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  1. The most profound conversation that I heard between one of my brothers and my father was this one sentence: Dad, I am so glad you and Mom decided to have ONE more kid. (He is the last of 5) or I wouldn't be here right now. Marsha
  2. ok I haven't read this entire thread, only to pg 5 so far but I want to share a thought and a question. You are looking for a LDS couple to donate to. I agree with that. But locally or nationally? IF locally, can you handle seeing your child being raised by someone else? Can you keep quiet if you don't like what you see? What if when one of the 11 embryos get to be teenagers and decide that they want to start dating one of your 5 children? How do you approach that one? Will they all know about the others? Just something to think about. Marsha
  3. I think that a lot of us are like the egg. As we grow older our emotions become hardened to the outside world of hurt and pain. The egg shell encompasses us to allow us to fight the outside things that become to hurt us while the inside just hardens.
  4. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON'T 1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.. 2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana)paper. 3. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'. 4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. (Gonna try this on New Year's Eve) 5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller. 6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. 7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled. 8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino. 9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily. (Not MY new grandson...I'll be there watching!!!) 10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister. 11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog 12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode. 13. Most lipstick contains fish scales. (eewwwwwww) 14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants. 15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine. 16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters. 17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, (hence, multi-tasking was invented.) 18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. 19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. 20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before! 21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver! 22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips. 23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death. 24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white. 25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.) 26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.) 27. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola. 29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples 30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying! 31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.. 32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries. 33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. (I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS????). 34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart. 'Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail.
  5. I remember when growing up other kids thought we were "rich." By the standards then I suppose we were. We lived on a lake, had income property (5 houses) I had my horses and a nice home. But we really wern't rich. We got new clothes just before the school year started, my Mother was great at stretching a dollar. We always had enough on the table for one or two "extra" people, friends. There were 7 of us. We all helped out. While they knew that my father was a police officer, they didn't know that the local store put their shoes out back for him, the ones that were displays. Also some clothes. The local bakery set out a tin can (like popcorn comes in) every morning of the day old donuts. (true) Yep cops love their donuts. LOL We were rich in love and family. When my kids were growing up I would hear, "Johnnies got a bigger house. Freds parents have an inground pool. Sammies dad just got a new car. Wow they must have a lot of money. I would tell them that we had much of the same, a smaller house but paid for, a blow up pool and a good used car. But we don't have the monthly payments they do. We have love in our home. That is way better. Now Freddie and Sammie still rely on their parents for help. Johnny has been in and out of trouble while mom and dad bail them out. I am thankful that we were "poor" in their eyes. (my kids) There isn't a day that goes by that both of my kids call and tell me that they love me and thank you. I have a beautiful grandson (my avitar) We help each other out when needed and don't expect anything in return. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you to my kids for allowing me to be a mother to you and be in your life forever.
  6. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad.” "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them." The boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are." ***author unknown ***
  7. Or maybe she is getting cash advances off her credit cards?
  8. Little off subject here but how is Mrs Dr T doing? Have you had the new baby and if not when is it due?
  9. Remember internet security. "Real" address's should not be given out so I do agree that an internet blog journal would be better. Each person could sign up and take it for a couple days or however long that you decide. Only that person could write in it during their time. I really don't want to see addresses exchanged. Even though this is a LDS site there are many preditors on the internet. You hear about that on a daily basis. Marsha
  10. It is my understanding that the people that you see on "tv courts" have already filed a small claims suit in their local district. They agree to have their cases heard on national tv and abide from whatever the outcome is. The people who are judges on these tv reality shows are indeed "real" judges. As for Dr. Phil, I have heard that he is not a studied psychologist, meaning that he doesn't have a certification or degree in what he is practicing. I don't watch him as I don't really like him at all. Again, some things are criminal some are civil. Check fraud is criminal. Owing back rent is civil. Why else would we have different courts for different crimes? Marsha
  11. Isn't that what small claims court is for? That isn't a criminal issue therefore why tie up the police time? It is a civil matter, one for small claims court judges to decide. Marsha
  12. Any ideas of the answers for the 4 questions? If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of Their birthplace --------------------------------------------------------------------- Most boat owners name their boats Obsession --------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year? ------------------------------------------------------------ In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
  13. Same thing happens if you valet park. Or it COULD happen. The thief has your car, your keys, your address in the glove box. They also know that they usually have at least an hour before you get back to call for the car. Marsha