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Happy New Year

Ray’s Daily

December 31, 2019


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis

New year

Here we are, the last day of the year. It is time to put allour woes and worries behind us, room  for the memories of we wish to keep. 2019 has not been easy for far too many but for my wife and myself it has been a pretty good year as we have grown closer together ib a warm and supportive community.

Now we all get to start fresh, that is if we close out our past and begin anew. I plan on doing the best I can while appreciating all I have, family, friends and all of you.

While I will not party much tonight, I do plan on giving the Daily the day off tomorrow.

   New Year

By Sandra Hearth


Another year is coming to a close.

We can forget our troubles and woes.


For me, this year was tough.

It brought many emotions, was tearful and rough.


Now another year is approaching fast.

Let’s hope it’s a New Year with love and health; let’s hope it’s a blast.


May all of your dreams come true

And you find peace and love in all that you do.


May this world know the gentle sound of a hush.

May it calm all its anger and slow its pace from the rush.


May we all hear the sound of joy

And push away all that hurts that destroy.


The New Year I hope will be good to us all.

Care and calm, a helping hand when we fall.


Listen more, slow down, and say I love you.

Stop for a moment; take a breath, take in the view.


Appreciate your family; tell them you care.

Do something exciting, a thrill or a dare.


Enjoy all that the New Year may give.

We have but one life, so let’s learn to live.


It’s a New Year, a brand new start.

Always remember, live and love from your heart.


Wishing each and every one a year to behold,

And may it be full of wonders for you to unfold.


Love, hugs, and kisses too…

A very happy New Year from me to you.


“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

Edith Lovejoy Pierce


Well, there was this blonde who just got sick and tired of all the blonde jokes.  So one evening she went home and memorized all the state capitals. Back in the office the next day, some guy started telling a dumb blonde joke.  She interrupted him with a shrill announcement,

“I’ve had it up to here with these blonde jokes.  I want you to know that this blonde went home last night and did something probably none of you could do…I memorized all the state capitals.”

One of the guys, of course, said “I don’t believe you. What is the capital of Nevada?”

“N”, she answered.


“I was high on life, but eventually I built up a tolerance.”

Arj Barker


An elderly lady on a cruise ship wanders up to the bar and asks for a scotch with two drops of water.  As the bartender gives her the drink she says, “I’m on the cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday, and it’s today.”

The bartender says “Well, since it’s your birthday, this one is on me.”

As the woman finishes her drink, the lady to her right says, “I would like to buy you a drink too.”

The elderly matron says, “Why, thank you. Bartender, I would like a scotch with two drops of water.”

“Coming up,” says the bartender.

As she finishes her drink, the man to her left says, “I would like to buy you one as well.”

The lady says, “Thank you.  Bartender, I would like another scotch with two drops of water.”

“Comin’ right up.”  As he puts the drink down in front of her, he says, “Ma’am, I’m dying of curiosity.  Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?”

The 80 year-old replies, “Sonny, when you’re my age, you learn how to hold your liquor. Water, however, is a whole other issue.”


The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning “love for mankind.” It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars.

Arthur C. Frantzreb


As the crowded elevator descended, Mrs. Silverman became increasingly furious with her husband, who was delighted to be pressed against a gorgeous young blonde woman.

As the elevator stopped at the main floor, the blonde suddenly whirled, slapped Mr. Silverman, and said, “That will teach you to pinch!”

Bewildered, Mr. Silverman was halfway to the parking lot with his wife when he choked, “I . . . I didn’t pinch that girl.”

“Of course you didn’t,” replied his wife, consolingly. “I did.”


Q: What did the Jewish Mother ask her daughter when the daughter told her she had an affair?

A: Who catered it?


The obstetrician was used to seeing some unusual tattoos when he was working in labor and delivery.

One patient had some type of fish tattoo on her abdomen. “That sure is a pretty whale,” the doctor commented.

With a sad smile, she replied, “It used to be a dolphin.”


Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.


My Dad has a sure way to keep my Mom from buying an outfit.

When she tries it on, he says, “I love that middle-aged look it gives you.”


“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

Carl Bard


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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Comments on: "Happy New Year" (1)

  1. Nice post! Wish you a happy and healthy new year 2020!
    Hope to read a lot from you in the coming year..

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