Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Positive Side of Life


Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year. 
How long a minute is depends on what side of the Bathroom door you're on? 
Birthdays are good for you the more you have, the longer you live. 
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?
Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Have an awesome day, and know that someone who thinks you're great has thought about you today.
Working for God on earth does not pay much, but His retirement plan is out of this world.

Grandparents

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. Grandmothers are just 'antique' little girls. A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother.  Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice. A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. ~ Author Unknown
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them. My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again; anything longer than that and you start to age quickly. I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret
  • The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. ~Dave Barry
  • Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. ~Proverb
  • Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal
  • Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown
  • When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~ Ogden Nash
  • Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree
  • If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
  • If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith
  • Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. ~ Mary H. Waldrip
  • Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~ Alex Haley
  • One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove
  • If your baby is 'beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,' you're the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale
  • What is it about grandparents that are so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they will mature at a faster rate. ~Bill Cosby
  • Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother. ~G Norman Collie

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Where Do Red-Headed Babies Come From


After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the Obstetrician. 'Doctor,' the man said, 'I don't mind telling you, but I'm a little upset because my daughter has red hair. She can't possibly be mine!!'
'Nonsense,' the doctor said. 'Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors may have contributed red hair to the gene pool.' 'It isn't possible,' the man insisted. 'This can't be our families on both sides had jet-black hair for generations.'
"Well, said the doctor, let me ask you this.  How often do you have sex?"  The man seemed a bit ashamed. 'I've been working very hard for the past year. We only made love once or twice every few months.'  'Well, there you have it!' The doctor said confidently. "It's Rust."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

For God and Country

        Our nation is not a nation under God anymore!  Whether you’re Democrat or Republican, this just isn’t right!  When we get 100,000,000, that's one hundred million willing Christians to bond together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God's help, Become one of the One hundred million, and then let’s get 200 million. It can be done by sending this email to your friends. Do the math. It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul. God Bless America and Shine your light on her.
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."  In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.  This year President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to offend anyone".  But on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, Beside the White House.  There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day. (See: http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com)
I guess it doesn’t matter if "Christians" Are offended by this event - we obviously don’t count as anyone" anymore. The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.

Made in the USA

Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the price that you will pay on the outside and they are made in the U.S.A.  Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's have pushed for trade to china and Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work. Did you know that there is no electric coffee maker made in the US and that the only kitchen appliances made in the US is Viking?  This information came from a report made by Diane Sawyer. Hopefully this has changed or will soon!!
I didn't know hallmark cards were made in china! That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore; they are made in China and are more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA.  I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already...
Yesterday I was in Wal-Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA. They are just as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a concept! - And they were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.  I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
Start looking, people. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job. My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is now marked "made in Mexico." I don't buy it anymore.  My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico...now I have switched to Crest.
This past weekend I was at Kroger.  I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.  I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy -- was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the price.  The GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was that that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it - the USA at a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
It's Way past time to start finding and buying products you use every day that are made right here.  So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost half the price.
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbor's!  If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies - you're sending the jobs there. (We should have awakened a decade ago....)  Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.  Support the products that are “Made in the USA."

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Four Husbands


The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time.  The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. "He's a funeral director," she answered. "Interesting," the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.  She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had:
1.      First married a banker when she was in her 20's
2.      A circus ringmaster when in her 40's
3.      A preacher when in her 60's
4.      Now - in her 80's - a funeral director. 
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.  She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

Congressional Reform Act of 2012


  1. No Tenure / No Pension.
  2. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
  3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
  4. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.
  5. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
  6. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  7. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  8. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  9. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  10. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.  Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why? The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.  Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:  "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.