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Subject: The Sunday Morning Laughs #574c
         Date: 2/3/2008

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Subj:     Going To School In The Jungle
          From: darrellvip on 1/15/2008

 This 8,500 KB movie shows how a small Columbian village 
 travel to the outside world.  Click below to view.


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Subj:     World Clock
          From: rfslick on 1/14/2008
 Source: http://www.peterrussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php

 This statistical clock gives you estimates of many things 
 including population, births, deaths, oil barrels pumped, 
 and the earth's temperature.  Click on the source to view.

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Subj:     Thailand's Most Beautiful Girl
          From: tom on 1/14/2008

 Ok, you be the judge.  Which one would you pick?  To view 
 these seven photos, click below.


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Subj:     Talking Frog And The Programmer
          From: mbucher on 02/11/2000
      and From: janeenmarie on 1/15/2008

 A programmer was crossing a road one day when a frog called
 out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a
 beautiful princess."

 He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The
 frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back
 into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."

 The programmer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it
 and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If
 you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with
 you and do ANYTHING you want."

 Again the programmer took the frog out, smiled at it and put
 it back into his pocket.

 Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you
 I'm a beautiful princess that I'll stay with you for a week
 and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"

 The programmer said, "Look I'm a programmer. I don't have time
 for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."

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Subj:     Worry
          From: tom on 1/12/2008 

 Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become 
 accountable for their own actions?  Is there a wonderful 
 moment when parents can become detached spectators in 
 the lives of their children an d shrug, 'It's their life,' 
 and feel nothing? 

 When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital corridor 
 waiting for doctors to put a few stitches in my daughter's 
 head.  I asked, 'When do you stop worrying?'  The nurse 
 said, 'When they get out of the accident stage.' My dad 
 just smiled faintly and said nothing. 

 When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little chair in a 
 classroom and heard how one of my children talked incessantly, 
 disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making 
 license plates.  As if to read my mind, a teacher said, 
 'Don't worry, they all go through this stage and then you 
 can sit back, relax and enjoy them. 

 My dad just smiled faintly and said nothing. 

 When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime w2aiting for 
 the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to 
 open.  A friend said, 'They're trying to find themselves. 
 Don't worry, in a few years, you can stop worrying.  They 
 will be adults.'  My dad just smiled faintly and said nothing. 

 By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being vulnerable. 
 I was still worrying over my children, but there was a new 
 wrinkle.  There was nothing I could do about it.  My dad just 
 smiled faintly and said nothing. I continued to anguish over 
 their failures, be tormented by their frustrat ions and 
 absorbed in their disappointments. 

 My friends said that when my kids got married I could stop 
 worrying and lead my own life.  I wanted to believe that, 
 but I was haunted by my dad's warm smile and his occasional, 
 'You look pale.  Are you all right?  Call me the minute you 
 get home.  Are you depressed about something?' 

 Can it be that parents are sentenced to a lifetime of 
 worry?  Is concern for one another handed down like a torch 
 to blaze the trail of human frailties and the fears of the 
 unknown?  Is concern a curse or is it a virtue that elevates 
 us to the highest form of life? 

 One of my children became quite irritable recently, saying 
 to me, 'Where were you? I've been calling for 3 days, and 
 no one answered I was worried.' I smiled a warm smile. 
 The torch has been passed. 

 (And also to your children. That's the fun part)

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Subj:     Other Bridge Columns
          by Bobby Wolff 
          From: The Contra Costa Times

 As I read bridge columns that I like, I will store them
 on my web site for you to ponder.  Click below to read
 this column on when to draw trump and when to play 
 side-suits.  Click below to view this column.


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Subj:     Bidding Opponent’s Suits
          From: BridgeClues.com on 1/12/2008

 This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on 
 bidding which are more useful than the daily columns in the 
 newspapers.  Today's hand #5415 deals with long suits in 
 the opponents opening minor suit.  Click below to test your
 skills at bridge.


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Smiley says 'Bye' from
darrell94590 on 9/7/2005