Dress Codes for Baby Boomers

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Dress Code for Baby Boomers

Now that the Boomer generation is getting …um… older,
it’s time to help them realize that there are certain combinations of
things that just don’t go together in today’s fashion world. Boomers are
strongly urged to avoid the following:

  • Nose rings and bifocals.
  • Spiked hair among bald spots.
  • Pierced tongues …and dentures.
  • Miniskirts over support hose.
  • Ankle bracelets with corn pads.
  • Speedos over cellulite.
  • Belly button rings near gall bladder surgery scars.
  • Unbuttoned disco shirts …showing a pacemaker bulge.
  • Midriff shirts when you have midriff bulges.
  • Bikinis when you have liver spots.
  • Short shorts revealing varicose veins.
  • Inline skates and walkers.

And, very importantly:

  • Thongs with Depends.

Avoid tragedy! Send the link to this page to a Boomer you love today.

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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Enlightenment
At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth
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Negotiating the Curves in your life.

Written by Gary Wonning

Many
times  life throws us  a sudden curve and we have to react on a
seconds notice to avoid danger.

Just as  when we are driving in our car along a
familiar road and suddenly, while we aren’t paying 
attention , danger jumps out in front of us and we need to react
suddenly to avoid disaster.


One
such incident occurred to me while driving home late one Sunday
evening.It had been a long weekend. A typical  teenager , I always
thought I had to pack as much fun into the weekend as I could , after
all , there would never be another one.


A weekend of partying and staying out late had caused me to become extremely sleepy and inattentive.

As
I drove a familiar road to my home, my mind wandered and I totally
forgot about a ninety degree right turn looming directly ahead of me. Luckily, a sudden
bump in the road got  my attention,  I  glanced down at the speedometer I
realized I was going way too fast to negotiate the turn ahead.


Traveling
eighty five miles per hour with a sharp curve directly ahead could only
spell disaster. I had to make the curve,going straight meant crashing
into a forest with many trees in my path. Not a good option when
traveling at this rate of speed.


Locking
up the brakes , I turned the steering wheel to the right ,prayed and
hung on.Sliding sideways and using up all the road, I made it, Whew!


I
had slide so far and hard,  flat spots were actually worn on my tires.
It took several miles before they actually smoothed out again and became
round so I didn’t feel the familiar bumping.


So
it is with life , we travel down the road of life and often lose sight
of where we are going , ignoring warning signs along the way. Suddenly
something jogs our memory and we are struck with the sudden realization
that to avoid disaster in our life something must be changed and changed
quickly.


At
this point in time , we are forced to make quick and sudden changes
that often times are not well thought out and as a result can have a
disastrous effect on our well being. How much better would it be to
continuously think about our life, where we are going, and how we are
going to get there.


As
everyone knows, this won’t avoid all the turmoil in our life, but by
always staying aware of what is going on in our environment, many times
we are able to avert disaster before it happens, and lead to a
more stable, peaceful ,enjoyable life.

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The Cab Driver and the Nun

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Cab Driver and the Nun

A cab driver picks up a nun. She gets into
the cab, and the cab driver won’t

stop staring at her.

She asks him
why he is staring.

He replies: “I have a question to ask you, but I
don’t want to offend you”.

She answers, “My son, you cannot offend me.
When you’re as old as I am

and have been a nun as long as I have, you
get a chance to see and hear

just about everything. I’m sure that
there’s nothing you could say

or ask that I would find
offensive.”

“Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss
me.”

She responds, “Well, let’s see what we can
do about that.

But first, you have to be single and you
must be Catholic.”

The cab driver is very excited and says,
“Yes, I’m single and Catholic!”

“OK,” the nun says. “Pull off to
the side of the road, maybe we will see what we can do.”

The nun
plants a whopper of a kiss on the cabbie!

But when they get back on the road, the cab
driver starts crying.

“My dear child,” said the nun, “why are you
crying?”

“Forgive me, but I’ve sinned. I lied. I
must confess – I’m married and I’m Jewish.”

The nun says, “That’s
OK. My name is Kevin and I’m going to a Halloween
party.”

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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alcohol
In today’s world, many resort to abusing drugs and alcohol, why are so many becoming addicted and not only destroying their lives but the lives of others around them as well?

Indiana High School Basketball: 1970 Batesville Sectional

South Ripley Vs. Batesville

There isn’t anything quite like Indiana High school basketball. Anyone who
has seen the movie classic “Hoosiers” can attest to that fact.

The movie is actually based on a state championship game played in 1954
between the David and Goliath of high school basketball. The David
happened to be the MIlan Indians, a small school of 150 students in
southeastern Indiana and Goliath, the Muncie Central Bearcats, one of
the largest schools in the state.

True to the movie, the state of Indiana practically closes down on Friday
nights and especially in March when March Madness sets in, an annual
terminal disease that affected practically everyone in the state. It was
almost a state law that one had to head to the gym and attend the
weekly basket ball game.

Growing up in that part of the state , the memory of Milan winning the “big
one” was always on our minds, and we all wanted to repeat someday.
Basket ball was taken seriously, and to lose a game almost meant
beheading .

The games were talked about for years afterwards, and most people were able
to remember each game almost play by play. Some of the most fierce
competition every year would come during the sectional play, which was
the first round of the state championship tournament. It was during this
time the local schools played each other for the privilege of advancing
to regional play and a chance to enter the “big time.”

The year was 1970 and over the last several years, Ripley County had sent a
team to the Semi State tournament almost yearly, several of whom had
been ranked in the top ten in the state polls. Quite an accomplishment
for an area only having schools with less than a five hundred student
population.

In 1970, the two dominant schools in the area were South Ripley and
Batesville. As was the usual case, they had played each other several
times throughout the year and the final score was always close. As with
most of the schools in the area , there was no love lost between the
two, especially on the basketball court.

As luck would have it, the final game of the sectional came down to these
two teams, it would be quite a climax for what had been a highly
competitive tournament. Since over the years, for whatever reason, South
Ripley had become the team to not like, it would be a highly charged
game.

The afternoon games were close and everyone was excited about what would
happen in the evening. Then something suddenly happened which changed
the whole perspective.

Chris Smith, one of the leading scorers on the South Ripley team suffered a
tragic blow. His dad an avid fan and driver for the Butternut Bread
company, had stopped to see the afternoon game while delivering his
bread route. Driving back to Versailles to drop off his truck so he
could come back for the evening game, he suffered a fatal heart attack
and died enroute.

Of course everyone,  was devastated. How could such a thing happen?
Obviously, the family were beside themselves and a decision had to be
made as to whether Chris would indeed play in the evening game.

There comes a time when something is more important than basketball,even in
Indiana. However, this was an important game, and it was doubtful South
Ripley could win without Chris. Finally , the decision was left up to
the person it should have been left up to, Chris.

After talking it over with family members he decided to play, his dad,  would have wanted him to.

The game was everything it had been promised to be, the score fluctuated
back and forth many times and Chris was playing his heart out,probably
the best game of his life. Many fans even though they weren’t South
Ripley fans found themselves cheering for the Raiders. It was just one
of those moments in time.

It was easy to see that the emotion was playing on Chris, everytime up and
down the floor was an emotional roller coaster.  As the game came to a
close , the game had become a real barn burner!

In the final seconds, Batesville scored putting them one point ahead.
South Ripley had the ball, crossing the ten second line,standing near
the out of bounds line on the right side of the court, in what would be a
three point shot today, the ball was passed to Chris Smith . With one
second on the clock. Barely getting the shot off before the final horn,
it seemed to take forever to reach the rim. Not a sound was heard, it
was all on the line.

It went in! Never even touched the rim. Game over, South Ripley wins!
Totally spent, physically and emotionally drained, Chis was lying on the
floor sobbing, he had given it all , somewhere ,dad was looking down
smiling.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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Remembering a simpler time, a time when neighbor knew neighbor and people helped each other.

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The Difference Between Complete and Finished

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What’s the Difference Between Complete and Finished?

No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between complete and finished*.

However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London,
England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world,
Samsunder Balgogin, a Guanese, was the clear winner.

His final challenge was this: “Some say there is no difference
between complete and finished. Please explain the difference between
complete and finished in a way that is easy to understand.”

His astute answer: “When you marry the right woman, you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are finished. If the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished.

His answer was received with a standing ovation.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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reality

I have found over the years that there is no such thing as reality, it is only how we perceive it. Each of us may have a different view of it because of our different beliefs and experiences. Two individuals can be sitting side by side, looking at the same event and “see” two entirely different outcomes based on their individual perceptions

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I went to San Francisco. I found someone’s heart. Now what

Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

If the world was a logical place, men would ride horses sidesaddle.

What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

They told me I was gullible … and I believed them.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto a freeway.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

What was the greatest thing before sliced bread? Hmmmm.

My weight is perfect for my height — which varies.

I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.

The cost of living hasn’t affected its popularity.

How can there be self-help “groups”?

Is there another word for synonym?

Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all”?

The speed of time is one-second per second.

Is it possible to be totally partial?

What’s another word for thesaurus?

Is Marx’s tomb a communist plot?

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants off.

It’s not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?

Brad Paisley : Moonshine in the Trunk

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Right to Bear Arms.




Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

With those words, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized Paul Revere,  his  midnight ride  and the Old North Church.

Everyone
has heard those immortal words, but few people know the whole story.
The story is at the heart of America’s battle for freedom from the
British Crown. Many today attribute our desire for freedom from the
British was all about taxes, and up to a point, this is  true, however,
there is more to the story.


For
many months before Paul Revere’s famous ride, tensions had been
mounting between the colonists and the British Cavalry. Due to the
increased taxes and many other issues, the colonists call for separation
from the British crown continued to increase.


The
Royal Government became increasingly concerned they would be unable to
control the colonists in case of a rebellion. Hence orders came down to
confiscate all the weapons and ammunition the colonists had been storing
 in various locations throughout the countryside.

From this particular point in time, our right to bear arms arose, the right protects our ability to protect ourselves from tyrants, not so we can hunt game.

Several
 times in the past, British troops had been dispatched to confiscate
weapons in Salem and New Hampshire. Each time Paul Revere and other
riders who were members of the Sons of Liberty were able to alert the
people of the movement of  troops , thus the munitions were always
hidden and the elitist British troops were unable to find them and were
humiliated.


Soon
General Gage, Commander of the British forces, a parishioner of Old
North Church devised a plan to seize the weapons at Lexington and
Concord. He didn’t want to be humiliated again ,so he  planned to attach
at night, while most slept.


On
the dark evening of April 18th, 1775, he decided to cross the Charles
River and march under the cover of darkness , seize the weapons and
return to camp before the colonists could awaken and organize a
resistance.


However,
someone found out about this plan. Some say it was General Gage’s maid,
others think it may have even been his wife who informed the sons of
Liberty that the troops were on the way by the shorter water route.


Paul
Revere and the Sons of Liberty had prepared for this troop movement and
had a plan to warn the Americans when the Redcoats were on their way.
Although not a member, Paul Revere knew Old North Church well. He knew a
lantern placed in the steeple window could be seen for miles ,so he
instructed Robert Newman to climb the stairs and hang a lantern or two
in the window when instructed to do so. The signal would be one if by
land and two if by sea, Paul Revere would then ride to warn the
colonists to hide the munitions and Robert Newman would serve as a
backup in case Paul Revere was captured or unable to ride.


At
about 10PM Newman entered the church and began the long climb up the
stairs. Reaching the top , he hung two lanterns in the window, thus
signaling the British were coming by sea.


Although
he only hung the lanterns for about a minute, they were seen by the
British, thus Newman barely escaped capture as he fled out a side window
near the altar, now known as Newman’s window in his honor.


So here, from General Thomas Gage’s own church, the King’s own church, the lanterns which ignited the American Revolution, were shone ever so brightly, and the union was born.

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