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A Thought for Today
Your tongue will never influence anyone
until you learn how to influence your tongue.
Once a week around these
parts, after cleaning out the bottom of the birdcage, it’s time to do the
same with the e-mail box. Here are a few of the items we found lurking in
the far corners.
FORGET ME NOT
Sharonann Sewell knows where
there’s a will, there is a way.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A lawyer was
reading out the will of a rich man to the people mentioned in it:
"To you, my
loving wife Rose, who stood by me in rough times, as well as good, I leave
her the house and $2 million."
The lawyer continued, "To my daughter Jessica, who looked after me in
sickness and kept the business going, I leave her the yacht, the business
and $1 million."
The lawyer concluded, "And, to my cousin Dan, who hated me, argued with
me, and thought that I would never mention him in my will - well you were
PITCH OF THE WEEK
What follows is an unaltered
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save your precious time.
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TURN OF THE SCREWDRIVER
Jane Hernandez shares another
story with an O’Henry ending.
BASEBALL IS FOREVER
ninety-year-old men, Moe and Sam, have been friends all their lives.
Sam is dying, so Moe comes to visit him.
"Sam," says Moe, "You know how we have both loved baseball all our lives.
Sam, you gotta' do me one favor. When you go,
somehow you've got to tell me if there's baseball in heaven."
Sam looks up at Moe from his deathbed and says, "Moe, you've been my
friend many years. This favor I'll do for you." And with that, Sam passes
It is midnight, a couple of nights later. Moe is sound asleep when a
distant voice calls out to him, "Moe ... Moe ..."
"Who is it?", says Moe sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"
"Moe, it's me Sam."
"Come on. You're not Sam. Sam died."
"I'm telling you," insists the voice. "It's me, Sam!"
"Sam? Is that you? Where are you?"
"I'm in heaven," says Sam, "and I've got to tell you, I've got some good
news and some bad news."
"Tell me the good news first," says Moe.
"The good news," says Sam, "is that there is baseball in heaven."
"Really?", says Moe, "That's wonderful! What's the bad news?"
"You're pitching Tuesday!"
AND FROM NINETY YEAR OLD MEN WE TURN TO...
Diane Jardinami writes:
turning 50 this month and I already can relate...what will I be like at
YOU’RE FINE, HOW AM I?
sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together.
One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses.
She yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"
The 94-year-old yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She
starts up the stairs and pauses. "Was I going up the stairs or down?"
The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to
her sisters. She shakes her head and says "I sure hope I never get that
forgetful." She knocks on wood for good measure. She then yells, "I'll
come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
all my friends....I hope we have ALL reached this place without too much
pain. That means we're free to truly love ! Love and huggggggs Coral
AFTER AWHILE by Veronica A. Shoffstall
while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining
a soul and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't
You begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't
promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your
eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child,
And, you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground
is too uncertain for plans. You even learn that even sunshine burns if you
get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead
of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
You really can endure, you really are strong and you really do have worth.
WHY MEN ARE NOT SECRETARIES
This short and sweet item
arrived from Loisjean.
IT AIN’T A MAGNET
Husband's note on refrigerator to his wife:
"Someone from the Guyna Colleges called. They said the Pabst beer is
writes Joyce Hacker, “this
explains a lot.”
THE WAY IT WORKS
babies start out with the same number of raw cells, which over nine
months, develop into a complete female baby. The problem occurs when cells
are instructed by the little chromosomes to make a male baby instead.
Because there are only so many cells to go around, the cell necessary to
develop a male's reproductive organs have to come from cells already
assigned elsewhere in the female.
Recent tests have shown that these cells are removed from the
communications center of the brain, migrate lower in the body and develop
into male sexual organs. If you visualize a normal brain to be similar to
a full deck of cards, this means that males are born a few cards short, so
to speak, and some of their cards are in their shorts.
This difference between the male and female brain manifests itself in
various ways. Little girls will tend to play things like house or learn to
read. Little boys, however, will tend to do things like placing a bucket
over their heads and running into walls. This basic cognitive difference
continues to grow until puberty, when the hormones kick into action and
the trouble really begins.
After puberty, not only the size of the male and female brains differ, but
the center of thought also differs. Women think with their heads. Male
thoughts often originate lower in their bodies where their ex-brain cells
Of course, the size of this problem varies from man to man. In some men
only a small number of brain cells migrate and they are left with nearly
full mental capacity but they tend to be rather dull, sexually speaking.
Such men are known in medical terms as "Engineers." Other men suffer
larger brain cell relocation. These men are medically referred to as
A small number of men suffer massive brain cell migration to their groins.
These men are usually referred to as..."Mr. President or Mr.Congressman."
A LITTLE ONE
Nicky Williams says:
really made me laugh, hope it makes you laugh too. Don't get me wrong, I
love elephants, but, it is only a joke".
IT WAS THIIIIS BIG!
walking through the jungle found a huge dead
elephant with a pigmy standing beside it. Amazed, he asked: "Did you kill
The pigmy said, "Yes."
The hunter asked, "How could a little bloke like you kill a huge beast
"I killed it with my club."
The astonished hunter asked, "How big is your club?"
The pigmy replied, "There's about 60 of us."
See you tomorrow with ‘Something for Saturday.’ Sleep warm.
RM 10/11/2001 Previously
only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane: Either you have
diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do." -Henry Kissinger
Details of Rod's next
appearance can be obtained by following the link below.
Your Troubles Away" - the music of Jerry Herman