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Happy New Year!

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
  4. Name ten people

'Tis a very, merry Christmas!

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see my Santa at Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl.

Beauty Tips for the Inner You

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
  • For beautiful eyes, seek out the good in other people.
  • To lose weight, let go of stress and the need to control

Life is a gift to you

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.

Angels In Indiana

In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone.

Nothing Beats Family

I stepped into my hotel room to a pleasant surprise.

Real Mothers

Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

A Prayer

"Heavenly father, we come before you today to ask for
your forgiveness and to seek your direction and
guidance. We know your word says, 'Woe to those who

I'm reading more and dusting less. <!-- Story by Ann Wells -->

I'm sitting on the deck and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time in committee meetings.

Feeling Crumbled

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, who would like this $20 bill? Hands started going up.

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