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Coffee Klatch

   MeiDei  Happy Birthday to HopeandGlory - on the left English Roses (for Hope ) and on the right the symbol of Freedom (Butterflies ) or Glory. Enjoy the day.
   Yesterday at 00:02 EST .

   1 person like this.

   Surfhut  Perfect! Happy Birthday!
Yesterday at 06:16 EST .

  2 people like this.

   HopeandGlory  Wow! Thank you, that's gorgeous . . .I invite you all over to share some cake and partake of a "nice cuppa tea."
Yesterday at 07:34 EST .

 1 person like this.

   Hollyhock  Happy Birthday HopeandGlory!
So pretty. MeiDei, are these cakes your personal creations?
Yesterday at 10:22 EST .

   MeiDei  Gosh no Hollyhock - just internet research of professional handiwork. I leave the cake decorating to others, I'm a pie, cookie & fudge person. I love their creations tho' & appreciate their skill.
Yesterday at 10:38 EST .

   Gram77  Happy Birthday from Gram!!
22 hours ago .

   Ynaught  Happy Birthday, HopeandGlory!
19 hours ago .

   Gerty  Happy Birthday! From Gerty and Family!
16 hours ago .

   Balogreene  Happy Birthday!
13 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  Thank you for the Birthday Wishes y'all . . . you made it very special.
13 hours ago .

   FL Homeschool Mom  Happy Birthday! Those cake pictures are yummy!
13 hours ago .

   Wrightwinger  Wow, I miss a day, and all these birthdays! Happy belated birthday to all!
Yesterday at 22:32 EST .

   Ynaught  How smart is Your Right Foot?

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon............

This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain.

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY...... ) and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with you right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so.

And there's nothing you can do about it.

You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
Yesterday at 20:16 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Gram77  I tried a bunch of changes directions.
22 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Belated cake for Hagar - a lawn mower to put away....
   Yesterday at 16:35 EST .

   MeiDei  Note to Surf - can you give us a "heads up"?
Yesterday at 17:08 EST .

   Surfhut  There is a birthday tomorrow! I'll be up early. Can you bring a cake?
Yesterday at 20:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  All ready on it : ) I back tracked several pages to read your post & the comments after. But come next month ... well I need reminding : )
Yesterday at 22:43 EST .

   Balogreene  And Happy Birthday Hagar, sorry I'm late.
Monday at 17:14 EST .

   2 people like this.

   Hagar  When your gift didn't show up in the mail Saturday, I knew you were too busy to give it a thought.
It's OK thank you
Monday at 17:35 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Hollyhock  Happy belated birthday Hagar. You had a rough summer hope you are healed up now.
Monday at 18:33 EST .

  3 people like this.

   FL Homeschool Mom  Happy birthday!
Tuesday at 00:02 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Ynaught  Belated birthday wishes, Hagar!
Yesterday at 14:23 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Gerty  Happy Birthday!
Yesterday at 19:18 EST .

 1 person like this.

   Surfhut  Happy Birthday, Phooey!
October 27 at 06:34 EST .

   2 people like this.

   BirdsNest  Hope your day is a good one, Happy Birthday!!
Monday at 07:44 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Linder  Happy Birthday!
Monday at 09:41 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Hollyhock  Happy Birthday, Phooman!! Have the best ever!
Monday at 12:33 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Balogreene  Happy Birthday!!
Monday at 17:13 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Hagar  Phooey! Congratulations for making it another year!!
Happy Birthday
Monday at 17:37 EST .

  2 people like this.

   FL Homeschool Mom  Happy birthday!
Tuesday at 00:02 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Ynaught  Belated birthday wishes, Phooey!
Yesterday at 14:24 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Ynaught  In my email:

When I was a kid, my Grandma liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day. On that evening so long ago, she had placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my Granddad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my Granddad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Grandma and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Grandma apologize to my Granddad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Granddaddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Grandma put in a hard day of work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults, and choosing to celebrate each other's differences, is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
October 26 at 22:02 EST .

   4 people like this.

   BirdsNest  I love this. When our days are filled to bursting with work, music to my ears is when Hagar says, "I am too tired to eat, let's just grab a peanut butter sandwich and call it dinner". I could just kiss his feet!!
Monday at 07:45 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Balogreene  For a few months my daddy and I lived in Albuquerque, before mom sold the house in IL and moved out. I made Tuna Casserole one night, and told mom, after dinner daddy told me he liked it. She told me he hated Tuna Casserole, but, never would say so if someone cooked it for him. The worst he ever said to her was "don't save that recipe on my account."
Monday at 17:08 EST .

  3 people like this.

   BirdsNest  We left early this morning to set up at "the tracks"-the flea market that is less than a mile from us.....Today is Hagar's birthday.
October 25 at 17:36 EST .

   1 person like this.

   MeiDei  Hope the day was pleasant and profitable for you, with many more to come.
October 25 at 20:29 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Ynaught  Happy Birthday, Hagar!
October 25 at 21:43 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Surfhut  Happy Birthday!
October 26 at 05:26 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Hagar  Thank you one & all for the birthday wishes.
October 27 at 00:22 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Ynaught  Qualified to Vote?


Looking at a house for sale, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning.

The realtor asked, "Does the sun rise in the North?"

Another person jumped in and explained that the sun rises in the east (and has for some time ). The realtor shook her head and said, "Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff."

And then she voted.


I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One day a caller asked what hours the call center was open.

I told him, "The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

He responded, "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?"

Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, "Pacific."

And then he voted.


So my colleague and I are eating our lunch in our cafeteria when we overhear one of the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive along the coast. She said she was driving in a convertible, but didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving.

And then she voted.


I was in a high school advanced physics class and the teacher was talking about a new military weapon that uses sonic waves on the battlefield to burst enemy soldier's chests.

One student in the class spoke up and said, "Well that's stupid! Why don't they just wear headphones?"

And then a few years later, she voted.


My sister bought a lifesaving tool for her car. It's a small gadget designed to cut through a seatbelt if she gets trapped.

She keeps it in the trunk.

And then she voted.


My friends and I were on a beer run and noticed that the cases were discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we bought two cases. The cashier multiplied two times 10% and gave us a 20% discount.

And then he voted.


I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman walk by us with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, "Wouldn't the chain rip out every time she turned her head?"

I had to explain to her that a person's nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned.

And then he voted.


I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area. So I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up.

She smiled and told me not to worry because they were trained professionals and I was in good hands.

"Now," she asked me, "has your plane arrived yet?"

And then she voted.
October 21 at 09:25 EST .

   7 people like this.

   MeiDei  Many years ago I heard of a retired couple who were visiting New Mexico where the wife got sick & needed ER services. They filed a claim with their (major ) insurance carrier & it was denied as: "medical care in a foreign country not covered".
The insurance clerk votes in MA.
October 21 at 15:23 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Balogreene  Two things, the back page of New Mexico Magazine is devoted to the times NM is mistaken for Mexico. And recently, a resident of Washington District of Columbia was not allowed to fly, because they were not a resident of the US.
Second, the baggage thing actually happened to me. When flying from Jacksonville to DC, the airline switched gates. The LaGuardia flight left out of our gate, we left out of theirs. When we got to Dulles, the whole planeload was standing watching bags labelled LaGuardia go past on the carousel. It was almost time for the luggage reclamation center to close, so we went over, as a planeload, about 30 of us. The first thing the person behind the counter said was "has the plane landed?" One of the guys said, "No, we all beamed down ahead of the plane!".
October 24 at 16:49 EST .

  3 people like this.


2001 Holiday Inn ad
October 19 at 07:48 EST .

   8 people like this.

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