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A Smile For Friday

My neighbor was working in his yard when he was startled by a late-model car that came crashing through his hedge and ended up in his front lawn.

He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair

He said with excitement, “You appear quite elderly to be driving.”

“Well, yes, I am,” she replied proudly.  “I’ll be 97 next month, and I am now old enough, that I don’t even need a driver’s licence anymore.”

He asked “How do you know?”

“The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver’s licence

I told him, yes and handed it to him.”

He took scissors out of the drawer, cut the licence into pieces, and threw them in the waste basket, saying, ‘You won’t need this anymore.’

So I thanked him and left!!!!!”

Just wanted to say, “Hi!”  “HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!”

A smile – is a sign of joy.

A hug – is a sign of love.

A laugh – is a sign of happiness.

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Did You Know -03/30/2015

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1. That the phrase ‘to pull your own weight’ originated with the sport of rowing.

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2. That the English city of Manchester was dubbed the ‘Cottonopolis’ during the Victorian era and was the international centre for household linen?

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3. The European roulette wheels contain 37 numbered pockets. Fittingly the sum of these numbers is 666 (0-36)

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4. Scissors go all the way back to the 18th dynasty Egypt (1500BC), some came in solid gold, even if they looked more like shears.

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5. Dancing with scissors is a competition that dates back to the 1500’s in Peru. It’s a traditional test of manliness where two or more guys leap about furiously snipping in time to a beat. Once they are knackered they start skewering themselves with pointed sticks before eating glass, walking on fire and flaying each other with sarcasm. The whole thing can last for hours until one of them gives up or is hospitalized.
I could think of better ways to have fun.

6. Scissors were used for curses. Example if you encounter a bridegroom on horseback (not common, but ok) the thing to do is stand behind him,present the scissors with the blades open and shout his name. When he turns you then close them with extreme prejudice. The aim is to cause a unless night in the marital bed, according to North African lore.

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7. As for some good stuff. Open scissors under your pillow is supposed to be good for pain relief and when hung above a door as a cross they keep the witches away. Some more superstition – never give scissors away or use them on Thursdays or Fridays. I guess that means hairdressers should just shut shop on those days.

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Did You Know – 06/23/2014

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1. To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

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2. A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

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3. Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar
lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides
friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

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4. To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping
board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)

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5. Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

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6. Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the
toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
But put the Dentures in a convenient glass near by..

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