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Thanks Everybody

Ray’s Daily

May 21, 2019


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

Marcel Proust

Old Friends

As you know I place high value on friendships. Since there are limitations on my activities these days I find there are few things as pleasing or important as time spent with friends.

I really like it when old friends come and pick me up so we can spend time together over a meal. They keep me connected with the good times we have had and I truly appreciate their keeping our relationships alive.

Here in my community we share meals together in our restaurant. It not only provides us an opportunity to socialize it also provides the opportunity to meet new people and build new friendships. Often the meals we share are the highlight of our day.

I believe that cultivating relationships is one of the keys to graceful aging. And I appreciate those who are now part of my circle for they enrich my life.

Here is a list of why friends are so important just to remind us of why they are needed.


Author Unknown

Friends love you tops when you are at the bottom.

Friends look up to you when the rest of the world is looking down.

Friends lets you step on their toes to help you get on your feet.

Friends show you the meaning of true friendship, not the meaningless of it.

Friends shoot straight with you, not at you.

Friends know most of your faults and care the least.

Friends tell you when you are wrong, and not everybody else.

Friends don’t complain when you neglect them, only when you neglect yourself.

Friends let you worry them more than their enemies.

Friends want to know about your achievements as well as your losses.

Friends are behind you when you’re taking bows and beside you when taking boos.

Friends don’t split with you, when you flop, but split what they have.

Friends are your best press agents and they do this for free.

Friends have no greater love than to lay down their lives for their Friends.

Thank you for being my Friend.


“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie


With only two tellers working at the bank, the line I was standing in was moving very slowly.  As I waited, I began to fill in my withdrawal slip. Not sure of the date, I turned and asked the woman behind me. “It’s the fifth,” she replied. From the back of the line a man advised, “Don’t write it in yet!”


“I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”  –

Stephen Bishop


A congregant asked his Rabbi, “Rabbi, you’re a man of God. So why is it that you are always talking business when I, a businessman, am always talking about spiritual matters when I’m not at work?”

“You have discovered one of the principles of human nature,” the Rabbi replied.

“And what principle is that, Rabbi?”

“People like to discuss things they know nothing about.”


Discover wildlife!  Have kids!


A doctor was awakened at four in the morning by a caller who demanded to know how much he charged for a house call.

“Twenty-five dollars,” muttered the sleepy physician.

“How much is an office visit?” demanded the caller.

“Fifteen dollars.”

“Okay, Doc,” said the caller. “I’ll meet you in your office in fifteen minutes.”


Lord, if I can’t be skinny, let all my friends be fat.


My boss’ wife Sherry was exasperated with her younger sister, who bought an unreliable car and called for a ride every time it broke down. One day Sherry got yet another one of those calls. “What happened this time?” she asked. “My brakes went out,” her sister said. “Can you come to get me?” “Where are you?” Sherry asked. “I’m in the drugstore,” her sister responded. “And where’s the car?” “It’s in here with me.”


“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

Mae West


A DC-10 had an exceedingly long rollout after landing with his approach speed a little high. San Jose Tower: “American 751 heavy, turn right at the end of the runway, if able.  If not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101 and make a right at the light to return to the airport.”


A woman sees a beautiful tennis bracelet in a jewelry store window.  She goes in and asks the clerk if a small deposit will hold it until her husband does something unforgivable.


“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

Oscar Wilde


“How long have you been driving without a tail light?” asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.

The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car, and gave a long, painful groan.

He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.

“Come on, now,” he said, “you don’t have to take it so hard.  It isn’t that serious.”

“It isn’t?” cried the motorist.  “Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?”


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

Albert Schweitzer


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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