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    The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think our grandkids know what an apron is.

    The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

    It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

    From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

    When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

    And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

    Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
    From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

    In the autumn, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
    When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

    When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

    It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

    REMEMBER:
    Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

    The Govt. Would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

    I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron – but love…

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    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Reason, Season, or Lifetime

    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

    When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

    Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

    Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

    LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

    ~Author Unknown

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    The True Story of Rudolph

    A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night.

    His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.

    Little Barbara couldn’t understand why her mommy could never came home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, “Why isn’t Mommy just like everybody else’s Mommy?”
    Bob’s jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger. It had been the story of Bob’s life. Life always had to be different for Bob.

    Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in sports. He was often called names he’d rather not remember. From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to fit in. Bob completed college, married his loving wife, and was grateful to get his job as a copywriter at Montgomery Ward a dept. store, during the Great Depression. Then he was blessed with his little girl. But it was all shortlived.

    Evelyn’s bout with cancer stripped them of all their savings and now Bob and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room apartment in the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days before Christmas in 1938. Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for whom he couldn’t even afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if he couldn’t buy a gift, he was determined to make one – a storybook!
    Bob had created an animal character in his own mind and told the animal’s story to little Barbara to give her comfort and hope. Again and again Bob told the story, embellishing it more with each telling. Who was the character? What was the story all about?

    The story Bob May created was his own autobiography in fable form. The character he created was a misfit outcast like he was. The name of the character? A little reindeer named Rudolph, with a big shiny nose.

    Bob finished the book just in time to give it to his little girl on Christmas Day. But the story doesn’t end there.

    The general manager of Montgomery Ward caught wind of the little storybook and offered Bob May a nominal fee to purchase the rights to print the book, and Wards went on to print, “Rudolph, the Red- nosed Reindeer” and distribute it to children visiting Santa Claus in their stores.

    By 1946 Wards had printed and distributed more than six million copies of Rudolph. That same year, a major publisher wanted to purchase the rights from Wards to print an updated version of the book.

    In an unprecedented gesture of kindness, the CEO of Wards returned all rights back to Bob May. The book became a best seller.

    Many toy and marketing deals followed and Bob May, now remarried with a growing family, became wealthy from the story he created to comfort his grieving daughter.
    But the story doesn’t end there either.

    Bob’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song adaptation to Rudolph. Though the song was turned down by such popular vocalists as Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore, it was recorded by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
    “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was released in 1949 and became a phenomenal success, selling more records than any other Christmas song, – with the exception of “White Christmas.”

    The gift of love that Bob May created for his daughter so long ago kept on returning back to bless him again and again. And Bob May learned the lesson, just like his dear friend Rudolph, that being different isn’t so bad.
    In fact, being different can be a blessing.

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Want to know about *BITCOIN*

    A lot of monkeys lived near a village.???????

    One day a merchant came to the village to buy these monkeys!??????

    He announced that he will buy the monkeys @ $100 each. ??

    The villagers thought that this man is mad.?

    They thought how can somebody buy stray monkeys at $100 each??

    Still, some people caught some monkeys and gave it to this merchant and he gave $100 for each monkey. ?

    This news spread like wildfire and people caught monkeys and sold it to the merchant.?

    After a few days, the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys @ 200 each. ???

    The lazy villagers also ran around to catch the remaining monkeys!??????

    They sold the remaining monkeys @ 200 each.?

    Then the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys @ 500 each!

    ??????

    The villagers start to lose sleep! … They caught six or seven monkeys, which was all that was left and got 500 each.???????

    The villagers were waiting anxiously for the next announcement.?

    Then the merchant announced that he is going home for a week. And when he returns, he will buy monkeys @ 1000 each!???????????

    He asked his employee to take care of the monkeys he bought. He was alone taking care of all the monkeys in a cage.?????????????????????��??????????????????????????

    The merchant went home.?

    The villagers were very sad as there were no more monkeys left for them to sell it at $1000 each.☹️??

    Then the employee told them that he will sell some monkeys @ 700 each secretly. ?

    This news spread like wild fire. Since the merchant buys monkey @ 1000 each, there is a 300 profit for each monkey.?

    The next day, villagers made a queue near the monkey cage.??????????????????

    The employee sold all the monkeys at 700 each. The rich bought monkeys in big lots. The poor borrowed money from money lenders and also bought monkeys!

    ????????????????????

    The villagers took care of their monkeys & waited for the merchant to return. ?

    But nobody came! …? Then they ran to the employee…?

    But he has already left too !?

    The villagers then realised that they have bought the useless stray monkeys @ 700 each and unable to sell them! ??????????

    The Bitcoin will be the next monkey business

    ?

    It will make a lot of people bankrupt and a few people filthy rich in this monkey business. ???

    That’s how it will work?

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    A DOG’S PURPOSE (FROM A 6-YEAR OLD)

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    Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolf hound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

    I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

    As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

    The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

    The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’
    Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.

    He said, ‘People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life – – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?’  The Six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’

    Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

    When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
    Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy..
    Take naps.
    Stretch before rising.
    Run, romp, and play daily.
    Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
    On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
    On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
    When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
    Be loyal.
    Never pretend to be something you’re not.
    If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
    When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    The 70-year-old Francis Romero was in a coma in the hospital. His dog was allowed to stay with him, did not break away day and night. After a month Francis woke up from the coma with the words:
    “Where is the white angel who constantly whispered that everything would be all right?”

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Oh, SG, that is so beautiful – the picture speaks for itself. Dogs are truly very special animals.
    You can always be relied on to entertain – thank you.

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    What a difference a century makes!
    1915

    EITHER YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS WERE LIVING DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

    The year is 1915 “One hundred years ago”. What a difference a century makes!

    Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:

    The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

    Fuel for cars was sold in chemists only.

    Only 14 percent of the homes had a bath.

    Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

    The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

    The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower .

    The average British wage in 1915 was £15 per year!

    A competent accountant could expect to earn £800 per year.

    A dentist £900 per year.

    A vet between £600 and £900 per year.

    And, a mechanical engineer about £2000 per year.

    More than 95 percent of all births took place at home

    Ninety percent of all Doctors had no university education!

    Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”

    Sugar cost two pence a pound.

    Eggs were 10 pence a dozen.

    Coffee was five pence a pound.

    Most women only washed their hair once a month, and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

    Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

    The Five leading causes of death were:

    1. Pneumonia and influenza
    2. Tuberculosis
    3. Diarrhoea
    4. Heart disease
    5. Stroke

    The American flag had 45 stars.

    The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30.

    Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

    There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

    Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and, only 6 percent of all British pupils went to university.

    Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner chemists.
    Back then chemists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!”

    Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help…

    There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
    2014 this figure had risen to 14,249.

    In the UK the murder rate in 1915 was 1420. In 2015 it was 537.

    I am now going to post this on Facebook to all my friends.

    From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a matter of seconds!

    Can you imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Once upon a time Khidr, the teacher of Moses, called upon mankind with a warning. At a certain date, he said, all the water in the world which had not been specially hoarded, would disappear. It would then be renewed, with different water, which would drive men mad.

    Only one man listened to the meaning of this advice. He collected water and went to a secure place where he stored it, and waited for the water to change its character.

    On the appointed date the streams stopped running, the wells went dry, and the man who had listened, seeing this happening, went to his retreat and drank his preserved water.

    When he saw, from his security, the waterfalls again beginning to flow, this man descended among the other sons of men. He found that they were thinking and talking in an entirely different way from before; yet they had no memory of what had happened, nor of having been warned. When he tried to talk to them, he realized that they thought that he was mad, and they showed hostility or compassion, not understanding.

     

    At first, he drank none of the new water, but went back to his concealment, to draw on his supplies, every day. Finally, however, he took the decision to drink the new water because he could not bear the loneliness of living, behaving and thinking in a different way from everyone else.

    He drank the new water, and became like the rest. Then he forgot all about his own store of special water, and his fellows began to look upon him as a madman who had miraculously been restored to sanity.

     

    Ancient Sufi parable re told by Idries Shah

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