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October 18, 2018
In today's age folks so easily use the term "friends" when referring to those online or social media contacts as "friends". So what do we tell the next generation about true friends? I am sure we would like to list qualities like ...
There is a true saying that the "proof of the pudding is in the eating". And I would love to share the two experiences I read in the Readers Digest that prove what true friendship is.
After my wife of 44 years died, I didn’t feel the urge to socialize. But that didn’t stop my friend Tony from inviting me to join a group of guys who got together every Thursday for dinner. I told him I wasn’t ready. He called again the next week, and again I said no. He kept calling every week, and finally I said, “OK, I’ll go. Anything to keep you from calling me every week.” It has now been six years since my wife died, and thanks to Tony, I have been going to dinner every week with the gang we’ve dubbed ROMEO— Retired Old Men Eating Out. David Fenwick, Ocean Township, New Jersey
One night after teaching a late class, I found a sticky note on the window of my car. It read “You are beautiful inside and out” and featured a little heart. I never did find out which one of my friends left it for me, but it is still on my dashboard and means more than anything to me. Jennie Berglund, Burnsville, Minnesota
How amazing it would be if WE can BE that friend to someone else. Then we shall experience the true happiness of giving.
May there be many happy moments in your day.
October 18, 2018
I have many “acquaintances” but few “friends”
October 30, 2018
Generosity - a word well known to all of us yet it seems that it has lost its meaning in a world chasing the "me first" attitude in most aspects of life.
I came across an article that listed a few generous deeds by ordinary folk, like you and me, to complete strangers. That made me realize that, as the good book says, "there is more happiness in Giving than in Receiving". I would like to share one of these generous acts with you.
October 22, 2018
I just love horses. There is just something so gentle and lovable that draws me to them. There are over 350 breeds of ponies and horses in the world today which fall into four major groups.
When reading about the different kinds of horses I came across the Falabella Miniature Horse. (I thought there were only small ponies, not small horses)
October 16, 2018
We have quite a few purses on our website and I have a few in my cupboard too. I am certain you can say the same. And you might even have an old purse you inherited as a family heirloom. I was curious to know what the oldest purse was, ever discovered. What an exciting journey that was. What do you think?
1. How old is the oldest preserved purse? 2. And how far back can purses be traced in history?