Stories and a Smile Poem...

Hi Folks,

A lady was telling her neighbour that she saw a man driving a pick-up truck down the interstate, and a dog was hanging onto the tail gate for dear life . She said if the pick-up truck driver hadn't been going so fast in the other direction, she would have tried to stop him. A few weeks later, her neighbor saw this truck at the Bass Pro Shop in Daphne, Alabama !

The pick-up truck driver is a local taxidermist with a great sense of humor! Can you just imagine how many people try and stop this guy?

A Keeper ...
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Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, work shirt and a hat; and Mum in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things: a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, re-heating leftovers, renewing; I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But when my mother died, and I was standing in that clear morning light in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away, never to return. So... While we have it, it's best we love it. And care for it... And fix it when it's broken... And heal it when it's sick. This is true: For marriage... And old cars... And children with bad report cards... Dogs and cats with bad hips... And aging parents... And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep, like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important,
like people we know who are special... And so, we keep them close!
I received this from someone who thinks I am a ' keeper,' they are like stars... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there!
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Three Legged Pig...
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A preacher visiting his flock in the country happens to see a pig walking around on 3 legs. The preacher stopped by and asked the farmer. My son, what's with your pig with only 3 legs? Well, preacher says the farmer, this pig is very special to my family and me, well just 2 months ago, I'm working underneath my tractor, the jack fell and the tractor was crushing me. I yelled and my pig rushed to my rescue, dug me out and pulled me away from the tractor.Well that's very commendable says the preacher..but..That's not all preacher, last week my house caught fire and my pig pulled my 2 young daughters to safety. It even received a hero gold ribbon, from the village mayor.I understand says the preacher, but that still doesn't explain the missing leg!Well, like I said preacher, this pig is very special to my family and well, we just cannot bring ourselves to eat it all at once

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Smiling is infectious,you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin -
When he smiled I realized, I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected -
Let's start an epidemic quick and get the world infected!...

Author Unknown
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Cheers from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.