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May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

Robert A. Heinlein

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It was the year 1952 and I was in the Navy going to school in Maryland when a shipmate asked me to with him to his home in New York City for the weekend. I did go and was excited since it was my first time to stay in Manhattan. Little did I know that he had set me up with a blind date to go to Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey.

It turned out that my date was an attractive young lady who worked for the Chase Bank and who had come to the US in the early forties from Cuba. We hit it off to the point where I went to New York to visit her most weekends for months. I got to know and appreciate her family and we became more than friends.

We explored the city together making many new friends in the process. I frequently stayed in Greenwich Village when I visited and fell in love with the culture. I was pretty young but learned to really enjoy much of what the city had to offer and sharing it with someone I cared about made it even better.

Well to make a long story short one evening as we were leaving Saint Patricks’ Cathedral I proposed marriage and she accepted. We got married on this day, April 11, 1953 63 years ago.

Over the years my wife gave us three wonderful children and they gave us seven successful grandchildren and one great grandson. It was not always easy, especially when I was away on business for sometimes months at a time. My wife raised our kids, tolerated my mistakes and has always been there doing the tough times and when my health has taken me down.

I think we have done so well because we are compatible. Each of us has our own interests and even many separate friends but we truly appreciate each other. I think love can be expressed in many ways, one of them is in the nurturing we provide our partners and in my case no one could do it better than my wife Nancy has for more than sixty years. I have been blessed.


Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.

Zane Grey


He said: Recently launched into the “real world” and shocked by the expenses that came with it, my brother Dustin was complaining about the high cost of auto insurance.

“If you got married,” teased my dad, “the premium would be lower.”

Dustin smiled and said, “That would be like buying an airline just to get free peanuts.”


Without my ignorance, your knowledge would be meaningless


Things You Don’t Want To Hear During Surgery

* Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?

* Everybody stand back! I lost my contact lens!

* What’s this doing here?

* I wish I hadn’t forgotten my glasses.

* Anyone see where I left that scalpel?

* Rats! Page 47 of the manual is missing!


It’s hard to be nostalgic when you can’t remember anything.


After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. At last she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, “Who was THAT?”


At my age flowers scare me

George Burns


His mother was away all weekend at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect. His six-year-old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger’s voice say, “We have a Marcia on the line. Will you accept the charges?”

Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, “Dad! They’ve got Mom! And they want money!”




Little Mary was at her first wedding and gaped at the entire ceremony. When it was over, she asked her mother, “Why did the lady change her mind?”

Her mother asked, “What do you mean?”

“Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another one.”


Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.


A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature.

Her question was, “If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?”

She thought for a time and then asked, “Is the vacuum on or off?”


Things to Ponder My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds.  Only 15 to go.


Three old men are at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor says to the first old man, “What is three times three?”

“274” was his reply.

The doctor worriedly says to the second man, “It’s your turn. What is three times three?”

“Tuesday” replies the second man.

The doctor sadly says to the third man, “Okay, your turn. What’s three times three”?

“Nine” says the third man.

“That’s great!” exclaims the doctor. “How did you get that”?

“Jeez, Doc, it’s pretty simple,” says the third man. “I just subtracted 274 from Tuesday.”


“Real love stories never have endings.”

Richard Bach


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.

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