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Old 03-13-2015, 08:33 PM   #931
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I love a bargain and am thrifty by nature. I sometimes need to restrain myself and when I do I think of this quote by former New York Mayor David N. Dinkins

“If they’re selling elephants two for a quarter, that’s a great bargain, but only if you have a quarter and only if you need elephants.”


Bought any elephants lately?
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:44 PM   #932
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I was looking for Easter dinner recipes and came across this quote that my Mother scrawled in the margin of her church cookbook.

"The greatest oak in the forest was just a little nut that stood its ground!"
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:03 PM   #933
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I was looking for Easter dinner recipes and came across this quote that my Mother scrawled in the margin of her church cookbook.

"The greatest oak in the forest was just a little nut that stood its ground!"
A version of it is attributed to David Icke, an English writer, public speaker, former professional (soccer) footballer and sports broadcaster and all round loony tunes. This quote is probably the most sensible thing he said and that's putting it mildly. For further information on "our Dave" and a good laugh read this
David Icke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It makes other loonies look sane!

I suspect the original quote is much older than David Icke.
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:40 PM   #934
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"Two things have altered not
since first the world began -
The beauty of the wild green earth
and the bravery of man"

(From a poem called "Magpies in Picardy" by a first world war poet T P Cameron-Wilson)

I first heard it when it was used, very aptly, as a tag line for a television documentary on the Burma campaign, during the second world war, the turning point of which were the battles of Kohima and Imphal where the invasion of India by the Japanese was repulsed by British and Indian troops. The Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Kohima has a memorial with the inscription

"When you go home tell them of us and say
for your tomorrow we gave our today"


(My uncle was with the Royal Marines in Burma for most of the campaign.)
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #935
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Nice, isn't it? It came in the mail, along with my chance to win a free cremation.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:24 PM   #936
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Nice, isn't it? It came in the mail, along with my chance to win a free cremation.

Apparently, tomorrow isn't that much of a mystery to them.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #937
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Nice, isn't it? It came in the mail, along with my chance to win a free cremation.
If you should win it and decide to not use it, can I borrow it for a while?
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:45 PM   #938
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I need two free cremations...
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:16 PM   #939
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I only need one and a copy of this playing softly in the background!

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