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Issue 13 May 15  2001

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I've learned that most listeners are through listening, before most speakers are through speaking. 
---<--{© M Steed
Link for the Month

About Women

A wonderful page about women and their influence in history.  Very interesting. 

*add disclaimer that I receive *no* compensation for my choices in the 'link for the month'

Chantaclair's Musings
May 15
A day for mothers.  I believe that many people should be thought of on this day. Not only the biological mothers who bore us, but the women in our lives who have loved us, nurtured and sacrificed for us.  For some that will be their biological mother, for others, someone else. 

I also think that those who have honored mothers should be given accolades this day as well.  Those who have notice and served, honored and been a jewel in the crown of their own mother's crown.  Those who have made the day special for the women in their life should be given a moment of reflection and gratitude as well. 

I honor my own mother.  Her honesty and grace, her love and sacrifice and her ability to endure have made my life as Lincoln is said to have offered, "All that I am, and all that I ever hope to be, I owe to my Angel mother"

I honor the woman who have been like a mother to me, to influence me and teach me things that have made me who I am.  Teachers, My mother in Law, Grandmothers and Mentors and friends. 

"My mamma kisses me better, when I bump my nose or finger, she says her kisses can light a candle in my heart, to keep me warm until the hurt is gone. . . Who kisses mamma better?  . . . I can reach her lap, and kiss HER better!" Joy School Linda and Richard Eyre ~ 

A huge hug and a thank you to those who have made me a mother, Crystal, Derek, Janeal, and Kevin. 

--<--{© 2001 Marsha Steed (Chantaclair Rose)
Tip for the Month

How to Make Roses Last Longer 

First, be sure to cut off any leaves from the stems that will
be underwater in the vase. Leaves will sap the life from a
cut flower. The bud needs to get water to survive well.
 ~ Heloise 

Tip - Don't click the X on programs to close them.  Click the icon on the right and choose CLOSE.  The X will cause disk fragmenting. 

~. Your Money
As my Dad always said... the 10/10/10 plan.  Ten percent to Serving others Ten percent to Yourself (Savings ) and Ten percent to enjoy. 

~Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take  a
shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.  Right in the middle of the
cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty
shadows.  Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and
chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his breath, "You scared
us half to death -- we thought you were a ghost!  What are you doing working
here so late at night?"

"Those fools!" the old man grumbled.  "They misspelled my name!"

Quick and Easy
~Cheese Pie
( Thanks to my Mother in Law for this ) 

Make graham cracker crust or use 
10 oz. vanilla wafers
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 stick butter

Mix together:
2 eggs
1 large pkg. cream cheese (more if desired)
½ cup sugar
½ pint sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Pour into graham cracker crust.  Bake at 300 for 20 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes.

Mix topping:
½ pint sour cream
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ teas. vanilla
Spread carefully on top of cooled pie.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Bake at 475 for 5 minutes.  Cool 1 hour.  Refrigerate overnight.

Quote for the Month

~"Most  people are other people - their thoughts are someone else's opinions, Their lives a mimicry, Their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde.

For Your Information
A history of Mother's Day

Houston Chronicle More HERE

The first celebrations in honor of mothers were held in the spring in ancient Greece. They paid tribute to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 17th century, England
honored mothers on "Mothering Sunday," celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. 

In the United States, Julia Ward Howe suggested the idea of Mother's Day in 1872. Howe, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, saw Mother's Day as
being dedicated to peace.

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia is credited with bringing about the official observance of Mother's Day. Her campaign to establish such a holiday began as a remembrance of her
mother, who died in 1905 and who had, in the late 19th century, tried to establish "Mother's Friendship Days" as a way to heal the scars of the Civil War. 

Two years after her mother died, Jarvis held a ceremony in Grafton, W. Va., to honor her. She was so moved by the proceedings that she began a massive campaign to adopt
a formal holiday honoring mothers. In 1910, West Virginia became the first state to recognize Mother's Day. A year later, nearly every state officially marked the day. In 1914,
President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed Mother's Day as a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.

Today, because and despite Jarvis' efforts, many celebrations of Mother's Days are held throughout the world. Although they do not all fall at the same time, such countries
as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the same day as the United States.

Victorian Conundrumn

"The conundrum is one of the most favored forms of amusement for the social circle; the answer to this style of riddle generally contains a pun, and the merriment occasioned can be better imagined than described. " 

~ Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Games by Sarah J Cutter circa . 1896

I am neither beast, bird or man, yet I am an animated being.  I began my existence in the beginning of the world. I am frail and weak yet I model the destines of nations.   I am found in all the habitable world. Seldom in front of battle but often follow among the dead and dying.  I am found in prisons and palaces, among the rich and poor.  I have witnessed the struggles of the gladiator and the death of the martyr.  My influence is felt by the king and the beggar.  I was with the disciples at the foot of the cross. Can you guess from this who or what I am? 
Click HERE for answers. 

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Have you been to  the OldDaysPage? Click here 
to See Stories  of what is was like int the "Good Old Days" 
Was it really so great?
Comments from Readers
~ By the way, your page is always wonderful, thought I should take an opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy it.  Love to all, LCS

I absolutely love these!!  thank you for sending them to me...  would you mind if I forward some of them ~LH


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---<--{@ Marsha Rose

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