Well, today is March 8, and instead of it still being winter at 3400 feet of elevation and living at the 51 parallel of latitude, the sun is shining, it is 54° F and no wind. In 12 days it will be officially spring, although it feel like it today. We get an extra hour of daylight, in the evening, but lose it in the morning. Thank you DST! It all looks great right now.

But I have seen this all before, and I know that we are liable to get a foot of snow, high winds and a lot of cold to get us through into summer. For now though, we will just simply enjoy the nice weather that is pasting a smile on just about everyone’s face.

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas & Pops, who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer………
They are the greatest!!!


The computer swallowed Grandma,
Yes, honestly it’s true!
She pressed ‘control and ‘enter’
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I’ve searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I’ve even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In  desperation, I asked Mr. Google
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found ‘online.’
So, if inside your ‘Inbox,’
My Grandma you should see,
Please ‘Copy, Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her,
And send her back to me.

Makes sense to me!

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio ….

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31.. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


This is pretty cute. A five year old girl is speaking with 911 when her father has trouble breathing. Pretty funny and a great presence of mind! 911 call


This is a page where a young man rebuilds one of the last remaining “Sea Fire” airplanes that was flown form carriers during WW2. It will appeal to all those old sweats out there who can remember back then. I enjoyed it and the work that went into the restoration. Great video! SeaFire



Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss


Irish Prostitute

The Irish daughter had not been home for over five years.

Upon her return, her father said to her, "Where have ye been all this time, child?  Why did ye not write to us, not even a line?  Why didn’t ye call?  Can ye not understand what ye put yer poor Mother through?"

The girl, replied, "Sniff, sniff….Dad….I became a prostitute…"

"Ye what?  Out of here ye shameless hussy!  You’re a disgrace to our family!"

"OK, Dad– As ye wish, but I just came back to give Mam this fur coat & a $5 million savings certificate.  For me little brother, this gold Rolex.
And for you, Daddy, this new Mercedes ."

"Now what was it ye said ye had become?" asks Dad.

Girl, crying again, "Sniff….a prostitute, Daddy!  Sniff."

"Oh!  Ye scared me half to death, Girl!  I thought ye said ‘a Protestant.’ Come here and give yer aul father a hug!"

Ole, the smoothest-talking Norske in the Minnesota National Guard and a natural born salesman, got called up to active duty.
Ole’s first assignment was in a military induction center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI life insurance, to which they were entitled.

The officer in charge soon noticed that Ole was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.  The officer decided he’d sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Ole’s sales pitch.

Ole stood up before the latest group of inductees and said…

"If you haf da normal GI insurans an’ yoo go to Afghanistan an’ get yourself killed, da governmen’ pays yer beneficiary $20,000."

"If yoo take out da supplemental insurans, vich cost you only t’irty dollars a mont, den da governmen’ got ta pay yer beneficiary $200,000!"

"Now," Ole concluded, "Vich bunch you tink dey gonna send ta Afghanistan first?"

Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another!

Ross Smile

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Older type, enjoys computer, cruising, photography, fishing, travel, good food and movies

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