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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday's Vehicle - 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne


Montreal pumper truck


BULLETIN: UK stops "smart" meter installations

Hi Everyone  ................  Another revelation out of California to follow concerning the so-called smart meter!!  -  Win


Subject: BULLETIN: UK stops "smart" meter installations

May 10, the UK Government announced
that 'smart' meter installations throughout
the country will be delayed by more than a year
due to serious health and medical concerns.

This news has been completely censored
by US news media outlets.

Normally, anything coming out of the UK
is trumpeted all over the US news media
especially NPR...but not this time.

Italy has completely banned wireless
so-called 'smart' meters entirely. Also
censored from the US news media.

From the UK hearings.

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/23696.html
Thanks Win

Memories

Watch this trip back in time. For those of you over 65, enjoy. Then show it to your children, and grandchildren and tell them to take special notice as to how they're dressed
 
 
This video is great if you grew up in the 50's, and if you didn't it's still good!
 
 
Turn on your speakers!!!
 
Thanks Millie

Now in working order...


Thanks Millie

Amazing Antique Desk from Germany

And to think the guy who made this over two hundred years ago did it with hand tools alone… while drinking vast quantities of good German beer!
 
Click hereà Amazing Antique Desk.
 
Thanks Sam/Ellen               

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday's Vehicle - 1959 Pontiac Bonneville


I.G.A Supermarket in St. Lambert, Quebec.

Good Morning Bob   ...............   I read with interest and disgust the article that appeared on the Blog this morning and also was plastered  all over the National  and local news sources. This young lady was completely in her rights to stand up for her god given right to speak the language of her choice not only on her work breaks but on the store floor if she is talking to her fellow workers  -  I will bend to the unwritten law that all employees must speak in French first to customers but also there should be at least one person there to converse in English to English customers whatever the business. ................  But I get away from the point I want to make:  Although her intentions were good to up and quit in protest to being treated like a second class citizen, it would have been far more affective to hang in there and force these narrow minded bigots to fire her and anyone else who had the intestinal fortitude to follow her lead. Of course then her next move would be to lay claim to civil rights infringements etc and take them to court and make the biggest fuss possible (maybe this would even get the Federal Government off their asses and start protecting the rights of all Quebec citizens which they haven’t been doing for the last fifty or so years).
 
The world is becoming a very intolerant place and Quebec is up there with the best of them.
 
Win

Thanks Win..... we all have a breaking point where we must take a stand and say enough is enough, apparently this young lady reached her limit..... although I have an anglo surname I am a French Protestant. My dad did not speak English until he was 12 and although fluent in both French and English there were certain words that he mispronounced.

I decided to uproot my family despite my mother tongue being French because I feared persecution by Quebecer's and I felt it best for the family and their future.

I love Quebec and the French culture but never felt the loyalty that I feel here in Ontario or that which I felt in New Brunswick. I do however believe we should maintain the higher ground and not retaliate, show loyalty and allegiance to the country as a whole and separatism be damned.

The thing I could never understand was why they wished to be an island lost in an English America. One would be better to learn and become bilingual in Spanish since there are nearly 1 billion Spanish speaking people on this side of the world.

IGA update

Hello gentlemen here is the latest update on the issue which indicates the young Lady is taking her case to the Human Rights Tribunal-- Good for her, I say . john
Subject: IGA update


Thanks John McC

Your Contributions.......

This is one of the main reasons I belong to a Lions Club.
Read it and see why for yourself.
New members are always welcome
 
Thanks Bernie.... although I didn't mention the many service clubs I have a great respect for work done by the Lions, Rotary, Knights of Columbus as well as other great providers such as the Legion, Shriners and Masons etc.... Keep the faith and hope flowing.
 
 
Been around but worth re-thinking
.
 
THINK  BEFORE YOU DONATE
 
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:
As  you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:
----------------------------
The American Red Cross
President  and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
 
MARCH OF DIMES
It is now called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the  needy .
 
The United Way
President  Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
 
UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k permonth) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the  cause.
 
GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00  goes to help anyone!
Stop giving to this man.
 
Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
 
GO "GREEN" AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD
(Some of these are U.S. only but not all.) :
 
The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
 
The  American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and  youth!
 
The Disabled American Veterans
National  Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 
The  Military Order of Purple Hearts
National  Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 
The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 
Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
100%  goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
 
St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no  insurance
and can not afford to pay.
 
Ronald  McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100%  goes to housing, and feeding the families.
 
Lions Club International
                           100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND,BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

Please  share this with everyone you can.
 

Old photos of Montreal


Advice for women

When purchasing a bicycle. . . 
 
           be SURE to consider the color of the seat!
 


Thanks Ed.... I am sure I met her at the corner of St Antoine and Mountain Streets but it wasn't her bicycle seat......

The Ultimate Golf FAIL Compilation - Safeshare.TV

The Ultimate Golf FAIL Compilation - Safeshare.TV
To:



http://safeshare.tv/w/lNQxKkFRoZ
Thanks Millie

Twilight years

 
 
As I approach my twilight years, I am struck by the inevitability that the party must end.  And one clear, cold morning after I'm gone, my spouse will awaken in the warmth of our bedroom and be struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore."
 
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." 
 
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, or say "I love you."  So while we have it, its best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. 
 
This is true for marriage.....And old cars, and children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents.  We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
 
Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a son-in-law after divorce.  There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.  
Life is important, like people we know who are special.  And so, we keep them close! 
 
Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know how you really feel?  The important thing is to let every one of your friends know your true feelings, even if you think they don't love you 
 
So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please rest assured I voted against that asshole, Obama.
 
Thanks Kerry

Barristers....more dark humor...

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass.

Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate.

He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.
"We have to eat grass."

"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you, " the lawyer said.

"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree."

"Bring them along," the lawyer replied.

Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You may come with us, also."
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!"

"Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered.

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.

Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind."

"Thank you for taking all of us with you.

The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high."



Thanks Sam/Ellen

BBC News - The house in London that is a 3D illusion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23041236

Thanks Win

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday's Vehicle - 1954 BUICK Skylark


Tour of Old Montreal


Exclusive Employees at IGA franchise told they can’t speak English to each other | CTV Montreal News

Did anyone read or see this...this is our IGA ..I can't believe this, I guess I won't be shopping
at IGA anymore...this applies to all her stores ..
Also I just saw it will be on the news tonight



http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/exclusive-employees-at-iga-franchise-told-they-can-t-speak-english-to-each-other-1.1343299


Cheers,Millie

Thanks Millie

Throw the Stick Please!

video

Thanks Heidi

GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR

 
A woman received a call that her daughter was sick.
She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication,
got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.
The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground.
She looked at it and said "I don't know how to use this."
She bowed her head and asked God to send her HELP.
Within 5 minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up.
A bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag.
The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.
She said: "Yes, my daughter is sick. I’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home.
Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"
He said "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was open.
She hugged the man and through tears said "Thank You SO Much! You are a very nice man."
The man replied "Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of PRISON yesterday,
I was in prison for car theft."
The woman hugged the man again sobbing, "Oh, thank you God!
You even sent me a Professional!"
Is GOD Good or What!?
 
Thanks Sam/Ellen

Always ask, never assume.


His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.

He was told a twin-engine plane
would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' he responded, 'and I need to get some close-up shots.'

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me,
is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'
"Life is short. Drink the good wine first."
 
Thanks Millie

25 Reasons I owe my mother

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION .
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC .
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION .
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you."


Thanks Pat

Gray Rock Cafe in Grayling, MI

Behind the Gray Rock Cafe in  Grayling, Michigan


Tim Gillette made the deer  feeder with the 'Browning' logo..

These twin albinos have  been coming into the back of Gray Rock Cafe
since they were fawns in 2006..

We have been trying to capture a digital pic of them for awhile, but
they arrive at dusk or even later and the  pics don't turn out.

On Friday about 10 am they arrived.  It was a beautiful morning and
they came for their photo op. 

 
 

Thanks Millie

THE PAINT CAN.....GOOD ONE!!!!!

A newlywed couple wanted to join a church.
The pastor told them, "We have special requirements for new parishioners.

You must abstain from sex for an entire month." 
  
  The couple agreed and, after two-and-a-half weeks, returned to the church. 

   When the Pastor ushered them into his office, the wife
   was crying, and the husband obviously was very depressed. 

   "You are back so soon...Is there a problem?" the 
     pastor inquired. 

   "We are terribly ashamed to admit that we did not manage to abstain from sex for the required month," the young man replied sadly.
           
    The pastor asked him what happened. 
     

    "Well, the first week was difficult; however, we managed to abstain through sheer will power. The second week was terrible, but with the use of prayer, we managed to abstain. The third week, however, was unbearable. 
    
    We tried cold showers, prayer, reading from the Bible, anything to keep our minds free of carnal thoughts. 

    But one afternoon, my wife reached for a can of paint 
    and dropped it. 
    When she bent over to pick it up, I noticed that she didn't have panties on and I was overcome with lust and I had my way with her, right then and there," admitted the man, shamefacedly. 


    "You understand this means you will not be welcome into our church," stated the pastor. 

  
     "We know," said the young man, hanging his head.
        

   
"We're not welcome at Home Depot anymore, either.

Thanks Ed

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday's Vehicle - 1954 Oldsmobile 88


Calling all Montrealers - both present and former

Hi Bob, just a thought coming out of yesterday's posting "memories of Montreal'. The video brought back many fond thoughts and memories of what I still feel is  my city along with GFPK and I thought that the article would/could encourage your subscribers to submit postings  to the blog ,particularly since many "Parkers" of my vintage and younger were imports from the big city across the River, of their significant reminisces from what is ,in my estimation, still a great city. JMcC


Thanks John... it is a great idea..... Montreal has to be one of the greatest blends of past and present architecture in the World...... the Franco/Anglo influence gives it a very special and unique personality now add to that its great Jewish community and one has a unique blend of cultures and some of the best and affordable cuisine in the world.

Seriously, where else in the world can one get a gourmet meal in a terrazzo floored tavern?

I'll happily start the ball rolling and challenge everyone of my readers to follow suit.....

 British Munitions factory - Verdun Quebec - WW1
 
 My ancestors at the church in Belle Riviere Quebec
 
Me at St. Josephs Oratory 1966


Give me Jim Prentice..... PLEASE

YES!  Dump Harper and his idiots Baird, Kenney, Clement, Ambrose, etc., etc. and nominate Jim Prentice.....

Seriously Canada we need a leader, someone who is capable of bringing the country out of its funk. In my humble opinion there is only one person, all other parties aside, that can do that, Jim Prentice is intelligent, charismatic and honest which is something Canada has been lacking since 2006.


Your Country Needs You
 
Jim is my man.... I know folks you think I am anti- conservative well sorry I am not.... I just don't like bullies and idiots..... Stephen Harper is the leader in both categories....
 
Jim is a leader.... Stephen is a dictator.... Jim has presence and instills confidence... Stephen instills fear and anger....
 
I don't know if Jim Prentice would return to politics but I do believe he would be the best man for Canada.

My biggest fear and it should be Canada's is that Canadian anger may elect an NDP government. 

If the Conservative base truly wants to remain in power they will "DUMP HARPER" but I truly believe that Conservatives lack the intestinal fortitude to do what is right for the Country since they are only have a self interest.

Harper spending more taxdollars on his in-Action Plan

Yes Canada Stephen Harper is planning to piss more of your tax dollars down the drain in self promotion ad's aka Action Plan ad's..... the present ad's are promoting  so called training programs.... the problem.... industry and the Provinces are not on board yet.....
 
 
More Bulls#!t from the "Master Defecator"
 
 
 
 
Really Canada why be constructive when you can piss taxpayer dollars away

HISTORIC PICTURES RESTORED

Wow! these are really special. So clear and give a real view into days gone by!!
 

Photos I Like: HISTORIC PICTURES RESTORED these pictures are fantastic

Thanks Randy 

Mrs Brown and the Swingers - Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 3 Episode 6 Preview


Thanks Sylvia

FBI uses drones inside U.S. for spying, director says

I thought you'd like this:
http://fw.to/8MfIxni

FBI uses drones inside U.S. for spying, director says
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testified Wednesday that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance program "has been a contributing factor, one dot among many dots" for tracking terrorist plots, and he admitted for the first time that the bureau had used surveillance drones inside the U.S.

Thanks Heidi

WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN



Thought you'd enjoy this!
It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They
won't believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.) Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie. Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!

We
should have cloned him!
Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date!

Thanks Win

Rocky Mountain elk foundation


Thanks Millie

Cat Fishing


Thanks Sylvia

MY DADDY SLEEPS NAKED-THIS IS REALLY FUNNY


"Late again!" the third-grade teacher sternly said to little Ranger.
"It ain't  my fault this time, Miss Russell.
You can blame this 'un on my  Daddy.
The reason I'm three hours late is my Daddy sleeps naked!"
Now, Miss Russell had taught grammar school for thirty-some-odd years. 
Despite her mounting fears, she asked little Ranger what he meant  by that.
Full of grins and mischief, and in the flower of his youth, little Ranger and trouble were old friends,...... but he always told her the truth.
"You see, Miss Russell, out at the farm we got this here low down fox.
The  last few nights, he done ate six hens.
Last night, when Daddy  heard a noise out in the chicken pen, he grabbed his double  barreled shot gun and said to my Ma, "That fox is back again...
I'm a gonna git him!'' "Stay back," Daddy whispered to all us kids!
"My Daddy was naked as a jaybird -- no boots, no pants, no shirt!
To the hen  house he crawled, just like an Injun on the snoop.
Then, he stuck  that double-barreled 12-gauge shot gun through the window of the coop.
As he stared into the darkness, with a fox on his mind, our old hound dog, Rip, had done gone and woke up and comes sneaking  up behind Daddy.
Then, as we all looked on, plumb helpless, old Rip done went and stuck his cold nose in my Daddy's crack!"
"Miss  Russell, we all been cleanin' chickens since three o'clock this mornin!"  

Thanks Randy..... I really needed some "township" humour     

THE HORTH WHITHPERER

THE HORTH WHITHPERER

If you can't laugh out loud at this,  there is no hope for you  and you might as well just roll over and play dead!!!

A guy calls his buddy, the horse rancher, and says
he's sending a friend over to look at a horse.
His buddy asks, "How will I recognize him?"

"That's easy; he's a midget with a speech impediment."

So, the midget shows up, and the guy asks him if
he's looking for a male or female horse. ; "A female horth."
So he shows him a prized filly.

"Nith lookin horth. Can I thee her eyeth"?
So the guy picks up the midget and he gives the
horse's eyes the once over.
"Nith eyeth, can I thee her earzth"?
So he picks the little fella up again, and shows him
the horse's ears.
"Nith earzth, can I see her mouf"?

The rancher is getting pretty ticked off by this
point, but he picks him up again and shows him the
horse's mouth.
"Nice mouf, can I see her twat"?

Totally mad as fire at this point, the rancher grabs
him under his arms and rams the midget's head as far as
he can up the horse's fanny, pulls him out and slams him
on the ground.
The midget gets up, sputtering and coughing.
"Pewhapth I thould wephrathe that. Can I thee her wun
awound a widdlebit"?
 


Thanks Heidi

Gotta read the Bible!




     For those who haven't heard, super-Liberal Washington State just passed both laws - gay marriage and legalized marijuana.

     The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says:

      "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned."

      We just hadn't interpreted it correctly before !
Thanks Randy..... we've come a long way my friend ..... the acceptance of gay relationships and marriages seems to be a natural transition in this day and age..... I have always found gay humour entertaining...... my dad used to tell a gay joke, of course the terminology was different at the time, that I always found was way ahead of its time......

A gay couple, Neil and Bob, are walking down the street when they encounter a married couple in a heated argument..... Bob turns to Neil and says, "See, I told you mixed marriages don't work"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday's Vehicle - Austin found in Montreal



Thanks Ed B

Your Conservative statement






Taxpayers paying for PMO protesters?

Seriously Canada when did it become permissible to use taxpayer funded simpletons to protest an opposition speech on Parliament Hill?

These mentally deficient Conservative puppets are incapable of intelligent decisions.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/pmo-responsible-anti-trudeau-protest-report-181307716.html

Pathetic example of puke politics.

 
Mindless puppets paid by Canadian taxpayers

To my senior friends

I am forwarding this to those on my Seniors email list because  it is so well written. 
Please send back. (I did) It's neat.  Don't delete this one, you'll laugh when you see the return  message.
 
 
 
As I've aged, I've become kinder to, and less critical of,  myself. I've become my own friend.
 
 
 
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon;  before they understood the great freedom that comes with  aging.
 
 
 
Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the  computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to  those wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and if I, at the same  time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
 
 
 
I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a  bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to,  despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get  old.
 
 
 
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life  is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important  things.
 
 
 
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your  heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or  even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are  what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never  broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being  imperfect.
 
 
 
I am so  blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair  turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep  grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died  before their hair could turn silver.
 
 
 
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less  about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.  I've  even earned the right to be wrong.
 
 
 
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me  free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but  while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have  been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single  day (if I feel like it).
 
 
 
MAY OUR  FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S  STRAIGHT  FROM THE  HEART!
 
Thanks Harry