WELCOME to THURSDAY MARCH 31, 2022
Red Marbles Part TWO…
Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.
Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two
wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts…all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband’s casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket.
Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes. Mr. Miller Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband’s bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.
‘Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they
appreciated the things Jim ‘traded’ them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size….they came to pay their debt.
‘We’ve never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,’
she confided, ‘but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho .
With loving gentleness, she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband.
Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles
The Moral : We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured
by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a GREAT THURSDAY 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
“Language-teaching app Duolingo recently added Klingon to its course selection.
By the way, if you have the Duolingo app on your phone and you use it to learn
Klingon, you can delete Tinder.” -Conan O’Brien
“There was some exciting science news today, researchers say they discovered a
new human organ they are calling the interstitium. It’s a layer underneath the skin
and they believe it’s the largest organ in the human body. But the discovery of the
interstitium is very exciting. It allows someone like me to say, “I’m not overweight,
I’m just big-interstitiumed.'” -James Corden
“A new study suggests that marriage is more beneficial for men than women. The
results of the study were shouted at me through a locked bedroom door.” -Seth Meyers
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
A Sunday School teacher of preschoolers told her students that she wanted each
of them to have learned one fact about Jesus by the next Sunday.
The following week she asked each child in turn what they had learned.
Susie said, “He was born in a manger.”
Bobby said, “He threw the money changers out of the temple.”
Little Johnny said, “He has a red pickup truck but he doesn’t know how to drive it.”
Curious, the teacher asked, “And where did you learn that, Johnny?”
“From my Daddy,” said Johnny. “Yesterday we were driving down the highway, and
this red pickup truck pulled out in front of us and Daddy yelled at him,
‘Jesus Christ! Why don’t you learn how to drive?'” 😳
Wednesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“I tell you somethin’, you’re a smart fella. Don’t get too smart. Pretty smart myself.”
“Everybody in the room is smart.”
Answer: Absence of Malice!
In this scene Assistant U.S. Attorney General James A. Wells (Wilford Brimley) is chairing a meeting of the main characters, in this movie about trying to unravel what looks like a case of political corruption. Several newspaper articles, written by naïve but well-meaning reporter Megan Carter (Sally Field), have tarnished the reputation of liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher (Paul Newman), caused his girlfriend to commit suicide and caused his warehouse workers to be confronted by a union picket line. In order to get even, he cooks up an ingenious scheme. When Wells says to Gallagher, “I seem to wanna ask if you set all this up. If I do, you ain’t gonna tell me, are you?” and then answers his own question with, “No.” Wells then says line one and Gallagher responds with line two.
Thursday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“Savannah would be better for ya. You’d just get in trouble in Atlanta.”
“What trouble are you talking about?”
Wednesday’s Quizzler is….
Every nation do I know,
But so rarely do I go
Come and stare,
Touch me here,
And poke me there,
Spin me round,
Then leave me alone
When what they sought,
They have found.
What am I?
ANSWER: A globe
Thursday’s Quizzler is…….
Find the names of ten fish by adding one of the given letters to each word
and rearranging the letters. Each letter will be used only once.
A A E H L N N P T T
- Nut + ? =
- Tour + ? =
- Prickle + ? =
- Floured + ? =
- Mason + ? =
- Ringer + ? =
- Papers + ? =
- Gyro + ? =
- Apron + ? =
- Pompon + ? =
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