Ray's musings and humor

Leo got it right

We will meet again my friend,

A hundred years from today

Far away from where we lived

And where we used to play.


We will know each others’ eyes

And wonder where we met

Your laugh will sound familiar

Your heart, I won’t forget.


We will meet, I’m sure of this,

But let’s not wait till then…

Let’s take a walk beneath the stars

And share this world again.


Ron Atchison



If you are like I am you find that some of the best moments in your life is when you share an experience with someone else. Be it a sunrise seen together, a task done by both, or a thousand other things that we encounter in our lifetime. Sadly too many of us fail to share our ourselves with others and miss the opportunity to experience the warmth that comes from mutual enjoyment. Those of you who have been daily readers for sometime know that I have great regard for the late Leo Buscaglia, here is what he said about sharing.


“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.



Funny Kids’ Opinions

On science: "We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won’t drown when we breathe."  

–Travis, age 11  

On beauty: "If you want to be loved by someone who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful."  

–Anita, age 8  

On beauty: "It isn’t always how you look. Look at me. I’m handsome like anything, and I haven’t got anybody to marry me yet."  

–Brian, age 7  

On marriage: "Married people usually look happy to talk to other people."  

–Eddie, age 6  

On marriage: "Twenty-three is the best age, because you know the person forever by then."  

–Cameron, age 10  

On relationships: "Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough."  

–Lynnette, age 8  

On relationships: "Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash."  

–Erin, age 8  

On science: "One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in 1 second."  

–Harold, age 11  


Roses are Red, Violets are blue, I am schizophrenic, and so am I!


A couple were vacationing in Yosemite. The wife expressed her concern about camping because of bears and said she would feel more comfortable in a motel. The husband said that he’d like to camp and to calm her concerns, they’d talk to the park ranger to see what the likelihood of a bear encounter would be.

The ranger told them, "Well, we haven’t seen any grizzlies in this area so far this year, or black bears, for that matter."

The wife shrieked, "There’s two types of bears out here? How can you tell the difference? Which one is more dangerous"?

The ranger replied, "Well, that’s easy. See, if the bear chases you up a tree and it comes up after you, it’s a black bear. If it shakes the tree until you fall out, it’s a grizzly."

The motel room was quite nice.


Sometimes being in the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.


If you like gambling, the worst thing you can do is bring your spouse with you to the casino.

If you lose, they get mad.

If you win, they want half!


A mother may hope that her daughter will get a better husband that she did, but she knows her son will never get as good a wife as his father did.


I was in a customer’s home one afternoon and while I was talking to the customer, their four-year-old little girl whose name was Michelle, tugged on my pant leg and excitedly exclaimed, "I got a new bicycle, do you want to see it"?

I said, "Sure Michelle."

So off to the backyard we went. Upon getting into the backyard, I saw a brand new girl’s bicycle.

"Wow, Michelle! That’s a beautiful bicycle." I complimented. "Can you ride it"?

"Yeah, I can ride it," she said, then with a sad face she pouted, "but it’s broke."

I looked at the new bicycle and couldn’t see anything wrong with it, so I asked her, "What’s wrong with it"?

"I don’t know," she shrugged, "but every time I ride it, it falls down!"


If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters


We finally got a local doctor who set-up his practice right in his home. He was awakened one morning about 4:00 A.M. by a man who said he brought his wife in.

Thinking it to be an emergency, the doctor hurried out to the truck with the man. There sat a healthy looking young woman whom the doctor had just seen the day before.

"Good morning Doctor." she smiled. "You told me to come in for a blood test this morning before breakfast."


Proud father to mother as they watched their small son lying on the floor studying by the light from the TV screen. "Reminds you of Abe Lincoln, doesn’t it?"


A woman was determined to get her newly retired husband some attractive leisure clothes. She went into a men’s clothing store and told the salesgirl, "I’m looking for something youthful, something wild in a men’s pair of slacks."

"Oh," sighed the salesgirl. "Aren’t we all?"


“Love is the harmony of two souls singing together.”

Gregory J. P. Godek


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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