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Wednesday Thought . . . .

Comments Made in the Year 1955!
That's only 55 years ago!
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'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00.'

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.'

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?'

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.'

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.'

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it.'

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.'

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.'

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.'

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.'

'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.'

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.'

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.'

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'
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Monday Thought . . .

"I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance"

--William Faulkner

Wednesday Thought . . . .

"If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."

--- Gandhi

Tuesday Thought . . .

Why just this autumn
have I grown suddenly old-
a bird in the clouds

Matsuo Bashō
Translated by Sam Hamill

Sunday Thought . . .

Ponder the Silly Stuff
. . .
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted,
musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? ..

Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 a piece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: Naive

Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

So if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the "Jags" and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the "Bucs", what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that one enjoys it?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes? ...

Why do we say something is out of whack? What's a whack? ..

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? ...

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ...

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? ...

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with? ...

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say? ...

Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites? .

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things? ..

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one? ..

Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks? ..

What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?..

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

*If you don't pay your exorcist, do you get repossessed?*

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* (from bigmacbear)

Monday Thought . . .

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Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Clare):

"I know exactly how you feel, my dear.
The morning after always looks grim if you happen to be wearing last night's dress."

---"Ninotchka" (1939)
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Saturday Thought . . .

"Your Place"

There’s a place in my heart
That belongs to you
No matter what
You will say or do

There’s a space in my soul
Where you’ll always be
Whether or not
You are close to me.

Sweet gentle memory that time can’t erase
And the sweet is the smile for me on your face

A journey together
Becomes a journey alone
Bewildered, downhearted
From lover to none

To new incarnations
My heart gladly seeks
But that spot bears your shape
And your memory I’ll keep

Your mark on my life
Forever left changed
And life’s expectations
Somehow rearranged

Yes, there’s a sadness
That you left behind
But I’ll carry with me
The scar to remind

I think of you fondly
As I trace the scar
And know that your shadow
Is not very far

For I know. down inside,
Where you dare not to see
There’s a space in your heart
To remind you of me.

2001- Mark 'fuzzbear' -All Rights Reserved

Happy Birthday!

Two Birthdays today:
grandiva1968 and robearal

Have a great day, guys

Wednesday Thought . . .

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

---Mark Twain

Monday Thought . . . .

Through the windless wells of wonder
By the throbbing light machine
In a tea leaf trance or under
Orders from the king and queen

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

People hurry by so quickly
Don't they hear the melodies
In the chiming and the clicking
And the laughing harmonies

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

Some come dark and strange like dying
Crows and ravens whistling
Lines of weeping, strings of crying
So much said in listening

Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one

Does the moon play only silver
When it strums the galaxy
Dying roses will they will their
Perfumed rhapsodies to me

Songs to aging children came
This is one
---Joni Mitchel from 'Clouds'