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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

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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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