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THIS IS A TRUE STORY AS A FEW MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED IT ON GLOBAL NEWS

If you "tear up" go ahead, who's watching? 
In Calgary , Alberta a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, 
who was dying of terminal leukemia.

Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination.  
Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible.  
The leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true.

She took her son's hand and asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up?  
Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?'

Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up..'

Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come true.'

Later that day she went to her local fire Department  in Calgary, where she met Fireman Bob, 
who had a heart as big as Alberta

She explained her son's final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year-old son 
a ride around the block on a fire engine. 

Fireman Bob said, “Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock 
Wednesday morning, we'll make him an honorary Fireman for the whole day.  
He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards! 

And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire hat - 
not a toy - one with the emblem of the  Calgary Fire Department on it, and a yellow slicker 
like we wear and rubber boots.”

“They're all manufactured right here in Calgary , so  we can get them fast.”

Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from 
his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck.

Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven. 

There were three fire calls in Calgary that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls.

He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedics’ van, and even the fire chief's car.  
He was also videotaped for the local news program.  Having his dream come true, 
with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived 
three months longer than any doctor thought possible.

One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, 
who believed in the hospice concept (that no one should die alone), began to call 
the family members to the hospital.  Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a fireman, 
so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform 
to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.

The chief replied, “We can do better than that. We'll be there in five minutes. 
 Will you please do me a favor?  
When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce 
over the PA system that there is not a fire?  It's the department coming to see one of 
its finest members one more time. And will you open the window to his room?”

About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended 
its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window.  16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room.  
With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him. 
With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire chief and said, “Chief, am I really a fireman now?”

“Billy, you are.  And The Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand.” The Chief said with those words, 
Billy smiled and said, “I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and the angels have been singing.” 

He closed his eyes one last time.

This story is powerful and there is nothing attached. 

Uplifting stories are one of the best gifts we receive.
There is no cost, but a lot of rewards, let's continue to uplift one another. 
              
                       This is a true story.

New way of STEALING...

This is a new one. People sure stay busy
Trying to cheat us, don't they? 


SCENE 1. 
A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker.
 After the workout and a shower,  
he came out, saw the locker open, and thought to himself,
'Funny, I thought I locked the locker...
Hmm, 'He dressed and just flipped the wallet to make sure all was in order. 
Everything looked okay - all cards were in place...
A few weeks later his credit card bill came - a whooping bill of $14,000!
He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, 
saying that he did not make the transactions.
Customer care personnel verified that there was no mistake in the system 
and asked if his card had been stolen...
'No,' he said, but then took out his wallet, pulled out the credit card, 
and yep - you guessed it - a switch had been made.
An expired similar credit card from the same bank was in the wallet.
The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.
Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he did not report the card missing 
earlier, he would have to pay the amount owed to them.
How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?
$9,000! Why were there no calls made to verify the amount swiped?
Small amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell' with some credit card companies. 
It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to a big one! 
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SCENE 2.
A man at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card.

The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the 
receipt and passed the credit card along.
Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. 
Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, 
it was the expired card of another person.
He called the waitress and she looked perplexed.
She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the 
watchful eye of the man.
All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the
counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card.
No exchange of words --- nothing! She took it and came back to the man with an apology..
Verdict: Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.
Check the name on the card every time you sign for something and/or the card is taken
away for even a short period of time.
Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at it, 'assuming' that it has to be theirs.
FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DEVELOP THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR CREDIT CARD EACH
TIME IT IS RETURNED TO YOU AFTER A TRANSACTION!
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SCENE 3:
Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an order that I had called in.

I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked directly to my checking Account.

The young man behind the counter took my card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as he 
waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure.
While he waited, he picked up his cell phone and started dialing.
I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. 
Then I heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds when I take a picture.
He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was still pressing buttons.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of, oblivious to what was really going on.
It then dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit card, so now I'm paying close attention to 
what he is doing..
He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open.
About five seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you that the picture has been saved.
Now I'm standing there struggling with the fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card.
Yes, he played it off well, because had we not had the same kind of phone, 
I probably would never have known what happened.
Needless to say, I immediately canceled that card as I was walking out of the pizza parlour.
All I am saying is, be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Whenever you are using your credit card take caution and don't be careless.
Notice who is standing near you and what they are doing when you use your card.
Be aware of phones, because many have a camera phone these days.

Never let your card out of your sight.....check and check again!
Scary isn't it.....

WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....

..to listen to his son whine about being bored.

....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

To be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.

..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier..

Is loving one.

And Our Aussie Mates. Always There.

We "Band of Brothers".

HOW OLD IS GRANDMA

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end... It will blow you away. 

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother 
About current events.

The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought 
About the shootings at schools, the computer age, and 
Just things in general. 

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, 

I was born before:
' television 
' penicillin 
' polio shots 
' frozen foods 
' Xerox 
' contact lenses 
' Frisbees and 
' the pill 

There were no:
' credit cards 
' laser beams or 
' ball-point pens 

Man had not yet invented:
' pantyhose 
' air conditioners 
' dishwashers 
' clothes dryers 
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and 
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together. 
Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir."

And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man 
With a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and 
Wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was 
A bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with 
Your cousins.

Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the 
Evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the 
Evenings and weekends not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing 
earrings.

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our Wireless (radios).

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent (5 and dime) stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter 
and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, but who could 
Afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
 
In my day:
' "grass" was mowed, 
' "coke" was a cold drink, 
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and 
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby. 
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' "chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and.
' "software" wasn't even a word.

We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
We volunteered to protect our precious country.
No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.
 
How old do you think I am? 
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. 

Are you ready?????
  

This woman would be only 61 years old.
She would have been born in late 1952.

GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. 

PASS THIS ON TO THE OTHER (OLD ONES.)

BECAUSE THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT

THE SANDPIPER

 by Robert Peterson
 
She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live.  

I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world 
begins to close in on me.  She was building a sand castle or something  
and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea.  

"Hello," she said.  
I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a small child.  

"I'm building," she said.  

"I see that.  What is it?"  I asked, not really caring.  
"Oh, I don't know, I just like the feel of sand."  

That sounds good, I thought, and slipped off my shoes.  
A sandpiper glided by.  

"That's a joy," the child said.  

"It's a what?"  

"It's a joy.  My mama says sandpipers come to bring us joy."  

The bird went gliding down the beach.  Good-bye joy, I muttered to myself,  
hello pain, and turned to walk on.  I was depressed, my life seemed completely 
out of balance.  

"What's your name?"  She wouldn't give up.  
"Robert," I answered.  "I'm Robert Peterson."  

"Mine's Wendy... I'm six."  
Hi, Wendy."  
She giggled.  "You're funny," she said.  
In spite of my gloom, I laughed too and walked on.  

Her musical giggle followed me.  
"Come again, Mr.. P," she called.  "We'll have another happy day."  

 The next few days consisted of a group of unruly Boy Scouts, 
PTA meetings, and an ailing mother.  The sun was shining one morning as I took my 
hands out of the dishwater.  I need a sandpiper, I said to myself, gathering up my coat.  

The ever-changing balm of the seashore awaited me..  
The breeze was chilly but I strode along, trying to recapture the serenity I needed.  

"Hello, Mr. P," she said.  "Do you want to play?"  
"What did you have in mind?" I asked, with a twinge of annoyance.  
"I don't know.  You say."  
"How about charades?"  I asked sarcastically.  

The tinkling laughter burst forth again.  "I don't know what that is."  
"Then let's just walk."  
Looking at her, I noticed the delicate fairness of her face.
"Where do you live?" I asked.  
"Over there."  She pointed toward a row of summer cottages.  

Strange, I thought, in winter.  
"Where do you go to school?"
"I don't go to school.  Mom my says we're on vacation"  
She chattered little girl talk as we strolled up the beach, but my mind was on other things. 
 When I left for home, Wendy said it had been a happy day.  Feeling surprisingly better, 
I smiled at her and agreed.  

 Three weeks later, I rushed to my beach in a state of near panic. 
 I was in no mood to even greet Wendy.  I thought I saw her mother on the porch
 and felt like demanding she keep her child at home.  

"Look, if you don't mind," I said crossly when Wendy caught up with me, 
I'd rather be alone today."  She seemed unusually pale and out of breath.  
"Why?" she asked.  
I turned to her and shouted, "Because my mother died!" and thought, 
My God, why was I saying this to a little child?  
"Oh," she said quietly, "then this is a bad day."  
"Yes," I said, "and yesterday and the day before and -- oh, go away!"  
"Did it hurt?" she inquired.  
"Did what hurt?" I was exasperated with her, with myself.  
"When she died?"  
"Of course it hurt!" I snapped, misunderstanding,  
wrapped up in myself.  I strode off.  

A month or so after that, when I next went to the beach, she wasn't there.  
Feeling guilty, ashamed, and admitting to myself I missed her, I went up to the cottage 
after my walk and knocked at the door.  A drawn looking young woman with 
honey-colored hair opened the door.  

"Hello," I said, "I'm Robert Peterson.  I missed your little girl today 
and wondered where she was."  
"Oh yes, Mr. Peterson, please come in.  Wendy spoke of you so much.  
I'm afraid I allowed her to bother you.  If she was a nuisance, please, 
accept my apologies."  
"Not at all! she's a delightful child."  I said, suddenly realizing  
that I meant what I had just said.  
"Wendy died last week, Mr. Peterson.  She had leukemia
Maybe she didn't tell you."  
Struck dumb, I groped for a chair.  I had to catch my breath.  
"She loved this beach, so when she asked to come, we couldn't say no.  
She seemed so much better here and had a lot of what she called happy days.  
But the last few weeks, she declined rapidly..." Her voice faltered, "She left something for you, 
if only I can find it.  Could you wait a moment while I look?"  

 I nodded stupidly, my mind racing for something to say to this lovely young woman. 
She handed me a smeared envelope with "MR. P" printed in bold childish letters..  
Inside was a drawing in bright crayon hues -- a yellow beach, a blue sea, 
and a brown bird.  Underneath was carefully printed:  

  SANDPIPER TO BRING YOU JOY.  
Tears welled up in my eyes, and a heart that had almost forgotten to love opened wide.  I
 took Wendy's mother in my arms.  "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry,"
I uttered over and over, and we wept together.  The precious little picture is framed now 
and hangs in my study.  Six words -- one for each year of her life --
 that speak to me of harmony, courage, and undemanding love.  

 A gift from a child with sea blue eyes and hair the color of sand  
-- who taught me the gift of love.  

 NOTE: This is a true story sent out by Robert Peterson. 
 It happened over 20 years ago and the incident changed his life forever.  
It serves as a reminder to all of us that we need to take time to enjoy living
 and life and each other. The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.  

Life is so complicated, the hustle and bustle of everyday traumas can make 
us lose focus about what is truly important  
or what is only a momentary setback or crisis..  

This week, be sure to give your loved ones an extra hug, 
and by all means, take a moment... even if it is only ten seconds, 
to stop and smell the roses.  

This comes from someone's heart, and is read by many  
and now I share it with you..  
;                                
May God Bless everyone who receives this!  There are NO coincidences!  

 Everything that happens to us happens for a reason.  Never brush aside anyone as insignificant.  Who knows what they can teach us?                                  

I wish for you, a sandpiper. 
 

THE GIRL WITH THE APPLE

The girl with the apple 
  
August 1942. Piotrkow, Poland  

The sky was gloomy that morning as we waited anxiously. All the men, women 
and children of Piotrkow's Jewish ghetto had been herded into a square. Word 
had gotten around that we were being moved. My father had only recently died 
from typhus, which had run rampant through the crowded ghett o. My greatest 
fear was that our family would be separated. 'Whatever you do,' Isidore, my 
eldest brother, whispered to me, 'don't tell them your age. Say you're 
sixteen. 
 
'I was tall for a boy of 11, so I could pull it off. That way I might be 
deemed valuable as a worker. 
 
An SS man approached me, boots clicking against the cobblestones. He looked 
me up and down, and then asked my age. 
 
'Sixteen,' I said. He directed me to the left, where my three brothers and 
other healthy young men already stood. 
 
My mother was motioned to the right with the other women, children, sick and 
elderly people. 
 
I whispered to Isidore, 'Why?' 
 
He didn't answer. 
 
I ran to Mama's side and said I wanted to stay with her. 
 
'No, 'she said sternly. 
 
'Get away. Don't be a nuisance. Go with your brothers.' 
 
She had never spoken so harshly before. But I understood: She was protecting 
me. She loved me so much that, just this once, she pretended not to. It was 
the last I ever saw of her. 
 
My brothers and I were transported in a cattle car to Germany. 
 
We arrived at the Buchenwald concentration camp one night later and were led 
into a crowded barrack. The next day, we were issued uniforms and 
identification numbers. 
 
'Don't call me Herman anymore,' I said to my brothers. 'Call me 94983.' 
 
I was put to work in the camp's crematorium, loading the dead into a 
hand-cranked elevator. 
 
I, too, felt dead. Hardened, I had become a number. 
 
Soon, my brothers and I were sent to Schlieben, one of Buchenwald 's 
sub-camps near Berlin. 
 
One morning I thought I heard my mother's voice. 
 
'Son,' she said softly but clearly, I am going to send you an angel.' 
 
Then I woke up. Just a dream. A beautiful dream. 
 
But in this place there could be no angels. There was only work. And hunger. 
And fear. 
 
A couple of days later, I was walking around the camp, around the barracks, 
near the barbedwire fence where the guards could not easily see. I was 
alone. 
 
On the other side of the fence, I spotted someone: a little girl with light, 
almost luminous curls. She was half-hidden behind a birch tree. 
 
I glanced around to make sure no one saw me. I called to her softly in 
German. 'Do you have something to eat?' 
 
She didn't understand. 
 
I inched closer to the fence and repeated the question in Polish. She 
stepped forward. I was thin and gaunt, with rags wrapped around my feet, but 
the girl looked unafraid. In her eyes, I saw life. < br>  
She pulled an apple from her woollen jacket and threw it over the fence. 
 
I grabbed the fruit and, as I started to run away, I heard her say faintly, 
'I'll see you tomorrow.' 
 
I returned to the same spot by the fence at the same time every day. She was 
always there with something for me to eat - a hunk of bread or, better yet, 
an apple. 
 
We didn't dare speak or linger. To be caught would mean death for us both. 
 
I didn't know anything about her, just a kind farm girl, except that she 
understood Polish. What was her name? Why was she risking her life for me? 
 
Hope was in such short supply, and this girl on the other side of the fence 
gave me some, as nourishing in its way as the bread and apples. 
 
Nearly seven months later, my brothers and I were crammed into a coal car 
and shipped to Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia . 
 
'Don't return,' I told the girl that day. 'We're leaving.' 
 
I turned toward the barracks and didn't look back, didn't even say good-bye 
to the little girl whose name I'd never learned, the girl with the apples. 
 
We were in Theresienstadt for three months. The war was winding down and 
Allied forces were closing in, yet my fate seemed sealed. 
 
On May 10, 1945, I was scheduled to die in the gas chamber at 10:00am. 
 
In the quiet of dawn, I tried to prepare myself. So many times death seemed 
ready to claim me, but somehow I'd survived. Now, it was over. 
 
I thought of my parents. At least, I thought, we will be reunited. 
 
But at 8am there was a commotion. I heard shouts, and saw people running 
every which way through camp. I caught up with my brothers. 
  
Russian troops had liberated the camp! The gates swung open. Everyone was 
running, so I did too. Amazingly, all of my brothers had survived; 
 
I'm not sure how. But I knew that the girl with the apples had been the key 
to my survival. 
 
In a place where evil seemed triumphant, one person's goodness had saved my 
life, had given me hope in a place where there was none. 
 
My mother had promised to send me an angel, and the angel had come. 
 
Eventually I made my way to England where I was sponsored by a Jewish 
charity, put up in a hostel with other boys who had survived the Holocaust 
and trained in electronics. Then I came to America, where my brother Sam had 
already moved. I served in the US Army during the Korean War, and returned 
to New York City after two years. 
  
By August 1957 I'd opened my own electronics repair shop. I was starting to 
settle in. 
 
One day, my friend Sid who I knew from England called me. 
 
'I've got a date. She's got a Polish friend. Let's double date.' 
 
A blind date? Nah, that wasn't for me. But Sid kept pestering me, and a few 
days later we headed up to the Bronx to pick up his date and her friend 
Roma. 
 
I had to admit, for a blind date this wasn't so bad. Roma was a nurse at a 
Bronx hospital. She was kind and smart. Beautiful, too, with swirling brown 
curls and green, almond-shaped eyes that sparkled with life. 
 
The four of us drove out to Coney Island. Roma was easy to talk to, easy to 
be with. Turned out she was wary of blind dates too! 
 
We were both just doing our friends a favour. We took a stroll on the 
boardwalk, enjoying the salty Atlantic breeze, and then had dinner by the 
shore. I couldn't remember having a better time. 
 
We piled back into Sid's car, Roma and I sharing the backseat. 
 
As European Jews who had survived the war, we were aware that much had been 
left unsaid between us. She broached the subject, ' 
 
'Where were you,' she asked softly, 'during the war?' 
 
'The camps,' I said. The terrible memories still vivid, the irreparable 
loss. I had tried to forget. But you can never forget. 
 
She nodded. 'My family was hiding on a farm in Germany, not far from 
Berlin,' she told me. 'My father knew a priest, and he got us Aryan papers.' 
 
I imagined how she must have suffered too, fear, a constant companion. And 
yet here we were both survivors, in a new world. 
 
'There was a camp next to the farm.' Roma continued. 'I saw a boy there and 
I would throw him apples every day.' 
 
What an amazing coincidence that she had helped some other boy. 'What did he 
look like?' I asked. 
 
'He was tall, skinny, and hungry. I must have seen him every day for six 
months.' 
 
My heart was racing. I couldn't believe it. This couldn't be. 
 
'Did he tell you one day not to come back because he was leaving Schlieben?' 
 
Roma looked at me in amazement. 'Yes!' 
  
'That was me!' 
 
I was ready to burst with joy and awe, flooded with emotions. I couldn't 
believe it! My angel. 
 
'I'm not letting you go.' I said to Roma. And in the back of the car on that 
blind date, I proposed to her. I didn't want to wait. 
 
'You're crazy!' she said. But she invited me to meet her parents for Shabbat 
dinner the following week. 
 
There was so much I looked forward to learning about Roma, but the most 
important things I always knew:  her steadfastness, her goodness. For many 
months, in the worst of circumstances, she had come to the fence and given 
me hope. Now that I'd found her again, I could never let her go. 
 
That day, she said yes. And I kept my word. After nearly 50 years of 
marriage, two children and three grandchildren, I have never let her go. 
 
Herman Rosenblat of Miami Beach, Florida. 
 
  
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IMPOSSIBILITIES IN THE WORLD;


1) You can't count your hair.

2) You can't wash your eyes with soap.

3) You can't breathe when your tongue is out.

Put your tongue back in your mouth, you silly person.

 

Ten (10) Things I know about you:

1) You are reading this.

2) You a re human.

3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it.

6) You are laughing at yourself.

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.

This is very scary - so please be on guard at all times!!


You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys
removed by black-market organ thieves.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago.
I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick.
The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal.
Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine?
I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs.
Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in  jeans.
And then the thieves struck again.

My bu m was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took
pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with
earlier. But my new bu m was attached at least three inches lower
than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favour
of long skirts.

Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I
was drying my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper
arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was
really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time.

What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a
turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world wake up
and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL
replacement body parts -stolen from you and me! The next time
someone you know has something 'lifted', look again - was it lifted from you?

THIS IS NOT A HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night.

WARN YOUR FRIENDS!

P.S. Last year I thought some one had stolen my Boobs. I was lying
in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was
relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I
slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

Thought this was too 'important' not to pass on
Have a wonderful day - with a joy filled heart
BTW - These same thieves come in my closet and shrank my clothes!
How do they do it???? 

THIS IS LIFE

If you can start the day without caffeine,

 If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
 
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

 If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

 If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

 If you can conquer tension without medical help.
 
If you can relax without liquor,
 
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

 THEN YOU ARE PROBABLY THE FAMILY DOG !

An Outback Story......


It was one of the hottest days of the dry season.

We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying.

Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone 

back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers 

before it was through. 

Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the arduous process

of trying to get water to the fields. Lately this process had involved taking a 

truck to the local water rendering plant and filling it up with water.

 

But severe rationing had cut everyone off. If we 

didn’t see some rain soon...we would lose everything.

 

It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing 

and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes.

 

I was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his brothers 

when I saw my 

Six-year-old son, Billy, walking toward the woods. 

He wasn't walking with the usual carefree abandon of a youth 

but with a serious purpose.

 

I could only see his back. He was obviously walking with a great effort ... 

trying to be as still as possible. Minutes after he disappeared into the woods, 

he came running out again, toward the house.

 

I went back to making sandwiches; thinking that whatever task he had been 

doing was completed. Moments later, however, he was once again 

walking in that slow purposeful stride toward the woods. 

This activity went on for an hour: walking carefully to the woods, 

running back to the house. 

 

Finally I couldn't take it any longer and I crept out of the house and 

followed him on his journey (being very careful not to be seen...

as he was obviously doing important work and didn't need 

his Mommy checking up on him).

 

He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked, 

being very careful not to spill the water he held in them ... 

maybe two or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands. 

I sneaked close as he went into the woods. 

Branches and thorns slapped his little face, but he did not try to avoid them. 

He had a much higher purpose. As I leaned in to spy on him, 

I saw the most amazing site. 

 

Several large deer loomed in front of him. Billy walked right up to them. 

I almost screamed for him to get away.

A huge buck with elaborate antlers was dangerously close. 

But the buck did not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy knelt down.

 

And I saw a tiny fawn lying on the ground; 

obviously suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, 

lift its head with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my beautiful boy's hand. 

When the water was gone, Billy jumped up to run back to the house and I hid behind a tree. 

I followed him back to the house to a spigot to which we had shut off the water. 

Billy opened it all the way up and a small trickle began to creep out. 

He knelt there, letting the drip, drip slowly fill up his makeshift "cup," 

as the sun beat down on his little back.

 

And it came clear to me: The trouble he had gotten into for playing with the hose 

the week before. The lecture he had received about the importance of not wasting water. 

The reason he didn't ask me to help him. It took almost twenty minutes 

for the drops to fill his hands. When he stood up and began the trek back, 

I was there in front of him. 

 

His little eyes just filled with tears. "I'm not wasting," was all he said. 

As he began his walk, I joined him...with a small pot of water from the kitchen. 

I let him tend to the fawn.

 

I stayed away. It was his job. I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most 

beautiful heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life. 

As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground, other drops...

and more drops...and more suddenly joined them. I looked up at the sky.

 

It was as if God, himself, was weeping with pride.

 

Some will probably say that this was all just a huge coincidence. 

Those miracles don't really exist. That it was bound to rain sometime. 

And I can't argue with that... I'm not going to try. 

All I can say is that the rain that came that day saved our farm...

just like the actions of one little boy saved another. 

I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to send it out. 

To honor the memory of my beautiful Billy, who was taken from me much too soon... 

But not before showing me the true face of God, in a little, sunburned body.

ANON.

LAST WILL!!


I ,__________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

 

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology 

if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.

 

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

 

Glass of wine

Chocolate

Margarita

Sex

Martini

Cold Beer

Chocolate

Chicken fried steak

Cream gravy

Sex

Mexican food

Chocolate

French fries

Chocolate

Pizza

Sex

Ice cream

Cup of tea

Chocolate

Chocolate

Sex

Chocolate

 

It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. 

When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person

 and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, 

let the 'fat lady sing,' and call it a day!

 

Let's have a Drink IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE

WINE FLU


I went to a dinner party last night, where I and other guests enjoyed

copious amounts of alcohol. I awoke this morning not feeling well, with what

could be described as flu-like symptoms; headache, nausea, chills, sore eyes etc.

 

From the results of some initial testing, I have unfortunately tested

positive for what experts are now calling Wine Flu. This debilitating condition

is very serious and it appears this is not an isolated case.

 

Reports are flooding in from all around the neighbourhood of others

diagnosed with Wine Flu.

 

To anyone that starts to exhibit the aforementioned tell-tale signs,

experts are recommending a cup of tea and a bit of a lie down.

 

However, should your condition worsen, you should immediately hire a DVD

and take some Nurofen [Nurofen seems to be the only drug available that has

been proven to help combat this unusual type of flu]. Others are reporting a

McDonald's Happy Meal can also help in some cases.

 

Wine Flu does not need to be life threatening, and if treated early can

be iradicated within a 24-48 hour period. If not, then further application

of the original liquid in similar quantities to the original dose has been

shown to do the trick.

Good luck,

Read it all the way through! It's a good laugh! AND really quite true!


A good  laugh for people in the over 60 group!

 

When I  bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 

30-year business I ran  with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, 

 takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and  Twitter. 

 I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so  my seven kids, 

their spouses, my 13 grand kids and 2 great grand  kids could communicate

 with me in the modern way.  I figured I  could handle something as simple as 

Twitter with only 140 characters  of spaces

 

My  phone was beeping every three minutes with the 

details of  everything except the bowel movements of the entire next  generation. 

 I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell  phone in the garage in my golf bag.

 

The  kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get  lost

 every now and then going over to the grocery store or  library. 

I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the  Blue tooth [it's red] phone

 I am supposed to use when I drive.   I wore it once and was standing in line at

 Barnes and Noble talking  to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards

 was glaring at  me.  I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a  little loud.

 

I mean  the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside 

 that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a  long time.

 Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say,  "Re-calc-u-lating." 

 You would think that she could be nicer.  It was like she could barely tolerate me. 

 She would let go  with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next  light.

  Then if I made a right turn instead.  Well, it was  not a good relationship...

 

When I  get really lost now, I call my wife and tell 

her the name of the  cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone

 as  Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

 

To be  perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how 

to use the  cordless phones in our house.  We have had them for 4 years

 but I still haven't figured out how I lose three phones all at once 

 and have to run around digging under chair cushions, checking  bathrooms,

 and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone  rings.

 

 

E-MAIL FROM GOD


One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behavior that 

was going on. So he sent an angel to Earth for a time.

When the angel returned, he told God, 'Yes, it's bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving 

and only 5% are not. 

God thought for a moment and said, 'Maybe I'd better send down a 2nd angel

 to get another opinion.' So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time. 

When the angel returned, he said to God, 'Yes, it's true. The 

Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good.' God wasn't pleased. 

So He decided to e-mail the 5% that were good because he wanted to encourage them 

and give them something to help them keep going. 

Do you know what the e-mail said? 

^

^

^

^

^



 

Okay; I was just wondering because I didn't get one either. 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (a husband's point of view)






By Pam Ayres of course..
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (a husband's point of view)
The missus bought a Paperback,
down Shepton Mallet way,
I had a look inside her bag;
... T'was "Fifty Shades of Grey".
Well I just left her to it,
And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread...
In her left she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down upon the floor,
And then began to strip.
Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn't weathered well;
She's eighty four next week!!
Watching Mabel bump and grind;
Could not have been much grimmer.
And things then went from bad to worse;
She toppled off her Zimmer!
She struggled back upon her feet;
A couple minutes later;
She put her teeth back in and said
I am a dominater !!
Now if you knew our Mabel,
You'd see just why I spluttered,
I'd spent two months in traction
For the last complaint I'd uttered.
She stood there nude and naked
Bent forward just a bit
I went to hold her, sensual like
and stood on her left ti t!
Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;
My God what had I done!?
She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
"Step on the other one!!
Well readers, I can tell no more;
Of what occurred that day.
Suffice to say my jet black hair,
Turned fifty shades of grey.





Noah's Ark :


Everything I need to know,

 I learned from Noah's Ark ..

 

ONE:      Don't miss the boat. 

TWO:     Remember that we are all in the same boat! 

THREE : Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.  

FOUR:    Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask

              you to do something really big.

FIVE:     Don't listen to critics; just get on with

              the job that needs to be done.  

SIX:       Build your future on high ground. 

SEVEN:  For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 

EIGHT:    Speed isn't always an advantage. 

              The snails were on board with the cheetahs.  

NINE:      When you're stressed, float awhile.  

TEN:       Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. 

ELEVEN: No matter the storm,  there's always a rainbow waiting. 

 

A Man's Age -- as Determined by a Trip to Bunnings


 

You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house --.

Mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room or whatever.

You are hot and sweaty, covered in dust, lawn clippings, dirt or paint.

You have your old work clothes on.

You know the outfit -- shorts with the hole in the crotch, old T-shirt with a stain from

who-knows-what and an old pair of tennis shoes.

 

Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you

need to run to Bunnings to get something to help complete the job.

 

Depending on your age you might do the following:

 

In your 20's:

Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes.

Check yourself in the mirror and flex.

Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

 

In your 30's:

Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes.

You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair.

Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell.

The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

 

In your 40's:

Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts.

Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands.

Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Bunnings.

Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing.

The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

 

In your 50's:

Stop what you are doing. Put on a hat; wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt.

Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car.

Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat.

The Cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it.

Then you remember the hat you have on is from Gold Coast's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.'

 

In your 60's:

Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore.

Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's.

You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants.

The girl running the register may be cute, but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

 

In your 70's:

Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Bunnings until the Chemist has your prescriptions ready, too.

Don't even notice the dog crap on your shoes.

The young thing at the register stares at you and you realize your balls are hanging out the hole in your crotch.

 

In your 80's:

Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again.

Now you remember you need to go to Bunnings.

Go to KMart instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for.

Fart out loud and you think someone called out your name.

You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

 

In your 90's & beyond:

What's a bundings ? Something for my garden?

Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this?

Did I send it? Did you? Who farted?

 

This is beautiful please read


It doesn’t matter how many times I receive this one, it brings a tear to my eyes and I have to pass it on.

  

  A drunk man in an Oldsmobile

They said had run the light

That caused the six-car pileup

On 109 that night.

 

  When broken bodies lay about

And blood was everywhere,

The sirens screamed out eulogies,

For death was in the air.

 

  A mother, trapped inside her car,

Was heard above the noise;

Her plaintive plea near split the air:

Oh, God, please spare my boys!

 

  She fought to free her pinned hands;

She struggled to get free,

But mangled metal held her fast

In grim captivity.

 

  Her frightened eyes then focused

On where the back seat once had been,

But all she saw was broken glass and

Two children's seats crushed in.

 

  Her twins were nowhere to be seen;

She did not hear them cry,

And then she prayed they'd been thrown free,

 

  Oh, God, don't let them die!

 

  Then firemen came and cut her loose,

But when they searched the back,

They found therein no little boys,

But the seat belts were intact.

 

  They thought the woman had gone mad

And was travelling alone,

But when they turned to question her,

They discovered she was gone.

 

  Policemen saw her running wild

And screaming above the noise

In beseeching supplication,

Please help me find my boys!

 

  They're four years old and wear blue shirts;

Their jeans are blue to match.

One cop spoke up, They're in my car,

And they don't have a scratch.

 

  They said their daddy put them there

And gave them each a cone,

 

  Then told them both to wait for Mom

To come and take them home.

I've searched the area high and low,

But I can't find their dad.

 

  He must have fled the scene,

I guess, and that is very bad.

 

  The mother hugged the twins and said,

While wiping at a tear,

He could not flee the scene, you see,

For he's been dead a year.

 

  The cop just looked confused and asked,

Now, how can that be true?

The boys said, Mommy, Daddy came

And left a kiss for you.

 

  He told us not to worry

And that you would be all right,

And then he put us in this car with

The pretty, flashing light.

 

  We wanted him to stay with us,

Because we miss him so,

But Mommy, he just hugged us tight

And said he had to go.

 

  He said someday we'd understand

And told us not to fuss,

And he said to tell you, Mommy,

He's watching over us.

 

  The mother knew without a doubt

That what they spoke was true,

For she recalled their dad's last words,

I will watch over you...

 

  The firemen's notes could not explain

The twisted, mangled car,

And how the three of them escaped

Without a single scar.

 

  But on the cop's report was scribed,

In print so very fine,

An angel walked the beat tonight on Highway 109.

 

  He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare.

This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven,

He saw me, and he asked: 'My child, what is your greatest wish for

today?'

 

  I responded: 'Lord please, take care of the person who is reading

this message, their family and their special friends.

 

  They deserve it and I love them very much. '

Difference between http and https


This bit of information has been passed on to me, it may be of help....

 

Difference between http and https-- GREAT information!

Once in a while, there is something that comes down 

the pike that is of real importance. 

What is the difference between http and https? 

Don't know how many of you are aware of this 

difference, but it is worth sending to any who do not. 

 

The main difference between http:// and https:// is it's 

all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for 

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. 

 

The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure." If you visit a 

website or web page, and look at the address in the web

browser, it will likely begin with the following:http:///. 

This means that the website is talking to your browser 

using the regular "unsecured" language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. 

 

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number 

in an http website! But if the web address begins with 

https://, that basically means your computer is talking to 

the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

 

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card 

information, you should automatically look to see if the 

web address begins with https://. 

 

If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information...

....such as a credit card number, SS #, etc.

 

PASS IT ON (You may save someone a lot of grief) 

 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY!!!


Fifty shades of grey

 

The missus bought a Paperback

Down Eason’s, the other day,

I had a look inside her bag;

T'was "fifty shades of grey".

 

Well I just left her to it,

And at ten I went to bed.

An hour later she appeared;

The sight filled me with dread…...

 

In her left she held a rope;

And in her right a whip!

She threw them down upon the floor,

And then began to strip.

 

Well fifty years or so ago;

I might have had a peek;

But Mabel hasn't weathered well;

She's eighty four next week!!

 

Watching Mabel bump and grind;

Could not have been much grimmer.

And things then went from bad to worse;

She toppled off her Zimmer!

 

She struggled back upon her feet;

A couple minutes later;

She put her teeth back in and said

That I must dominate her!!

 

Now if you knew our Mabel,

You'd see just why I spluttered,

I'd spent two months in traction

For the last complaint I'd uttered.

 

She stood there nude and naked

Bent forward just a bit

I went to hold her, sensual like

And stood upon her tit!

 

Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;

My god what had I done!?

She moaned and groaned then shouted out:

"Step on the other one"!!

 

Well readers, I can't tell no more;

About what occurred that day.

Suffice to say my jet black hair,

Turned fifty shades of Grey.

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