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Jun 24, 2004

JULY/AUG


Secretary's Notes (Editorial)
Last time I ended at JAN 3. I got up to a
Finnish breakfast of porridge and pastries. I
enjoy the milk, and the water is crystal clear.
We donned our clothes and it was off to Santa
Land. It is really a neat place. There is a long
tunnel that is carved into solid rock that
terminates in an area that is much like Disney
World. We went on the sleigh ride, which
wound around the various shops that were
filled with elves doing various tasks.
Then I stopped off at the bulletin board that
posted the most interesting letters to Santa
from around the world. It told me that on an
average day Santa receives 36,000 letters and
requests. Many were hilarious, it is amazing
that children are so ingenious. The addresses
were as varied. Some had the north pole,
others had various other names, but they all
had reached Santa and here they were.
The requests were as interesting, some that
came from Africa, Turkey, England and many
European countries, had some unusual
requests. I read some of those that came from
the US to see what type of children made the
requests and how they expressed it.
I also rode on the Rudolf express and my
daughter took pictures of it. It is very difficult to take
pictures
when it moves so fast. I will end my travels here. I will
post
this on the Web Site. There are many important matters to
discuss. I ask that all members who have been sending
messages continue to do so.
Dave has changed a few things, I find it very
interesting.
We have had a sufficient number of hits on our site, there
has
been no complaints this year. I missed their message
related to
payment for the site, I forwarded it to Dave. I will send
them
my credit card numbers as soon as matters are straight.
I have been a part of Mayo Clinic's research program.
It
hopes to prove that Alzheimer's is subject to genes. I did
well
on the more complex portions of the program, less so on the
easy parts. Maybe I didn't try hard enough. I am ready for
phase two. They have two great programs, one for
Alzheimer's and the other for Parkinson disease. Of which,

called Col Dorrer. I owe a debt of gratitude to Walter, he
sent
all those photos that are on the site, as well as in my
album.
He has provided many of the stories, and i have a box full
of
funny stories that will be released in the future. Thanks
for all
the information, I will call you next month after I come
home
from another trip.
I hope everyone is saving their pennies for that 49th
Reunion
in Vegas. I have my ticket already so I'll be there God
willing.
I have several trips planned so I will be busy all summer,
and I
may be able to get a lot of fodder for my newsletters. Have

great Summer. John


ORGANIZATION CONSISTS OF FORMER,
PRESENT AND FUTURE MEMBERS OF:
7TH PURSUIT SQUADRON; 49TH
FIGHTER GP PRESIDENT: Kathleen Bush;
2223 Colfax; Flint, MI; VICE PRESIDENT:
Eldon Breazier; 1130 North Pine; Kingman, KS
67068-1439 SECY/ TREAS: John Plosila
183 SWAN LAKE DR; MELROSE, FL 32666-
3065 (352) 475-5680. e-mail---
jplosila@juno.com; Web Site:
www.7fs.cityslide.com;
We have a link to the 9th Web Site.

49th News

A notice arrived from Bill Schultz that says, Nellis
AFB can't assist in the problem of busses, So it is
essential that they have numbers. They expect to
mail full schedule by the end of June. They think
the registration fee to be the same as last year.
They are still working on what all this is going to
cost. NAFB is co-operating, they can't (or won't)
provide busses for us. The Questionnaire should
insure they hire the right amount of busses for the
various functions. Yucca Mountain provides their
own transportation, so they don't have to worry
about that one.

The registration forms should be out in a couple of
weeks, with costs, descriptions, etc. Hope to see
you in Las Vegas, and thanks for passing our
information on to the 7th guys not on our list.
Thanks Bill, I have it on my list, God willing.

5TH AF NEWS
The 5th AF 2004 reunion will be held at the
Imperial Palace, Las Vegas, NV from October 26
to October 29th. The room reservation number is 1-
800-800-2981. Mention F.A:M:F: when applying
for a room. All rooms must be reserved by
September 1, 2004. The special rate is $75.00 +
tax per day for either a single or double..The
reception is on October 26th, 5-9 pm. The meeting
is on October 27th from 9 am to 12 pm. There are
two free days to browse and have a great time. You
must provide your own transportation. Check in
time at the hotel is 3 pm Check out time is 12 pm.
Sorry, I had a typo in the e-mail address for Atch.
Sorry about that, There should only be one "L" in
Oliver. No wonder members had a problem. A
hundred lashes with a wet noodle, OK?
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They are still looking for someone to host the
2005 reunion. Any takers?

CARDS LETTERS AND CALLS
I called Kathleen Bush to tell her that the Protect
and Avenge history book arrived. This time she
was home. We had a long talk about various
members. She tells me that she doesn't plan to
stay in Flint for another winter. Thanks a bunch
Kathleen, hope you find a place that's warm.
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Again, there were a lot of messages from Al
Meschino. In the first one he tells us that his wife
is on the sick list. In the next message, his wife
has suffered a heart attack. He tells me that he had
contacted Bob De Haven,. Thanks a bunch Al. Al
has also sent a lot of stories to use, we are very
grateful. He wont be able to be in daily touch.
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This message came to me via Ken Clark. Does
anyone remember this member? Here are Ron
Stone's own words: This is an inquiry about a
possible post. My time with the 49th was in the
late 40's at Misawa. I was in the 7th and part of
the time in Hq , attached to the 7th. I would be
interested in hearing about or contacting several
folks, primary among them being Warren K.
Bennett, then Capt. As I recall he flew Mike's
Kite one of the blue noses. I worked for him in
Fighter Group Hq when he was Group Adjutant
and later crewed his plane after the transition
from P 51s to F 80s was complete. A one
enlistment volunteer of extreme youth, I never
made it past Sgt. I think I still have a few pictures
from those times. I left Misawa to come home for
refresher courses at Stewart Field in NY, the
USMA Prep School, 1802nd Sp Rgmt (I think),
failed the eye test handsomely and finished my
time at Andrews on 20 June 1950. There aren't a
lot of postings, but I'd like to give it a try. Please
tell me if there is any special format or content
you prefer. By the way, I just discovered your
site. Speaking as a 73 year old computer duffer, I
think it is super ! Ron Stone Sacramento, CA
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In the last issue I told you that Ruth Holleman had
died. Now Ben is lonely and is looking for a room
mate. I had along talk with Ben, he has called a
number of our old buddies, I appreciate that. He
said he had talked with our Squadron President,
Kathleen Bush and to others. I am glad you did
Ben. We need to keep in contact with our buddies.
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There was a letter from a letter, photo, story and a
contribution form Gene Pollack. Thanks Gene. It
has been a while since Gene has written so we are
so glad. I would print Gene's picture except that
my printer has a problem with photos. There are
times when they go through but most of the time it
goofs and I wind up with a lot of wasted paper..
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Super Dave, has posted a recent picture of myself
for those new member who requested it and were
wondering about who the newsletter writer is.
Yup! It's me, photo taken in early June. It is
adjacent to John P's pictures on our web site..
Jason, eat your heart out, ha! Ha! I don't have the
other stuff for you.
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Again, there were many messages from Australia.
Super Dave has been good enough to post these as
well as e-mail them to me.
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Gene Pollack was at the dedication of the WWII
memorial. We are glad that we can share his warm
information, many were unable to attend. Here is
what he said: Wow! What a fantastic weekend!
Three days devoted to the celebration of the
dedication of the National WWII Memorial. The
National Mall was covered with over 150,000
chairs for which a ticket was required. There was
standing and sitting room provided in other areas.
There were giant TV screens, entertainment tents,
stages, a reunion tent for posting all personal
messages and information for your outfit. (Did you
post a message for the 7th?) Each outfit's message
is under the sign in hopes of connecting with old
comrades. (He asks where were we?) There was a
story tent for war tales, and code takers, a venue
for dancing, a big band stage with the Presidents
Marine Corps Band playing songs from the 40's
among many other bands. At the conclusion of
many programs, the orchestra played a medley of
service songs, and veterans from each service
were invited to stand for recognition. There was
tremendous applause for the old service men as
each song rang out and they stood at attention.

Everywhere a veteran walked, someone would
want to shake his hand and say, "Thanks for your
service." Anyone who could take that kind of
attention and gratitude without a tear is tougher
than me.

The dedication itself began Saturday at noon with
thousands seated at the viewing screens. Bands,
orchestras, and vocalists performed WWII vintage
songs, interspersed with actual film clips of the
war until 2:00 pm when the speakers began. Tom
Brokaw, who coined the phrase, "The Greatest
Generation" (a phrase heard many times during
the three days.), Bob Dole, Tom hanks, the
director of the Post Office Department, who
dedicated a new stamp of the WWII Memorial,
and finally President Bush paid tribute to the
veterans. More tears were shed as each person
there recalled the sacrifices of many and the loss
later of two thirds of those of us who survived the
war.

After the ceremony Aggie and I visited the
Lincoln and FDR Memorials. The FDR is the
most impressive. On Sunday after the dedication,
Washington was inundated with the rolling
Thunder Motorcycle Club. Over 200,000 motor-
cyclists gathered at the parking lot of the
pentagon starting at six in the morning, and at
noon the parade began. They passed the Lincoln
Memorial and drove around the Mall. At 3 pm
they were still coming out of the parking lot, and
almost every square foot of the Mall and
surrounding area was covered with parked bikes.
They were riding the Viet Nam Vets and MIA-
POW's, a ceremony was held at the Viet Nam
Memorial.

By the time we arrived at the WWII Memorial, it
was so packed that it was difficult to move. Many
more handshakes, conversations and tears followed
by another excellent concert of the Marine Corp
Orchestra ended the day for us. The weekend was
certainly the most moving andmemorable of my
life, and Aggie was equally moved. The entire
weekend was called:"Tribute To A Generation!"

On the aircraft trip home a young father, his son
and wife sat in front of us. He was reading a
magazine devoted entirely to the P-40. I told him I
flew a P-40 in the war and he asked many
questions. He wanted to know what I did, and
where I was. When we got off the plane he asked if
his wife could take a picture of us together.

Thanks Gene, he noted that he did not find any
names of 7th members or 49th registered. We can
visit the site at: www.wwiimemorial.com

CONTRIBUTIONS
It seems that we neglected to acknowledge the
contributions from Jim Cogar, sorry about that
Jim. We appreciated your check and will try to
use it wisely. Every contribution to our war
chest is needed.
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Gene Pollack also fattened our war chest,
thanks a million Gene. Gene has mailed a photo
in the past, thanks. Should I offer a small
premium for a contributions? Suggestions.

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST

MAJOR MCGUIRE TOP ACTIVE ACE,
KILLED IN ACTION

Major Thomas McGuire, the nations leading active
ace with thirty-eight Japanese planes to his credit,
was shot down and killed in the Philippines on
January 7, 1945.

His father, an automobile dealer in Ridgewood and
Patterson, NJ was informed of his son's death in a
telephone call from the Major's wife in San
Antonio, TX. She received notification in a letter
from Lt. General George C. Kenny, commanding
Allied Air Forces in the Pacific.

Only twenty three years old, Major McGuire
blazed a record in the smoking Pacific skies
surpassed only by that set by his good friend
Major Richard Bong.

This article is from the St. Louis Dispatch

LEADING PACIFIC ACE KILLED IN
PHILIPPINES

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, JANUARY 17, 1945---
Major Thomas B. McGuire Jr. of San Antonio and
Ridgewood New Jersey, the nations leading active
ace with 38 Japanese planes to his credit, was shot
down and killed in the Philippines January 7.
Gen. George C. Kenny, commanding Allied Air
Forces in the Pacific, informed Mrs McGuire in a
letter Jan. 8.

Mrs. McGuire received Kenny's letter today. The
Allied air chief said that the words: "McGuire
shot down", brought him the worst of a number of
bad moments he has had to face since the war
began.

Kenny's letter indicated that McGuires plane was
in some way disabled in the air, making him easy
prey to defending Japanese fighters.

McGuire became the leading ace when Maj
Richard Bong of Poplar, WI was returned to the
states on leave. Bong is credited with downing 40
Japanese planes.
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DIARY (continued)
JANUARY 25th
The spell is broken and we have had nothing but
rain all day and evening, consequently I am not in
too good a mood. Little of interest has occurred
so I shall not waste any more space.
JANUARY 26th
Awakened this morning to another of those
gorgeous sunrises that are fairly common here. I
went to breakfast and had my morale boosted
further by enjoying two fried eggs and some good
coffee for a change! Afterwards I began a
vigorous morning's work of cleaning guns. The
gun case was collecting quite a quantity of dust, so
I also cleaned it thoroughly. Our ammunition
supply and cleaning materials were getting low so I
secured a jeep and drove out to our Ordnance
shack at the line and picked up a good supply of
this equipment. It felt good to get out of camp for
even a short time. Another movie this evening,
"The Vanishing Virginian". It was a very good
picture despite the fact that I saw it back in the
States with Edna. I have just finished writing Edna
and telling her that I have seen it again. I had a
very sweet letter from her again today and I do
hope that things are going as well as she tells me
they are.
JANUARY 27th
Not too busy today. Bill Slater came in to clean his
pistol and talked for about an hour reminiscing the
old days at J.B. He is quite a talker but a very nice
chap. We are planning on taking a trip sometime
in the near future. Hit the jackpot on mail again
today-three letters s from Edna, one from Mother
and one from Bill. I have answered Edna's but
spent too much time talking with Lynch and
Hanson to take care if the rest. Our planes were to
accompany the 110th Recco Squadron on a barge
hunt today, but something intervened-it could not
have been the weather as we have not had a more
ideal day since we arrived here.
JANUARY 28th
Lynch was awakened at four a.m. this morning to
go out to the line and load bombs-500 lbs. The
fellow who awakened him woke me up first to find
out which bunk Lynch slept in. As anyone could
easily guess, I was not at all pleased! The ships
took off shortly after daybreak and hit the Bogajim
road again. Results of the mission have not been
reported as yet. Chills and thrills! We had the
"Voice of Terror" on the screen at our deluxe
theater this evening. It was strictly a program
picture with a little known cast and not too good a
plot.
JANUARY 29th
The armorer's of the Squadron are really getting a
work out as they had to load bombs very early
again this morning and our planes went on another
dive-bomb mission today. The target? Well, we
have not heard as yet but did get the report that
yesterday's raid was very effective and greatly
aided the Aussie Infantry in their drive toward
Madang. No mail today, but I had little difficulty
in writing Edna this evening as I had her letters of
the day before yesterday to discuss.
JANUARY 30th
Life is growing boresome here, as we are not
having any more raids. Of course the moon is
again in evidence, so I may find things more
exciting now. I have just had a light days work
today with few visitors to help me pass the time.
Grassey took most of the afternoon off to wash
his clothes. I did go over to Supply for a short
time and talk with Phillips and Garber. Phil was
practicing his card tricks as usual and had to pull
several of them on me. He is actually good! No
show, no nothing this evening.
JANUARY 31st
I have been very busy today drawing up and
typing a "Gas Plan". This is one of the unpleasant
duties we have to perform at each new base. A
map of the camp and decontaminating Stations is
also required, so I also started on these. Our
planes were scheduled to make another strike at
Wewak today but it was called off because of
threatening weather. For entertainment, we have
just returned from seeing "A Stranger In Town".
Frank Morgan was the star with an excellent
characterization of a judge of the Supreme Court
badly in need of a rest. Naturally he became
mixed up in quite an interesting small town
political scandal involving grafters. A spirited
young lawyer was guided to triumph under his
wing and also had to marry the Judge's
stenographer. It was humorous and slightly
tragic- a well rounded out film, so that all of us
enjoyed it.
FEBRUARY 1st 1944
An uneventful day with the exception of the fact
that I received a grand box of cookies from Aunt
Peg and Uncle Charlie! We have all been feasting
on them today and I have but a few left. Also had
a letter from Edna to brighten my thoughts. Been
to Special Services for the past hour swinging the
old golf club and looking through magazines. I
returned to the tent a few minutes ago, became
involved in an argument but no blows were
struck, so I shall write Edna, then retire.
FEBRUARY 2nd
The elements were with us again today, the skies
clear except for the inevitable clouds always
lingering over the mountains. I have not noticed
that usual large formation of bombers wending
their way up the valley to seek out the enemy and
hasten the end of this unwelcome turmoil. The
planes in patrol this afternoon and evening were
cutting patterns of interest across the skies- I stood
and watched them for some time this evening.
Movies this evening! We saw "Thank your Lucky
Stars" It was quite a good picture-even Grassey
liked it, and he is very critical in his opinions-has
no appreciation of classical music or drama.

TOO LATE FOR PROPER PLACEMENT
Terence Geary To: dmb642@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 8:56 AM
Subject: 7th FS I happened upon you site and saw
the fatalities list, do you happen to have the serial's
of the P-38's associated with the pilots who were
lost. I have a rather large database (9000+) of P-38
variants, all coming from there respective Aircraft
Record Cards. For P-38's that are lost I am trying
to match the plane and pilot.
Any and all help most appreciated.
Terence
++++++++++++++++++
I'm trying to find information about my Uncle, 1st
Lt Douglas Hart, 7th Fighter Squadron, 49th
Fighter Group, service date 02/23/43-11/1945. I
was able to get a few tidbits from St. Louis but not
much. In a letter dated 11/44 Philippine Islands to
my Mother, he talks about getting his first kill in
his P-38. The Army declared him dead 11/19/45,
but I'd like to know date he went MIA and where?

Also, where can I get medals and patches? I do
have Air Medal and Purple Heart, but nothing else.

What did the Air Medal signify? It has an Oak
Leaf Cluster.

And lastly, does anyone remember him? I never
knew him (born in 1946)
but Mom named me after him. Both her Brothers
were killed in WWII, Ernest in France on Aug.
29, 1944.
Best regards,
Douglas P. Rome, Sr.
4N576 Chateaugay Lane
Elburn, Illinois 60119
TEL: (630) 365-2204
FAX: (630) 365-9082
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CHAPLAINS COLUMN
Old Faithful

I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is;
you hold fast my name and you did not deny my
faith even in the days of Antipas my witness, my
faithful one, who was killed among you, where
Satan dwells. REV. 2:13

God sure gave me plenty of memories from my
arctic trip. The moose by the side of the road, and
elk that posed patiently for pictures we wanted to
take.. But nothing impressed me as much as the
arctic beauty. It reminded me of, you guessed it,
Old Faithful. That geyser that just keeps shooting
out of the ground. It is really something to see.
This tower of water and steam, exploding out of
the ground, high into the air, always at the same
time intervals..

We'd all like an Old Faithful of our own, so does
God. He's looking for old faithful's he can count
on. It's clear that a lot of the things we do wont
impress God much, if at all. One trait that gets His
attention and triggers blessing, is "faithfulness."
Like our geyser, always there, doing what we're
supposed to, and when you're supposed to do it.
We all know folks who are the anchors of our life.
To God, they are the folks He loves to reward.

God doesn't value men/women for flashiness, nor
friendliness, but for faithfulness. First Corinthians
4:2, says, "It is required that those who have been
given a trust must prove faithful." Notice! You
don't have to be successful, only faithful. I think
I've figured out the job description:"stay pure and
show up." That pretty much says it. Keep pure and
keep showing up. Paul put it this way in his final
challenge to his son in the faith, Timothy, "Keep
your head in all situations, endure hardship ...
discharge all the duties of your ministry" (2
Timothy 4:5).

Faithfulness is so valuable because it's so rare.
People only stick with a responsibility or a
commitment as long as it feels good, or if it's fun,
or until the novelty wears off, or they feel they're
being treated right or appreciated. But our Lord
modeled something much more noble. See your
job through, even when everyone deserts you, you
want out, or the world's against you. He is faithful
and he wants faithfulness. Revelation tells us of
his glorious appearance at His Second Coming,
He will be the rider on the white horse who "is
called Faithful and True" (Revelation 19:12).

Move from one who's in and out of commitments
to becoming one of God's "Old Faithful's." No
matter how small your assignment, or tired you
feel, unappreciated, or what the people say or do,
stay faithful. It's an honor to be a man or woman
about whom Almighty God can say, "I can count
on him or her." He's looking for warriors who'll
stay at their post, and everyone can depend on,
they finish what they start. Hard? Remember that
faithfulness is part of what the Bible describes as
"the fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22). You can
ask God to produce His faithfulness in you!

When your Lord Jesus is at the finish line, He's
not going to reward success: He's telling his heros,
"Well done, good and faithful servant." Live for
that, all you faithful warriors!




ARCTIC BEAUTY


STORIES

Give the Little Woman What she wants ..... When
Mike got home last night, his wife demanded that
he take her out to some place expensive. So Mike
took her to the gas station!
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An old man was sitting on a bench at the mall. A
young man walked up to the bench and sat down.
He had spiked hair in all different colors: green,
red, orange, blue, and yellow The old man just
stared. Every time the young man looked, the old
man was staring. Finally, the young man said
sarcastically, "What's the matter old timer? Never
done anything wild in your life?" The old man
smiled slyly and replied, "Got drunk once and had
sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you
were my son."
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A business man got on an elevator in a tall
building. When he entered the elevator, there was a
blonde already inside and she greeted him by
saying, "T-G-I-F." He smiled at her and replied,
"S-H-I-T." She looked at him, puzzled, and said,
"T-G-I-F" again. He acknowledged her remark
again by answering, "S-H-I-T." The blonde was
trying to be friendly, so she smiled her biggest
smile and said as sweetly as possibly, "T-G-I-F"
another time. The man smiled back to her and
once again answers "S-H-I-T." The blonde finally
decided to explain things, and this time she said,
"T-G-I-F. It means Thank Goodness It's Friday.
Get it, duuhhh?" The man answered, "S-H-I-T - - -
Sorry, Honey, It's Thursday."
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WET-BACK ETHNIC

Q: What Would You Call A Mexican Gigolo? A:
Juan For The Money!

Q: Why did the Mexican become so excited?
A: He discovered he could use Right Guard under
his left arm.

Q: Why is interrogating a Mexican like a pool
ball?
A: The harder you hit it the more English you get.

Hernandez was recruited off the street to be in a
police lineup on a rape case. When the police
brought in the victim, Hernandez spoke up.
"Yeah, that's her!"

Q: Why don't Mexicans play hide and seek?
A: Because no one will look for them.
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A middle-aged executive was becoming
increasingly irritated by the constant ribbing he
was taking from the junior employees who
couldn't resist making fun of his baldness.

One morning, a particularly brash trainee had the
gall to run his hand across the older man's
gleaming head while loudly exclaiming: "Feels
just like my wife's ass." With a look of genuine
curiosity, the aging executive rubbed his hand
across his head. "You're right," he said, "it does."
*******************
Q: What did one saggy boob say to the other
saggy boob?
A: If we don't get some help soon, people are
going to think we're nuts.

A woman recently lost her husband. Their
marriage had been a very lousy one, and she was
relieved that he was finally gone. She had him
cremated and brought his ashes home.

Picking up the urn that he was in, she poured him
out on the counter. Then she started talking to
him, "You know that fur coat you promised me?"
She answered by saying, "I bought it with the
insurance money!" She then said, "Remember that
new car you promised me?" She answered again
saying, "Well, I bought it with the insurance
money!"

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This was written by a third grader. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

GRANDMOTHER..................

A grandmother is a lady who has no children of
her own. She likes other peoples little girls. A
grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for
walks with the boys, and they talk about fishing
and tractors, and like that. Grandma's don't have
anything to do except be there. They are old, so
they shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough if they
drive us to market where the pretend horse is, and
have lots of dimes ready. Or if they take us for
walks, they should slow down past things like
leaves or caterpillars.

They should never say, "hurry up." Usually they
are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They wear
glasses and funny underwear. They can take their
teeth and gums off. It is better if they
don't have to be smart only answer questions like
why do dogs hate cats, and how come God isn't
married. They don't talk baby talk like visitors do
because it is hard to understand. When they read to
us they don't skip or mind if it is the same story
again. Everyone should try to have one especially
if you don't have television, because grandma's are
the only grown-ups who have got time.
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Senior personal ads seen in Florida newspapers:
(Who says seniors don't have a sense of humor?)

FOXY LADY: Sexy, fashion-conscious
blue-haired beauty, 80's, slim, 5'4" (used to be
5'6"), searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing
companion. Matching white shoes and belt a plus.

LONG-TERM COMMITMENT: Recent widow
who has just buried fourth husband, and am
looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot.
Dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath not a
problem.

SERENITY NOW: I am into solitude, long walks,
sunrises, the ocean, yoga and meditation. If you
are the silent type, let's get together, take our
hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times.

WINNING SMILE: Active grandmother with
original teeth seeking a dedicated flosser to share
rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.

BEATLES OR STONES? I still like to rock, still
like to cruise in my Camaro on Saturday nights
and still like to play the guitar. If you were a
groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen let's get
together and listen to my eight-track tapes.

MEMORIES: I can usually remember Monday
through Thursday. If you can remember Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, let's put our two heads
together.

MINT CONDITION: Male, 1932, high mileage,
good condition, some hair, many new parts
including hip, knee, cornea, valves. Isn't in
running condition, but walks well.
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The chains of habit are generally too small to be
felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel
Johnson.
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Our service to God is based on what he has done
for us.
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In a birth, there are two items that are needed.
1. Conception is required.'
2. A continuation is required.
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I stopped off to have lunch at a small town diner.
When I asked the waitress for her secret of her
cheerful attitude, she said, "I believe in being a
'doer,' not a 'don'ter.'"
Now! I like that. When I am being negative
instead of positive, I will do the following.
1. Do pray for my fiends and family, including
myself.
2. Do smile at those I meet and say something
cheerful.
3. Do work each day to the best of my ability,
turning my worries over to the Lord-
4. Do marvel at the beauty of God's world.
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*My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
* My wife and I were happy for twenty years.
Then we met.
* A good wife always forgives her husband when
she's wrong.
* I was married by a judge. I should have asked
for a jury.
* What's the difference between a boyfriend and a
husband? About 30 pounds.


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