Pass this message on to all senior citizens, who may not see too well , “you must check your sales receipts – for double charges!”
And when must you check your receipt? “Before you sign!” Since I have never heard this spelt out so emphatically, we seniors must now be aware of “merchants who aim to deceive and defraud!” How? By distracting us!
When you are purchasing a few items – have an idea of what the total bill should be . So, when you are given the total, and your bill is much higher – check your receipt , immediately. Because, if you sign the receipt and walk out of the store – you “Okay’ed” everything on that receipt, even if you did not receive the items!
With times as they are, today, some merchants engage you in idle conversation, and items that have been rung up, are put on the side of the counter, to be rung up again. While you are looking at the thief – your eyes are not as fast!
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If I started to write “Names” of all the generous benefactors, who donated their time, talents and those hard earned dollars toward providing “Facilities” for “Orphans” to learn to “Roller Skate”, the list would not have an end! To “All”, my sincere ” Thanks!”
The last of my skating was in “Roller Revue of ’52”. Did go to the “Arena”, with High School friends, and never thought, I would ever go “Roller Skating” with my 1st grandchild? Alan, must have had the “Wings of Mercury”on his heels – he sailed around the “Rink”, making turns and calling out, “Grandma, watch this” and turn and spin away – flying lo and on the go!
We were going to the “Rink”, once a week, and now that I think of it, I’m wondering where my “marbles” were? Here, “Old Granny” in her early “50’s” – acting like she knows what she’s doing? You know when I was a young kid, on skates going around the block in the 1940’s – I knew that if I fall , I may break something? And, I hate “pain!”
Thanks to the, “Angels” – who are busy watching over “us” – Silly people acting like we are in our – 2nd childhood!
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Now is the time for all our “Prayer Warriors” to say a “Special Prayer of Thanksgiving”, for my brother, Denny. He was in the hospital, in Florida, all last week, because of a “Blood Clot ” behind the right knee. We know that “Almighty God”, answers Prayers of “Thanksgiving” faster than any other!
I picked up a book of my Mother’s, and out fell a “3 x 5 card”, with a “Prayer” she wrote when she was in the hospital, and I felt this prayer must also be for “Denny”! Read it!
“A Prayer of Hope – Our heavenly Father as the sun brightens the earth and gives it warmth and love, it reminds us of Your love. For it is in You that we live and move and have our being. As You have been with us many times during difficulties in the past so continue to bless us with Your help now. Look graciously upon Your servants here in the hospital and bless all that is being done for their care. Guide with wisdom and skill all those who are ministering to our needs. Lend Your healing forces so that the health and strength of all the sick may be restored. We will always be thankful for Your generous and loving care of us. Amen.”
“The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. I fear no evil for You are with me!”
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Sometimes, I have a wild imagination, realized that in the 3rd and 4th grades. Sister Florence taught the 3rd and 4th grades, and from what I remember when she would talk about her life before becoming a “Nun”, that as a young girl she never smelt any unpleasant smells? It is odd the stuff you remember someone saying. She was writing a book, ” Topsy”, and every so often she would read a chapter to us in class, as a special treat! Sister Florence may have studied art because she seem to have lots of natural talent and ability , as in her class room there was an “art table” she had lots of paints and colored pencils to do almost anything in the creative field.
For every “Holiday”, she would have each of us students make something for our “Parents”, and since my Mother saved everything I and my brothers made, I now have some of “our Prize works of Art”!
My big break for writing came when Sister Florence, opened a box of “Pictures”, cut out from magazines and other sources in the 1940’s; she announced that we should take a picture from the box and write a story – something interesting and long enough to be of interest to our parents and all those who would be reading it on “Anniversary Day”
Sister , also said there would be a “Prize”! That’s all I needed to hear! A picture is worth a “Thousand Words”, I wrote “32” stories and won the “Prize”!
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When your “Family” gets together for a “Good Time”, at a restaurant, dinner at my home, or one of us who has just made a “Special Dessert” and maybe even just a “Hang Out ” gathering – “What’s the Icing on the Cake – Goodbye?”
Now that I’m thinking about it – I know everybody has seen a “Football Game”, and watch both teams getting ready for the next big play – they get in that “Huddle Position”! This is really the “Hugging an Touching Position”, and “Cheer Leading Jumping” with some “Rah Rah’s”, a time to pass strong physical energy around to each other – to keep each of us highly energized – “Till we meet again”!
So, the “Last is the Best” – that would be Me, as only an old “Granny” can “Yell” “Fire in the Hole”! That’s my signature “Yell”! And I do yell a couple of times! Strangers take Note: You’ll want your “Goodbyes” to stand up and mean something, too! “Till we meet again!”
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In “Today’s World”, we need a good “Spirit-Lifting Devotional” book! Let me recommend the “Daily Guide Posts (2012). Each year in the Fall, I receive the next year edition and get it in the large print. The book has “54” writers this year, and I consider each one as a “Family” member. Each has their picture and “Bio” so you can get to know them. Every writer has a Bible verse that applies to that day’s writing.
Each day I read the Bible verse and after that writer’s message I read the whole chapter and verse from the Bible. It is so inspiring to see the perfect match for the day, starts the day out, right!
Gail Thorell Schilling, when I read her writings, I sometime wonder if the Schilling Family and I are related? Penney Schwab, could also be a long distance relative, as my God-parents name was “Schwab”. Brian Doyle wrote something some years ago for “March 17th – St.Pat’s Day” which I thought was really, “Top Drawer stuff”, since a lot of my family came from “Ireland”.
Every writer in the book writes as if sending me a “Special Delivery Letter” each day . I feel that I rate!
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