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Subj:     Thoughts On Time
                 (Includes 50 jokes and articles, 17 1014,9,cf,wYT3,7)

..........Click "Here" for Thoughts-Time-Supp
......and Click "Here" for Thoughts-Time-Supp2


Jumping Clock from
Animation Factory
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Includes the following:  There Is No Time - Video/Article (S944 in Supp2)
.........................Comments Made In The Year 1955: (S532c in Supp2)
.........................Pearls Before Swine Sunday Comic Strip (S945 in Supp2)
.........................1902 - 2002 (S304, S593c in Supp2)
.........................Facebook Eating Your Time - Cartoon (S1014 in Supp2)
.........................Slow Dancing (S162 in Supp2)
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.........................Propellerclock - Ring Of Fire - Video (S918 in Supp)
.........................I Can't Believe We Made It - Video (S831 in Supp)
.........................Procrastinator's Creed (S397b in Supp)
.........................Arthur C. Clarke Predicting The Future - Vid (S712 - Supp)
.........................A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self - Vid (S808-Supp)
.........................Going Back Home For a Neighbors Funeral (S339 in Supp)
.........................Top 10 Best Alarm Clocks Of All Time - Video (S709b-Supp)
.........................The Secret Powers Of Time - Video (S698 in Supp)
.........................Big Brass Gong Clock (S715 in Supp)
.........................How To Live To Be 100 And Over - Video (S678 in Supp)
.........................Did You Know II - Video (S669 in Supp)
.........................Italian Time Piece - Video (S524b in Supp)
.........................Top 25 things We Wish Would Comeback (S597b in Supp)
.........................Comments Made In The Year 1955: (S532c in Supp)
.........................Stroll Down Memory Lane - Video (S601c in Supp)
.........................Back To The Sixties (S601b in Supp)
.........................When I Was A Kid (S504b in Supp)
.........................Immortality: The Quest To Live Forever - Video (S772 -Supp)
.........................Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (S622 in Supp)
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.........................Beany's Drive Thru In 1953 - Video (S956)
.........................Reverse Life Cycle (S129b)
.........................3 Dancer's Clocks Plus 4 Others (S891)
.........................The Value Of Time (S320b)
.........................How Long A Minute Is? (S451b)
.........................HTML Clock (attached file)
.........................How To Stay Young By Anon (s266b)
.........................1000 Marbles (S184, S745)
.........................The Wheels Of Time (S474b)
.........................November 19 Was An Odd Day (S146)
.........................Back in my day ... (S144)
.........................When Does The New Millennium Begin? (S143)
.........................The Paradox Of Our Time (S131A, S421)
.........................The Paradox Of Our Time II - PPS (S545)
.........................When To Use The Good China (S129)
.........................A Brief History Of Time (S124)
.........................Thoughts On Time Management (S72)
.........................Mayonnaise Jar And 2 Cups of Coffee (S326b, S524)
.........................Dilbert Comic Strip (S993)
.........................More Thoughts On Time (S863)
.........................Short Thoughts On Time
..............................Around The Corner - Drawing (S909 in Supp)
..............................Non Sequitur Sunday Cartoon (S822 in Supp)
..............................Pickles Sunday Comic Strip (S756 in Supp)
..............................Frank And Ernest Cartoon II (S740 in Supp)
..............................Nudemen Clock 2.0 (S732 in Supp)
..............................Dilbert Comic Strip (S714 in Supp)
..............................The 2010 Naked Fireman Calendar (S682b in Supp)
..............................What's Changed This Decade, 1999-2009 (S677 in Supp)
..............................World Clock 2013 (S676b in Supp)
..............................Bizarro Cartoon (S676 in Supp)
..............................Daylight Saving Time (S669 in Supp)
..............................Procrastinator's Clock (S666b in Supp)
..............................Non Sequitur Comic Strip (S623c in Supp)
..............................A Year In History, 1972 (S630c in Supp)
..............................Different Generations (S605c in Supp)
..............................Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012 (S599c in Supp)
..............................World Clock (S574c in Supp)
..............................Life Is Short - GIF (S566c in Supp)
..............................Take Time (S556b in Supp)
..............................Life (S541 in Supp)
..............................Frank And Ernest On Time (S527c in Supp)
..............................12 Flash Clocks (S524 in Supp)
..............................Did You Know - Video (S526b in Supp)
..............................Timeline Clock (S524b in Supp)
..............................Ten Second Countdown - Video (S524b in Supp)
..............................Sand And Time (S503c in Supp)
..............................The Four Seasons (S481 in Supp)
..............................April 5,2006 At 2:03 (S479b in Supp)
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..............................Reaction Time Test - Game (S476b)
..............................Crazy Fads 1920 to 1999 (S389)
..............................Calendar Clock (S305)

Also see BAR-SUPP file- 'Bad Grammar Coffee Mug'
         BIRTHDAYS    - 'Age Gauge'
         CANADIAN file- 'Saskatchewan Has No Daylight Saving Time'
         COLLEGE2 file- 'Frazz Comic Strip'
......................- 'The Class Of 2005'
......................- 'Freshman Entering College in l999'
         COLLEGE-PROF - 'The Empty Pickle Jar' - Video
         COMPUTERS3   - 'Remember When'
         DRINKING file- '"Strange" Cuckoo Clock'
         ELDERLY2-SUPP- 'Wake Up And Live Your Life' - Short Film
         ELDERLY3 file- '26 Signs You've Already Grown Up'
......................- 'Little Quirks About Life You Notice By Fifty'
......................- 'Old Is Just A State Of Mind?'
......................- 'You Know You're Getting Older When:'
......................-'Signs You Are Getting Older:'
......................- 'Age Is A Funny Thing' By George Carlin
......................- 'On Aging'
......................- 'Retirement'
......................- 'Thoughts On Aging'
......................- 'Some Great Things About Getting Older'
         ELDERLY3-SUPP- 'The Over 40 Test'
......................- 'Life As We Once Knew It'
......................- 'We Survived Being Kids'
......................- 'How Old Is Grandpa?'
         ELDERLY4 file- 'A Man's Success'
         EPITAPHS file- 'The Death Of Common Sense'
         FACTS1 file  - 'Life Expectancy Calculator'
         FACTS5 file  - 'A Little History From the 1500s'
......................- 'When My Grandmother Was A Child'
         GREEK file   - 'The Waterfall And A Heraclitus Quote'
         HEADLINES-ADS- 'Time Traveler Ad'
         HOTEL file   - 'Clock At The Ham Yard Hotel, London' - Video
         MATH4 file   - 'Mind Reading Brain Teaser'
         MATH6 file   - '9's Clock!'
         MEN1 file    - 'The Watch'
......................- 'Saving Grandfather's Clock'
.........MOVIE_ETC-SU2- 'The Land Of Sandra Dee - Poem'
         NATIONAL2    - 'The Future In Year 2035'
......................- 'A Billion In Perspective...'
.........PLANE2 file  - 'What Time Is It?'
         PREGNANT file- 'Granddaughter Born In Japan'
         RIDDLE-SUPP  - 'A What Am I Riddle #40'
         SCIENCE1 file- 'Time Travel' - Video
         SOLDIER-SUPP - 'A Pittance Of Time - Video/Song'
         SPEECHES file- 'Steve Jobs' Commencement Address At Stanford'
         THOUGHTS-KIDS- 'Daddy, May I Please Borrow $50?'
......................- 'When I Was A Kid...'
         THOUGHTS-LRN1- 'More Thoughts On Happiness'
         THOUGHTS-LRN2- 'My Seize-The-Moment Friend'
......................- 'Thoughts of An 83 Year Old Woman'
         THOUGHTS-QOTS- 'Why Are Things The Way They Are?'
         THOUGHTS-WARM- 'Remember When:'

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Subj:     Beany's Drive Thru In 1953 (S956d)
          From: tom on 4/8/2015
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/nGfn4TJwyWA
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.......Click 'HERE' to see activities at the newly opened
.......Beany's drive-through in Long Beach in 1952-1953.
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Subj:     Reverse Life Cycle (S129b)
          From: smiles on 7/21/99

  (Also see 'George Carlin's Perfect Life' in QUOTES-COMEDIANS)

  The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean,
  life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you
  get at the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus?

       I think the life cycle is all backwards.

  You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live
  in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too
  young, you get a gold watch, you got to work. You work forty
  years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
  You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high
  school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play,
  you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you
  go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months
  floating...you finish off as a gleam.

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Subj:     3 Dancer's Clocks (S891d)
          From: George Takei on 12/5/2013
 Source: http://i.imgur.com/mknL5NA.jpg
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 Click 
 to see three dancer clocks
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Subj:     The Value Of Time (S320b)
          From: mombear1 on 3/16/2003

 To realize the value of twenty years:
 Ask a newly divorced couple.

 To realize the value of four years:
 Ask a graduate.

 To realize the value of one year:
 Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

 To realize the value of nine months:
 Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

 To realize the value of one month:
 Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

 To realize the value of one week:
 Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

 To realize the value of one hour:
 Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

 To realize the value of one minute:
 Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

 To realize the value of one-second:
 Ask a person who has survived an accident.

 To realize the value of one millisecond:
 Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

 Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.
 You will treasure it even more when you can share it with
 someone special.

 To realize the value of a friend:
 Lose one.

 The origin of this letter is unknown,

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Subj:     How Long A Minute Is? (S451b)
          From: RFSlick on 9/7/2005
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How long a minute is

depends on what side of the

bathroom door you're on.

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Subj:     How To Stay Young By Anon (s266b)
          From: mjsally on 2/24/2002

  1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age,
     weight and height.  Let the doctor worry about them.
     That is why you pay him/her.

  2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

  3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
     gardening, whatever.  Never let the brain idle.  "An
     idle mind is the devil's workshop", the devil's name
     is Alzheimer's.

  4. Enjoy the simple things.  When the children are young,
     that is all that you can afford.  When they are in
     college, that is all that you can afford.  When you
     are on retirement, that is all that you can afford!

  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for
     breath.  Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the
     store by your distinctive laughter.

  6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.  The
     only person who is with us our entire life, is
     ourselves.  Be alive while you are alive, don't put
     out a mailbox on the highway of death and just wait
     in residence for your mail.

  7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is
     family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, what-
     ever.  Your home is your refuge.

  8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it.  If
     it is unstable, improve it.  If it is beyond what you
     can improve, get help.

  9. Don't take guilt trips.  Go to the mall, the next
     county, a foreign country, but not to guilt country.

 10. Tell the people you love, that you love them, at
     every opportunity.

 AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
 but by the moments that take our breath away.
 

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Subj:     1000 Marbles (S184, S745)
          From: RFSlick on 8/9/00
      and From: allenbergman on 4/25/2011

 The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings.  Perhaps
 it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise,
 or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work.
 Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most
 enjoyable.

 A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the basement shack with
 a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in
 the other.  What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned
 into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time
 to time. Let me tell you about it.

 I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my
 ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net.
 Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a
 tremendous signal and a golden voice.  You know the kind, he
 sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business.  He
 was telling whoever he was talking with something about "a
 thousand marbles".

 I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.
 "Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm
 sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away
 from home and your family so much.  Hard to believe a young
 fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to
 make ends meet.  Too bad you missed your daughter's dance
 recital."

 He continued, "Let me tell you something Tom, something that
 has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities."
 And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "Thousand
 Marbles."

 "You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic.  The
 average person lives about seventy-five years.  I know, some
 live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about
 seventy-five years."

 "Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900
 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has
 in their entire lifetime.

 Now stick with me Tom, I'm getting to the important part."
 "It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all
 this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived
 through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking
 that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand
 of them left to enjoy."  "So, I went to a toy store and bought
 every single marble they had.  I ended up having to visit three
 toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles.  I took them home and put
 them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in
 the shack next to my gear.  Every Saturday since then, I have
 taken one marble out and thrown it away."

 "I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more
 on the really important things in life. There is nothing like
 watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your
 priorities straight."

 "Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you
 and take my lovely wife out for breakfast.  This morning, I
 took the very last marble out of the container.  I figure if I
 make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little
 extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more
 time."

 "It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with
 your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band.
 75 year old man, this is K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good
 morning!"

 You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow
 signed off.  I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.  I
 had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was
 going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club news-
 letter. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss.

 "C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast."

 "What brought this on?" she asked with a smile.

 "Oh, nothing special it's just been a long time since we spent a
 Saturday together with the kids.

 Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out?  I need to buy
 some marbles.

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Subj:     The Wheels Of Time (S474b)
          From: darrell94590 on 2/12/2006
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 To view this cute cartoon by click 'HERE'.

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Subj:     November 19 Was An Odd Day (S146)
          From: WSelwa on 11/19/1999

 November 19 was an odd day, meaning that all of the digits
 were odd:  11-19-1999.  The next odd day after today will be
 1-1-3111 (well over a thousand years away), which we will
 never see.  Days such as 4-13-89 have both even and odd
 digits, thus, it is neither odd nor even.  The next even day
 will be 2-2-2000 (the first one since 8-28-0888).
 Now you have a reason to celebrate today as it will be your
 last odd day on earth!!!!!

 -----
 William R. Selwa
 Level II Technical Support Representative
 Tel:  800.966.0943
 Fax: 770.642.4117
 Email: wselwa@qwiz.com
 QWIZ, Inc., a PRIMEDIA company
 The Standard for Testing and Training
 http://www.qwiz.com

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Subj:     Back in my day ... (S144)
          From: KMacinty in 11/03/1999

 The Washington Post Report from Week 228, in which you were
 asked to tell Gen-Xers how much harder you had it in the old
 days:

 Second Runner-Up:
 In my day, we couldn't afford shoes, so we went barefoot.
 In the winter we had to wrap our feet with barbed wire for
 traction. (Bill Flavin, Alexandria)

 First Runner-Up:
 In my day we didn't have MTV or in-line skates, or any of that
 stuff. No, it was 45s and regular old metal-wheeled roller
 skates, and the 45s always skipped, so to get them to play
 right you'd weigh the needle down with something like quarters,
 which we never had because our allowances were way too small,
 so we'd use our skate keys instead and end up forgetting they
 were taped to the record player arm so that we couldn't adjust
 our skates, which didn't really matter because those crummy
 metal wheels would kill you if you hit a pebble anyway, and in
 those days roads had real pebbles on them, not like today.
 (Russell Beland, Springfield)

 And the winner of the velour bicentennial poster:
 In my day, we didn't have no rocks. We had to go down to the
 creek and wash our clothes by beating them with our heads
 (Barry Blyveis, Columbia)
 

 Honorable Mentions:
 In my day, we didn't have dogs or cats.  All I had was Silver
 Beauty, my beloved paper clip. (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)

 In my day, attitudes were different. For example, women didn't
 like sex.  At least that is what they told me. (Tom Witte,
 Gaithersburg)

 When I was your age, we didn't have fake doggie-do. We only
 had real doggie-do, and no one thought it was a damn bit
 funny. (Brendan Bassett, Columbia)

 Back in the 1970s we didn't have the space shuttle to get
 all excited about. We had to settle for men walking on the
 crummy moon. (Russell Beland, Springfield)

 In my day, we didn't have days.  There was only time for work,
 time for prayer and time for sleep.  The sheriff would go
 around and tell everyone when to change. (Elden Carnahan,
 Laurel)

 In my day, people could only dream of hitchhiking a ride on
 a comet. David Ronka, Charlottesville)

 In my day, we didn't have hand-held calculators. We had to do
 addition on our fingers. To subtract, we had to have some
 fingers amputated. (Jon Patrick Smith, Washington)

 In my day, we didn't get that disembodied, slightly ticked-
 off voice saying 'Doors closing.'  We got on the train, the
 doors closed, and if your hand was sticking out it scraped
 along the tunnel all the damn way to the Silver Spring
 station and it was a bloody stump at the end.  But the base
 fare was only a dollar. (Russell Beland, Springfield)

 In my day, we didn't have water.  We had to smash together
 our own hydrogen and oxygen atoms. (Diana Hugue, Bowie)

 In my day, we didn't have Strom Thurmond.  Oh, wait. Yes we
 did ... (Peg Sheeran, Vienna)

 Kids today think the world revolves around them.  In my
 day, the sun revolved around the world, and the world was
 perched on the back of a giant tortoise. (Jonathan Paul,
 Garrett Park)

 In my day, we wore our pants up around our armpits.
 Monstrous wedgies, but we looked snappy. (Bruce Evans,
 Washington)

 Back in my day, '60 Minutes' wasn't just a bunch of gray-
 haired liberal 80-year-old guys. It was a bunch of gray-
 haired liberal 60-year-old guys. (Russell Beland, Spring-
 field, and Jerry Pannullo, Kensington)

 In my day, we didn't have virtual reality.  If a one-eyed
 razorback barbarian warrior was chasing you with an ax, you
 just had to hope you could outrun him. (Sarah M. Wolford,
 Hanover)

 Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company

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Subj:     When Does The New Millennium Begin? (S143)
          From: scott_pryor on 10/26/1999

 I'm getting very tired of hearing people on tv, radio,
 newspapers, etc., incorrectly talking about the new
 millennium approaching.  Just to set the record straight,
 the new century/new millennium starts on Jan. 1, 2001.

 Don't belive me?  Then check out the US Naval Observatory's
 web site.  They are the official time keepers for the
 United States.  They have more information on time and
 time keeping than any normal person would care to read!
 Here is the URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil

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Subj:     The Paradox Of Our Time (S131A, S421)
          by Dr. Bob Moorehead
          former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church
          From: RFSlick on 8/3/99
      and From: CHRISDADDYG on 2/14/2005

 (also see 'A Columbine Student Essay' in THOUGHTS-LEARNED2)

 The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller
 buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower
 viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but
 enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families;
 more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but
 less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts,
 but more problems; more medicine,  but less wellness.  We
 drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh
 too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay
 up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too
 much, and pray too seldom.

 We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
 We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've
 learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added
 years to life, not life to years.  We've been all the way to
 the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to
 meet the new neighbor.  We've conquered outer space, but not
 inner space.  We've done larger things, but not better things.
 We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.  We've split
 the atom, but not our prejudice.  We write more, but learn
 less.  We plan more, but accomplish less.  We've learned to
 rush, but not to wait.  We build more computers to hold more
 information to produce more copies than ever, but have less
 communication. These are the times of fast foods and slow
 digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and
 shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace,
 but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds
 of food, but less nutrition.

 These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier
 houses, but broken  These are days of quick trips, disposable
 diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight
 bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to
 kill. is a time when there is much in the show window and
 nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring
 this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to
 share this insight, or to just hit delete.

 Snoops.com properly attributes this essay to Dr. Bob Moorehead
 in http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

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Subj:     The Paradox Of Our Time II - PPS (S545)
          by Dr. Bob Moorehead
          From: darrell94590 on 6/20/2007

 This 1,300 KB PowerPoint Show is an excellent remake
 of Dr. Bob Moorehead's 1995 essay in Words Aptly Spoken.
 You can watch by clicking 'HERE'. It downloads on Chrome

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Subj:     When To Use The Good China (S129, S360b)
          From: TA989287 on 7/17/99
      and From: Imogenelumen on 12/21/2003

 (Also see 'Thoughts of An 83 Year Old Woman' in THOUGHTS-LEARNED2)

 I'm reading more and dusting less.  I'm sitting in the yard
 and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the
 garden.

 I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less
 time at work.

 Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences
 to savor, not to endure.  I'm trying to recognize these
 moments now and cherish them.

 I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal
 for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the
 sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.  I wear my
 good blazer to the market.  My theory is if I look prosperous,
 I can shell out 28.49 for one small bag of groceries.

 I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but
 wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at
 the bank.

 Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on
 my vocabulary.  If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing,
 I want to see and hear and do it now.

 I'm not sure what my cousins would've done had they known
 that they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all
 take for granted.  I think they would have called family
 members and a few close friends.  They might have called
 a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past
 squabbles.  I like to think they would have gone out for a
 Chinese dinner, or for whatever their favorite food was.
 I'm guessing; I'll never know.

 It's those little things left undone that would make me
 angry if I knew my hours were limited.  Angry because I
 hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write
 one of these days.  Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my
 husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them.

 I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save
 anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.
 And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself that
 it is special.  Every day, every minute, every breath truly
 is a gift from God.

 "People say true friends must always hold hands, but true
 friends don't need to hold hands because they know the
 other hand will always be there."

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Subj:     A Brief History Of Time (S124)
          From: ossama on 6/10/99
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          You can read this long, cute history of time
          by clicking 'HERE'.
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Subj:     Thoughts On Time Management (S72)
          From: auntieg on 98-06-14

                     A Lesson in Life

 A while back I was reading about an expert on subject of
 time management.  One day this expert was speaking to a
 group of business students and, to drive home a point,
 used an illustration those students will never forget.

 As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered
 overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz."  He pulled
 out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a
 table in front of him.  He produced about a dozen fist-
 sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time,
 into the jar.

 When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would
 fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"  Everyone in the
 class said, "Yes."  He said, "Really?"  He reached under
 the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel.  He dumped
 some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel
 to work themselves down into the spaces between the big
 rocks.

 Once more, he asked the group, "Is the jar full?"  By this
 time the class was onto him.  "Probably not," one of them
 answered.  "Good!" he replied.  He reached under the table
 and brought out a bucket of sand.  He started dumping the
 sand in and it went into all the spaces left between the
 rocks and the gravel.  Once more he asked the question,
 "Is this jar full?"

 "No!" the class shouted.  Once again he said, "Good!"  He
 grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until
 the jar was filled to the brim.  Looked up at the class he
 asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"

 One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is,
 no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard,
 you can always fit some more things into it!"

 "No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point.  The truth
 this illustration teaches us is: if you don't put the big
 rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all."

 What are the 'big rocks' in your life?
    A project that YOU want to accomplish?
    Time with your loved ones?
    Your faith, your education, your finances?
    A cause?
    Teaching or mentoring others?
 Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never
 get them in at all.

 So, tonight or in the morning when you are reflecting on
 this short story, ask yourself this question: what are the
 'big rocks' in my life or business?  Put those in your jar
 first.
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Subj:     Mayonnaise Jar And 2 Cups of Coffee (S326b, S524)
          From: LABLaughs.com on 4/27/2003
      and From: RDOBRY on 2/1/2007

 (Also see 'The Empty Pickle Jar' in College Professor)

 A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some
 items in front of him.  When the class began, he wordlessly
 picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded
 to fill it with golf balls.  He then asked the students if
 the jar was full.  They agreed that it was.

 The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them
 into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly.  The pebbles rolled
 into the open areas between the golf balls.  He then asked
 the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

 The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into
 the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He
 asked once more if the jar was full.  The students responded
 with an unanimous "yes."

 The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the
 table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively
 filling the empty space between the sand.  The students laughed.

 "Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want
 you to recognize that this jar represents your life.  The
 golf balls are the important things--your family, your children,
 your health, your friends and your favorite passions--and if
 everything else was lost and only they remained, your life
 would still be full.

 The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job,
 your house and your car.

 The sand is everything else--the small stuff.  "If you put
 the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no
 room for the pebbles or the golf balls.  The same goes for
 life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small
 stuff you will never have room for the things that are
 important to you.

 "Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
 happiness.  Play with your children.  Take time to get
 medical checkups.  Take your spouse out to dinner.  Play
 another 18.  There will always be time to clean the house
 and fix the disposal.  Take care of the golf balls first--
 the things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The
 rest is just sand."

 One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the
 coffee represented.  The professor smiled.  "I'm glad you
 asked.

 It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life
 may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee
 with a friend."

 When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle,
 when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the
 mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

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Subj:     Dilbert Comic Strip (S993)
          By Scott Adams on 1/16/2016
 Source: http://dribibu.xs4all.nl/index.php/comics?pic=dilbert2016
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Subj:     More Thoughts On Time (S863)
          From: auntieg on 98-11-21
      and From: tom on 7/21/2013

 Suppose that there was a bank that credits your account each
 moring with $86,400.00.  It carries over no balance from day
 to day.  Every evening they delete whatever part of the
 balance you failed to use during the day.  What would you do?
 Draw out every cent of course!!!

 Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME.  Every morning
 it credits you with 86,400 seconds.  Every night it writes off
 as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good
 purpose.  It carries over no balance.  It allows no over draft.
 Each day it opens a new account for you and each night it burns
 the remains of the day.  If you fail to use the day's deposit.
 THE LOSS IS YOURS.  There is no going back.  There is no drowing
 against the "Tomorrow".

 You must live in the present on today's deposits.  Invest it so
 as to get from it the utmost in Health, Happiness, and Success!
 The clock is running so make the most of today.

 To realize the value of  ONE YEAR , ask a student who failed a
    grade.
 To realize the value of  ONE MONTH ,ask the mother who gave
    birth to a premature baby.
 To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly
    newspaper.
 To realize the value of ONE  HOUR, ask the lovers who are
    waiting to reunite.
 To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who missed
    the train.
 To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the person who just
    avoided and accident.
 To realize the value of ONE MILLSECOND, ask the person who won
    a silver medal in the Olympics.

 Treasure every moment that you have!.  And treasure it more
 because you shared it with some special, special enough to
 spend your time.  And remember that time waits for no one.

 Yesterday is history.
 Tomorrow is a mystery.
 Today is a gift.  That's why it's called the present.

 It's national friendship week.  Friends are a very rare
 jewel indeed.  They make you smile and encourage you to
 succeed.  They lend and ear, they share a word of praise,
 and they always want to open their hearts to us.


Subj:     Short Thoughts On Time

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Subj:     Reaction Time Test (S476b,d)
          From: darrell94590 on 2/28/2006
 Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody
........./sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swf
 This game is a great, fun, reaction time test.  The best I
 can do is called a 'Bobbing Bobcat'.  You can test your
 reactions by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Crazy Fads 1920 to 1999 (S389)
          From: igiggle on 7/6/2004
 If you read one from before you were born and then read the
 90s section you'll realize that people have always been stupid.
 Go to http://www.crazyfads.com/  it brought back memories.
 

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Subj:.....Calendar Clock (S305)
          From: coreymac on 12/2/2002
          At: http://yugop.com/ver3/stuff/03/fla.html
 To see the INDUSTRIOUS CLOCK ||| MONO*CRAFTS3.0, a most
 interesting invention, by clicking 'HERE'.

 It's 160k long.  Takes two minutes to load at 56k.
 

From: LABLaughs.com on 1/19/2002 (S260)
 Capture the moment, whover you are.
 None of us is here forever.

From: dogbyte on 9/5/2002 (S260)
 There's no future in time travel!

From: LABLaughs.com on 5/16/2003 (S329b)
 We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
   -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

From: igiggle on 5/7/2004 (S380b)
 There really is a unit of time called a "jiffy."
 It's exactly 1/100th of a second.

From: igiggle on 5/16/2004 (S381b)
 Middle age is when you've given up all your bad habits
 and still don't feel good.

From: Joke-Of-The-Day-Mail.com on 4/3/2006 (S480b - boxing)
 "Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you?  Old too soon...
  smart too late."  -- Mike Tyson

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