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  • 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
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    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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  • 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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  • lczarnik 09:44 on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    *Canadian Speed Control! 

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    From: Terry
    Date: 9 January 2018 at 06:55
    Subject: Fwd: *Canadian Speed Control!

    Dear All,

    A smily moment for a busy day! Enjoy! I have no idea if this is true, or just an ironic joke, but it is clever!

    Please remove my friends’ details before forwarding to anyone else.

    Best wishes

    Subject: FW: *Canadian Speed Control!
    Canadian Speed Control!

    Speed control being used in Canada .
    How’s this for effective speed control?

    I don’t know about you, but
    this would certainly slow me down!
    People slow down and actually
    try to "straddle" the hole.


    This is an actual speed control
    device that is currently in use.
    It is MUCH cheaper than speed bumps,
    cameras, radar guns, police officers, etc.


    Pretty clever — especially when they move them around every day.

    Isn’t Art Wonderful?

     
  • lczarnik 15:32 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 14 October 2017 at 03:19
    Subject: Fwd: 3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech

    Do not miss watching this video.

    This is absolutely inspiring and it may bring a tear to your eye.

    This was so good, I wanted to pass it along. For some of you, good to
    share with your kids and grandkids. This guy is a great motivational
    speaker. His name is Dr. Rick Rigsby, and he spoke at the Cal
    Maritime Commencement Ceremony this past 2017. I believe he taught at
    Texas A&M for 20 years and was their football team’s preacher. Now I
    think he is just a motivational speaker that travels all around the
    country giving short motivational talks for various universities and
    groups. The speech below is called "3rd Grade Dropout" it appears to
    be something that he may have put together through his "Making an
    Impact" organization, since it has photos of his childhood and family
    in it. I am sure that if you put his name into the YouTube.com search
    box, you will actually see the original speech, where the president of
    the university introduces him. I won’t ruin it for you by telling you
    any more, and just let you watch it. Try the YouTube search first
    and if that does not work See the Link below. If it doesn’t work by
    clicking on it, just cut and paste the address into your browser.

    Rick Rigsby – 3rd Grade Dropout.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0b3rvNeVGw

     
  • lczarnik 15:24 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 17 November 2017 at 05:44
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fw: Fwd: Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    I believe this is the BEST FORWARD I have ever sent!!!

    Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially
    memorable.

    On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima
    memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II

    Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the
    statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys
    from?’

    I told him that we were from Wisconsin. ‘Hey, I’m a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.’

    (It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when
    he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington
    ,
    DC, but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that
    night.)


    When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)


    ‘My name is James Bradley and I’m from Antigo, Wisconsin
    .

    My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.

    ‘Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called ‘War.’ But it
    didn’t turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don’t say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima
    were 17, 18, and 19 years old – and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about
    it.


    (He pointed to the statue) ‘You see this next guy? That’s Rene Gagnon fromNew Hampshire
    If you took Rene’s helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that
    helmet, you would find a photograph…a photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the
    battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old
    men.

    ‘The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys.They called him the ‘old man’ because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn’t say, ‘Let’s go kill some Japanese’ or ‘Let’s die for our country’ He knew he was talking to little boys.. Instead he would say, ‘You do what I say, and I’ll get you
    home to your mothers.’

    ‘The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona. Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to walk off Iwo Jima. He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, ‘You’re a hero’ He told reporters, ‘How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off
    alive?’

    So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a
    very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).

    ‘The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, ‘Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn’t get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.’ Yes, he was a fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store.

    A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother’s farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into
    the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.

    ‘The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews.
    When Walter Cronkite’s
    producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say ‘No, I’m sorry, sir, my dad’s not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don’t know when he is coming back.’ My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell’s soup.. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn’t want to talk to the press.

    ‘You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn’t see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, ’cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.

    ‘When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, ‘I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.’

    ‘So that’s the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo
    Jima, and three came back as national heroes.. Overall, 7,000
    boys died on Iwo Jima in the
    worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.’

    Suddenly, the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero.. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.

    One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is . . that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of ‘hands’ raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the13th hand was the hand of God.

    Great story – worth your time – worth every American’s time. Please pass it on.

     
  • lczarnik 15:22 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    I thought you will enjoy this 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 21 November 2017 at 06:11
    Subject: Fwd: I thought you will enjoy this

    INTERVIEW

    Outstanding Photography . . . Incredible Scenes and Wonderful Words OF WISDOM.

    Just click below!

    INTERVIEW
    WITH GOD

     
  • lczarnik 15:15 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Some Very Good Advice… 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 15 December 2017 at 08:38
    Subject: Fwd: Some Very Good Advice…

    Very Good Advice….

    Steve Jobs, CEO and maker of iPad…iPhone etc. died a billionaire and here are some of his last thoughts and words on the sickbed:


    "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others eyes,my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.. Atthis moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realizethat all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, havepaled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

    You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but youcannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost canbe found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost –health and life itself.

    When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there isone book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".

    Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face theday when the curtain comes down.

    Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.

    Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

    As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300..or $30.00 watch…they both tell the same time.


    Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag, the amount of moneyinside is the same.


    Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine
    the hangover is the same.

    Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft.,
    loneliness is the same.

    You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the materialthings of this world.

    Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down, you go downwith it.


    Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies andold friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talkwith, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven &earth…That is true happiness!!!


    Five Undeniable Facts of Life…

    1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy so whenthey grow up they will know the value of things…not the price.

    2. Best awarded words in London… "Eat your food as your medicines,otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."

    3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even ifthere are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.

    4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human…only afew really understand it.

    5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. Inbetween, YOU have to manage!!!

    Remember…If you just want to walk fast, walk alone, but if you want towalk far, walk together!

    Six Best Doctors in the World…

    1. Sunlight
    2. Rest
    3. Exercise
    4. Diet
    5. Self Confidence
    6. Friends

     
  • lczarnik 15:06 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 4 January 2018 at 18:32
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: HAPPY NEW YEAR

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    May God let
    us all grow old gracefully!

    Send This To
    All Your e-mail Friends
    And Wish Them A
    Very

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    Filled Full Of
    Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness,
    And Prosperity

    From God Above

     
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