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    Christmas 2014

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    Post  bobhardee on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:45 am

    12/16/14 I met Glenn C in 1967. Here he is singing about not missing Alzheimer disease. Not Christmas music but a nice message and video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TsAh-zYFI
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    Post  Carol on Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:09 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

    New Year Hadriel JT rendeer
    With much love and aloha,
    Carol







    CHRISTMAS AT A GAS STATION . . . . . .
     
    The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened and a homeless man stepped through.

    Instead of throwing the man out, Old George as he was known by his customers, told the man to come and sit by the heater and warm up. "Thank you, but I don't mean to intrude," said the stranger.
     
    "I see you're busy, I'll just go."

    "Not without something hot in your belly." George said.
     
    He turned and opened a wide mouth Thermos and handed it to the stranger. "It ain't much, but it's hot and tasty.  Stew ... Made it myself. When you're done, there's coffee and it's fresh." 
     
    Just at that moment he heard the "ding" of the driveway bell. "Excuse me, be right back," George said. There in the driveway was an old '53 Chevy. Steam was rolling out of the front.. The driver was panicked. "Mister can you help me!" said the driver, with a deep Spanish accent. "My wife is with child and my car is broken." George opened the hood. It was bad. The block looked cracked from the cold, the car was dead. 
     
    "You ain't going in this thing," George said as he turned away. 
     
    "But Mister, please help ..." The door of the office closed behind George as he went inside. He went to the office wall and got the keys to his old truck, and went back outside. He walked around the building, opened the garage, started the truck and drove it around to where the couple was waiting. "Here, take my truck," he said. "She ain't the best thing you ever looked at, but she runs real good."
     
    George helped put the woman in the truck and watched as it sped off into the night. He turned and walked back inside the office. "Glad I gave 'em the truck, their tires were shot too. That 'ol truck has brand new ones." George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the man had gone. The Thermos was on the desk, empty, with a used coffee cup beside it.  "Well, at least he got something in his belly," George thought.
      
    George went back outside to see if the old Chevy would start. It cranked slowly, but it started. He pulled it into the garage where the truck had been. He thought he would tinker with it for something to do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered that the block hadn't cracked, it was just the bottom hose on the radiator. "Well, shoot, I can fix this," he said to himself. So he put a new one on.
      
    "Those tires ain't gonna get 'em through the winter either." He took the snow treads off of his wife's old Lincoln. They were like new and he wasn't going to drive the car anyway. 
     
    As he was working, he heard shots being fired. He ran outside and beside a police car an officer lay on the cold ground. Bleeding from the left shoulder, the officer moaned, "Please help me." 

    George helped the officer inside as he remembered the training he had received in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed attention. "Pressure to stop the bleeding," he thought. The uniform company had been there that morning and had left clean shop towels. He used those and duct tape to bind the wound. "Hey, they say duct tape can fix anything'," he said, trying to make the policeman feel at ease. 
     
    "Something for pain," George thought.  All he had was the pills he used for his back. "These ought to work." He put some water in a cup and gave the policeman the pills. "You hang in there, I'm going to get you an ambulance." 
     
    The phone was dead. "Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there talk box out in your car." He went out only to find that a bullet had gone into the dashboard destroying the two way radio. 
     
    He went back in to find the policeman sitting up. "Thanks," said the officer. "You could have left me there. The guy that shot me is still in the area."
     
    George sat down beside him, "I would never leave an injured man in the Army and I ain't gonna leave you." George pulled back the bandage to check for bleeding. "Looks worse than what it is.  Bullet passed right through 'ya. Good thing it missed the important stuff though. I think with time your gonna be right as rain."
     
    George got up and poured a cup of coffee. "How do you take it?" he asked.

    "None for me," said the officer..

    "Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city. Too bad I ain't got no donuts." The officer laughed and winced at the same time. 
     
    The front door of the office flew open. In burst a young man with a gun. "Give me all your cash! Do it now!" the young man yelled. His hand was shaking and George could tell that he had never done anything like this before. 
     
    "That's the guy that shot me!" exclaimed the officer.

    "Son, why are you doing this?" asked George, "You need to put the cannon away. Somebody else might get hurt."

    The young man was confused. "Shut up old man, or I'll shoot you, too. Now give me the cash!"
     
    The cop reached for his gun. "Put that thing away," George said to him, "we got 1 too many in here now." 
     
    He turned his attention to the young man. "Son, it's Christmas Eve. If you need money, well then, here. It ain't much but it's all I got. Now put that pea shooter away."
     
    George pulled $150 out of his pocket and handed it to the young man, reaching for the barrel of the gun at the same time.  The young man released his grip on the gun, fell to his knees and began to cry.  "I'm not very good at this am I? All I wanted was to buy something for my wife and son," he went on. "I've lost my job, my rent is due, my car got repossessed last week."
     
    George handed the gun to the cop. "Son, we all get in a bit of squeeze now and then. The road gets hard sometimes, but we make it through the best we can." 
     
    He got the young man to his feet, and sat him down on a chair across from the cop. "Sometimes we do stupid things." George handed the young man a cup of coffee. "Bein' stupid is one of the things that makes us human. Comin' in here with a gun ain't the answer. Now sit there and get warm and we'll sort this thing out."
     
    The young man stopped crying, and looked at the cop "Sorry I shot you. It just went off. I'm sorry officer." he said.

    "Shut up and drink your coffee" the cop said. 
     
    George could hear the sounds of sirens outside. A police car and an ambulance skidded to a halt. Two cops came through the door, guns drawn. "Chuck! You ok?" one of the cops asked the wounded officer.
     
    "Not bad for a guy who took a bullet. How did you find me?" 
     
    "GPS locator in the car. Best thing since sliced bread. Who did this?" the other cop asked as he approached the young man. 
     
    Chuck answered him, "I don't know. The guy ran off into the dark. Just dropped his gun and ran." 
     
    George and the young man both looked puzzled at each other. "That guy work here?" the wounded cop continued. 
     
    "Yep," George said, "just hired him this morning. Boy lost his job."

    The paramedics came in and loaded Chuck onto the stretcher. The young man leaned over the wounded cop and whispered,  "Why?"

    Chuck just said, "Merry Christmas boy ... and you too, George, and thanks for everything."
     
    "Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there. That ought to solve some of your problems." 
     
    George went into the back room and came out with a box. He pulled out a ring box. "Here you go, something for the little woman. I don't think Martha would mind. She said it would come in handy some day." 

    The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond ring he ever saw. "I can't take this," said the young man. "It means something to you." 
     
    "And now it means something to you," replied George. "I got my memories. That's all I need." 
     
    George reached into the box again. An airplane, a car and a truck appeared next. They were toys that the oil company had left for him to sell. "Here's something for that little man of yours." 
     
    The young man began to cry again as he handed back the $150 that the old man had handed him earlier.
     
    "And what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with? You keep that too," George said. "Now git home to your family."

    The young man turned with tears streaming down his face. "I'll be here in the morning for work, if that job offer is still good." 
     
    "Nope. I'm closed Christmas day," George said. "See ya the day after."
    George turned around & found the stranger had returned. "Where'd you come from? I thought you'd left?" 
     
    "I have been here. I have always been here," said the stranger. "You say you don't celebrate Christmas. Why?" 
     
    "Well, after my wife passed away, I just couldn't see what all the bother was. Puttin' up a tree and all seemed a waste of a good pine tree. Bakin' cookies like I used to with Martha just wasn't the same by myself and besides I was gettin' a little chubby." 

    The stranger put his hand on George's shoulder. "But you do celebrate the holiday, George. You gave me food and drink and warmed me when I was cold and hungry. The woman with child will bear a son and he will become a great doctor. 
     
    The policeman you helped will go on to save 19 people from being killed by terrorists. The young man who tried to rob you will make you a rich man and not take any for himself. "That is the spirit of the season and you keep it as good as any man."
     
    George was taken aback by all this stranger had said. "And how do you know all this?" asked the old man. 
     
    "Trust me, George. I have the inside track on this sort of thing. And when your days are done you will be with Martha again." 
     
    The stranger moved toward the door. "If you will excuse me, George, I have to go now. I have to go home where there is a big celebration planned." 
     
    George watched as the old leather jacket and the torn pants that the stranger was wearing turned into a white robe. A golden light began to fill the room. 
     
    "You see, George ... it's My birthday.  Merry Christmas."

    George fell to his knees and replied, "Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus"
     
    This story is better than any greeting card.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS!

    Now clear the lump from your throat, blow your nose, and feel free to share this with someone who may need a reminder as to why we celebrate Christmas.



    Tomorrow is not promised, - Cherish today! 


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    Re: Christmas 2014

    Post  mudra on Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:45 pm

    Happy Seasons Greetings
    Wishing everyone well


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    Re: Christmas 2014

    Post  Carol on Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:31 pm

    Subject: 'Elf and safety at Christmas

     
     
     
    Health and Safety Xmas initiative.


    Please be advised that all employees planning to dash through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are required to undergo a Risk Assessment addressing the safety of open sleighs. This assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.

    Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection by any shepherds planning or required to watch their flocks at night.

    While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a centrally heated shepherd observation hut, all facility users are reminded that an emergency response plan must be submitted to account for known risks to the flocks. The angel of the Lord is additionally reminded that prior to shining his/her glory all around s/he must confirm that all shepherds are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to account for the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and the overwhelming effects of Glory.

    Following last year’s well publicised case, everyone is advised that EC legislation prohibits any comment with regard to the redness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer. Further to this, exclusion of Mr. R Reindeer from reindeer games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence.

    While it is acknowledged that gift-bearing is commonly practised in various parts of the world, particularly the Orient, everyone is reminded that the bearing of gifts is subject to Hospitality Guidelines and all gifts must be registered. This applies regardless of the individual, even royal personages. It is particularly noted that direct gifts of currency or gold are specifically precluded under provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Further, caution is advised regarding other common gifts, such as aromatic resins that may initiate allergic reactions.

    Finally, in the recent case of the infant found tucked up in a manger without any crib for a bed, Social Services have been advised and will be arriving shortly.



    Merry Christmas,
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    Re: Christmas 2014

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:22 am

    Carol wrote:Subject: 'Elf and safety at Christmas

     
     
     
    Health and Safety Xmas initiative.


    Please be advised that all employees planning to dash through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are required to undergo a Risk Assessment addressing the safety of open sleighs. This assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.

    Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection by any shepherds planning or required to watch their flocks at night.

    While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a centrally heated shepherd observation hut, all facility users are reminded that an emergency response plan must be submitted to account for known risks to the flocks. The angel of the Lord is additionally reminded that prior to shining his/her glory all around s/he must confirm that all shepherds are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to account for the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and the overwhelming effects of Glory.

    Following last year’s well publicised case, everyone is advised that EC legislation prohibits any comment with regard to the redness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer. Further to this, exclusion of Mr. R Reindeer from reindeer games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence.

    While it is acknowledged that gift-bearing is commonly practised in various parts of the world, particularly the Orient, everyone is reminded that the bearing of gifts is subject to Hospitality Guidelines and all gifts must be registered. This applies regardless of the individual, even royal personages. It is particularly noted that direct gifts of currency or gold are specifically precluded under provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Further, caution is advised regarding other common gifts, such as aromatic resins that may initiate allergic reactions.

    Finally, in the recent case of the infant found tucked up in a manger without any crib for a bed, Social Services have been advised and will be arriving shortly.



    Merry Christmas,
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    Lmfao Flowers Thank you, Carol. The best summary of our times and what widening of eyes, I guess, when reading this, a century later.





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    Re: Christmas 2014

    Post  mudra on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:14 pm

    Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands



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    Re: Christmas 2014

    Post  Carol on Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:22 pm

    too cute


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    Post  Carol on Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:51 pm

    A nice Santa story  rendeer santa rendeer  

    If we all could only teach our grandchildren this gift...

    I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid.

    I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been.

    I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her "world-famous" cinnamon buns.

    I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.

    Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. "No Santa Claus?" she snorted...."Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!!

    Now, put on your coat, and let's go."  "Go? Go where, Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun. "Where" turned out to be Kerby's General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything.

    As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. "Take this money," she said, "and buy something for someone who needs it. I'll wait for you in the car." Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's. 

    I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping.  For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for. 

    I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church. I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs. Pollock's grade-two class.

    Bobby Decker didn't have a coat. I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough; he didn't have a good coat.

    I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement. I would buy Bobby Decker a coat!  I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.  "Is this a Christmas present for someone?" the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down. "Yes, ma'am," I replied shyly. "It's for Bobby." 

    The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again, and wished me a Merry Christmas.

    That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat, and Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, "To Bobby, "From Santa Claus" on it.  Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy.

    Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker's house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa's helpers.  Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk.

    Then Grandma gave me a nudge. "All right, Santa Claus," she whispered, "get going."  I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma. 

    Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby. 

    Fifty years haven't dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker's bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were -- ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team.

    I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95.

    May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care... And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus! 


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    Re: Christmas 2014

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    NEW MOON in Capricorn and SOLSTICE December 21st 2014~



    Super powered NEW MOON in Capricorn on the *SOLSTICE* heralds in a new time, a new season, and an opportunity to stand on behalf of our soul. So let’s tune in to our heart space and align with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the cosmos.
    These turning points are opportunities for us to come together and unite our intentions in visualizing and birthing more LIGHT for our planet. It’s not about being afraid, of our collective shadows nor our personal ones, but about owning them and birthing more harmony and peace within ourselves and as a result without.
    Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from the best and most illuminating readers of the planetary bodies. First from the always inspiring  KELLEY ROSANO:
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    Dinah Washington in Look to the Rainbow

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve03eCBDF74

    Wow, what a powerful presence this woman has in her voice!



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