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Question for you? Feel like answering today?

How would you describe your land of MILK and HONEY?


1.. land of unusual fertility and abundance.
2.the blessings of heaven.
3.the Promised Land.

Just curious.


Luisa Doraz


Question for you…..

How would you feel having your adult family members all living…in separate households…on about 20 acres of the same land you live on?


As I watch my children grow up

I notice the question marks on their foreheads vanishing

Their eyes seem to glisten with happiness

As if they just won the state lottery.

I will dream and wish this inner peace

will stay with them forever…

Just like my everlasting love

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just a Reminder!!!

snopes.com: Calling #77 to Reach Highway Patrol

It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend.
An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.
Lauren’s parents have always told her never to pull over for an
unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get
to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called
*77 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not
pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there
was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop
behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars
where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving,
remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind
her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car
behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground.
The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

I never knew about the *77 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a
woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car.
Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe=2
*Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility confirmed
that *77 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your
turn to let your friends know about *77.

You may want to Send this to every woman (and man) you know; it may
save a life.

This applies to ALL 50 states!!!!

Thanks Linda!!!!

The Sack Lunches….a story

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned
seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to
read and perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all
the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a
conversation. ‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to

‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re
being deployed to Afghanistan.’

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches
were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we
reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time.

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned
to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch.
Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base ‘

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to
the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill.
‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed
tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in
Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were
seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the
front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first
class. ‘This is yours with thanks.’

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for
the rest room. A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part
of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Aircraft Pilot coming down the
aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking
for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the
plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, an
said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’

Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a
booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once,
someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’ I
was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man
who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting
to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting
just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my
shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another
twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to
the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It
will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a
sandwich. God Bless You.’

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow
travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their
safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could
only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little.

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made
payable to his country for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

That is Honor, and there are way too many people who no longer understand it.

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Kristi, thank you for sharing this with us!

No Question is a Dumb Question, am I Right?…..*)*

I can just feel a bunch of you out there are just screaming at this question, right? Oh, was that a dumb question? No, I guess not since that is what this post is going to be about. It is on topic, right?
I guess if a question is on the topic that is being discussed, it is appropriate. Then that means, if the question is “way out there” and makes NO sense to ask…at that time….Is it a dumb question? Well, I would have to say YES! Let me explain, OK? If you are talking about the price of groceries and how you noticed that items are going up, and a friend you are with looks right at you and asks, “So, what is that guy doing over there?”…am I suppose to stop what I am discussing with someone and LOOK? Now, what did her question have to do with the price of food? Was she having “a moment” where she was just out in la la land???? I mean. wasn’t that a dumb question to ask, at that time? So, I do believe that no question is a dumb question….you are dumb if you do not ask it….BUT, I do believe it needs to be AT THE RIGHT TIME, and should “Go With The Flow” of a conversation. Oh well, just my opinion!

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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

An Inspiation for Pet Lover’s, Everywhere!……….*)*

This is a story about a dog who was born on Christmas Eve in 2002.
He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which needed to be amputated.
He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.

He was rejected and scorned.

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His first owner also did not think he could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of putting him to sleep.
At that time, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, came into his life and wanted to take care of him.
She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. She thought, all we need is a little faith.

Therefore, she named him ‘Faith.’

In the beginning, she put Faith on a surf board to let him feel the movements of the water.

Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and to reward him for standing up and jumping around.
Even the other dogs at home helped to encourage him to walk.
Amazingly, after only 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and
jumped to move forward.

After further training in the snow, he can now walk like a human being.

Faith loves to walk around now.

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No matter where he goes, he attracts all the people around him.
He’s now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared in various newspapers and TV shows.
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There is a book entitled ‘With a little faith’ being published about him.

He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.

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His present owner, Jude Stringfellow, has given up her teaching job and plans to take him
around the world to show
‘that even without a perfect body one can have a perfect soul.’
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In life there are always undesirable things.

Perhaps a person who feels things are not going as well as they could will feel better if they change their point of view

and see things from another perspective.

Perhaps this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone.

Perhaps everyone can appreciate and

be thankful for each beautiful day that follows.

Life is the continual demonstration of the power of thinking positive and having faith.

Believe in yourself.

Never lose faith.

Thanks Pam!

Geez, Do I Wanna Be Invisible……….! *)*

“The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.”

Well, I do not live in that small of a town, but CLOSE ENOUGH! I wish some days I could just say a command, and POOF…I am invisible! You know, those days when you just DO NOT want to see some one you know on your trip to the post office, but THERE THEY ARE! You see them standing in line, and you ask yourself, “Should I go, or stay?…TOO LATE..I’ve been spotted!!!!! Great! Then you have to become that “fake” person and SMILE when you would rather spit! Stop laughing at me! So, in those situations, I guess you do the best you can ,since you decided to live where you are living ,and handle what goes with it….. right? I guess! Oh, I could always move! Then it just starts all over again, with NEW people! Oh well, I know…GET A GRIP, right? It was fun to write this, I feel better now! *)* Oh, have a great weekend!

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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Whatever Works For You…….. *)*

I just had a night out with my friends, and BOY..did I find out some stuff I was better off NOT knowing! The more “spirits” they had, the more “spirited” the evening became! We were talking about lots of things, like the new President, the economy, the housing market, and whether or not our significant others wore underwear! You know, all that “normal” stuff we girls talk about! Well, a couple of my girlfriends told EVERYONE who would listen, “My husband doesn’t wear any underwear, ever!” Now, at first, I just looked at them with my mouth open, then I got to thinking. Some underwear can be a pain in the butt, literally! I hate underwear that creeps up…personally! It does take a while to finally find some you like, only to have them discontinued! Underwear is an item I would NOT want to buy used on EBay! So, I got to thinking, maybe not wearing any underwear might be alright. *)* So, what I decided was~~~~~~~~~~I’LL NEVER TELL! *)*

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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

LOVE FROM A DAD*………….a poem*

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You will always be my little girl
Don’t you ever forget that is the case
I will keep you safe and watch over you
Even after I have passed from this place

You take time to see what is around you
Learn all there is to learn with zest
Always maintain your dignity and patience
Even when you are put to the toughest test

People have knowledge to share
Listen and care to understand
Do not be too quick to think
They would not be willing to lend a helping hand

Laugh, smile, live and enjoy
Do not be too serious with your woes and cares
For they too will be sure to pass
Have faith, hope, and love…for many,many years

I was proud of you since the day you were born
I was impressed with everything you learned to do
Don’t ever forget where you came from
Don’t ever forget I will always love you