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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sunsets, sunrises, birds singing in the morning, knowing there is an owl in the ravene behind my home, watching my crazy border collie and kid rough housing with each other, boy...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 Response Apr 13

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    1. I love people with a sense of humor. 2.I say I hate dishonesty, but have been myself. 3.I love with an intensity that borders on insanity. 4.I get quiet and easily lose myself...
    alucard25 alucard25 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    1) I love dragons. 2) I love food. I mean I LOVE food. 3) I wish I could travel, without the need for any visas or a steady job. Perhaps if I was born 200-300 years ago.. 4) I have...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Mostly when I'm doing some dry herb... Things..everywhere seems absurd.. I look at things I see everyday The things I see in a different way Questions that have no answer Posed by...
    akawewilly akawewilly 41-45, M Apr 9

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    (It took our nation 216 years to rack up the first $8.5 trillion in debt... then just 8 more years to double that amount.) I ponder how we let it get to this point. Why did we...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Ponder how deep of talk a lady would like talk about sex
    WyoDoug WyoDoug 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Does anyone wanna hear a story? It's copyright but I'm happy to share! It's not too good but I try, so enjoy I guess!😄 Pothcrome unplugged Story Chapter 1 *Whiirrrrrrrrrr...
    Penelton Penelton 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    இ≻–‵៸–‵– ♥Positive Energy giving“Magnetism is one of the 5 Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other 4 being Gravity, Duct Tape...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    it didn't take long for my hands to wander. I suppose I should've taken a moment to ponder. just what I was doing while I was thinking about sc***ing; I guess I was thinking she...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 28

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    stumbling around today, not wandering, tossed on torrents, pondering, bouncing any which way; mystic winds are at play, speaking to me, and I'm wondering. (Apr.4, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Apr 14

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    If the woods is from my dreams, then the ground is not hard and prickly. thorny branches wouldn't be scraping my bare *** buck naked body and I would'nt be howling in pain...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well, this popped up on the side of my screen, and I read some stories. Being pretty bored, I figured, ‘Why not?’ Hope this isn’t too annoying. :P Here goes. 1. My name is...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I broke up with my boyfriend of 4yrs, 5mo last night. We both knew it was coming. I had been wanting to break up with him because for the last few years of the relationship, it's...
    katane katane 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    1. I am 21 years old. 2. I enjoy reading books. 3.I hate to judge people. 4. I like to dance to random songs. 5. I try to be perfect in what I do. 6.I enjoy movies and tv show. 7.I...
    hira0126 hira0126 18-21, F Apr 5

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    1. I'm in the middle of a divorce 2. I have 5 kids... 4 grown and a 10 year old. 3. I support gay marriage 4. I drink tea a lot and will have a glass of wine once or twice a month...
    upextraolives upextraolives 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    This wasn't hard, but I might have repeated things. If so, sorry! ^.^ 1. Pokemon! 2. Making new friends. 3. Cuddling plushies. 4. Zelda. 5. Cold, home made fruit bars. 6...
    SelfSurgery SelfSurgery 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Are we really learning new things or are we changing how we look at them or act on them? Examples are easy to find. An easy example would be saying something we all say as we age...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I actually hate the fact that I see things clearly. It makes life a bit more uncomfortable. I am in my late 20s and life has been okay so far. No wife, no kids. Even though I have...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 a week ago

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    1.) I'm 33 years-old. 2. ) I have cerebral palsy. 3.) I have 22.Q 11. 4.) I have problems with depression, stress and anxiety. 5.) I am deterred to reach my goals and dreams...
    TheKnitWitch TheKnitWitch 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    100.) I woke today very bored. Sitting in my house with nothing to do and found this experience and thought it will kill sometime. 99.) I grew in a small town just outside of...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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