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I have some good news and some frightening news this morning. Yesterday I was taken by my wife and friends to Louisville, Kentucky where we visited Churchill Downs for a day of horse races. As you would expect I demonstrated my lack of skill as a handicapper and continued race after race to donate small amounts of money to the racing industry.

The good news is that I survived a long bus trip, walked more than I had in a long time with only modest pain. This bodes well for my ability to join my wife and friends on a long planned cruise scheduled to begin in a few weeks.

The frightening news is that Microsoft is installing Windows 10 on my primary computer in a few hours. I am told everything will work great and that all will be well in my world. My back pain will go away, I will benefit by a gift of thousands of dollars as well as other wondrous things. Yeah right, I have heard that song before. I just hope I don’t end up too blooded and confused. So my friends wish me well as I venture into the unknown and if you don’t get a Daily tomorrow it will mean I am still battling in the Microsoft trenches probably still waiting on hold for text support.

Luck Follows Me

By Michael Sage

 I have it all – some say I got it all for free

Everything I do, turns into a leafy golden tree

The waters part for me, even in a turbulent sea

I have it all you see, luck just seems to follow me

My kids are healthy, happy and totally free

My wife – caring, special and oh so lovely

My life is full of special souls, they’re my family

I have it all you see, luck just seems to follow me

 

My life is filled with love, yes, true love, I do decree

I give myself to love, like an ever present devotee

Every hug and kiss I treasure and accept with glee

I have it all you see, luck just seems to follow me

 

I don’t hobble through life as though I am an amputee

No shackles can hold me back, I am not a detainee

Obstacle are faced head on, I never run away like an escapee

I have it all you see, luck just seems to follow me

 

Life is not a bed of roses, and at times it’s like a judas tree

Life is beset by problems, but from them I never flee

Every problem is welcomed, as an opportunity

I have it all you see, luck just seems to follow me

 

In life nothing is for sure, there is no guarantee

My life was spent perfecting what is now a ‘life degree’

I am so blessed that you simply must agree

I have it all. You see, luck just seems to follow me

~~~

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.

Mark Warner

~~

Mr. Smith patted his daughter’s hand fondly, and told her, “Your young man told me today he wanted you as a bride, and I gave my consent.”

Oh, Papa,” gushed the daughter, “it’s going to be so hard leaving mother.”

“I understand perfectly, my dear,” beamed Mr. Smith.  “You just take her with you.”

~~~

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

~~~

Delighted by the gift she had received, the lady spoke warmly to the boy,  “At church tomorrow, I’ll thank your mother for this lovely pie.”

“If you don’t mind, ma’am,” the boy suggested nervously, “would you thank her for two pies?”

~~~

Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.

~~~

Jane had been driving 16 hours straight and was still at least six hours away from her destination.  It was almost eight o’clock in the morning and she was very tired. After dozing off and nearly crashing into a telephone pole, she decided to pull onto a side road and rest.  Jane turned off the car and closed her eyes… drifting off to sleep, precious sleep…  When an old man in a bright blue jogging suit knocked on her window, scaring her half to death.

“Sorry to wake you,” he huffed, jogging in place. “But can you tell me what time it is?”

Jane glanced at her watch. “8:15,” she said through the glass.

The old man thanked her, then left.

“Just my luck,” she muttered. “I’m parked on someone’s jogging route.”

With a sigh, she settled back into her seat and tried to fall asleep. Two male joggers in their thirties knocked on her window. If she hadn’t been dead tired, she would have found them cute.  Now, they were just annoying.

“Hi,” the blond jogger said. “Do you have the time?” his brown-haired friend asked.

Jane sighed and looked at her watch. “8:19,” she said.

“Thanks,” they said, and then jogged off. Jane looked down the road and saw more joggers coming her way.  Irritated, she retrieved a pen from the glove box and scrawled “I DO NOT KNOW THE TIME” on the back of a magazine. She put the hastily constructed sign in the window and settled back to sleep.

A thin, pale jogger knocked on the window just as she started dozing off.

Jane pointed at the sign and shouted, “Can’t you read?”

To which he replied, “Sure I can, ma’am.  I just wanted to let you know: It’s 8:27.”

~~~

” All generalizations are false.

~~~

A four-year-old Catholic boy was playing with a four-year-old Protestant girl in a children’s pool in the backyard. They splashed each other, got very wet and decided to take their wet clothes off. The little boy looked at the little girl and said, “Golly, I didn’t know there was that much difference between Catholics and Protestants.”

~~

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin

~~~

Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at https://raykiwsp.wordpress.com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

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