Monday, September 30, 2013

WHAT CONFUCIUS DID NOT SAY ...

 
Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.
Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.
Squirrel who runs up woman's leg will not find nuts.
Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.
Man who runs in front of car gets tired.
Man who runs behind car gets exhausted.
Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.
War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.
It takes many nails to build a crib but only one screw to fill it.
Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.
Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.
Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Finally CONFUCIUS DID SAY. . ...
"A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DOES GOD EXIST?


 
This is one of the best explanations on the
nature of God that I have ever seen...
 
 
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair
cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began
to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God,
the barber said: 'I don't believe that God exists.' 
 
'Why do you say that?' asked the customer.
'Well, you just have to go out in the street to
realize that God doesn't exist. 

Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many
sick people? Would there be abandoned children?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If God existed, there would be neither
suffering nor pain. 

I can't imagine a loving God who would
allow all of these things.' 

The customer thought for a moment, but
didn't respond because he didn't want to
start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer
left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a
man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair
and an untrimmed beard. 

He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer
turned back and entered the barbershop again
and he said to the barber: 

'You know what? Barbers do not exist.' 

'How can you say that?' asked the surprised
barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I
just worked on you!'
'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't
exist because if they did, there would be no
people with dirty long hair and untrimmed
beards, like that man outside.''Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens
when people do not come to me.' 

'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the
point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what
happens when people do not go to Him and don't
look to Him for help. 
That's why there's so much pain and suffering in
the world.'

 
 
 
 

BE BLESSED &
BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS!
 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Wisdom of Will Rogers :

 

 
  "Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than

puttin' it

back in."

 

    
      "If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every

now and

then to make

         sure it's still there."

 

       
   "If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try

 
ordering somebody

         else's dog around."

 

      
    "After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he

started roaring. 

         He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him...  The

moral:

When you're

         full of bull, keep your mouth shut."

 

        
  "Never kick a cow chip on a hot day."

 

     
     "There's two theories to arguing with a woman.  Neither one

works."

 

    
      "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do - -  is

stop

digging."

 

       
   "Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco."

 

      
    "It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep."

 

       
   "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and

put

it back in

         your pocket."

 

      
    "Don't squat with your spurs on."

 

      
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes

from

bad

         judgment."

 

        
  "Never miss a good chance to shut up."

 

    
      "Always drink upstream from the herd."

 

         
 "When you're throwing' your weight around  -   be ready to

have it

thrown around by

         somebody else."

 

          "There are three kinds of men: 

            1.  The ones that learn by reading.

             2.  The few who learn by observation.

             3.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for

themselves."

 

          "When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died

peacefully

in his sleep. 

         Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."

 

          REMEMBER --For every minute you are angry with someone, you

lose 60

seconds of

         happiness that you can never get back.     

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

BACK IN THE OLD DAYS!

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' 
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.' 

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
 
'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained. ! 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.' 

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it : 
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.. 
My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow). 
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air atmidnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people... 

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
 
Pizzas were not delivered to our home.... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive. 

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES:

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor. 
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals. 


Older Than Dirt Quiz :
 
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about 
Ratings at the bottom. 

1.Candy cigarettes
2.Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles 

4. Party lines on the telephone
5.Newsreels before the movie
 
6.TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate])
7.Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
 
10.Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13.Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. Wash tub wringers 


If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered
11-15 =You're older than dirt! 

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Human Mysteries

 The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries that still confounds doctors and scientists.  Every part of your body is a miracle.  Here are 50 facts about your body  ...

1.    It's possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs.   Even if you lose your stomach, spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live. 

2.  During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Saliva is important --if your saliva cannot dissolve something, you can't taste it. 


3. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye. 

4. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone. 


5. Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for 1/4 of all the human body's bones. 

6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day. 

7. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every 3 - 4 days. 

8. The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. 

9. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph. 

10. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. 

11. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long. 

12. Earwax is necessary for ear health.  It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal. 

13. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same. 

14.  Your teeth start growing 6 mos before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born

15. A baby's head is 1/4th of its total length, but by the age of  25 will only be 1/8th of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies. 

16. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number. 

17. It's not possible to tickle yourself. This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself you are totally aware of the exact time and manner in which the tickling will occur, unlike when someone else tickles you. 

18. Less than one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. This means that 2 out of 3 people can't see perfectly. 

19. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout life. 

20. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. 

21.  The 3 things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body. 

22. The life span of a human hair is 3 -7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone. 

23.The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself can't feel pain. 

24. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself. 

25. Your eyes are the same size from birth but your nose & ears never stop growing. 

26. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore. 

27.  We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress. 

28. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day. 

29.  Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. 

30.  It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on average have a higher IQ. 

31. he fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. 

32. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women. 

33. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. 

34.  A human fetus acquires fingerprints at age 3 mos. 

35. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about 1/2 their taste buds. 

36. About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria. 

37. The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances that you'll have a bad dream. 

38. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin. 

39.  300 million cells die in the human body every minute. 

40. Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification. 

41. A human head remains conscious for about 15 - 20 seconds after it has been decapitated. 

42.  It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. 

43.  Humans can make do longer without food than sleep.  Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors.  Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.

44. The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than 100 people since it was discovered 

45. Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and  forming the components of a tiny embryo. 

46. Right-handed people live, on average, 9 years longer than left-handed people. 

47. Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid.
48. Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints. 

49. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears. 

50.  The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 ft in the air.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    
You know. . .time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my Hopes and Dreams.
 
But, here it is...the “back nine” of my life and it catches me by surprise...how did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that “I was only on the first hole” and the “back nine” was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become.
 
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

 
And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though I’m on the “back nine”, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this Earth...it's over. A new adventure will begin!
 
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

 
So, if you're not on the “back nine” yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the “back nine” or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
 
LIVE IT WELL!
 
ENJOY TODAY!
 
DO SOMETHING FUN!
 
BE HAPPY !
 
HAVE A GREAT DAY
 
Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

 
LIVE HAPPY IN 2013!
 
 
LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

~Your kids are becoming you...but your Grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good...Coming home is better!
~You forget names...But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything...especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch...
~You tend to use more 4 letter words... "what?"..."when?"...”?
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet...2 of which you will never wear.
~But Old is good in some things:  Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!
 
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.
 
 
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
 
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013



Posted by The Publisher on September 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments


MANSFIELD, OHIO – The Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society hosted a book signing this
Labor Day weekend for Outer Banks Publishing Group author Scott Fields, author of The Mansfield Killings at the historic and haunted Ohio State Reformatory.

Scott said he sold approximately 60 copies of his best selling novel, The Mansfield Killings, based on true events about two ex-cons who went on a 2-week killing spree in the summer of 1948.

The spree attracted national headlines back then ending in a dramatic shootout with police on Route 224 where one ex-con was killed and the other captured.Scott meticulously researched the event obtaining copies of original documents and photos and then turned the dark chain of events into a novel.

“I just had to write this book. It took me only four months to finish it,” he said earlier.

The killing spree is part of Mansfield, Ohio’s dark lore, where the state erected an historical highway marker on Route 224 where the killers were confronted and stopped. It’s like the town fathers wanted future generations to remember the horror of that summer more than 60 years ago.

The book signing was held at the Ohio State Reformatory, reputed to be haunted by former prisoners and the location of the filming of the 1994 The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

Scott’s book signing was part of the  20-year-reunion party of The Shawshank Redemption where fans were treated to a Hollywood tour of the rooms and areas where the movie was filmed.

The Mansfield Killings is available from Amazon in both ebook and print versions and in fine bookstores everywhere.
 
 


The Ohio State Reformatory, alleged to be haunted by former prisoners, now a significant US historical site