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In the midst of all the bad news, did anyone catch this?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mrs. VR, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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  2. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I like it. :thumbsup:

    What did VR get you for Christmas?
    C'mon, we know that you already peeked or tickled the truth out of him. :supergrin:

    Best wishes to you and your family, ma'am.
     

  3. I'm gone

    I'm gone at the track

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    Thats great that was done for him. Wow only 10 and dealing with this.
     
  4. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Erm, I hope nothing! :menorah: :supergrin:



    Back atcha, Doug. :hugs:
     
  5. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    No gifts for Hannukah?
     
  6. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    I supose this could apply to any non-Christian group.

    Ayn Rand-

    [In answer to the question of whether it is appropriate for an atheist to celebrate Christmas:]

    "Yes, of course. A national holiday, in this country, cannot have an exclusively religious meaning. The secular meaning of the Christmas holiday is wider than the tenets of any particular religion: it is good will toward men—a frame of mind which is not the exclusive property (though it is supposed to be part, but is a largely unobserved part) of the Christian religion.

    The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: “Merry Christmas”—not “Weep and Repent.” And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form—by giving presents to one’s friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance . . . .

    The best aspect of Christmas is the aspect usually decried by the mystics: the fact that Christmas has been commercialized. The gift-buying . . . stimulates an enormous outpouring of ingenuity in the creation of products devoted to a single purpose: to give men pleasure. And the street decorations put up by department stores and other institutions—the Christmas trees, the winking lights, the glittering colors—provide the city with a spectacular display, which only “commercial greed” could afford to give us. One would have to be terribly depressed to resist the wonderful gaiety of that spectacle."

    Sorry for derailing your thread but it fit in with the derail in progress.
     
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  7. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    great read . prayers to the family
     
  9. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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  10. countrygun

    countrygun

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    I remember, decades ago, some Jewish friends sent my folks a Christmas card,

    "Roses are reddish,

    violets are bluish,

    if it wasn't for Christmas,

    we'd all be Jewish"
     
  11. engineer151515

    engineer151515

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  12. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Thank you for sharing this.

    Perspective is always a gift worth sharing.

    TBO
     
  13. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    :rofl::rofl:

    Maybe passes to the movies?
     
  14. nursetim

    nursetim

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    Great story, thanks for posting it.
     
  15. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    He just got the largest family anyone could hope for. KUDOS to the Army for good deeds.