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GIANT FLYING TURKEY STRIKES

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SHOCKING FOOTAGE OF WORLD WAR II

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HE FORGOT HER NAME – SEINFELD EPISODE

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THIS SUMS IT ALL UP

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ISRAEL — FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

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CONSTANT COMPLAINERS

By Harvey Tobkes

People who are Constant Complainers, bug me because they are downers. I don’t know if medical research has come up with a name for these malcontents, but maybe it’s some type of mental disorder on the same level as Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
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The people who have the C C personality flaw are completely unaware they are giving offense, and often their gripe or grumble may be hidden in a euphemism. In form, it is a positive followed by a negative; it’s a half-ass compliment. Beware, as these clever complainers think they have disguised the real meaning of what they tell you. If I am not getting through to you let me explain by an example:

I was having my haircut by the famous Guido, who I like very much. We have discussions about many things, history, politics, sports, humor, women, or whatever…long story short, we are on the same page. In conversation, I asked him if has ever heard the beautiful voice of Italian tenor, Claudio Villa. Guido stopped cutting and threw his arms in the air saying, ‘Mamma Mia! he’s my favorite. I love his rendition of ‘Mamma.’ I promised to burn a CD for him with all the best of Claudio Villa.

Guido is the shop owner, and next chair from Guido is Gregorio.. he has rabbit ears, heard our conversation and brazenly asked if I would make a tape for him as he does not have a CD player. I said I would try as I haven’t made a tape in a long time as they are now outdated.

Three day later, I delivered the CD and the tape and they both thanked me. Three weeks later when it was time for my next haircut, I sat down in Guido’s chair and after greeting me, he told me how much he enjoyed the CD music.

Then, Gregorio, with all lack of modesty, came over to me and said, “You know the tape you made me was very good, we listened to all 25 songs the other night and my wife and I loved Claudio Villa. He has a voice that is pure and beautiful. But one of the songs cuts off before the end.” I guess he couldn’t control his urge to air his complaint.

I told myself to be cool, don’t be sensitive, don’t take it personally, but my tongue wanted to speak out as if it had it’s own brain… and it did. I just listened.

My tongue speaking: Hey Gregorio, if you go up to Heaven and 100 angels are playing music on their harps just for you…all the Old Italian favorites you love, but one of the angels is playing a little off-key. Are you going to tell that angel, “Hey you better go downstairs to take some more lessons?”

He got the message, but he was not happy. I was just glad I wasn’t in his chair getting a shave.

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STORY WIH A HAPPY ENDING

By Harvey Tobkes

Last night Anita and I had a terrible spat about a stupid issue.

She wasn’t home and the dishwasher had a full load; I was running short of silverware, so I ran a wash.

She has told me in the past to please not to run the dishwasher. Why? I don’t know! Maybe she just feels that’s her domain.

When she came home and found I had done a wash she went ballistic and then I went nuclear. Ingratitude hurts but getting attacked for doing a favor is much worse.

I told Anita I’m not talking to her and I am e-mailing our daughter Julie to cancel my birthday dinner at the Greek Isles Restaurant.

This morning, on my 86th birthday, she gave me the sweetest birthday card (see below).

THE GOOD NEWS! We kissed and made up and we are going to my birthday dinner. YASOU! KALIMERA


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YA GOTTA BELIEVE IN KISMET

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By Harvey Tobkes

With Thanksgiving only couple of days away, I have been thinking about the many things I am thankful for, and reflecting over the past my mind takes me back many years to March 31st, 1953; it was my first date with Anita. At that time Kismet was a popular Broadway show, so I got tickets and we both enjoyed it very much. But I should have known there was something strongly prophetic happening that evening.

To cut a long story short, the outstanding hit song of the show, “And This Is My Beloved,” was the one we chose to be sung at our wedding.

So, as you all know by now, the word “Kismet” means Fate, and my Kismet would be to marry Anita.

For you young people, I am going to post below the picture of a wondrous miracle in life, and this will probably happen to you. After all, who knew when Anita and I first heard that haunting song, “And This Is My Beloved,” it would be the background music I hear when I look at our family portrait picture.

Someday, when you are my age and looking down from the top of the mountain, you too will be proud of what two people can create. I remember when it was just the two of us, now we set the table for 13.
——–Harvey Tobkes Family Nov 2001
**************ALL YOU NEED IS KISMET*********

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BUSINESS IS BUSINESS

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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 60 years of marriage, (no, that’s not a typo six-oh 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.

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MASCULINE MOMENTS

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LOVE & MARRIAGE

By Harvey Tobkes

Sixty (60) years of anything… does not necessarily qualify you as an expert. After all, you could have been making the same mistakes repeatedly each year, without advancing.

Nevertheless, I offer you a little advice based on my long marriage. I openly admit that I still have a lot to learn, and I am far from the perfect husband, but I have come a long way from the absolute idiot Anita married 60 years ago.

Couple dancingR-E-S-P-E-C-T is most important in a relationship. And then there is communication which involves the art of one person TALKING and one person actively LISTENING, and that’s not as simple as it sounds. During a heated argument or when your anger is at a peak do not use vile language or say things that are meant to hurt and torture your spouse; things that never can be forgiven or forgotten. Care about your spouse’s feelings; never lie or betray the other’s trust.

Keep the romantic flame burning; the bedroom is the most important room in your home and not because you sleep there for 8 hours. Yes! holding hands (we still do) and a hug and kiss daily (we still do) can go a long way to help you appreciate each other.

Anita has never given up trying to get me to play by these rules. Let’s hope the next 60 will be easier.

Anita and HarveyBy the way, Anita (my Golden Girl) just peeked over my shoulder; she read this entire article and then made a very profound and sobering statement, which I quote below:

“Harv, you’re so full of crap.”

Hey! Anita, watch your language.

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WHAT IS THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge passing over water, the waters of New Orleans’s Lake Pontchartrain to be exact. The bridge is so long that for 8 of its 24 miles, you can’t see land in any direction.

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LOSE WEIGHT – “REACH FOR YOUR MATE INSTEAD OF THE PLATE” DIET

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Or Eat Like a Greek to Prevent Disease

Want to live longer, slim down, and lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia? Adopting a Mediterranean diet that emphasizes whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein, and unsaturated fats (e.g., olive oil) can help get you there.

Even though it’s promoted as a diet to prevent heart disease, the Mediterranean menu can help keep your whole body in tip-top shape. “When you eat a diet that’s good for the heart, you’re doing your brain, liver, immune system, and every other system the same favor,” explains David Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.

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I LET THE DOGS OUT

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CLICK HERE FOR SLIDE SHOW re: CUTE & CUDDLY CANINES

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WHAT’S CAUSING A WHITE SNOWVEMBER?

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>>>SNOWY WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS MONTH< <<

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HAIFA TOUR – ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING THERE

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HISTORICAL TRIVIA

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No Navy man worth his salt would consider John Paul Jones anything but the greatest hero in history. But…

John Paul Jones’ real name was simply John Paul. In a letter to Benjamin Franklin he admitted he’d killed a sailor in the West Indies and changed his name to escape punishment. He chose the name “Jones” from a Willie Jones of North Carloina, whom he admired. ‘Nuff said.

He never was a naturalized citizen of the United States. At one time he was the captain of some pirate ships and just before he died was a commodore of Catherine the Great’s Russian navy.

But he did contribute immensely to the fortunes of the struggling young Republic, and that’s good enough for yours truly.

From the book… The Joy of Trivia by Bernie Smith (1976)

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TRAVEL FROM POINT “A” to POINT “B”

Here is a site that is a little weird but still interesting.
Thought it might make a good ‘link of the day’.

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BIRTHDAY BOY

Yes! I was able to blow out all the candles.

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Yesterday, November 20th, I was a Birthday Boy for the 86th time!

Young people ask…who wants to have 86 birthdays?

…I tell them, a person that’s 85.

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GREEK BELLY DANCER

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HANDY TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

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COFFEE, ANYONE?

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This is Jackie Mason’s take on Starbuck’s. Be sure to remember Jackie Mason’s voice as you read.

STARBUCKS

Hot coffee

Jackie Mason

If I said to you, “I have a great idea for a business. I’ll open a whole new type of coffee shop. Instead of charging 60 cents for coffee, I’ll charge $2.50, $3.50, $4.50, and $5.50. Not only that, I’ll have no tables, no chairs, no water, no free refills, no waiters, no busboys, serve it in cardboard cups, and have the customer clean it up for 20 minutes after they’re finished.”

Would you say to me, “That’s the greatest idea for a business I ever heard! We can open a chain of these all over the world!” No, you would put me right into a sanitarium.

And it’s burnt coffee! It’s burnt coffee at Starbuck’s, be honest about it. If you get burnt coffee in a coffee shop, you call a cop.You say, “It’s the bottom of the pot. I don’t drink from the bottom of the pot. But when it’s burnt at Starbuck’s, they say, “Oh, it’s a special roast. It’s a special bean from Argentina …..”

And there are no chairs in those Starbucks. Instead, they have these high stools. You ever see these stools? You haven’t been on a chair that high since you were two. Old people are climbing and climbing to get to the top of the chair. And when they get to the top, they can’t even drink the coffee because there’s 12 people around one little table, and everybody’s saying, “Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me…..” Then they can’t get off the chair. Oldies are begging “Mister, could you get me off this?”

Now you become your own waiter. You walk around with a tray. “I’ll take the cookie. Where’s the butter? The butter’s here. Where’s the cream cheese? The cream cheese is there.” You walked around for an hour and a half selecting items, and then the guy at the cash register has a glass in front of him that says “Tips.” You’re waiting on tables for an hour, and you owe him money?

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MUSICAL PARODY – SPIRIT AIRLINES

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BABY TALK – I WONDER WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

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TIME TICKS FASTER AS YOU AGE

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By Ana Veciana-Suarez. This is an excerpt from her article

The older I get, the greater the sense of urgency. The urgency to spend more time with loved ones, the urgency to write better, the urgency to visit faraway places, the urgency to learn more, do more, enjoy more. Middle age, particularly late middle age, is a track and field event — not the marathon, mind you, but the 50-yard dash. As time ticks down on the stopwatch of life and ability, I’m sprinting against a loyal rival: mortality.

To read the full article: >>>CLICK HERE< <<

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HALLOWEEN IN FLORIDA

Halloween in Florida

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HOW TO START YOUR DAY – LESSON BY 4-YEAR-OLD, JESSICA

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FLORIDA BILLIONAIRES

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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT 34 FLORIDA BILLIONAIRES

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THE POWER OF WORDS

Full credit should indeed go to the originator, Alonso Alvarez Barreda who created Historia de Un Letrero, [The Story of a Sign].

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