WELCOME to MONDAY May 17, 2021
Here’s the Story…..
In a small town far away, a young man started his own business—a dime store at the corner of two streets
He was a good man
He was honest and friendly, and the people loved him.
They bought his goods and they told their friends about him.
His business grew and he expanded his store
In a matter of years, he developed his one store into a chain from coast to coast. One day, he was taken ill to the hospital, and the doctors feared that his life was ending soon. He called together all three of his adult children and gave them this challenge: “One of the three of you will
become the president of this company that I have built over the years.
To decide which one of you deserves to become the president, I am going to give each of you a one-dollar bill.
Go today and buy whatever you can with that one dollar, but when you get back here to my hospital room this evening, whatever you buy with your dollar must fill this room from corner to corner.”
The children were all excited at the opportunity to run such a successful organization.
Each went to town and spent the dollar
When they came back in the evening, the father asked, “Child number one, what have you done with your dollar?”
“Well, Dad,” he said, “I went to my friend’s farm, gave him my dollar, and bought two bales of hay.”
With that, the son went outside the room, brought in the bales of hay, undid them, and began to throw the hay up into the air.
For a moment, the room was filled with hay
But in a few moments, the hay all settled on the floor and the room was not completely filled from corner to corner, as the father had instructed.
“Well, child number two, what have you done with your dollar?
“I went to Sears,” he said, “and bought two pillows made with feathers.” He then brought in the pillows, opened them, and threw the feathers all over the room
In time, all the feathers settled down on the floor and the room was still not filled.
“And you, child number three,” the father added, “what have you done with your dollar?”
“I took my dollar, Dad, and went to a store like the one you had years ago,” the third child said
“I gave the owner my dollar and asked him for some change
Some quarters and dimes and nickels.
I invested 50 cents of my dollar in something very worthwhile, just like the Bible says
Then I gave 20 cents of my dollar to two charitable organizations in our city.
Twenty more cents I donated to our church
That left me with one dime
With the dime, I bought two items.”
The son then reached in his pocket and took out a little matchbook and a little candle
He lit the candle, turned off the light switch, and the room was filled.
From corner to corner, the room was filled—not with hay, not with feathers, but with light.
His father was delighted. “Well done, my son. You will become president of this company
because you understand a very important lesson about life
You understand how to let your light shine
That is good.”
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a GREAT MONDAY! people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“As part of a limited campaign, McDonald’s is offering forks made from French fries.
Not to be outdone, Long John Silver’s began offering seafood made from fish.” -Conan O’Brien
“American Airlines recently announced that they plan on cutting leg room in economy
class, while United Airlines announced they’ll be cutting legs. ‘We are coming down
with the beverage cart! Get your legs out of the aisle!'” -Seth Meyers
“Apple has announced that it’ll be removing the handgun emoji from its smartphones and
replacing it with an emoji of a squirt gun. In case you weren’t paying attention, there are
now more restrictions on gun emojis in the United States than on actual guns.” -James Corden
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Two grave diggers are working in a cemetery in Vienna one night, when they hear scuffling
coming from one of the graves. At first they are terrified, but morbid curiosity gets the better
of them and they unearth the grave. They hear some hushed rubbing and scraping sounds
coming from inside the coffin. Hands shaking, they pull off the lid. Inside; they find Beethoven’s
skeleton, furiously erasing notes off of old scores.
“Wha-,” one of the grave diggers is petrified, “What are you doing, Herr Beethoven?”
The ghoulish composer looks up with empty eyes sockets, and says, “What does it look like? I’m decomposing!” 😳
Fridays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“Fraulein, were you this much trouble at the Abbey?”
“Oh, much more, sir.”
Answer: The Sound of Music!
In the events leading up to this scene, nun-in-training Maria (Julie Andrews) does not fit in very well in the Abbey in Salzburg, Austria and the Mother Abbess (Peggy Wood) suggests, “There is a family near Salzburg that needs a governess until September.” The family she is referring to is headed by widowed naval captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) who has seven children. When Maria first visits his home he explains how he uses different short-and-long blasts on a whistle to call his children, and assigns a code to her. She protests with the line, “Oh, no, sir, I’m sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me.” He then says line one and she responds with line two. She later organizes his seven children into an award-winning singing group. In the 1966 Academy Awards “The Sound of Music” won five Oscars, including Best Picture. Julie Andrews was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Maria (but did not win). This movie is based on a true story. The real Maria von Trapp has a cameo appearance in this movie (she can be seen walking in the square when Julie Andrews sings the song “I Have Confidence”). Maria died in Vermont, USA in 1987 at the age of 82. Historical note: After the Nazis took over Austria in World War II, the family home became the headquarters of Heinrich Himmler.
Monday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from????
“Stop! L.A.P.D! Get out of the car!”
“Hey man, this is MY car. I OWN this car. It’s NOT stolen.”
Friday’s Quizzler is….
Monday’s Quizzler is…….
What phrase is represented below?
HEA wooden stick VEN
HEA wooden stick + sulphur head VEN
Answer: A Match made in Heaven!
A match (wooden stick + sulphur head + phosphorus tip, which are the components of matches) is being made in HEAVEN
Monday’s Quizzler is…….
In this teaser, I have given you a 9-letter word. Your job is to break up this word into 9 separate letters and place them on the dashes to spell a 7-letter word, a 5-letter word, and a 3-letter word. You can use each letter only once.
- _ A _ I _ N _
- _ O _ N _
- _ C _
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