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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, October 02, 2009

Fun Friday Strikes Again

Halloween Treats:

Milky Way (2.05 ounces): 270 calories, 10 g fat, 41 g carbs If you're noshing on energy bars before a workout or as an afternoon snack, beware of some of these "health" bars — the number of calories can be the same as for any candy bar. For instance, a single Clif Builder's Chocolate Bar packs 270 calories, which is nearly equal to a Snickers. If you're looking for dark chocolate's antioxidant power, have a Dove Dark Chocolate Bar (1.3 ounces, 200 calories). For the biggest antioxidant bang for your buck, go for Mars' CocoaVia (80 calories,, which is tasty and was specifically designed to pack in the heart-healthy flavonols. Or if it's simply a chocolate treat you're seeking, try a York Peppermint Pattie (1.4 ounces, 160 calories) or a Milky Way Lite (1.57 ounces, 170 calories).

Do you know what the picture above says?

How old is Grandpa???

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and things in general.

The Grandfather replied, 'Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact lenses

' Frisbees and

' the pill

There were no:
' credit cards
' laser beams or

' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose

' air conditioners

' dishwashers

' clothes dryers

' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandmother and I got married first, . . . then lived together.

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, 'Sir'.
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, 'Sir.'

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with you or cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee was unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' 'grass' was mowed,

' 'coke' was a cold drink,

' 'pot' was something your mother cooked in and

' 'rock music' was your grandmother's lullaby.

' 'Aids' were helpers in the Principal's office,

' ' chip' meant a piece of wood,

' 'hardware' was found in a hardware store and

' 'software' wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

No wonder people call us 'old and confused' and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

Are you ready ?????

This man would be only 59 years old!

You will see the fish swimming in the lake. Click on the place in the lake you want the man to cast his line. Remember the fish are swimming and if you click on the fish by the time he casts his line the fish will have moved beyond that point. So click on a spot ahead of the fish where you think the fish will be after the line has been cast. This is for all of you great outdoors, good luck, and no lies!!!

Click on the website below.

A man staggers into an emergency room with a concussion, multiple bruises, two black eyes and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat.

Naturally, the doctor asks him what happened. "Well, it was like this", said the man.
"I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when a t a difficult hole, we both sliced our balls into a pasture of cows.

We went to look for them, and while I was rooting around noticed one of the cows had something
white at its rear end.

I walked over and lifted up the tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife's monogram on it--stuck right in the middle of the cow's butt.

That's when I made my big mistake." "What did you do?" asks the doctor. "Well, I lifted the cow's tail and yelled to my wife, 'Hey, this looks like yours!"

I don't remember much after that.

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Have a great Friday.


Happy birthday to Gandhi:

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."Mahatma Gandhi


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hey...good post today!
Love your seasonal updates, they look terrific, especially your header. Love it!

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you.

A Lil Enchanted said...

I remember most of those days... and hearing about the others from my Granny. It's a shame that the modern conveniences we have grown to love also bring complications to our lives. I miss the simpleness that life once was... but I also love my modern gadgets... why can't we have it both ways...

A Lil Enchanted,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your holiday header is incredible and I want it! ;>)

Every day I try to guess whose birthday you'll celebrate (we have a column in the morning paper we're reading right now). I guessed right this time.

Very fun post every bit of it.

Chatty Crone said...

LaShan - you are right - with knowledge and conveniences life isn't so simple any more.

Sallie - you are so sweet about my 'long' blog. I'm trying to keep my 'birthday section' - yet not over do it.

Hard for me!

Stella said...

Your blog looks special. Isn't it amazing how fast the world has moved and changed. My husband's grandfather usee to comment how he was born before the car was invented and lived to watch a space ship land on the moon.

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder if in the next 100 years -if it is possible to change as much. I wonder what is left?

JeanMac said...

Wonderful posts!