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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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