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1 pkg. cream cheese
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup icing sugar
2 1/2 cups coconut

Mix first 3 ingredients. Set in fridge covered for 30 minutes.
Roll in balls then roll in coconut. Refrigerate overnight.
Makes 2 dozen.

 

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Global Facts

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At Any Given Moment . . .
Fact: 79,000,000 people are engaged in intercourse right now.
Fact: 58,000,000 are kissing.
Fact: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.
Fact: 1 lonely bugger is reading e-mails. ~ You hang in there sunshine!

 

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“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.”
When God takes something from your grasp, He’s not punishing you,
but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
Concentrate on this sentence… ‘The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.’

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Brooms

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Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.
One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, ‘I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!’
‘IMPOSSIBLE !’ said the groom broom.
Are you ready for this? Brace yourself;this is going to hurt!!!!!!

‘WE HAVEN’T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!’

Sounds to me like she’s been sweeping around!!!

 

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A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousand of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle-aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly, he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3-year-old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only six people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

Thanks to PC

http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/bell.asp

http://www.joshuabell.com/

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winter  - YOU KNOW YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH WHEN...

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2011-6-8   The Census Definitely Matters

The Census deadline has come and gone, and we hope you all took the time to complete it. The Canadian Census is as important for policy and planning reasons as it is for leaving your footprint on history.

Census documents are the backbone of family history research. They provide information that can paint a picture of the lives of our ancestors like no other historical document.

But this year’s census has been stripped of any insightful information and pared down to a basic list of 10 questions. In my 35 years as a genealogist, I have long depended on census forms to get to know my ancestors and now I fear that my descendants will be unable to get to know me.

Canadians should fill out the voluntary National Household Survey, provide permission for their census forms to be made public after 92 years and contact their local MP and ask them to push for the reinstatement of the long-form census in the future. I promise you, our great-great grandchildren will thank us.

Lesley Anderson
Genealogist, Ancestry.ca

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