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STUDENTS TRY TO NAME THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

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YOUR TONE OF VOICE TELLS ALL ~ IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU SAY IT

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Gain greater awareness of the “tone of voice” of other people. Listen to the way people speak when they are joyous, when they are cheerful, when they are upbeat. Listen to the way people speak when they are calm and relaxed. And listen to the ways people speak when they are impatient or angry.

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No matter what or how much you say, your tone of voice, facial expression and eye contact will broadcast so much more.

In person, look at the other person when you speak, not at the conference table or the wall. On the phone, smile — it will make your voice sound warmer. It’s not just what you say, but how you say it, that will help others connect with you.

Let every positive tone of voice serve as a reminder for you to speak with a pleasant tone of voice to others. Let every negative tone of voice serve as a reminder for you not to speak that way to others.

Some people can even say the innocuous greeting “good morning” and their tone of voice tells you they hate you.

Source: Jewish Spirituality – Rabbi Pliskin’s Daily Lift

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THE PLEASURE IN TOURING

In the year 2000 my wife Anita and I took the Margaret Morse 21 day tour and visited Israel. A side trip to the ancient city of Petra in The kingdom of Jordan was offered and we opted to go with a small group of others; all of us were extremely happy with our decision as many experts name Petra as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

By the way, we checked a new list of 7 Wonders and found we visited The Coliseum in Rome, the Parthenon & Acropolis in Greece the Masada in Israel and the ruins of Pompeii located near the city of Naples and close to Mount Vesuvius, in Italy and St. Peter’s Basilica. Not bad!

Another fascinating side trip offered by Morse was the Christian Old City tour in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. First we visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Some time later we walked the street of the Via Dolorosa; Christ walked those same cobblestones carrying his burden of the cross 2000 years ago.

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We strongly hope some day you too will have the time, the money, and the desire to tour the world.

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TWO OLD LADIES ON THE PORCH

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BRAVO! – THANK YOU! THAT’S ENOUGH!

By Harvey Tobkes

Back in 3rd grade, while everyone in the auditorium was singing the National Anthem, a teacher, Mrs. Levine, tapped me on the shoulder and told me…”Harvey don’t sing!”

I was embarrassed and traumatized, and perhaps that is why on a beautiful day with a magnificent view in a romantic country, which gave us Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Luciano Pavarotti, how could I not sing?

On second thought maybe Mrs. Levine was right.

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NOTHING CUTER THAN A LITTLE BOY AND HIS DOG

A two-year-old boy named Joshua spends the day playing and being friends with his dog Toby. Joshua’s daddy created this video for him and I’m sure it’ll be something he treasures as he grows from a little boy into a man with kids of his own someday.

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IN HINDSIGHT – FOOLISH PREDICTIONS

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The human factor often makes fools of those who too confidently make predictions. The following are just a few examples of experts who were sure about their pessimistic predictions:

“This telephone has too many shortcomings to be considered as a means of communication,” said the president of Western Union in 1876. “The device is of inherently no value to us.”

In 1927, film producer Harry Warner said, “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”

The president of Michigan Savings Banks advised Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co. because, he said, “The horse is here to stay, the automobile is a novelty.

“Taking the best left-handed pitcher in baseball and converting him into a right fielder is one of the dumbest things I ever heard,” said Tris Speaker in 1919. He was talking about Babe Ruth.

In 1929, Yale economist Irving Fisher said, “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” Two weeks later, the stock market crashed.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out anyway,” said the president of Decca Records, rejecting the Beatles in 1962.

Darryl Zanuck observed, in 1946, “Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home,” said the president of Digital Electronic Corporation in 1977.

“We will bury you,” predicted Nikita Kruschev in 1958.

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LEARNING ENGLISH CAN BE DIFFICULT

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1. Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

2. Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

3. Why do “tug” boats push their barges?

4. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

5. Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

6. Why are a “wise man” and a “wise guy” opposites?

7. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

8. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

9. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

10. How come ‘abbreviated’ is such a long word?

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THANKSGIVING MEAL, EAT ALL YOU DESIRE WITH NO GUILT

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IT’S THANKSGIVING ~ HOW TO HANDLE ALL THAT FOOD

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TURKEY INSPECTION ~YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE

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THANKSGIVING POEM

Happy Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Never have a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

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GIANT FLYING TURKEY STRIKES

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THANKSGIVING DIET PLAN AT THE TABLE TOMORROW

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The Plan: Stop eating at a point where you are not hungry, but still feel you can run away from a lion who IS.

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CAN YOU IMAGINE THE STORY BEHIND THESE PHOTOS

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN

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FOR WHO I AM

[Author unknown…or too cowardly to give his name]

One evening last week, my wife Alice and I were getting into bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, up and up, and she eventually says, “I don’t feel like it, I just want you to hold me.”

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I said “WHAT! What was that?” So she says the words that every husband on the planet dreads to hear… “You’re just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.” She responded to my puzzled look by saying, “Can’t you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?” Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn’t decide which one to take so I told her we’d just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit. We went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings…. let me tell you, she was so excited, she must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement. Smiling seductively and with excited anticipation she finally said, “I think this is all dear, let’s go to the cashier.”

That night in bed she gave me our “secret signal,” I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, “No honey, I don’t feel like it.” Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled “WHAT?” I then said “Honey, I just want you to cool your passionate desires for a while. You’re just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman.”
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And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added, “Why can’t you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?”

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You guessed it, there was no sex that night either.

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WHAT 9 LETTER WORD CAN REMAIN A WORD AS YOU REMOVE ONE LETTER AT A TIME?

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UP UP UP

Lovers of the English language might enjoy this……How do non-natives ever learn all the nuances of English???

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is “UP.”
It’s easy to understand UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir up trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this up is confusing:

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP .
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP .. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP . When it rains, it wets UP the earth.
When it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP .
One could go on & on, but I’ll wrap it UP , for now my time is UP , so ….
Time for me to shut UP …..!


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MILESTONE OR MIRACLE?

By Harvey Tobkes

A friend called Anita this morning and after some usual chit-chat the friend announced that today, November 24th, was her birthday. Anita wished her the best and mentioned that coincidentally, today, the 24th, is our anniversary.

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The friend offered her congratulations and asked if it was a “milestone,” anniversary year.

Anita replied, “No, I wouldn’t call it a milestone, but I would call it a MIRACLE.”… I agree!

And after 66 years of marriage, no, that’s not a typo, counting from November 24th, 1954, to today, sixty-six is correct. I can safely say, all my young pals were wrong. THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER LAST. Anita says…there are times she agreed with them. I say…we took a licking but we are still ticking!

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P.S. In case you are wondering about the indiscreet old question, “Are her shoes under your bed at night?” the answer is… No! They are not under the bed, we are closer than that, if you know what I mean. The picture tells it all. Just kidding. Haha! Precious Moments Studios, our creative wedding photographer, composed that photo on Thanksgiving Eve, November 24th, 1954. Thankfully, they shot 800 ft of 16mm film, which is now on a DVD. we will watch it tonight and celebrate as we have always done over the years.

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