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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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    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Which often can make me good at nothing. But it is also nice to know something about everything. ... Have you played world of warcraft or other games where you had to train...
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    1. I don't take compliments very well. 2. I don't eat chocolates and ice creams unless it's the time of the month, i do eat them. A LOT. 3. I am obsessed with air fresheners. And...
    raiee raiee 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Weed is awesome man,it let's you see things in a different light,it puts you on level of complete enjoyment. ( if you don't start getting paranoid and such)man,I got 2 j's in my...
    DelusionalLuke DelusionalLuke 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I think with all the fancy chip flavors available today, we overlook the awesomeness of the classic Lay's Potato chip. That thin crisp of golden goodness. It is buried by other...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I appreciate the little things in life. A beautiful day outside, with just the right amount of wind,perfect temperature and free to enjoy. No strings attached! A special note on...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My mom always points out something she doesn’t like about my appearance, and my sisters point out things about my personality as if i always can controll it.
    katie1400 katie1400 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    "Daddy"- Jewel My bones are tired, Daddy I don't get enough sleep I don't eat as good as I could, Daddy What's that say about me? Sometimes I sleep past noon, Daddy Drink lots of...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't regret doing wrong things in my life but I do regret doing things for the wrong people in my life.
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 5 hrs ago

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    What is one most common double standard??? Alot of people ( more women I notice) have this way of saying " I want someone to accept and like me for the way I am and for who I am...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    These 20 things are not in any particular order other than whatever pops in my head at the time of writing this 1) People who dont use indicators when driving. One its really...
    tommosuk tommosuk 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I lied to my mom. Actually, I keep lying to her. It's - I absolutely hate it, you know? And it's not even like I'm the sort of person who tells white lies (which is still lying, I...
    fragileivory fragileivory 18-21, T 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Thirty-Two - Michael Duke Even with the top down on this rented convertible and all the windows down, the smell inside the car was beginning to be very...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 7 hrs ago

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    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    My lifes a bit of a mess as it is and I don't know quiet where my mind is or how im going to be most of the time. People lying really doesn't help as it just boggles my head even...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    My lifes a bit of a mess as it is and I don't know quiet where my mind is or how im going to be most of the time. People lying really doesn't help as it just boggles my head even...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am so addicted to herbal tea it hurts. But it's like liquid happiness for me, and if I'm feeling down at all, I just whip up a cup and boom, I'm back. Running in the rain does...
    kasvelrising kasvelrising 22-25, T 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    One day, when i was sitting outside a bar near the beach, I saw a old lady starting to become white throughout her whole body. We are talking about a 75+ aged woman. Suddenly she...
    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Last year this time I had the biggest crush on a girl friend of mine. Last night we made out,like we really really made out. Things went a lot further than I thought they ever...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    One hundred more. I need to remember these things more often. 101. Bubbles 102. Romance 103. Wandering the city 104. Letting go 105. Comfortable silence 106. Pianos 107. Soap...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My bedroom gets cluttered really easily and if I'm bored, I will take my time, section by section, and organize my room. It takes forever because if one area is clean then the rest...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    A Bit About Me 1. Name? Robert....named after no one but the wind 2. Male or female? Male 3. Were you named after anyone? Ooops...see above 4. Does your name mean anything? It...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I HONESTLY think things need to be resolved better than this, because I still hate myself, and I have a feeling you are still scared, and that is what needs to change here. I don't...
    Ambititer Ambititer 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    On Saturday, a good friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I didn't want to go, but I still went with her to make her happy. I don't normally go to church, so I thought...