Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life."
The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"
Fact of the Day
Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.
My Dad was in the YD during WWII in the 328th. Dad's records were part of those that were involved in the fire in St. Louis in 1972. I was able to get assistance and information through the wonderful YD organizations. Peter Bogdan, the editor and Publisher of "Yankee Doings" even visited with me when he was in town for a convention. It's possible that he may have information, or know someone who might. The YD still has reunions and a lot of the guys still stay in touch. One of the men that went through boot camp and training with my Dad mailed me a photo of my Dad with a group of the fellows that went through training together. Another man, the son of another YD veteran, scanned a book that he had that was published just after the war about the 328th that showed that my Dad had won a Bronze Star, put it on a CD and mailed it to me. They are a very helpful group of fella's.
Rusty Macon Weber
From: TexMick 1945
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 11:43:32 EDT
Subject: Re: Fw: Old Dirt Roads teach you
Patience....you'll love this
To: DrKirby WW2
My favorite house when I was kid was at the creek end of a dirt road. With no other sounds, you could hear the creek water; a deer once poked its head in the window behind me as I ate supper &
scared the hell out of ! I used to sling a hammock between 2 trees, 'stab' my trusty hunting knife in the tree above my head and let that water sound put me to sleep. I can still see that place in my mind's eye...........
The thing I remember most about dirt roads was having to ride 22 mi to school and 22 mi back in the winter leave before daylight and get in after dark and have to milk cows by lantern light also get stove wood and fire wood cut enough kindling on sat to last week good old days
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
TEACHER: Why are you late, Frank?
FRANK: Because of the sign..
TEACHER: What sign?
FRANK: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
MILLIE: I is…
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, "I am."
MILLIE: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the ax in his hand.
TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook!
TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No, teacher, it's the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher.
60 YEARS HASNT CHANGED HOW SOLDIERS FEEL ABOUT WAR
From The Strasbourg Issue Of Stars And Stripes Dated December 18,1944, Private Joseph Mennel Wrote This Poem:
The Star Of Light
Is Lost Tonight
By The Glare Of Guns
Of Men Who Fight.
The Warmth Is Gone
Of Former Years;
And Old-Time Joys
Are Lost To Fears.
But This Remains,
Despite The War-
'Tis The Christ-Childs Dream
Were Fighting For!
How About This One From Pfc. Soloman Lasky?
Christmas Is Meant To Be Enjoyed,
But This Year That Feeling Will Be Void.
Honey, What I Am Trying To Explain
Should, Without A Doubt, Be Very Plain.
I Can In All Sincerity Say,
I Miss You More And More Each Day,
And Hope That Future Yuletide Times
We'll Spend In Each Others Arms And
Not Just Minds.
Thanks, 60 Years Ago I Was In France And I Know Just How These Soldiers Felt At Christmas Time.
Gonna Be A Bear
In this life, I am woman. In my next life I would like to come back as a bear.
When you are a bear you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate you are supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.
When you are a female bear you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you are sleeping and wake up to partially grown cute cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
When you are a Momma bear everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you are a bear your mate expects you to wake up growling. He expects that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yep.....Gonna be a bear !!!!!
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