Laughter from the past~!

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Some of you may not remember the old-time Jewish comedians: Shecky Green, Red Buttons, Totie Fields, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, and many others.

I got to know them when I came here and some of them helped me to learn English with a laughter. I miss this kind of humor today. Continue reading

Chipper by nature

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I chose the name “The Happy Quitter” because it was totally against my nature. I was brought up to never quit anything. “You start it, you finish it” that’s what I heard when I was a child and I lived by it. I started numerous projects in my life with the lack of any talent for it. Painting would be an example of total failure…at least to my standards. Continue reading

Save your money honey!

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Nicotine addicts aka smokers can get a lot of help these days. There are numerous free webpages available with lots of information, tips and tricks on how to quit smoking. Books, videos and pamphlets are available for free, to everybody who is serious about quitting. Almost every country offers free government pages and help as well, you would think we covered all the bases. Continue reading

Sweet dreams~!

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An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.

I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. Continue reading

Mornin’, Ole

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Ole and Lena went to the same Lutheran Church. Lena went every Sunday and taught Sunday School. Ole went on Christmas and Easter, and maybe a few times during the year.
One Sunday, Ole was sitting in the pew right behind Lena and got to noticing what a fine looking woman she was. Continue reading