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    To My Child

      To My Child  Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Fascinating Facts From Biology

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now, that's...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jul 6, 2011

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    How Many Do You Remember?

    Start counting: 01. Candy cigarettes 02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. 03. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles. 04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes 05. Blackjack chewing gum 06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with Cardboard stoppers...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Sep 2, 2011

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    A Letter From Jesus About Christmas --

    A Letter from Jesus about Christmas --    It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2009

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    Voting

    One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut.  After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The florist is pleased and leaves the shop.   When the barber goes to open his shop...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    I'm Glad You're In My Dash

    I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone From the beginning...to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jun 24, 2011

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    Something to Think About

    One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    Life In The 1500's

    Every once in a while I get some e-mails that contain something I find very interesting.  Hereunder follows one of these.  I cannot say for certain how accurate the information is,  but,  given some thought,  seems quite plausible.  However,  whatever is stated as "fact...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    How Did We Ever Survive?

    Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat. Our baby cribs were painted with bright...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jun 5, 2012

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    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Coffee

    You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    The Charles Schulz Philosophy

    (This is  marvelous!!  Read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)  The  following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz,  the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic *****.You don't have to actually answer the questions.  Just ponder on them.Just read them through,  and you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2011

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    Wooden Spoon

    A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    AIG Bail Out

    An e-mail from T. J. Birkenmeier (makes sense to me)   I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" Dividend.   To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Who Am I ?

    Dear Doctor, My father and I lived in our apartment and we had a radio and TV.  My father was a widower and I was unmarried.  Beneath us lived a widow and her daughter and they had neither radio nor TV.  They came to visit us often and consequently I fell in love with the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    How Old Is Grandma ??

    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 18, 2011

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    Everyone Is Precious

    "Look at the birds in the sky. They don't work, they only fly, wandering around but they are alive. How do they survive? It's because God takes care of every living creature here on earth, big and small. You are precious than the birds.' Someone said this to me when I was really...
    0fairytalePrincess 0fairytalePrincess 36-40, F Apr 12, 2011

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    Five (5) Lessons

                  1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.            During my second month of college, our professor            gave us a pop quiz. I...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response May 2, 2008

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    The Stranger

      The Stranger   A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting  newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    INTERESTING Facts

          THE FACTS     Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids  already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally  retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    The Cab Ride.......

    (This was sent to me and I wanted to share it.)   So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    1) I live in northern California 2) I'm staying in SoCal for the summer 3) I have a passion for reading 4) I want to travel when I'm older (like everywhere) 5) I'm not shy...
    Parker1998 Parker1998 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    1. Names Jayden 2. Nicknames Jface(duh) 3. I read. All the time 4. Favorite color is purple 5. I like running. 6. I'm afraid of commitment 7. I don't like immature people 8. I'm...
    Jface13 Jface13 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    1. My people have always been in America. 2. I love camping. 3. I like to go fishing. 4. I oil paint. 5. I don't get hints very well, you have to straight up tell me. 6. I fell off...
    Grups Grups 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I sometimes ( ...often...) feel like Alice in Still Alice. But... It all started when I was an infant, as far as I can remember (HA!). I can't always remember names, faces, or...
    KarenMB KarenMB 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeah so this morning I awoke with blood on my shirt. My eyes seemed to have yellow/clear bodied maggots around it. I came to this conclusion by looking the blender that I make my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    A few years back, I got up the nerve to ask a prosthodontist to extract all my teeth and make me a set of dentures. It seemed like a good time. I had a nasty toothache that I...
    Chris734 Chris734 41-45, T 2 hrs ago

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    A few years back, I got up the nerve to ask a prosthodontist to extract all my teeth and make me a set of dentures. It seemed like a good time. I had a nasty toothache that I...
    Chris734 Chris734 41-45, T 2 hrs ago

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    My school started on Wednesday and my grade now has laptops to use for classes. We got them on Thursday (yesterday) and brought them home to charge. Well being the idiot I am, out...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    1. I have chicken pox (right NOW & it sucks) 2. I am pretty open 3. I am still friends with my exes 4. I'm not a great swimmer 5. I watch videos on FB and don't "like" them 6. When...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This is fan fiction for the TV show The 100. It's called The Road Ahead and it picks up after the Season 2 finale. Chapter 1 Clarke was woken up by the sound of a small animal...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    --Guys holding flowers in their hands because you know he’s about to make someone’s day. --Couples who are obviously on a first date and are still in that shy yet eager...
    NanamiChiaki NanamiChiaki 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't get to talk to her much, I don't get to see her, I don't get the luxury of having her in my arms when I fall asleep at night, I don't get to see the twinkle in her eyes...
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1. my name is jazmine. 2. i'm a punk musician. 3. i'm really into the diy (do it yourself) scene. 4. i'm studying bio-engineering in the fall. 5. i live in california. 6. i have...
    pizzapunx pizzapunx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I like watching movies. 😀
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [x] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x] Are / Been In Love (Though some here will debate this) [x] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired...
    leonscottk leonscottk 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    it seems kinda silly now thinking back to all the things I said I would never do and then ended up doing. now I try to go about not setting restrictions for myself, and just doing...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    C; When everyone from my friends does these 1. I have a chicken called Henry. 2. He's crowing rn. 3. He does it till I feed him in the morning. 4. My name is Estelle 5. I have...
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    1. I like black clothes 2. I play lacrosse 3. I want to be an obstetrician 4. I am 15 5. My middle name is Lucille ?? 6. I am obsessed with OITNB 7. I have a cat. his name is nemo...
    scotiana scotiana 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine - The Imitation Game
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    -I'm married to my best friend. -I love singing. -I live in Dallas, TX. -I can't get into college because I can't pass my ACT. -I want to live where the beach is. -I like to...
    aprilxharlan aprilxharlan 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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     I love taking nature pictures. It is one of my favorite things to do.   You can find more of my photography at Mystical_Lands_Photography account on instagram. :)
    sarahswim sarahswim 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Okay, I just used my Nutri Ninja for the first time and I'm really impressed. My old blenders couldn't even blend ice without getting stuck and this completely demolished all the...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Acting comes too naturally to me. it's so easy for me to improvise and make up stories. This has led to some trust issues with my family because I have lied in the past about some...