07.29.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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One of the great bonuses of being a Christian is the great hope that extends beyond the grave into the glory of God’s tomorrow. A little girl was running toward a cemetery as the darkness of evening began to fall. She passed a friend who asked her if she was not afraid to go through the graveyard at night. “Oh, no,” she said, “I’m not afraid. My home is just on the other side!” We Christians are not afraid of the night of death because our heavenly home is “just on the other side.” The resurrection of Christ changed the midnight of bereavement into a sunrise of reunion; it changed the midnight of disappointment into a sunrise of joy; it changed the midnight of fear to a sunrise of peace. Today faith and confidence in the resurrected Christ can change your fear to hope and your disappointment to joy.

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Sea Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA, up until 1967, this area was used as a sort of dump for locals. Fires were set to reduce the refuse of trash dumped there, and with the effects of surf and time, the area transformed and became covered in pieces of smooth sea glass, of all colors and sizes. It’s like walking over gemstones. The beach is now protected, and therefore it is prohibited to remove any pieces of glass form there. It is simply for admiration.

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When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00. The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He told the clerk although it’s a nice hotel the rooms certainly aren’t worth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is the ‘standard rate’. He insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for us to use.

“But we didn’t use them” the husband said.

“Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager. The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best entertainers from New York, Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here,” the Manager says.

“But we didn’t go to any of those shows” the husband said.

“Well, we have them, and you could have.” the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied, “But we didn’t use it!” The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed to pay.

As he didn’t have the check book, he asked his wife to write the check. She did and gave it to the Manager. The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But ma’am, this is made out for only $50.00.”

“That’s correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied. “But I didn’t ” exclaims the Manager. “Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”

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b1All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.  -Winston Churchill
Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
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07.22.15 No WWW post today

Hi all!  There will be no Wacky Wonderful Wednesday post today as we are in Yellowstone where there is no internet access.  We drove many miles so I could at least post this!  Yellowstone is magnificent, everyone should see it!  God’s wondrous beautiful world hollers out every inch of our journey!

I’ll be back next Wednesday for sure!!

Your friend, Rosalyn Chauvin

07.15.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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summer_026My wedding day was quickly approaching. I literally couldn’t wait – nothing could spoil it for me, not even my parents difficult divorce.

I knew that my mum had found the PERFECT dress and she would blow away all the guests. I would be so proud to see her there looking beautiful.

Around a week later it came to my attention that my father’s new young wife had planned to wear the SAME dress. I asked her to change it, telling her my mum had the same one. She snarled and, “I am going to look a million dollars in this dress, and I’m wearing it. Now leave me alone”.

When I told my mum she was calm and softly said, “Don’t worry my darling, I will get another dress, I don’t want any trouble on your special day.”

A few days passed and we went to find another dress for my mum. When we stopped to get a bite to eat I asked,”Aren’t you going to take the other dress back to the stop.”

She smiled and said,”Oh no, I am going to be wearing it to the rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding.” She winked.

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The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the vivid beams of light result from collisions between charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere and gaseous particles in Earth’s atmosphere. Photograph by Andrew George

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Monastic dormitories crowd a mountain that’s home to the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute in China’s Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The monastery is the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist academy, with tens of thousands of male and female attendees. According to Jing Wei, the impressive site is worth visiting “to experience the peculiar landscapes and local life of the people there.” Photograph by Jing Wei,

buddhist-academy-china_90428_990x742HaveGreatSummerCONFESSIONS OF A SPORTS MOM, By Judy Bodmer

Why I sit in the stands in the cold, in the heat, through victories and defeats.

It’s a chilly Saturday in May. I could be home curled up on the couch with a good mystery. Instead I’m sitting on a cold metal bench in the stands of a baseball park in Kirkland, Wash. An icy wind creeps through my heavy winter jacket. I blow on my hands, wishing I’d brought my woolen mittens.

“Mrs. Bodmer?” It’s the coach my son Matthew admires so much that he gave up soda pop to impress him with his fitness. “I’m starting your son today in right field. He’s worked hard this year and I think he deserves the opportunity.”

I’m proud of my son. I know how badly he wants this. I’m glad his hard work is being rewarded.

Suddenly I’m nervous for him as the team members, in their white pin-striped uniforms, trot onto the field. I search for my son’s number. It isn’t there. Instead, Eddie, the most inexperienced player on the team, takes right field. I look again, unbelieving. How can that be?

I want to run over and ask the coach what’s going on, but I know Matthew wouldn’t like that. I’ve learned the proper etiquette for moms; talking to the coach is not acceptable unless he initiates it.

My son, gripping the chain-link fence in front of the dugout, is yelling encouragement to his teammates. I try to read his expression, but I know he, like most males, has learned to hide his feelings. My heart breaks because he has worked so hard and received so much disappointment. I don’t understand what drives boys to put themselves through this.

“Atta boy, Eddie,” yells his father, proud that his son is starting. I’ve seen this same man walk out of games in disgust when his son dropped a ball or made a bad throw. But, for now, he is proud of his son, who is starting, while my son is on the bench.

By the fourth inning my fingers are stiff from the cold, and my feet are numb, but I don’t care. Matthew has been called into the game. He stands, chooses a batting helmet, picks up a bat and struts out to the plate. I grip the metal seat. He takes a couple of practice swings. The pitcher looks like an adult. I wonder if anyone has checked his birth certificate.

Strike one. “Nice swing!” I yell. The next pitch is a ball. “Good eye! Good eye!” Strike two. I pray. I cross my fingers. The pitcher winds up. I hold my breath. Strike three. My son’s head hangs, and he slowly walks back to the dugout. I wish with all my heart I could help. But I know there’s nothing I can do.

For eight years I’ve been sitting here. I’ve drunk gallons of terrible coffee, eaten tons of green hot dogs and salty popcorn. I’ve endured cold and heat, wind and rain.

Some people may wonder why a sane person would go through this. It’s not because I want to fulfill my dream of excelling in sports through my kids. I also don’t do this for the emotional highs. Oh, yes, I’ve had some. I’ve seen my two sons score winning goals in soccer, hit home runs is baseball, and spark come-from-behind wins in basketball. I’ve seen them make some incredible leaping catches in football. But mostly I’ve seen heartache.

I’ve waited with them for that phone call telling them they’d made the team. The call that never came. I’ve watched coaches yell at them. I’ve watched them sit on the bench game after game. I’ve sat in emergency rooms as broken bones were set and swollen ankles X-rayed. I’ve sat here year after year observing it all and wondering why.

The game ends. I stretch my legs and try to stomp life back in to my frozen feet. The coach meets with the team. They yell some rallying cry and then descend on their parents. I notice Eddie’s dad has a big grin and is slapping his son on the back. Matthew wants to get a hamburger. While I wait for him, the coach approaches me. I can’t bring myself to look at him.

“Mrs. Bodmer, I want you to know that’s a fine young man you have there.” “Why?” I ask, waiting for him to explain why he broke my son’s heart.

“When I told your son he could start, he thanked me and turned me down. He told me to let Eddie start, that it meant more to him.”

I turn to watch my son stuffing his burger into his mouth. I realize then why I sit in the stands. Where else can I watch my son grow into a man?

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07.08.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays


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A LETTER I FOUND DECADES AGO THAT SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT HOW HAVING A BABY CHANGES YOUR LIFE – SORRY IT’S A BIT CROOKED!22line-004 11232281_1104946422853165_6272013537310481646_nline-004orangeswhen you stop chasing the wrong thingswe are happiest


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Tulip Stair Kyoto JapanVALENCIA, SPAIN

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line-004A man worked his whole life for the sake of money. He told his wife that his dying wish was one thing: to be buried with his fortune.

buried 1The wife was a loyal, unselfish woman who valued money far less than her hubby, and when it came time to bury him she wanted to honor his wishes.

buried 2Stopping the procession as they lowered the casket into the ground, the wife bent over and placed a box next to her man. buried 3When a friend looked at her bewildered, asking her whether buried the money her husband should have left her, she said yes. She put the money into her bank account, wrote him a check, and hopes his butt doesn’t cash it.



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07.01.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays


3389012e57cqq0r1mLITTLE PEOPLE FUNNIES!little people 1 little people 2 little people 3 little people 4 little people 6

3389012e57cqq0r1mDuck Hunters's photo.A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his
stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest.

After a moment or two, the vet
shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles,has passed away.”

The distressed woman wailed,
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead,” replied the vet..

“How can you be so sure?” she
protested. “I mean you haven’t done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something.”

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and
shook his head.

The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, “I’m sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck.”

The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman..

The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill. “$150!” she cried, “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!”

The vet shrugged, “I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and theCat Scan, it’s now $150.”

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You know the feeling…Your eyelids get heavy, the yawns come fast and furious, and the one place you want to be is your bed.

As an adult, you usually have to wait until the end of the day to satisfy that slumbering fantasy. But as a kid, napping isn’t only encouraged — it’s actually a built-in part of your day.

And despite how much kids might protest that they are not tired and they are not going to take a nap, sometimes they lose the battle against sleep no matter where they are when it hits.

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Who Says that you can’t have fun when you’ve aged? These elderly couples are proof that just because your appearance has changed doesn’t mean that your soul has lost it’s youth as well. You can still be a free spirit. These duo’s are still enjoying life and acting foolishly.

Taking a casual stroll around town.


It’s not a real shark but you would think it is by the look of horror on her face!


This couple has a sense of humor. They were asked to act like they’ve been married for 60 years. This was their reaction.


Grandpa was trying to be sneaky…


Taking a selfie.


She kept getting on and off the scale for about 7 minutes, never noticing what her husband was doing behind her.


You’re never too old for a good embrace.


The grandkids can do it, so why not.


This is hilarious.


Staying foolish together.


Date night.


Olive Oyl and Popeye


Enjoying the beautiful weather.


“Still cruisin’ after all these years”


Walkers can’t slow them down!


So remember, always stay young and have fun!


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