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Thank You

Ray’s Daily

November 8, 2018


“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”


Thank You

I have really appreciated how so many of my old friends have offered to assist with our transportation needs and more. Many of my friends are no longer near but their memories linger.

As I think back over my rich past it is the people I met and worked with that stand out.

I am fortunate that I can reach so many of you via the Daily for it gives me the opportunity to let you know you are appreciated.


A Day Will Come

Poet: Julie Hebert

 A day will come in every life,

When appreciation is rendered.

And this should be taken seriously,

And given with love and tender.

 Anyone who deserves appreciation,

Must have done something great.

So share with them the way you feel,

And always treat them right.

 But keep in mind that appreciation,

Should be given again and again.

If you truly appreciate,

You’ll remind them how great they’ve been.

 Do something special to thank the ones,

Who’ve made a difference to you.

But don’t forget to thank them again,

For everything they do.


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust


A farmer had a fairly large herd of cows and three bulls. Each bull keeping a strict eye on his portion of the cows.

The bulls hear that the farmer is going to get another bull and are standing in the field discussing this.

The first bull says, “Well, there’s no way he’s going to get any of my cows.”

The second bull agrees, “Yeah, I’m not giving up any. He can wait till next year and get some of the new ones.”

The third bull who was a bit smaller says, “I don’t have as many as you guys so I’m not giving any up.”

Finally, the new bull arrives.

The first three gather at the edge of the field to watch him being unloaded from the trailer. To their consternation, the biggest, meanest Brahma bull they have ever seen comes strolling down the ramp and glares at them. He’s at least three times bigger than any of them.

The first bull looks around nervously and says, “Well now, I suppose it would be a neighborly thing to give this guy some cows. I think I’ll give him twenty of mine.”

The second bull says, “Yeah, I guess so, I’ll give him thirty of mine.”

They look over at the small bull. He’s busy pawing the grass, snorting, and shaking his head. They go over and ask him what he’s doing and suggest that he should give up some cows too.

He says, “Yes I know, I’m just making sure he knows I’m a bull!”


President Trump met with the King of Belgium this morning.

The meeting got off with a rocky start when President Trump said, ‘I love your waffles.


Mary:  There’s no mystery about the fact that most women are smarter than most men.

Jill:  Is that so?

Mary:  Absolutely!  In most cases, the man is bigger than the woman, so she can’t beat him up.  It’s illegal for her to kill him.  Her only chance is to outsmart him, and that’s both legal and easy.


According to MODERN BRIDE magazine, the average bride spends 150 hours planning her wedding.

The average groom spends 150 hours saying, “Yeah, sounds good.”

Jay Leno


This was a story told to us by our chemistry professor at school.  A student wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution (aqueous) and decided to throw a large lump of potassium into a bucket of water.

Out of the corner of his eye, the professor observed what the student was about to do and hurried over.  After confirming this was what was intended, he asked the student to first to stir the water in the bucket for five minutes before adding the potassium.

Puzzled, the student followed after him to ask the purpose of this ‘stirring’ action.

“It will give me time to run,” said the professor.


You know you are a senior citizen if you say “Lunch is on me,” and you’re talking about spillage.


Jill: That was nice of you to set up a blind date for your ex-boyfriend.

Nadine: I know, but I don’t hold any grudges.

Jill: I’m surprised he trusted you enough to agree to go out with her.

Nadine: Well, I had to swear to him she’s Jennifer Lopez’s double.

Jilll: Wow! Is that true?

Nadine: I wouldn’t lie. She’s twice her weight and twice her age.


“It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.”

Fletcher Knebel


A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decides to buy her a cell phone. She is all excited, she loves her phone. He shows her and explains to her all the features on the phone.

The next day the blonde goes shopping. Her phone rings and it’s her husband, “Hi hun,” he says “how do you like your new phone?”

She replies “I just love, it’s so small and  your voice is clear as a bell but there’s one thing I don’t understand though.”

“What’s that, baby?” asks the husband.

“How did you know I was at Wal- Mart?”


“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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  1. one should never fail to do this

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