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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here at home,, u.s.a, I do not like for anyone to bother me. Most of the time I do not feel like even socializing with anyone. Maybe its because the older we get, the more we just...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dear Future Girlfriend I had this dream, where I was in a room full of things that I like, things that I love and things that represented my defects. Then you showed up, and I felt...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I don't get complimented often so when I do it feels nice :) Idk it is a small boost to my esteem to know that people like things about me.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    1. I can be cold and hard to reach 2. I've seen things I wish I didn't 3. I cant control my thoughts very well, or my mouth 4. If I love you, ill probably let you hurt me a...
    Stormi33 Stormi33 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    {Because it undergoes oxidation the ascorbic acid requires with a yellowish tinge, so it can be crucial to examine your creams or serums before you decide to put them in your face...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    {The dropper bottle I take advantage of does allow for air to the serum After i use it, so it is not fantastic. Ideally I would have possibly an opaque glass airless pump bottle...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    A good number of people understand that the foremost difficult part of their fitness plan is sticking with it. Usually we tend to drift from plan to program, becoming passionately...
    edward324 edward324 22-25, M Dec 4

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    Well, it's Christmas Eve .... and I'd like to ask all the ACON's out there a question about gifts and gift-giving. We all know that Narcissists are warped and ****** gift givers...
    Bluefreckles Bluefreckles 51-55 4 days ago

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    : What would you name your future daughter? oooh well I have a few in mind, but I'll share one which Lyla 2: Do you miss anyone? not right this moment. But maybe soon. 3...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    An increased concentration of vitamin C is especially for all those needing intensively larger amounts of vitamin C. �Greater sum s of vitamin C benefits the skin as becoming a...
    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M Dec 8

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    I have been married for coming up on 9 years but together for going on 15. Things have been so different this past year. I wasn't always the best wife that's for sure. I said mean...
    Annie205 Annie205 46-50, F 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I was inspired to post this by seeing another ep member respond. It is so easy sometimes to focus on our problems that we forget to be greatful for what makes us happy - and to...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses Dec 8

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    Physics My mind wandered over many worlds. It pondered. It wondered. It thought it had blundered, Into something it could not explain. Great beauties of each universe entwined...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 9

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    An outstanding web site. I have found it quite usefull. I am at present in the look phase of a brand new property and possess be pondering which warmth system to work with. From...
    William7025boa3 William7025boa3 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Warmth exchangers and warmth pumps both as a whole-home device or combined with air conditioning inside of a multifunction heat/air exchanger, can be quite a way of saving in All...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Someone Else Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    My 4 year old "uhm Mommy? Does Santa come down this chimney?" I said "yep but only after you're asleep." He pondered for ten minutes and said "Mommy? I don't want that man coming...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always thought learning to play guitar would be cool. Id sit on the corner and strum away and hope people give me change to donate to the Shriners Hospital. They do such...
    Ownedforaprice Ownedforaprice 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    hi so, 1. I'm from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) 2. I've learned how to speak English when I was 8 years old 3. I have a twin sister and two older sisters, one older brother and...
    zxlove63 zxlove63 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    1. My name is Mara 2. I love to draw 3. I love to write 4. My favorite color is blood red 5. My favorite animal is the fox 6. I'm from Ireland 7. I have blonde hair 8. I'm adopted...
    LadyMara LadyMara 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    All the people I love & hold close to my heart have being acting strange since I went to college. I came back & things were like before but I know a lot has changed.It hurts to...
    HeyBennie HeyBennie 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    why am I always the bad guy why do I lie and waste my time mask the rotten filth that spews from the core more pain to absorb and problems to ignore one foot planted one foot at...
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Here's an idea...the republicans and democrats are really part of the same team and there just trying to divide the people...obviously there is power in numbers...let's say they...
    jamespeterson30 jamespeterson30 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Life is full of changes. Good times, and bad times, each take turns influencing our lives. Like the ebb and and flow of the tides that govern the oceans, so does the rise and fall...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 4 Responses Dec 17

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    By Way of Explanation I've posted dozens of limericks over the past week or so of a very wide range of quality. I just go ahead and post almost all limericks I write, simply...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm embarrassed about being gay. but I feel like I should open up and tell people so if I do meet someone it won't be a total rushed shock. so I basically fell in love with a...
    sydneyb342 sydneyb342 13-15, F 35 mins ago

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    So I'm dancing like a crazy person, cooking breakfast. I'm trying to get my 4 yr old to join me. He throws his hand up and goes enough, enough. He even turned down my music. He...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago