Thursday, April 30, 2015

Something about DUI... in France

Study the picture first and then read the story.      

This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk. 

The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking.

With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and quite a few glasses of single malt thereafter.

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alco-test (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows, that under French Law, why he is going to be arrested.

The Englishman answers with humor: "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving - on the other side?"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Have you ever seen a peacock in full flight?

This is a rare opportunity. We never imagined that it could be so magnificent - like a phoenix in a fairy tale!

Share with good friends as it is a special treat to see such beauty. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What a collection of odd and fascinating photos.

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after
an atomic test 75 miles away,  Las Vegas , 1953.

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929.

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage.

Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece
bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

The original Ronald clown of McDonald's in 1963. (scary!)

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966.

President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting  China in 1972.

Construction of the  Manhattan  Bridge , 1908.

Construction of the  Berlin wall, 1961.

Hitler's officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.

Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865.

Frozen  Niagara Falls , 1911.

Last prisoners of  Alcatraz leaving, 1963.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale,  Chicago, 1948.

Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster, April 1912.

A most beautiful suicide - 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her
death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the  Empire  State
Building, May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine.

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in  London, 1930.

New York City fire station, ca. 1912.

Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplanes to  America in 1975.

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900.

5 :00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the
left side to driving on the right. - This was the result.

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of  Liberty . Delivered June 17, 1885.

Monday, April 27, 2015

29 Proven Methods to Manage Aches and Pains

29 Ways We Ease Pain

1. "A positive attitude, although it is extremely hard to have, is a good start. Having a negative attitude certainly doesn't get us anywhere."

2. "I like to give myself an ice massage. I use a small paper cup to make it easy to hold ice and then apply it with a light pressure for 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off."

3. "When I listen to my body more closely, I know when it's time to rest or time to push. This helps me prevent overdoing it, which keeps pain at bay."

4. "Try to take it one day at a time, asking for help when you need it. Each day is different from the next so don't assume today will be bad until it proves to be."

5. "I like to walk laps in a pool as a form of aqua/water therapy and exercise that's easy on the joints."

6. "Listening to relaxation tapes helps me relax and takes my mind off the pain."

7. "Soaking in a hot bath in a whirlpool tub or even a hot tub does wonders. I like to add Epsom, sea saltor ginger to a hot bath as well."

8. "I regularly use my TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit. It's a pocket size, battery-operated device that sends mild electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. Some say it can even raise the level of endorphins (natural pain killers) in the body. It does wonders for me!" Note:TENS units should only be used under the direction of a qualified healthcare provider.

9. "Join a chronic pain group for support and ideas. Being able to vent or talk to people who know what you're going through can really help."

10. "Try acupuncture or acupressure treatments. These alternative forms of therapy are becoming more widely used. I was skeptical at first, but found they helped me relax, removed tension and reduced pain."

11. "I like to use a heating pad on sore muscles for 20 minutes at a time. This is especially useful before bed."

12. "Move more instead of lying around. I've realized that the more I move, the better I am able to move. The more I lay around, the more pain medicine I take because I become stiff and sore."

13. "I was having trouble standing up straight so I started using a  massager with infrared heat and it really worked!"

14. "I started working with a psychologist on  biofeedback. It's helped me control and reduce pain without drugs."
15. "Pain relieving patches that you put right on a painful spot provide relief. Check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before using these products.

16. "Pilates has really helped me stretch and strengthen my body and prevent back pain."

17. "It's often overlooked, but a restful night's sleep of 8 or so hours really helps reduce my over pain and discomfort levels." 

18. "Limiting chocolatecheese and wine really helped reduce my migraines."

19. "There are a variety of homeopathic tinctures (Belladonna, Solomon Seal and Teasel) that can help reduce the severity of my daily headaches as well as ligament pain." Please talk with a licensed naturopathic doctor or herbalist about what might be best for you and if there are any concerns when taking other prescription medications.

20. "I rub a small drop of peppermint oil behind my ears. It really has provided a natural option for my headaches and migraines."

22. "Remember that everyday 'irritants' can make chronic pain problems worse. Be sure you are wearing properly fitting shoes and bras. Carry a purse that is ideal and doesn't cause pressure on the shoulders (Ameribag is good) and pay attention to what you are sleeping on at night. A Sleep Number bed has worked for me but others say a TempurPedic works well, too."

23. "Making sure my diet had enough micronutrients like vitamin B-12,vitamin D omega-3's and magnesium has been really helpful to my pain control."

24. "Exercising in the morning helps warm my body up and relieves overnight pain and stiffness."

25.  "Practicing yoga and tai chi addresses exercise and stress reduction and helps me move in a gentle way to reduce my pain."

26. "Learning meditation techniques like walking meditation and practicing them daily has really improved my pain and discomfort."

27. "Make laughter a daily goal. Laughter can help reduce the body's ability to feel pain. ."

28. "Regular stretching increases flexibility and helps relieve pain."

29. "I've worked to avoid bending down (to tie a shoe, load the dryer, pick things off the floor, etc.) and it's helped me reduce the amount of back pain I experience (due to herniated discs) immensely. Bending from the spine puts a lot of pressure on the discs and can aggravate the back. Instead I make a conscious choice to squat or lunge instead of bending forward."

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Five lessons about the way we treat people

  1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor

Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student

And had breezed through the questions until I read

The last one:

"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the

Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,

Dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question

Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if

The last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely, " said the professor.. "In your careers,

You will meet many people.  All are significant.. They

Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do

Is smile and say "hello.."

I've never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her

Name was Dorothy.

2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain  

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American

Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway

Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had

Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

A young white man stopped to help her, generally

Unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man

Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and

Put her into a taxicab.

She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his

Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a

Knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a

Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A

Special note was attached.

It read:

"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway

The other night. The rain drenched not only my

Clothes, but also my spirits.  Then you came along.

Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying

Husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God

Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving



Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve. 

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,

A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
Front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and
Studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish
of ice cream?" he inquired.

By now more people were waiting for a table and the
Waitress was growing impatient..

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.

"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
The table and walked away The boy finished the ice
Cream, paid the cashier and left.  When the waitress
Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down
the  Table.  There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,

Were two nickels and five pennies..

You see,  he couldn't  have the sundae, because he had
To have enough left to leave her a tip.

  4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path. 

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
Roadway.  Then he hid himself and watched to see if
Anyone would remove the huge rock.  Some of the
King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
And simply walked around it..  Many loudly blamed the
King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
Anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
Vegetables.  Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road.  After much pushing
and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
from the King indicating that the gold was for the
person who removed the boulder from the roadway.  The
peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...   

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
was suffering from a rare & serious disease.  Her only
chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the
illness.  The doctor explained the situation to her
little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will
Save her."  As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed
next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing
the color returning to her cheek. Then his face
grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away ? "

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Friday, April 24, 2015


(Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers...
Your mind isn't as sharp as it once was!) 

This is NOT a pushover test. It's a Baby Boomer era test! 
There are 20 questions. Average score is 12.
This one will be difficult for the younger set. (DUDE!)
Have fun, but no peeking!

Good luck, youngsters:   

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?  
A. Flintstones vitamins  
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti  
D. Wonder Bread  
E. Orange Juice  
F. Milk  
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...  
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.  
B. Roy Orbison..  
C. Gene Autry.  
D. Rudolph Valentino.  
E. Fabian.  
F. Mickey Mantle.  
G. Cassius Clay.

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and....  
A. It's you.  
B. He is us.  
C. It's the Grinch.  
D. He wasn't home.  
E. He's really me and you.  
F. We quit.  
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David.  
A.. Good night, Chet  
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.  
D.. Good night, Gracie.  
E. See you later, alligator.  
F. Until tomorrow.  
G. Good night, Steve ....

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...  
A. When you use Tide  
B. When you lose your crayons.  
C. When you clean your tub.  
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.  
F. When you use Lady Clairol.  
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.  

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's
A. Stuart Whitman.  
B Randolph Scott.  
C. Steve Reeves..  
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.  
F. Dave the Whale.  
G. Zippy Zoo.

7. Liar, liar... 
A. You're a liar.  
B. Your nose is growing.  
C. Pants on fire.  
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher.  
F. On the wire.  
G. I'm telling Mom.

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, 
Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and.....  
A. Wheaties.  
B. Lois Lane .  
C. TV ratings.  
D. World peace.  
E. Red tights.  
F. The American way.  
G. News headlines.

9. Hey kids! What time is it?  
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.  
B It's time to do your homework.  
C. It's Howdy Doody Time..  
D. It's time for Romper Room.  
E. It's bedtime.  
F... The Mighty Mouse Hour..  
G. Scoopy Doo Time..

10.... Lions and tigers and bears..! .....  
A. Yikes.  
B. Oh, no..  
C. Gee whiz.  
D. I'm scared...  
E. Oh my.  
F.. Help! Help!  
G. Let's run.

11.... Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....  
A. Over 40.  
B. Wearing a uniform.  
C.. Carrying a briefcase.  
D. Over 30.  
E. You don't know.  
F. Who says, 'Trust me'..
G. Who eats tofu.

12.... NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's
A. Troy Aikman  
B. Kenny Stabler  
C. Joe Namath  
D. Roger Staubach  
E. Joe Montana  
F.. Steve Young  
G. John Elway

13.... Brylcream...  
A. Smear it on.  
B. You'll smell great.  
C. Tame that cowlick.  
D. Grease ball heaven.  
E. It's a dream.  
F. We're your team.  
G. A little dab'll do ya.

14.... I found my thrill...  
A. In Blueberry muffins.  
B. With my man, Bill.  
C. Down at the mill.  
D. Over the windowsill.  
E. With thyme and dill..
F. Too late to enjoy.  
G. On Blueberry Hill.  

15..... Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...  
A. Clark Gable.  
B. Mary Martin.  
C. Doris Day.  
D. Errol Flynn.  
E. Sally Fields.  
F. Jim Carrey.  
G. Jay Leno.

16.... Name the Beatles...  
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo  
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe  
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo  
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo  
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo  
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel  
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17.... I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18.... I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you for get it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G.. To outlast Bruto.

19.... When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20.... What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.!
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D.. Melt your heart.
E... Make you popular..
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.

Below are the correct answers:

1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs
7. C - Pants on fire
8. F - The American Way
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12. C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera
20.. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand  

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