I have a friend, Linda, who send me a picture of a 30 year old cabbage patch that someone made. She still had it! Can you guess who this is? He was on Star Trek. Spock! I think that day a lot of remembered the cabbage patch doll - a good memory.Can you think of anything else like that - that we waited in line for?
I wonder if, before we were born, we were as afraid of life as we are now of death. - Jay Williams
That quote got me to thinking. Do you think that our soul is alive in Heaven before we are born on earth? I wonder about that sometimes. Is death like birth?
And some believers think that when you die you go to Heaven right away and others believe you go to sleep and wait for his second coming. I believe the first. What are your thoughts?
Chatty just thinking . . . and what is a day without laughter?
Happy birthday Oscar Schindler and thank you - Wikipedia
By the end of the war Schindler had spent his entire fortune on bribes and black-market purchases of supplies for his workers. Virtually destitute, he moved briefly to Regensburg, Germany and, later, Munich, but did not prosper in postwar Germany. In fact, he was reduced to receiving assistance from Jewish organizations.
Eventually, Schindler emigrated to Argentina in 1948, where he went bankrupt. He left his wife Emilie in 1957 and returned to Germany in 1958, where he had a series of unsuccessful business ventures.
Schindler settled down in a small apartment at Am Hauptbahnhof Nr. 4 in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany and tried again – with help from a Jewish organization – to establish a cement factory. This, too, went bankrupt in 1961. His business partners cancelled their partnership.
In 1968 he began receiving a small pension from the West German government. In 1971 Oskar Schindler moved to live with friends at Goettingstrasse Nr. 30 in Hildesheim, Germany. Due to a heart complaint he was taken to the Saint Bernward Hospital in Hildesheim on 12 September 1974, where he died on 9 October 1974, at the age of 66. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by friends and family.[not in citation given] The costs for his stay in the hospital were paid from social welfare of the city of Hildesheim.
Oskar Schindler's graveAfter a Requiem Mass, Schindler was buried at the Catholic Franciscans' cemetery at Mount Zion in Jerusalem, the only member of the Nazi Party to be honoured in this way.[ Stones placed on top of the grave are a sign of gratitude from Jewish visitors, according to Jewish tradition, although Schindler himself was not Jewish. On his grave, the Hebrew inscription reads 'Righteous Gentile', and the German inscription reads 'The Unforgettable Lifesaver of 1200 Persecuted Jews'.
No one knows what Schindler's motives were. However, he was quoted as saying "I knew the people who worked for me... When you know people, you have to behave toward them like human beings."
Whatever his motives were - he did the right thing in the mist of adversity.