September 21, 2018
Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.
My wife and me are well underway as we discover life in our new community. We have met some really nice people, we have appreciated the friendly and helpful staff and are benefiting from the exercise required to walk to meals and functions. Oh, and by the way the food is great and we don’t have to do any clean up.
I am not sure we would have made this move if it had not been for our children’s helping us realize it was the right thing to do and the right time to do it. As in Robert Frost’s poem we took the road less traveled and found a better place.
The Road Not Taken
by: Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long as I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then took the other as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim;
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way I doubted
if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh,
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.
An extraordinary event was witnessed at a Memphis branch Union Planters bank today. Heather Williams of Germantown pulled up to the drive-thru ATM, put her card in, withdrew cash and then her card, and pulled away in mind-boggling two minutes and 48 seconds. Ms. Williams set a new world record for “Female Drive- Thru ATM Withdrawal.”
ATM Officials were giddy at the site of this remarkable woman. “Oh, man, I knew there was something special right when she pulled up!” Bank Manager Brian Sontag gushed. “She nailed positioning her car right in front of the ATM! She didn’t go too far forward, then have to put her car in reverse, then ease back up a little bit, then back completely out because she was too far from the machine. Unbelievable! ”
As the record breaking ATM withdrawal was taking place, Sontag marveled at how Williams defied the dictates of style. “I was breathless when she got the car positioned right and would have been able to pass that story along to my grand- children. But I almost passed out when she had her ATM card *ready* to insert! There was no digging through her purse! No fumbling with that little white envelope that women store the card between uses. She had it ready — and get this — she didn’t have to check her address book for her PIN number!!!”
Sontag shook his head, amazed. “Williams also didn’t read every screen of the ATM window. She didn’t get on her cell phone and ask guidance from her best friend on the best denominations to withdraw!”
Sontag continued. “While the ATM was processing her request,” Sontag sits, obviously overcome with disbelief, “Ms. Williams didn’t start touching up her makeup! There was no adjusting of the rear view mirror, no fumbling through her purse for some lipstick. This had an enormous effect on her record breaking run since she didn’t have to put all of that crap away when the money came out!”
When the money popped out of the ATM, Sontag reports, Williams was ready. “As I said, she wasn’t putting on her makeup. She was studying the machine and when that money came out, she removed it. Pressed the button to let it know she didn’t want any other transactions — and, because she never took her car out of ‘drive’, she didn’t put the car in *reverse* and back up over the guy behind her!”
Union Planters had a camera on the entire transaction and plans to turning the film into a training video for the ATM-challenged.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington
He said: My kids love going to the Web, and they keep track of their passwords by writing them on Post-it notes.
I noticed that their Disney password was “MickeyMinnieGoofyPluto,” and so I asked why it was so long.
“Because,” my son explained, “they say it has to have at least four characters.”
“You can always tell a man who is a non-conformist, because he looks just like every other non-conformist.”
With a man soon to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary at the church’s marriage marathon, the minister asked Pete to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he managed to maintain his marriage with the same woman all these years.
The husband replied to the audience, “Well, I treated her with respect, spent money on her, but mostly I took her traveling on special occasions.”
The minister inquired, “Trips to where”?
“For our 25th anniversary, I took her to Beijing, China.”
The minister then said, “What a terrific example you are to all husbands, Pete.”
Please tell the audience what you’re going to do for your wife on your 50th anniversary.”
Pete said, “I’m going to go get her.”
Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.
A pig goes into the telegraph office, fills out a “Send Telegraph” form and gives it to the telegraph operator.
The operator reads it and it says, “oink oink oink oink oink oink oink oink”.
The operator then tells the pig, “For the same price you can have nine words in your message. Would you like to add another ‘oink?'”
The pig looks at the man in disbelief and replies, “But then it wouldn’t make any sense!”
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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