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Stuff that the Old Man thinks is: Worth Saving, Sharing,
Pondering, Examining, or Just Plain Useful or Interesting

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Table of Contents (T.O.C.)

Parenting, Parenthood, Family, Marriage, Children:
nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) True Love (love, spouse or children, ha ha)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) The First Parent - (You think you got problems?) by Bill Cosby(2-27-00)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)  Is Heaven in the Yellow Pages? (operator I need my mommy)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)  When You Thought I Wasn't Looking (learning from parent's example)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)  Ten Rules Kids Won't Learn in School

Grandparents, Grandparenting, Grandchildren:
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) For My Grandchildren, I'd Like Better (easy come, easy go... can lead to unappreciative spoiled brats) - by Paul Harvey

Christian, Spiritual, Morality, Life, Death, Inspiration:
nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) I Asked God to Bless You (God will do the rest)
nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) Mary Had a Little Lamb (but He wasn't allowed in school)
nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) One Bloom Today (don't give me bunches of flowers when I die)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)The Pardox of our Time (Times they be a changin')

med_bull.gif (316 bytes)Mistaken Identity (The effects of Road Rage)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)Information Please (The impression you make on others)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)How to Stay Safe in the World Today (Good safety tips)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)The Pearls ("Trust God, He is good")
med_bull.gif (316 bytes)Is Your Hut Burning ("God, Why are doing this to me?")
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) Putting Things in Perspective (differences now versus then)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) Prayer by Pastor Joe Wright (before Kansas House of Rep., stirring)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) When I Say, " I'm a Christian" (all boasting aside)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) No Excuses Sunday (church designed to suit all needs)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) Funny (humbling shamefaced resemblance)
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) Arthritis (prejudiced untruthful highminded assumption) Author Unknown
med_bull.gif (316 bytes) Death of an Innocent (tell your children not to drink, sad story, why?)

nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) My Spell Chequer (eye have know miss steaks inn this won)
nnn_bull.gif (520 bytes) Wake Up, It's Time to Go to Church (get up son you really have to)

These are stories that have been floating around cyberspace for some time.   They eventually find their way to the Old Man.  He saves some, he deletes some.  Most come without any mention of an author.  If you know the author of any of the "unknown author" stories contained here, please let the Old Man know.

 tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)   "One Bloom Today"tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)

I would rather have a rose from a garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one single word of kindness said to me
Than flattery around my grave when life has ceased to be.
So bring to me one flower, be it pink or white or red
For I'd rather have one bloom today than a truckload when I'm dead.

Author Unknown

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tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes) "True Love"tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)

If you love something, set it free.

If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours.

If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.

If it sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food,
uses your telephone, takes your money, and never behaves as if you actually
set it free in the first place, you either married it or gave birth to it!!


Author Unkown

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tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)"Mary had a little lamb"tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)

Mary had a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school each day,
T'wasn't even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
To have a Lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name.
Every day got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gun shots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime,
That's in our schools today?
Let's let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!

Author Unknown

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tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)"My Spell Chequer"tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

Author Unkown

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tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)  "Wake Up! tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)
It's time to go to Church"

On a Sunday morning mother knocks on her son's bedroom door and tells him it's time to get up and go to church.

"I'm not going to church this morning," the son says.

"You gotta get up and go to church", says mother.

"No, I'm not." says the son.

"Yes you are", says the mother.

"No, I'm not, they don't like me and I don't like them." says the son.

"Give me two good reasons why I have to go," says the son.

"Number one, you're 55 years old and number two, you're the pastor!"

Author Unknown

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tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)"I asked God to Bless you!"tmi_bull.gif (544 bytes)

I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through
So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.

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