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Quote Of the Day


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You can't buy happiness but you can go to Hawaii and that's pretty much the same thing! ( Found on pinterest and so so true!)


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Before You By William Arthur Ward

Before you speak, listen.

Before you write, think.

Before you spend, earn.

Before you invest, investigate.

Before you criticize, wait.

Before you pray, forgive.

Before you quit, try.

Before you retire, save.

Before you die, give.


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Since today is my birthday I thought I'd use a funny birthday quote.
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.-Larry Lorenzoni


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Finally finished with dental work ---- the kind of work I hate!!!!! So here is my quote ----

“Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.” » Ann Landers


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My quote above made me think of this poem so I thought I would share the poem too.

The Calf-Path
by Sam Walter Foss
(NH 1858-1911)

One day, through the primeval wood,
A calf walked home, as good calves should;

But made a trail all bent askew,
A crooked trail as all calves do.
Since then three hundred years have fled,
And, I infer, the calf is dead.
But still he left behind his trail,
And thereby hangs my moral tale.
The trail was taken up next day,
By a lone dog that passed that way.
And then a wise bell-wether sheep,
Pursued the trail o'er vale and steep;
And drew the flock behind him too,
As good bell-wethers always do.
And from that day, o'er hill and glade.
Through those old woods a path was made.

And many men wound in and out,
And dodged, and turned, and bent about;
And uttered words of righteous wrath,
Because 'twas such a crooked path.
But still they followed - do not laugh -
The first migrations of that calf.
And through this winding wood-way stalked,
Because he wobbled when he walked.

This forest path became a lane,
that bent, and turned, and turned again.
This crooked lane became a road,
Where many a poor horse with his load,
Toiled on beneath the burning sun,
And traveled some three miles in one.
And thus a century and a half,
They trod the footsteps of that calf.

The years passed on in swiftness fleet,
The road became a village street;
And this, before men were aware,
A city's crowded thoroughfare;
And soon the central street was this,
Of a renowned metropolis;
And men two centuries and a half,
Trod in the footsteps of that calf.

Each day a hundred thousand rout,
Followed the zigzag calf about;
And o'er his crooked journey went,
The traffic of a continent.
A Hundred thousand men were led,
By one calf near three centuries dead.
They followed still his crooked way,
And lost one hundred years a day;
For thus such reverence is lent,
To well established precedent.

A moral lesson this might teach,
Were I ordained and called to preach;
For men are prone to go it blind,
Along the calf-paths of the mind;
And work away from sun to sun,
To do what other men have done.
They follow in the beaten track,
And out and in, and forth and back,
And still their devious course pursue,
To keep the path that others do.
They keep the path a sacred groove,
Along which all their lives they move.
But how the wise old wood gods laugh,
Who saw the first primeval calf!
Ah! many things this tale might teach -
But I am not ordained to preach.


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Having come from the marriage of our youngest granddaughter here is one on marriage.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~Martin Luther


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"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have." Unknown....I found it on pinterest


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Here is one for the 4th of July and I probably will put in another one I liked by Bombeck

1. It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

My husband came from a country that lost their freedom in WWll. He knows what it is like to have another country invade and take over the country he grew up in. Are we becoming too complacent?
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For the 4th!

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck


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Well... because we have just celebrated Canada Day...

“Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North.” » Peter Jennings