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The PlayBook

The PlayBook

on January 21, 2020, 8:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories

By AF Branco

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Quote for Today January 14th

Quote for Today January 14th

on January 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars” Elbert Hubbard Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of […]

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I WAS THINKING…

on January 2, 2020, 6:33 AM / in Bedtime Stories

http://conpats.blogspot.com/2019/12/i-was-thinking.html I WAS THINKING… Submitted by: Edward Moore I was thinking; If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent? I was thinking; If women do the same job for less money, […]

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?

on January 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A shark is the only fish […]

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MICE IN THE CHURCH

MICE IN THE CHURCH

on January 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Three preachers were having lunch together at a diner. The first preacher said, “Ya know, since summer started I’ve been having trouble with mice in my church. I’ve tried everything–noise, spray, cats–nothing seems to scare them away. The second preacher then said “Yea, me too. I’ve got hundreds living in the basement of the church. I’ve set traps and even […]

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SMILE, It could be Worse….

SMILE, It could be Worse….

on December 31, 2019, 7:29 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY”

“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY”

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, […]

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SEVENTY EIGHT YEARS LATER!

on December 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

By Earl Gieseke There are days which stand out in one’s memory and in history, either because they were good, or because they were so horrible. So it was on a warm Sunday afternoon, seventy eight years ago. Most families were never the same after that most ignoble event. Most families sent one or more sons to “fight the horrible […]

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PROVERBS

on December 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

I live in my own little world, but it’s ok, they know me here. Sign In Pet Store: “Buy one dog, get one flea…” Money can’t buy happiness, but it does help make pure misery easier to live with. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal? I don’t approve of political jokes… I’ve seen […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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Quote for Today December 29th

Quote for Today December 29th

on December 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, People

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. J. R. R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow […]

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Christmas Quote for Today

Christmas Quote for Today

on December 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

  “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards’ Almanac have […]

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Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

on December 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, Religion

by Rev. Austin Miles  |   News With Views MYRA – (Note To Readers: This story was first published on December 20, 2001. It has been picked up and re-published all over the world every year since, becoming a Holiday Tradition. Hallmark contacted the writer and asked him to appear in the Holiday movie, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus, playing the Mall […]

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Christmas News

Christmas News

on December 19, 2019, 9:16 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A new contract for Santa has finally been negotiated. Please read the following carefully. I regret to inform you that, effective immediately, I will no longer be able to serve Southern United States on Christmas Eve. Due to the overwhelming current population of the earth, my contract was renegotiated by North American Fairies and Elves Local 209. I now serve […]

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Pray and Aim High

Pray and Aim High

on December 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner. As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away. Then […]

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MILITARY WISDOM?

MILITARY WISDOM?

on December 17, 2019, 2:04 PM / in Bedtime Stories

As one that has been there………….. “Aim towards the Enemy.” – Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher “When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – My U.S. Marine Corp Staff Sgt. “Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” – USAF Ammo Troop “If the enemy is […]

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Love is a many splendored thing

Love is a many splendored thing

on December 12, 2019, 8:18 AM / in Bedtime Stories

For all you long time lovers of your spouse out there….. H/T to Bill A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, “I’ve had enough and have left you…don’t bother coming after me.” Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while the husband comes home […]

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The Cross

The Cross

on December 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

A young man was at the end of his rope, seeing no way out, dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy of a cross to bear.” The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and […]

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Christmas Quote December 12th

Christmas Quote December 12th

on December 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include “Paul Revere’s Ride”, The Song of Hiawatha, and “Evangeline”. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s The Divine […]

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Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holmes

Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holmes

on December 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

Bob Kamman, Procedurally Taxing: “I searched other Tax Court orders and decisions available at the Court’s website. Surprisingly, this is the only reference to Jarndyce. I searched for Dickens. There were petitioners named Dickens, and petitioners with an address on Dickens Street. But the only other Dickens reference came from an opinion by the same Judge Holmes” [U.S. Tax Court […]

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