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Hippie jims C&P's the second run

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by the1much, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    k,,as usual with me,,i dont care bout your religon bout your political views, or MucH else bout ya,,, i put things in here to read n think bout, i may not agree with some,may agree with all,but i put these here for readin. if you dont like reading bout jesus,love,morals, and things like that,, click away now ;)
    this is add on to my old thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/94069/hippie-jims-c-ps

    i may not like you,,but i love you allz ;)

  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i belong to a boat forum too,, jus checked in and had this response,,i got same C&P there kinda lol,,,,

    I was a guest gathering information about gelcoat repairs when I read "The Pickle Jar". I was so impressed with it I joined the forum so I could post this tear jerker.


    There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

    She told him the songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the Pastor was going to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her. 'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly.

    'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.

    'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'

    The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

    'That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.

    'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor.

    The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming... like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie; something wonderful, and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.’

    The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

    At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.

    During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.
    He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care. Remember to always be there for them, even when you need them more. For you never know when it may be their time to 'Keep your fork.'
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    An elderly gent was invited to an old friends' home for
    dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy
    preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms
    such as: Honey, My Love,
    Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.
    The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly,
    they were still very much in love.

    While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and
    said to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all
    these years, you still call your wife those loving pet
    names.' The old man hung his head. 'I have to tell you the
    truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years
    ago and I'm scared to death to ask her what it is!
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!

    01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

    02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

    03.No one expects you to run--anywhere.

    04. People call at 9 pm and ask, did I wake you?

    05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

    06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

    07. Things you buy now wont wear out.

    08. You can eat supper at 4 pm.

    09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

    10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

    11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

    12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

    13. You sing along with elevator music.

    14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

    15 . Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

    16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

    17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

    18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

    19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

    And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
    and some quick advice.... Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i think i posted this once,,,,but , tough im doing it again hehe [​IMG]

    I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas.

    I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.

    Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.

    'Hello Barry, how are you today?'

    'H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look good.'

    'They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?'

    'Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time.'

    'Good. Anything I can help you with?'

    'No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas.'

    'Would you like to take some home?' asked Mr. Miller.

    'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.'

    'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?'

    'All I got's my prize marble here.'

    'Is that right? Let me see it' said Miller.

    'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.'

    'I can see that. Hmm mmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?' the store owner asked.

    'Not zackley but almost.'

    'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble'. Mr. Miller told the boy.

    'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.'

    Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.

    With a smile she said, 'There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.'

    I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short tim e later I moved to Colorado , but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.

    Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.

    Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing compo sed and smiling by her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket.
    Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

    Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband's bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.

    'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about.

    They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size....they came to pay their debt.'

    'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided, 'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho .'

    With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.

    The Moral : We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.

    Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ Afresh pot of coffee you
    didn't make yourself...An unexpected phone call from an old friend...Green stoplights on your way to work...The fastest line at the grocery store...A good sing-along song on the radio...Your keys found right where you left them.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    We've missed ya, Hippie dude..:)
    now what the heck does c& p mean??
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    umm havent we been here before red?? like on page 9 of old thread???
    Jim...i love this thread!..youre okay in my book!...[​IMG]....question though...what does C&P's mean?..sorry..you know i'm a ding bat...[​IMG]...i just cant figure it out...[​IMG]....duh!...

    edited to add>>>> Cut N Paste red
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

    :lau oops, I fergot! That was a long time ago,..and I'm an old lady...:p
  9. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

    Dec 6, 2008
    [​IMG]Nice things to remember! Thanks for sharing them with us.
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    you very welcome..more to come when i get back into the swing of things. and thank you

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