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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 11:19 on January 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    How did he do that!? Great;;;; 

    GREAT way to start 2019. All the best of everything for your 2019.

    Forwarded message
    From: Kent W
    Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 08:52
    Subject: Fwd: How did he do that!? Great;;;;

    Marc Spelmann is the kind of bloke who can enter a revolving door behind you and come out ahead!

    ENJOY!!

    https://1funny.com/amazing-heartwarming-magic/

     
  • lczarnik 17:00 on August 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Who I Am Makes A Difference 

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    From: sam
    Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 at 06:52
    Subject: Who I Am Makes A Difference

    “Who YOU are makes a Difference”

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  • 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
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    This apparently was said by someone’s grandma:

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  • lczarnik 16:02 on July 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Lucky July 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 29 July 2018 at 01:29
    Subject: Fwd: Lucky July

    Subject: Lucky July

    This July is the only time you will see this in your lifetime.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    8 9 10 11 12 13 14

    15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    22 23 24 25 26 27 28

    29 30 31

    The month of July this year will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5
    Tuesdays.

    This happens once every 823 years.

    The Chinese call it “pocket full of money” and suggest you send this message to all your friends and within 4 days, the money will surprise you.

    Based in Feng Shui, those who do not forward this message can lose a great opportunity.

    You never know …

     
  • 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!

     
  • lczarnik 11:30 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Churchill 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 3 March 2018 at 03:22
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Re: Fwd: FW: Churchill

    Evokes thought if you care about freedom which means you must rely on yourself first then realize there are many who are beside you

     
  • lczarnik 10:54 on February 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tyrant and The Amazing 

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    From: Rena
    Date: 7 August 2008 at 21:22
    Subject: FW: The Tyrant and The Amazing

    How do they get away with it, when guns are so easy to come by and bullets are so cheap?

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    Imagine who would have such taste and live in such opulence?

    An American Billionaire?

    A Saudi Prince?

    Louis XIV of?France?

    Savour the pictures then scroll to the bottom of the page to see who owns this Work of Art.??

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    This Mansion is?in?Harare?and belongs to:??

    The?President of?Zimbabwe??-?Robert Mugabe –?while his people starve,

    and die because of no medical help….and we are asked to help his people

    over and over again…he and his family live like this…….his GREED kills

    his?people…..???

    send this to everyone you know, they can send it to everyone they know,

    soon?the world will know what this man is doing to his people.

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    Some of these are too cool for words!

    Holding The Sun


    Edge of the Hurricane


    Fire-Starter

    Amazing Cloud Formation!


    You Light Up My World

    Not a Good Day For Surfing

    and here’s the Best!

    Only in China
    SWIMMING POOL

    Only in Hawaii

    Only in India

    Only in Texas

    Only In Thailand

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    And last, but not least

    Only In America

     
  • lczarnik 11:02 on February 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Not much has changed over 80 years 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 2 February 2018 at 12:15
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Not much has changed over 80 years

    Not much has changed over 80 years…too bad Wiley Post crashed his airplane and killed Rogers and himself back in the 1930s. We’d still be getting Will Rogers’ fine advice even though nothing’s really changed in the last 80 years, just like these 17 of the best quotes ever made. Will Rogers was a Genius.

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