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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, July 15
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Thank you Leonard!

Re the advice from so many, that I should get car parts 
from a junkyard: There was no luck there. My car, a 1991 
Chrysler LeBaron was never really that popular, probably
because people didn't know how to pronounce the name properly.
The ones, that were produced, are mostly still on the road,
because they were well made and quite sturdy, and because
people, who prefer sharp lines over "fashionable" dough-boy 
design, hang on to them. 

I got it years ago when my previous car blew the engine and I
was looking for a rental, to tide me over until I could find 
something affordable. The rental place was closed, but the
used car lot next door had this LeBaron, priced for a very
quick sale. Here is a picture from 3 - 4 years ago:


Have FUN!
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"I think the bottom-line difference between being single and married is this: When you're single you're as happy as you are. When you're married, you can only be as happy as the least happy person in the apartment." ---Tom Hertz "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." --- Edward Abbey
Do you want to reverse your electrical meter and power bill? You CAN! Legally! Not a sneaky gimmick, not turning things off or down, just simple know-how. The Power 4 Home system shows and explains every step. If you are still paying for electricity, then this is for YOU!

A cowboy walks into a bar in Texas, orders three mugs of Bud and sits in the back room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it, it would taste better if you bought one at a time." The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Australia the other is in Dublin, and I'm in Texas. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days we drank together. So I drink one for each of my brothers and one for myself." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss." The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church in Sweetwater and I had to quit drinking.. . . Hasn't affected my brothers though."
Thanks to mary for this story: I began thinking about my own mortality after I became a widow. One day my daughter called home from college, and I announced to her, "I think it's time for us to talk about where I would like to be buried." "It's way too soon to even think of anything like that," she snapped indignantly. Then there was a brief silence. "Wait a minute, did you say married or buried?" When I repeated buried, she said, "Oh, okay, sure."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Heather Query, 21, in Indianapolis, Indiana Mom Left Kids In Hot Car, Beat Good Samaritan INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis mother has been arrested, accused of leaving her children in a hot car and then beating a woman who stepped in to help, police said. Heather Elliott told officers she saw two boys, ages 4 and 1, unattended inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up in the parking lot of the Kroger store at 1330 W. Southport Road on Monday evening. Elliott said the 4-year-old boy was crying hysterically. "He was pushing up against the window, just screaming bloody murder, just screaming, his face all red," Elliott said. When she approached the children's mother, Heather Query, 21, as she exited the store, Elliott said Query began yelling at her, telling her it was none of her business, and then punched her in the face. "She just slammed me right in the face, and I was just trying to push her away, and she just kept going and going," Elliott said. Police were called, and Query was arrested on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent and battery. Police said it was 88 degrees outside with a heat index of 97 degrees at the time, and well over 100 in vehicles. As Query was arrested, Elliott said the mother had some parting words for her. "She said, 'I hope you're happy with yourself and you can live with yourself, because I'm going to lose my job and my kids,'" Elliott said. "I said, 'Good. I can live with myself because I just saved your kids.'" Query's children were released to their father.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Britta Re: No more DOS in W7 ? Dear Webby I held on to Windows 98 as long as I could, but finally had to switch to Windows 7 with this laptop. Where is the DOS icon ? Are those rumors that XP doesn't have DOS any more true? I'll be lost without my bats!!! Britta Dear Britta Relax! DOS is alive and well in the basement of Windows 7. Windows 7 has a totally different philosophy behind it. Part of it is based on French tanks (15 speeds in reverse and one forward, just in case the enemy attacks from the rear) The rest of it is based on that joke of the gynecologist who became a car mechanic and fixed an engine by doing all the work by reaching into it through the muffler. If you can grasp those two concepts simultaneously, then you truly understand Windows 7. That is why you can't set the explorer to go straight to the C: drive but have to slither towards that by devious routes. To get a DOS icon, use a plain text editor and make a bat with these three lines in it: @echo off cmd /T:9e including an empty line below the cmd. Save it as dos7.bat and make a desktop shortcut to it. When you click that shortcut, you get a DOS window with the prompt in your bats directory. It's in a bland grey on black, but you can change that right from the bat: @echo off cmd /T:9e gets you a high energy combo of yellow text on bright blue. If you right-click on the top bar, you can set your defaults. Right-clicking on the top bar also lets you get to Edit Mark Copy / Edit Paste. From the DOS command line, you can do many of those things, that Windows 7 won't allow you to do. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A member of the Country Club asked the lifeguard how he might go about teaching a young lady to swim. "It takes considerable time and technique." replied the guard. "First you must take her into the water, then place one arm about her waist, hold her tightly, then take her right arm and raise it very slowly . . ." "This is certainly most helpful." said the member. "I know that my sister will appreciate it." "Your sister?" said the lifeguard. "In that case, just push her into the deep end of the pool. She'll learn in a hurry."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Onion Bags as Bird Feeder I save my mesh bags from onions and other vegetables all summer. Then in winter I use them to put out suet or meat scraps for the birds. They work very well. By Wilma from Rose City, MI http://www.thriftyfun.com/ http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
The cruise ship docked at a Mexican port during a very high tide. Everyone on board was forced to use the ship's narrow gangplank as a passageway to the dock far below. The staff stood motionless when a passenger in her 70s appeared at the top of the plank. There wasn't room for anyone to assist her, so she edged along slowly and finally made it to the dock safely, to everyone's relief. As she stepped down, she turned, looked back to the top of the gangplank and shouted, "It's okay, Mother, you can come down now."
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Dr. Cutter is the local Veterinarian, known for his wry humor. He surpassed himself one summer day when a city dog was brought to him after an encounter with a porcupine. After almost an hour of prying, pulling, cutting and stitching, he returned the dog to its owner, who asked what she owed. "Thirty dollars, Ma'am," he answered. "Why that's simply outrageous!" she stormed. "That's what's wrong with you Maine people, you're always trying to overcharge summer visitors. Whatever do you do in the winter, when we're not here to be gypped out of our hard earned money?" "In Winter we raise porcupines, Ma'am."

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