Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see it's up to YOU!
As Edward Everett Hale said, "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We are going to have a family reunion this summer, and these are the responses I received from my children about accommodations for the weekend. Of course, mom wasn't such a slacker, either! We had a lot of fun with this. I hope you will enjoy our conversations.
All parties have been notified about the event. Mr. J. Goossen received the original invite, and the reserving party noticed that you, and Mr. P. Goossen were omitted from the list.
Our sincere apologies!
L.R. Goossen, MGR
Me: I’m sorry, Ma’m,
That credit card is no longer available. Please try another!
L.R. Goossen, MGR
Red Roofed Inn, Mingo
P: We also would like to reserve a room or two for SEVEN! (what were we thinking?!?!?!?)pj
ps we do not know what a credit card is so please put it on my account.
I have a room especially for you, and your lovely family. Seven? Wow! I don’t know what you were thinking, but I’d assume you were thinking about what you were thinking when you were thinking. Or something like that!
Your account seems to be in arrears, so would you kindly please correct that? I think some hugs and kisses from some short ones would pay up the account quite nicely.
LR Goossen, MGR
What were you thinking?? HEY! This will probably be the first time I'll get to see your "little tiebreaker". oooo this makes the trip even MORE exciting!
I do have some questions about the accommodations:
1. Do you have down feather pillows? I would hate to damage my perfect hair. And there should be a chocolate for us every evening on my pillow.
2. Down feather beds? My back prefers a good firm bed.
3. Clean sheets and towel every evening…I get this at other Hotels.
4. I would like a full breakfast bar in the morning for the price…I think it should be included. Maybe even lunch and supper with some snacks and deserts.
5. Is there a good view of the ocean or mountains?
6. A private wash room?
7. I do not want an exercise facility because I prefer this to be a relaxing weekend with no exercise what-so-ever.
8. Free Wi-Fi. I will have to keep up on business.
9. And will I have points added to my Preferred Membership Rewards card for future accommodations.
I am having problems finding a flight to your city! Where is the closest airport?
Do you rent vehicles or do you provide a shuttle to the events listed and a pick up from the airport? Please advise.
I am pleased to inform you that you have booked the last available room for said weekend. The accommodations should meet your expectations. We have some problems with WiFy, but I’m sure the festivities we’ve planned for your visit will more than make up for any shortcomings in that department.
We do have down pillows…they are down in your room. We will have an experienced hair dresser for your personal needs.
We will provide a chocolate something for your pillow each evening.
Your sheets will be clean when you arrive, and we will let you make them up to your specification. The towels are clean, at least when you start the weekend.
We will have a full breakfast bar. We have some delicious varieties of cold cereal, and milk, and juice, and coffee. There will be some toast and butter if needed. Lunch and dinner will be ala carte.
There is an unobstructed view of either the mountains to the west, or the ocean to the east. I’m sure the scenery will be to your liking.
There is a private wash room if you get there early enough to lock the door before the other guests make their way there.
Points will be double for your visit.
I do apologize for the lack of airline service at this time. We do have an airport, but the service isn’t what it should be. Please rent your vehicle at the closest town, and drive.
We look forward to your stay at the Red Roofed Inn of Mingo.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
(Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping
for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I received this from my daughter this morning. I've read it before, and you probably have too, but it reminds us of our loved ones. It was my MIL's 89th birthday this last week, and I was so sad to see that only 4 of her daughters-in-law remembered her day with a card. There were no cards from her immediate family members. I don't think she was aware of that, but I hope the children and grandchildren remember her life, and what she has meant for all of us. She is a very special lady!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
For Lovely Eyes: Seek out the good in people.
For a Slim Figure: Share your food with the hungry.
For Beautiful Hair: Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For Poise: Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed: Never throw anybody out.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The Beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The Beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The Beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years-only GROWS!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
What could possibly go wrong?