A dear friend sent this to me and I just HAD to share it with you!


To those I keep in touch with regularly - enjoy. To those who I send to occasionally - I think of you much more often than you know.  The older I get and, especially when you've lost someone for one reason or another who is dear to you, the more this is true. So, 'dance' while you can.

'I Hope You Dance...'


This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend.

*The last line says it all. *

Dear Bertha,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the  garden.
I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I
look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now!

I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

If you received this, it is because someone cares for you. If you're too busy to take the few minutes that it takes right now to forward this, would it be the first time you didn't do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won't be the last.

Take a few minutes to send this to a few people you care about, just to let them know that you're thinking of them.

"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance





This came into my inbox and I just had to share.....cause I know that most of you would really enjoy it!

You can pause it to replay it to be able to read all the words! You're gonna like it!


This is exactly as I remembered it.  It was the best time to grow up.
Boy, does this ever bring back the memories!!!!
I like the way this video is made.  At the bottom of the screen there are 2 buttons; reverse, pause, and play.  If you didn't read a page fast enough you can go back, and pause it and take your time reading it. 
If you grew up in the 50's you will enjoy this video.  If you didn't, you should enjoy the history lesson.
This is one of the best 50's video's I've seen. You will enjoy this. But only if you were in our generation or very close. . . .  And if you were not in this generation -- listen and eat your hearts out. It was the best of times...

NOW, didnt you enjoy that? Thank a classmate for sharing it with us!



Bored these days? LQQKing for something new to add some adventure to your life?

Maybe you would like to form a new Dinner Group with your Church Friends?

You don't know how to start? Would you like an example?


THE BAPTIST CHURCH DINNER! (Now this doesn't have to be a Baptist will work for any group! LOL!)

A  group of friends from the Cottonwood Baptist Church wanted to get together on a  regular basis, socialize, and play games. The lady of the house was to prepare  the meal.

When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts, Janet  wanted to outdo all the others. She decided to have mushroom-smothered steak.  But mushrooms are expensive. She then told her husband, "No mushrooms. They are  too high."

He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick  some of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed."

She  said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poison."

He said, "Well, I see  varmints eating them and they're OK." So Janet decided to give it a try.. She  picked a bunch, washed, sliced, and diced them for her smothered steak.

Then she went out on the back porch and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog)  a double handful. Ol' Spot ate every bite. All morning long, Janet watched Ol'  Spot and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use  them.

The meal was a great success, and Janet even hired a helper  lady from town to help her serve. After everyone had finished, they relaxed,  socialized, and played '42' and dominoes. About then, the helper lady came in  and whispered in Janet's ear.

She said, "Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot is  dead."

Janet went into hysterics.

After she finally  calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.

The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I  will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quickly as possible. We'll  give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be  fine. Just keep them calm.."

Soon they could hear the siren as the  ambulance was coming down the road.

The EMTs and the doctor had  their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump.

One by one, they took  each person into the bathroom, gave them an enema, and pumped out their stomach.

After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I  think everything will be fine now," and he left. They were all looking pretty  weak sitting around the living room and about this time the helper lady came in  and whispered to Janet, "You know, that fellow that run over Ol' Spot never even  stopped."

Well, on second thought MAYBE this is NOT a good idea.  


Subject: RE: Church Ladies With typewriters
> They're back! Those wonderful Church
> Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with
> typewriters. These sentences (with all the
> BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church
> bulletins or were announced in church
> services:

> The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
> --------------------------
> The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the
> Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for
> Jesus.'
> --------------------------
> Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a
> chance to get rid of those things not worth
> keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
> --------------------------
> Remember in prayer the many who are sick of
> our community. Smile at someone who is hard to
> love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care
> much about you.
> --------------------------
> Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church
> help.
> --------------------------
> Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this
> way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the
> congregation.
> --------------------------
> For those of you who have children and don't
> know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
> --------------------------
> Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the
> choir. They need all the help they can get.
> --------------------------
> Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married
> on October 24 in the church. So ends a
> friendship that began in their school days.
> --------------------------
> A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening
> in the church hall. Music will follow.
> --------------------------
> At the evening service tonight, the sermon
> topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and
> listen to our choir practice.
> --------------------------
> Eight new choir robes are currently needed due
> to the addition of several new members and to
> the deterioration of some older ones.
> --------------------------
> Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and
> other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be
> used to cripple children.
> --------------------------
> Please place your donation in the envelope
> along with the deceased person you want
> remembered.
> --------------------------
> The church will host an evening of fine
> dining, super entertainment and gracious
> hostility.
> --------------------------
> Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and
> medication to follow.
> --------------------------
> The ladies of the Church have cast off
> clothing of every kind. They may be seen in
> the basement on Friday afternoon.
> --------------------------
> This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn
> singing in the park across from the Church.
> Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
> --------------------------
> Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday
> morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to
> lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S.
> --------------------------
> The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies
> of the Congregation would lend him their
> electric girdles for the pancake breakfast
> next Sunday.
> --------------------------
> Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet
> Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
> --------------------------
> The eighth-graders will be presenting
> Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement
> Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to
> attend this tragedy.
> --------------------------
> Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First
> Presbyterian Church. Please use large double
> door at the side entrance.
> --------------------------
> The Associate Minister unveiled the church's
> new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My
> Pledge - Up Yours'.