve learned…
    That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

    I’ve learned…..
    That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

    I’ve learned…

    That love, not time, heals all wounds.

    I’ve learned….
    That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am..

    I’ve learned….
    That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

    I’ve learned….
    That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

    I’ve learned…
    That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

    I’ve learned…
    That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones
    you miss.
    .

    I’ve learned….
    That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

    I’ve learned….
    That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

    I’ve learned…
    That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

    I’ve learned…..
    That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you’re hooked for life. (this happened to me when we went to adopt our daughter)

    I’ve learned….
    That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

    I’ve learned….
    That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

    http://yoursmilesorg/gsmile/flower1/g40096.gif

    To all of you…..
    Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

    It’s National Friendship Week..Show your friends how much you care.

    Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you.

    If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends.

    HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!

    https://i0.wp.com/yoursmiles.org/gsmile/flower1/g40276.gif

    YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

    Now send this to every friend you have! This was sent to me by a friend.

     
  • lczarnik 09:49 on May 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    God bless them all 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 13 May 2017 at 06:36
    Subject: Fwd: God bless them all

    Lest we forget. Thanks to Lenny. CW

    Thanks to ALL of you who served!!!!!!! We are GRATEFUL!!!
    Subject: Please circulate this before May 30

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, PLEASE view and forward. https://www.youtube.com/embed/eEs4ke7cdNQ?feature=player_detailpage%25
     
  • lczarnik 01:01 on April 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The lady plumber 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 29 April 2017 at 21:16
    Subject: Fwd: The lady plumber

    the following says it correctly :
    "The HOLOCAUST was not just a Jewish massacre; far less Jews were annihilated than were Christians, most being Lutherans" . . . sad that side of the story is NEVER said about the Holocaust.


    Remember this
    lady?


    Irena Sendler

    Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)
    Warsaw, Poland


    During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the
    Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

    She had an ulterior motive.


    Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of
    the tool box she carried.
    She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

    Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

    The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

    During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save

    2500 kids/infants.

    Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.


    Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.

    After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family.Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

    In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    She was not selected.

    In MEMORIAM – 65 YEARS LATER
    I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message.
    I hope you’ll consider doing the same. It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.

    This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, In memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, mostly Lutherans and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!

    Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’, It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets,
    Because there are others who would like to do it again.

    This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!


    Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.
    Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

    Please don’t just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along.

     
  • lczarnik 09:00 on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Old Post Cards 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 14 April 2017 at 08:04
    Subject: Fwd: Old Post Cards
    From: Lou F
    Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Do y’all remember these? I sure do.

    Old Post Cards

    While being a “Helicopter Crew Chief Instructor,” I’d go to Washington DC , with a few buddies almost every weekend. We’d do the Smithsonian and all.

    On the way back to Ft. Eustis (125 miles), we’d often stop for something to eat.

    One time, it was getting late. We landed in Falls Church , VA. We saw an old general store that was still open. We walked around on the old creaky floors looking for Frito’s or something? I came across, an old wire frame post card holder. It was full of WWII post cards … Penny a piece!

    I asked the guy, "How much do you want for the Post Cards?" He said, “A penny. They have been here ever since he was a kid.”

    I counted them … 300 plus. I gave him $4.00 and I got the rack, too.

    In San Diego , I sold a bunch for $1..00 each. I still have a bunch to hand down.

    I know some of you are too young to recall these posters and WWII, but they were a part of my life and others who are now "older than dirt". These are great. Pass them along, especially to your older e-mail friends. I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking.

    I got a lump in my throat when I read this. I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that somebody saved them. The statement at the end says it all!

    These were our parents.


    What in God’s name have we let happen ?

    I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these!

    Whatever happened?

    70 years of ”progressive” education happened!

    Political correctness (or "re-education") happened,
    Lack of God’s name happened,
    Lack of personal responsibility happened,
    Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened,
    Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened,
    Lack of being an American happened.

    Did all of these things die along with common sense?

    I for one am still proud to be an American!

    If you are too …. Pass this along, so others can show their pride.

     
  • lczarnik 15:56 on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    SHE is A TEACHER! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 2 April 2017 at 22:54
    Subject: SHE is A TEACHER!

    This is a great message worth remembering.

    SHE IS A TEACHER!

    In 2006 this teacher made a statement to her students…Good story..true story..

    There is a great lesson here that the students at Little Rock High School will never forget. I would presume also that most students would never have given this a thought.

    NOW SHE IS A TEACHER!

    In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

    ‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’

    She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’

    They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’ ‘No,’ she said.

    ‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’ She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’

    And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

    The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.’

    At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

    Martha said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.’

    By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

    Do you think this email is worth passing along so others won’t forget either, that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by our U.S. Veterans?… I did.

    Let us always remember the men and women of our military and the rights
    they have won for us.

     
  • lczarnik 06:54 on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    A minute with GOD 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 31 March 2017 at 08:37
    Subject: Fwd: A minute with GOD

    Enjoy!!!! I did!

    A minute with GOD

    I spent a minute and hope you will too.

    I LOVE THE OPENING SENTENCE:

    With what is going on in the world these days, Heaven could end up a ghost

    town?

    My name is God. You hardly have time for Me. I love you and will always

    bless you.

    I am always with you. I need you to spend 60 seconds of your time with Me

    today.

    Don’t pray, just praise. Today, I want this message to go around the world

    before midnight.

    Will you help? Please do not delete it, and I’ll help you with some that are in need; even if just quiet time.

    Just dare Me! A blessing is coming your way. Please drop everything and

    pass it on.

    Why are prayers getting shorter, but bars and clubs are enlarging and

    expanding?

    Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to walk with Me?

    Think about it, will you offer a prayer just now, or are you going to ignore

    doing so, because your don’t have time for Me?

    Consider forwarding this to all your friends. 80% of you won’t.

    I have said, if you deny Me before your friends, I will deny you on Judgment

    Day. What I say, I keep!

    When one door closes, I open two more. If I have opened doors for you,

    send this message along to others, bless them for Me.

    Thanks!

    God’s been good to me, so I’m forwarding!

     
  • lczarnik 06:55 on April 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Dear God 

    Forwarded message
    From: adam a
    Date: 8 September 2009 at 22:30
    Subject: [Fwd: FW: Dear God]

    If no attachment or attachment does not open, use this link for PPS

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgcwu7mtO-09P_Pu0FQ

    Dear God Dea.pps

     
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