30 September 2010

I'm sure you remember!

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If you like the movies you should enjoy these old photos

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A photo trip through yester-year - the 50's and 60's

Half Men - Half Boys

1/2 boy 1/2 man

If you read this, you WILL forward it on. Please :)
You just won't be able to stop yourself.
The average age of the military man is 19 years.He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who,under normal circumstances is considered bysociety as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behindthe ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but oldenough to die for his country. He never really
cared much for work and he would rather waxhis own car than wash his father's, but he hasnever collected unemployment either.

He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sportactivities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has asteady girlfriend that either broke up with him whenhe left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.
He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when hewas at home because he is working or fightingfrom before dawn to well after dusk. He hastrouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him,but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds andreassemble it in less time in the dark. He can reciteto you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.
He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
He can march until he is told to stop,or stop until he is told to march.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation,but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.He is self-sufficient.
He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.
He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but neverto clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mendhis own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if youare hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunitionwith you in the midst of battle when you run low..
He has learned to use his hands like weaponsand weapons like they were his hands.
He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.
He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.
He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed..

He feels every note of the National Anthemvibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away ' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

He has asked nothing in return, exceptour friendship and understanding.Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so.

As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot. . ...
A short lull, a little shade and a picture ofloved ones in their helmets.

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28 September 2010

A woman's prayer

A Romans prayer: dear lord I pray for the wisdom to understand my husband , the love to forgive him and the patience for his moods. Because if I pray for strength, I'll just beat him to death.

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25 September 2010

Inspirational Video of Technology Self Directed Learning

Sugat Mitra on Child driven education from TED Talks - Inspiring....

There are places on Earth, in every country, where, for various reasons good schools cannot be built and good teachers cannot or do not want to go.....

This is worth watching start to finish to everything from a computer built into a wall in Delhi, the "granny network" to school kids in Turin who do not understand english being given basic requests in English and answering them
"where is calcutta?" "what is a neuron?" "who was Pythagorus and what did he do?

Education is a self learning system, where learning is an emergent phenomenonLearning as a self organizing system -

Self organizing system: where a structure appears without explicit intervention from outside the system
Emergence: The appearance of a property not previously observed as a functional characteristic of the system

22 September 2010

49 years later -- Julie Andrews & 7 children

 49 yrs. later - Julie Andrews & 7 children
Make sure you scroll to the end and read the lyrics (new) for the song “These Are My Favorite Things”.
Can it possibly be that many years ago!

They were having a reunion after 40 years
and all were looking healthy and amazingly well...

Enjoy reading this.

Make sure you read the new lyrics to the original song below:

Remember the 7 children of the Von Trapp family?
The Sound of Music' won the Academy Award for
Best Picture of 1965 and is one of the most popular
Musicals ever produced.

40 Yrs Later: The 7 Children in 'The Sound of Music'.


It wouldn't be funny if it weren't so true... Julie Andrews turned 69 and to commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favourite Things" from the legendary movie "The Sound Of Music."

Here are the actual lyrics she used:

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillac's and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things..

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humour with others who would appreciate it.

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New Italian Police Car.....

A new patrol car in the Italian police force.
Just what they need to catch speeding drivers!
For those who don't know, it's a Lamborghini
Gallardo…about $250,000

What a car!………………….

Pity they couldn't find a poliziman who could drive it...

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20 September 2010

Time to consider retirement

OK... so... you're the pilot of a plane…
It's on auto-pilot and you're catching up on People Magazine and having a cup of coffee.
Suddenly the loudest sound you will ever hear goes off just behind your left ear.
You're blinded by the flash and can't hear. All you can feel is something warm running down your leg.
You immediately consider retirement.

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16 September 2010


1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before.  After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!"  I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye...

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.  He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.   My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, “Did you start at 1?" 

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair..  As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin.  Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings.  As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?" 

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like.  "We used to skate outside on a pond.   I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard.  We rode our pony.  We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in.  At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!" 

5.  My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?’’  “You're both old," he replied. 

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor... She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked.   "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read." 

7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her.  I would point out something and ask what color it was and she would tell me and was always correct.  It was fun for me, so I continued.  At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!" 

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin,  we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.   Still, a few fireflies followed us in.  Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa.  Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights." 

9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."  "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6." 

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what?  We learned how to make babies today."  The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said.  "How do you make babies?"   "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'." 

11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote:  "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."   The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.  "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child." 

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past.  Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.  The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants." 

13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.  "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her.  Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport." 

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth!  He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him! 

15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you  hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

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Great Picture - Around the World

A Village in Holland ... With no roads AT ALL!

A Village in Holland wherein you can't find a single road...

All transportation is done by boats along the river.

But it's not a problem as it is so beautiful!

Hard to believe such tranquility!!

This is Earth, I can't imagine what Heaven will be like

CherryBlossoms Japan


Autumn in Germany

Saltzburg Austria - the mostBeautiful city we have ever seen.

Windmills of Holland

Beauty of Tibet

Disney Castle

Golden Maple Leaf

Edge of Glacier

Lavender Farm

The Night Scene of Eiffel Tower

Blue Sea

Earthbound Rainbow


Lavender at the Foot of the Mountain

Comet (Make a wish)

The Purple Romance

Breithorn Peak ( Switzerland )

Deep Autumn

The Moon and Star on Earth

You only pass this way Once...
So much beautyContained in one e-mail. Pass this on so someone else can enjoy,
And maybe even make them smile.

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