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Off-Topic / Happy Labor day
« on: September 06, 2021, 03:01:53 am »Message ID: 1361935
This summer just blew on by  :(

Off-Topic / September welcomes you !!
« on: September 01, 2021, 03:16:02 am »Message ID: 1361670
WOW, this year is almost over already and it just began it seems. Have a good month everyone  :wave:

Off-Topic / BEAUTIFUL !!
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:17:42 am »Message ID: 1360897
AND THEN IT IS WINTER You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. But, here it friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change....Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!
And I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!
But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this's NOT over. A new adventure will begin!
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!
Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!
"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
live it well ENJOY today do something fun, Be happy, have a great day !
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
"Live happy in this year and every year
lastly consider the following,
today is the oldest you have ever been. Yet the youngest you will ever be, SO - enjoy the day while it lasts
~Your kids are becoming you.......
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... "what?" . ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.
~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

Off-Topic / Hehe
« on: August 10, 2021, 07:09:24 am »Message ID: 1360896
A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"
The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"
The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, Norma Findlay, Room 302."
The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said,
"I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her
blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her
Physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good News."
The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me *bleep*."

Off-Topic / Oswestry Life Magazine
« on: August 10, 2021, 05:15:12 am »Message ID: 1360887

August 4 at 3:02 PM 
I spent an hour in the bank with my dad,
as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist
myself and asked...
''Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?''
''Why would I do that?'' He asked...
''Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for
things like making a transfer.
You can even do your shopping online. Everything will
be so easy!''
I was so excited about initiating him into the world of
Net banking.
He asked ''If I do that, I wont have to step out of the
''Yes, yes''! I said. I told him how even groceries can
be delivered at your door now and how amazon
delivers everything!
His answer left me tongue-tied.
He said ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met
four of my friends, I have chatted awhile with the staff
who know me very well by now.
You know, I am alone...this is the company that I need.
I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have
enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.
Two years back, I got sick. The store owner from whom
I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside
and cried.
When your Mom fell down a few days back while on
her morning walk, our local grocer saw her and
immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows
where I live.
Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became
Why would I want everything delivered to me and force
me to interact with just my computer?
I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not
just the 'seller'. It creates bonds of Relationships.
Does Amazon deliver all this as well?'''
Technology isn't life..
Spend time with people .. Not with devices.

Off-Topic / How old ?
« on: August 07, 2021, 04:59:43 am »Message ID: 1360758
My Granddaughter asked me why her Mom & Dad broke up. I asked her what did her Mom tell her, she of course blamed it all on my son for the breakup but that is sooooo not true. Her Mom was the reason why they are no longer together. SO question. How old should a child be to be told such a thing. She tried to get it out of me but she is only 9 years old so I told her that she is to little right now hear why. She got upset with me but 9 to me is to young, what do you all think please? :-X

Off-Topic / Extra debit card
« on: August 02, 2021, 06:29:37 am »Message ID: 1360531
Does anyone on here use this card, if so how is it working out for you?

Off-Topic / Welcome to August
« on: August 01, 2021, 03:03:20 am »Message ID: 1360426
I hope you all have a good month  :wave:

Off-Topic / Paypal account
« on: July 29, 2021, 11:27:01 am »Message ID: 1360323
Can anyone get on their account without putting in your mobile # ? I never had to before  :confused1:

Off-Topic / Would you ever put a message in a bottle to throw into the ocean?
« on: July 06, 2021, 03:27:29 am »Message ID: 1359364
I did this years ago but I guess no-one found it. My daughter did put a note and her address on a balloon when she was little and a couple of years later she got a letter in the mail of the one who found it with some pictures. :)....does anyone have a story?

Off-Topic / Ones with adult kids
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:19:47 am »Message ID: 1359316
I was brought up in a very loving home. Even in my 20s/30s I use to let my parents know where and when I would be home. I would call when I got to my destination to let them know I got there safely as well.  I don't mean to say that if you don't do this you're not from a loving home but just how we are. My son left on Friday to a friends house. I told him to be safe and drive carefully. I haven't heard a word from him since, it is now Monday and I still haven't heard from him even after me being a pain and emailing him. Is it ME, or is it this generation? I see nothing wrong with letting your family know that you are safe, or am I just being nosey? UGH

Off-Topic / Happy 4th of July everyone !
« on: July 04, 2021, 04:38:41 am »Message ID: 1359258
I hope you all have a good day  :wave:

Off-Topic / Worth another posting !!
« on: July 04, 2021, 04:08:50 am »Message ID: 1359257
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up 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. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'
'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
through downtown?'
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice..'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired.Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said
'You have to make a living,' she answered.
'There are other passengers,' I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.
'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small

Off-Topic / Broken Catholic statues
« on: July 03, 2021, 04:34:07 am »Message ID: 1359223
What does one do with your broken Catholic statues?

Off-Topic / Bill Cosby
« on: July 02, 2021, 01:33:08 pm »Message ID: 1359201
What do you think of him being released from prison ?

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