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A Special Night

Ray’s Daily

March 15, 2021


Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.


I had the best night I have had in a long time last Friday. I was allowed to take my wife out from her Memory Care unit to go to dinner at my youngest daughter’s home. My brother, his wife and my two daughters with their hubands were there. It was a great pleasure just to be able to sitwith my wife for a few hours holding hands. But what made the evening really special was my wife and my reminiscing about our 67years of marriage. She has lost her short term memory but has retained the ability to recall years past. She did so well that I feel confident that while being frail phsicaly she will enjoy future outings.

As we talked about the past we also rembered many of the folks who helped make our past as good as it was. The following reminded me of some of those folks.

Think About This

1. At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

5. Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. If not for you, someone may not be living.

8. You are special and unique.

9. Someone that you don’t even know exists, loves you.

10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good always comes from it.

11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.

13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.

15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great before it’s too late.

Author Unknown


We do not remember days, we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese


** The Biggest Lies In The World **

It’s a good thing you came in today. It’s the last one we have.

I promise to pay you back on my next paycheck.

You made it yourself? I would have never guessed.

Your hair looks just fine.

It’s delicious but I can’t eat another bit.

Go ahead and tell me, I won’t tell another soul.

The doctor will call you right back.

You don’t look a day over 50.

Your baby is just beautiful.

I gave at the office.

Put the map away. I know where we’re at.

Having a great time. Wish you were here.


In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.


Carolyn shares her thoughts on aging:

    a.. I was thinking about old age and decided that it is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it.

    b.. I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age and call it “Pumping Rust.”

    c.. I have gotten that dreaded furniture disease … that’s when your chest is falling into your drawers!

    d.. You know when people see a cat’s litter box, they always say, “Oh, have you got a cat?” Just once I wanted to say, “No, it’s for company!”

    e.. Employment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. I think you should write, “A Good Doctor!”

    f.. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office?   What are we supposed to do . . . write to these men? Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail?


Anger is what makes the mouth work faster than the mind.


Seven Ages of the Married Cold

1st Year – The husband says, “Oh, sweetie pie, I’m really worried about those nasty sniffles you have! There’s no telling what that could turn into with all the strep throat that’s been going around. I’m going to take you right down to the hospital and have you admitted for a couple days of rest. I know the food is lousy there, so I’m going to bring you some take-out from Tosini’s. I’ve already arranged it with the head nurse.”

2nd Year – “Listen, honey, I don’t like the sound of that cough. I called the doctor, and he’s going to stop by here and take a look at you. Why don’t you just go on to bed and get the rest you need?”

3rd Year – “Maybe you better go lie down, darling. When you feel lousy, you need the rest. I’ll bring you something –do we have any canned soup around here?”

4th Year – “No sense wearing yourself out when you’re under the weather. When you finish those dishes and the kids’ baths and get them to bed, you ought to go to bed yourself!”

5th Year – “Why don’t you take a couple aspirin?”

6th Year – “You oughta go gargle or something instead of sitting around barking like a dog!”

7th Year – “For Pete’s sake, stop sneezing. Are you trying to give me pneumonia? You’d better pick up some tissues while you’re at the store.”


Success is just a matter of luck, just ask any failure.


He said: Some people are extremely impressed when you tell them you’re a Navy SEAL.  Case in point:  My grandson’s pre-K class on Career Day.  I regaled them with stories of my exploits in the military.  After I finished, hands shot up into the air all over the classroom.  The kids were eager to ask questions.

“So,” asked one little girl, “can you balance a ball on the end of your nose?”


The widow lay crying on her psychiatrist’s couch. “We were married twenty-five years before he died,” she said, dabbing away a tear. “Never had an argument in all those years.”

“Amazing,” said the doctor. “How did you do it?”

“I outweighed him by forty pounds and he was a coward.”


It doesn’t matter what you did in the past, you can’t change it. The best you can do about your past is to be nostalgic with your family and loved ones about happy memories.

Zoe McKey


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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