Ray's musings and humor

Ray’s Health Report


Ray made it back from his day with the physicians yesterday a little droopy. Today I think he still is trying to reset his energy but also I know he was disappointed in what he learned. When they read out his pacemaker’s memory it showed that he was in Atrial Fibrillation and has had number of occurrences since his last operation. Of course that was a disappointment since he had hoped that the two recent operations had totally cured him but unfortunately it did not. The good news is that the problem has not been as severe, yet on occasion it does knock him off stride.

It is possible that starting him on new medications can reduce or eliminate the problem; the medicine they want to try does so in about 70% of patients with similar difficulties. The medicine they will use has some nasty side effects in about 2% of those taking it, if heart failure can be called a nasty effect. So here is the deal he is going back in the hospital for three or more days for observation while they start him on the new drugs, if all goes well he’ll be back at full speed soon. He is hoping that he will be able to be admitted next Monday. Right now he is doing fine just disappointed and worn out. He has had to back out of a number of activities for a little while at least. I told him I was going to send out another of his old dailies today and expected him to write a new one tomorrow.

Oh yes, he told me to thank those of you who have wished him well and to tell you he is fine, it is just another short term glitch that soon will be resolved.

Have a good day!

Ray’s Computer


March 5, 2001

Today is Custom Chief’s Day in Vanuatu.

I bet you are really ready to celebrate.



OK, today lets all:

*Strive for excellence, not perfection.*

*Be on time.*

*Don’t criticize anyone for 24 hours.*

*Be kind to other people.*

*Be even kinder to unkind people.*


A t-shirt on the back of a passing motorcyclist said if "You Can Read This, My Wife Fell Off."

There really is a difference

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t. A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

There are 2 times when a man doesn’t understand a woman – before marriage and after marriage.


"Don’t ya just hate it when you see one of those road signs that says ‘Draw Bridge Ahead’ and you don’t have a pencil."


The pretty secretary came in late for work the third day in a row. The boss called her into his office and said, "Now look Nancy, I know we had a wild fling for a while, but that’s over. I expect you to conduct yourself like any other employee around here.

The boss pressed on, "Who told you that you could come and go as you please around here ?"

Nancy simply smiled, lit up a cigarette, and while exhaling said, …."My lawyer."


David was a crotchety old fellow who always took breakfast with his wife.  He would read the morning paper while she fumed at his neglect, and today of all days because it was their 25th wedding anniversary.

"David!!  David!!  Put down that paper and let’s talk about how we are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary today.  What do you suggest?"

David put his newspaper down, removed and polished his glasses, stared for a moment into the distance, then said, "How about two minutes of silence?"


Doesn’t "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?


Chet: How does Wilma like being pregnant, Bert?

Bert: She’s not "pregnant." She’s "expecting."

Chet: Oh!

Bert: She’s expecting me to do more housework. She’s expecting me to cook dinner. She’s expecting me to rub her feet, etc.


I asked a girl what her sign was, and she said "Stop".


From Frances:

What a Difference 30 yrs. makes:

1970: Long hair, 2000: Longing for hair.

1970: The perfect high. 2000: The perfect high yield mutual fund

1970: KEG. 2000: EKG

1970: Acid Rock. 2000: Acid Reflux

1970: Moving to California because its cool. 2000: Moving to California because its warm.

1970: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor. 2000: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.

1970: Seeds and stems. 2000: Roughage.

1970: Paar. 2000: AARP

1970: Killer weed. 2000: Weed killer

1970: Hoping for BMW. 2000: Hoping for BM.

1970: Getting out to a new, hip joint. 2000: Getting a new hip joint.

1970: Rolling Stones. 2000: Kidney stones.

1970: Being called into the principals office. 2000: Calling the principal’s office.

1970: Peace sign. 2000: Mercedes logo.

1970: Parents begging you to get your hair cut. 2000: Children begging you to get their head shaved.

1970: Passing the drivers test. 2000: Passing the vision test.

1970: "Whatever." 2000: "Depends."


No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn’t work anyway


Taking up painting, an asylum inmate worked for weeks on his masterpiece.  When he finally showed it to asylum doctors, they were stunned.  The canvas was entirely blank.

"Ummmm, yeah, it’s lovely," said one psychiatrist, "but, er…what is it?"

"Why," the inmate proudly replied, "it is a painting of the exodus from Egypt."

"I see," said another doctor.  "Actually, what I don’t see is the Red Sea."

"Ah," said the inmate, "it’s been parted…driven back, as it says in the Old Testament."

"And the Israelites?"

"They have already passed through."

"And what of the Egyptians?" demanded another.

"Are you blind?"  said the artist, growing indignant. "They haven’t arrived yet!"


I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.


A lady lost her handbag in the bustle of holiday shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm…. That’s funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."

The boy quickly replied, "That’s right, lady. The last time I found a purse, the owner didn’t have any change for a reward."


"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do NOT care who gets the credit."

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 33rd U.S. President


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies.

The editor is somewhat senile.

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