SIGNS YOU`VE BOUGHT A LEMON Your tinted windows are also
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SIGNS YOU'VE BOUGHT A LEMON
Your tinted windows are also
known as Hefty Garbage
The car reaches its optimum speed when going
The hi-tech stereo system often requires a new needle
The rear-view mirror says,
"Objects in Mirror Are Better Than
This Piece of Junk"
The odometer on the dashboard is not as sophisticated as the
Traffic Watch warns other drivers what highway you're taking
The sticker on the windshield says,
"Batteries Not Included”
You fill up the tank with Unleaded
You can only go to restaurants
that offer Valet Pushing
When you approach hitchhikers, they
put their thumbs down
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OLD FISHERMEN NEVER DIE; THEY JUST SMELL THAT WAY
KIND WORDS ARE SHORT AND EASY TO SPEAK
PESSIMISTS CALCULATE THE ODDS. OPTIMISTS OVERCOME THEM
TAKING OUR MEDICATIONS SERIOUSLY
We all take some sort of medication, over the counter headache
and pain-relievers, or prescriptions for temporary or chronic
affliction. Do we really pay attention to what is going into our
bodies and what about our parents? Do we know each medication our parents take and why? It’s time to start.
Begin by knowing why they take a particular medication. Is it
temporary or permanent? Know side effects. Are they allergic?
Does it conflict with other meds being taken? What happens if
they forget? Can alcohol be consumed? If it’s generic, what’s
the common or brand name for it? What does it look like?
Especially with the elderly, this information must be documented, itemized and several copies made – one for home, the wallet,
the children who interact with them. Weekly “med sets” - the
little strip of individual boxes for every day of the week –
should be used for morning, mid-day and evening doses because they help monitor consistency. Someone to help set up
those boxes to know what should be in there is critical. Often,
specialists do not give copies of activity to primary doctors.
Often people use multiple pharmacies instead of just one because they had a coupon, got a gift card, etc. and this causes
similar medications to be used simultaneously, or allows the
same medications at different dose levels to be taken. Compare
the list from the primary with any other scripts in the home from
Maintain a list of all medications (easily obtained by the doctor)
and make a log that is easy to read for everyone. Include: the
name, generic and brand, dosage, pill description, what it is for,
and when it should be taken and how (with/out food). Note
what to do if a dose is missed. Being abreast of current medications/habits can help explain odd behaviors, improve health and
For a copy of a medication management chart, please contact me.
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THEY ALL LAUGHED WHEN I SAID I WANTED TO BE A COMEDIAN...WELL, THEY’RE NOT LAUGHING NOW!
I TRIED TO CATCH SOME FOG...BUT I MIST
I READ A BOOK ABOUT ANTIGRAVITY. I JUST COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN
Children’s church: 10:20
Women’s Outreach Thurs: 9am
GOD’S PLAN IS ALWAYS BIGGER THAN YOUR MISTAKES
HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE THE LORD AND HE WILL LIFT YOU UP
Q: I have a treadle operated Singer sewing machine in an oak cabinet from about 1925. I understand these have become very popular with
collectors. What is mine worth? -- Bill, Tyler,
A: Singer sewing machines were hot with collectors a decade
or two ago, but that interest has more or less declined. Most
Singers I've seen in shops and at antique malls have been
priced for less than $150, even some of the earlier models.
Q: I was a big fan of Ronald Reagan, and in 1981 purchased a
Carltonware "Spitting Image" coffee pot with his likeness.
Even though I often visit antiques malls and shops, I have not
seen another one like it. I have been offered $150 for it by a
collector. My big question is whether I should sell it for that
amount or keep it. -- Deborah, Sun City West, Ariz.
A: Your ceramic coffee pot was designed by Fluck and Law
and was so popular that knock-offs also were produced. If
your pot is genuine, it is worth in the $350 to $650 range.
Since most modern political campaigns are television driven,
souvenirs have become less common, especially items such as
your coffee pot. Humor and satire have been an important part
of our political campaigns, and that is what makes your pot so
THOSE WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES RELIGIOUS AND YET DO NOT KEEP A THIGT REIN ON THEIR TOUNGS DECEIVE THEMSELVES
THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR CHIN UP IS TO SHUT YOUR MOUTH
unique and collectible. One of the better groups for enthusiasts is American Political Items Collectors, P.O. Box 55,
Avon, NY 14414.
Q: I have about a dozen older movie posters, including "Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof," "Portrait in Black," "Lady Killers," "True
Grit" and "Where's Papa?" Whom can I contact to find out
what they are worth? -- Steve, Palm Springs, Calif
A: Conway's Vintage Treasures is recommended to both buy
and sell movie memorabilia. The address is P.O. Box 40962,
Providence, RI 02940.
Q: I have a piece of my city's past. It is a bumper sticker that
reads "Rio Rancho Estates, 1429 Central Avenue, N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Sunshine Capital of the U.S.A."
-- Irene, Rio Rancho, N.M.
A Your bumper sticker sounds interesting. Have you considered contacting the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 85701.
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I WENT TO WORK AT THE BAKERY. HAD TO. I KNEADED THE DOUGH.
ALWAYS BRING A NAIL FILE, SCISSORS, TWEEZERS, A CORKSCREW, A TOOTHPICK AND A BOTTLE OPENER TO A KNIFE FIGHT -THE SWISS ARMY
LIFE IS A TRAGEDY FULL OF JOY
¥ On Sept. 5, 1666, firefighters in London begin blowing up homes in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of a
great fire through the city. By the time the
fire was finally snuffed out the following
day, more than 100,000 people had been left
¥ On Sept. 7, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, the 8-footlong American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a
time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's
flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a
submarine in warfare.
¥ On Sept. 6, 1915, a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie
rolls off the assembly line in England. It
weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and
crawled over rough terrain at only 2 mph.
For secrecy, production workers were
told the vehicles would be used to carry
water on the battlefield. The new vehicles
were shipped in crates labeled "tank," and the name stuck.
A LOT OF PEOPLE CRY WHEN THEY CHOP ONIONS, BUT THE TRICK IS NOT TO FORM AN EMOTIONAL BOND.
¥ On Sept. 3, 1935, a new land-speed record is set by Britain's Sir Malcolm
Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt
Flats of Utah, Campbell and his 2,500horsepower car Bluebird made two
runs over a 1-mile course at
speeds averaging 301 mph.
¥ On Sept. 8, 1945, U.S. troops land
in Korea to begin their postwar occupation of the southern
part of that nation, almost exactly one month after Soviet
troops had entered northern Korea to begin their own occupation. Although the U.S. and Soviet occupations were supposed to be temporary, the division of Korea quickly became
¥ On Sept. 2, 1969, America's first automatic teller machine
(ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers
at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, N.Y. It wasn't until
1971 that an ATM could handle multiple functions, including
providing customers' account balances.
¥ On Sept. 4, 1972, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz
wins his seventh gold medal at the
Summer Olympics in Munich and establishes new world records in all the
events. The record would stand until Michael
Phelps took home eight gold medals at the
Beijing Games in 2012.
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IT’S BAD LUCK TO BE SUPERSTITIOUS
HOWARD HUGHES ONCE SAID: I'M NOT A PARANOID, DERANGED MILLIONAIRE. I'M A BILLIONAIRE
1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is Ascension Island located?
2. MOVIES: What film featured a character called The Dude?
A HISTORIAN IS MERELY A PROPHET IN REVERSE
3. ANATOMY: What divides the outer ear from the middle
ear in humans?
4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does an arctophile collect?
5. TELEVISION: What were the boys' names on "Home Improvement"?
6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: How many teeth does a dog have?
7. HISTORY: What English statesman wrote the 19th-century
novel "Vivian Gray"?
8. GAMES: What is the board-game version of the outdoor
game known as "Capture the Flag"?
9. SCIENCE: Where would you most likely find a Bunsen
10. LANGUAGE: What does the word "hieroglyphic" mean
in the original Greek?
1. South Atlantic Ocean
2. "The Big Lebowski"
3. The eardrum
4. Teddy bears
5. Mark, Randy and Brad Taylor
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7. Benjamin Disraeli
10. Sacred carving
THE MOST DANGEROUS LIES ARE THE ONES YOU TELL YOURSELF
WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I USED TO ADMIRE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE; AS I GROW OLDER, I ADMIRE KIND PEOPLE
WHEN I SEE LOVERS' NAMES CARVED IN A TREE, I THINK IT’S STRANGE HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE KNIVES ON A DATE
WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER ONE OPENS, YOU SHOULD REALLY GET THAT CABINET FIXED
HE SEEMED A FEW CLOWNS SHORT OF A CIRCUS
YOU CAN'T BUILD A REPUTATION ON WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO." -HENRY FORD
FAMILY REUNION: THE TIME WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE FAMILY TREE IS IN NEED OF SERIOUS PRUNNING
SHOW ME THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING, AND I'LL SHOW YOU A MAN THAT SHOULD BE QUARANTINED
I COULD’VE BEEN A RHODES SCHOLAR...EXCEPT FOR MY GRADES
I’VE BEEN ON SO MANY BLIND DATES I SHOULD GET A FREE GUIDE DOG
¥ It was famed film producer and studio executive Samuel Goldwyn who made the following
sage observation: "The most important thing in
acting is honesty. Once you've learned to fake
that, you're in."
¥ Sarah Bernhardt, the French star of stage and
early film, who was often referred to as "the
most famous actress the world has ever known"
and "the divine Sarah," often slept in a coffin. She said it helped
her to better understand tragic roles.
¥ Have you ever suffered from ottorrhea? If you've had a puscontaining discharge from your ear, you have.
¥ In the original "Star Trek" series, a pair of the false ears worn
by Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock would last only three to
five days of shooting before they had to be replaced.
AGE IS ONLY IMPORTANT ONLY IF YOU’RE A PIECE OF CHEESE
¥ I'm sure you've heard that President Richard Nixon was
sometimes called "Tricky Dick," especially toward the end of
his troubled career, but you may not be familiar with other
nicknames he had. In college his perceived lack of
a sense of humor prompted the name "Gloomy
Gus," and his tendency to spend long hours sitting and studying earned him the moniker
¥ Records show that during the last
seven months of Elvis Presley's life,
he had 5,300 different medications prescribed for him.
¥ In 1938, Fortune magazine published a prediction that, in
hindsight, turns out to have been rather egregiously off the
mark: "Few scientists foresee any serious or practical use for
atomic energy. They regard the atom-splitting experiments as
useful steps in the attempt to describe the atom more accurately, not as the key to the unlocking of any new power."
Thought for the Day: "Success usually comes to those who are
too busy to be looking for it." -- Henry David Thoreau
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