I remember; listening to the radio, to Churchill as he spoke words that inspired our country. And listening to all those positive, uplifting and emotional songs from singers like Vera Lynn.
I remember; hearing the sirens whilst taking cover in a cupboard under the stairs and the “boom” of the bombs as the fell around us.
I remember; walking down blacked out streets with not a chink of light showing from the houses, and the squeeze of my mothers hand as she tried to reassure me that all is well.
I remember; meeting allied forces, from all over the world, as they had a short period of R & R in our small town, before being assigned to a new theatre of war.
There are many other things from that time of being a child growing up in the war. But, as with all things, time erases some of the details, the mind forgets them.
There are some things however that I will always remember. I will always remember the sacrifice those brave young men made. so that people like you and I could live our lives in peace and security.
On Thursday, November 11, 2021.
I WILL NOT FORGET THEM, WILL YOU JOIN ME?
A group of seniors were listening to a talk on improving their lifestyles. The speaker said that “We can all live to be 90 or more if we improve our diets and take more exercise.” At that point, a voice from the back said, “But who wants to live to 90?” A person from the front row quickly responded, “Someone who’s 89!”
A politician, giving a speech in a rural area, when a local farmer threw a cabbage onto the platform. The quick-thinking politician glanced at the cabbage and said, “It would appear that one of my opponents has lost his head.”
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“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Everyone makes mistakes… you are no exception. Learn from your mistake and get on with your life.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t allow unrealistic expectations to get in the way. Be practical about money matters. Stay grounded
GEMINI May 21-June 20: White lies eventually catch up with you. An honest explanation will go a long way in mending fences.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Love will survive if you remember to overlook the insignificant. Don’t be picky; learn to enjoy what you have.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Building a business takes more than money…it takes good, old-fashioned know-how. Listen to one who knows.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: This would be a great time to forgive a grievance. An old friendship can be renewed and restored.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Do not overload your social calendar. Reserve some time for R&R. You need to relax and unwind.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Former business contacts resurface and ask for your advice. There could be an opportunity for you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Those in the know will be impressed with your hard work. Look for a promotion or salary increase.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your body needs a change of pace. Plan a getaway weekend alone, somewhere out of the way.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Remain practical in all financial aspects. Review your budget. Try to increase savings and investments.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Travel becomes imperative. Pack your bags in advance and be prepared to be away for an extended period.
Born: January.17, 1880
The son of Irish immigrants, he joined Biograph Studios, New York, in 1908, becoming D. W. Griffith’s protege. In 1912 he left Biograph and formed Keystone. Under the Keystone banner, he produced and directed many of the great comedies of the early days in motion pictures, including 35 of Charlie Chaplin’s classics. His Keystone Kops comedies are still considered as some of the best ever filmed. A distribution contract he signed in 1915 proved to be a costly error. As a result, he formed Mack Sennett Comedies. He produced and directed many more movies with some of the greatest stars of the silent film and early ‘talkies.’ The Wall Street crash in 1929 all but wiped him out. He did, however, continue to make movies until 1935. In 1938 he was awarded a special Academy Award for his “Contribution to the Movie comedy”. The man they called “The King of Comedy” lived out his last 25 years like a ‘lost’ man at The Motion Picture Country Home in Woodlands, California. He died November 5, 1960
Picture courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive, New York
At their granddaughter’s wedding reception, the DJ polled the guests to find out who had been married the longest. That turned out to be grandma and grandpa. Then, the DJ asked them to give their best words of advice to the newlyweds. Grandma said they should get used to saying, “You’re probably right.”, Grandpa thought for a moment and then said, “She’s probably right.”
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Footnote: The only word my spell checker corrected was the word “chequer” which it told me should be
“Chewer”. Go figure
My mother-in-law is visiting for the weekend. So I had to empty my closet so she could have somewhere dark where she could hang upside down.
The mother-in-law fell down a wishing well; I was amazed,
I never knew they worked.
I had one of those really scary moments the other week. I went for my first parachute jump and watched as everyone was strapped to an instructor. Then, as we jumped out of the aeroplane, the chap I was strapped to asked,
“How long have you been teaching parachute jumping?”
A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the Branch and wrote this, “Put all you muny in this bag.” While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the message and might call the police before he reached the teller’s window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn’t the brightest light in the harbour, told him that she could not accept his stick-up note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, “OK,” and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.
Some people are like a Slinky…not really good for anything.
But you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.