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Thought for Friday, May 30, 2008

Golden Oldie

We can't make the documentation idiot-proof,
but we CAN make it idiot-resistant!

-John W. Hockert, PhD
As reported by Penny Pennington

Thought for Thursday, May 29, 2008

Golden Oldie

Knowing how time can be on an awards show,
I prepared two speeches. A short one and a long one.
I guess I'll give the short one, "Thank you."
Ah, it appears I have time for the long one,
"Thank you very much."

-Harrison Ford on accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award
at the Golden Globes on 01/20/02 as reported in
Penny Pennington's Today's Thought 2002/01/23

Thought for Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Golden Oldie

Life moves pretty fast.
Ya don't stop and look
around once in a while,
ya gonna miss it!

-Ferris Bueller (on his day off)

(Penny Pennington's TodaysThought 2001/06/06)

Thought for Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Golden Oldie

Do not keep the alabaster box of your friendship
sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their
lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering
words while their ears can hear them, and while
their hearts can be thrilled and made happier.
The kind of things you mean to say
when they are gone, say before they go.

-George W. Childs
(From Penny Pennington's
Today's Thought 2001/06/25)

Thought for Friday, May 23, 2008

Golden Oldie

In 1865, Henry C. Welles, a druggist in the village of Waterloo, NY,
mentioned at a social gathering that honor should be shown to the
patriotic dead of the Civil War by decorating their graves.
In the Spring of 1866, he again mentioned this subject to General John
B. Murray, Seneca County Clerk. General Murray embraced the idea and a
committee was formulated to plan a day devoted to honoring the dead.
Townspeople adopted the idea wholeheartedly. Wreaths, crosses and bouquets
were made for each veteran's grave. The village was decorated with flags
at half mast and draped with evergreen boughs and mourning black

On May 5, 1866, civic societies joined the procession to the three
existing cemeteries and were led by veterans marching to martial music. At
each cemetery there were impressive and lengthy services including
speeches by General Murray and a local clergyman. The ceremonies were
repeated on May 5, 1867.

The first official recognition of Memorial Day as such was issued by
General John A. Logan, first commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic. This was General Order No. 11 establishing "Decoration Day" as
it was then known. The date of the order was May 5, 1868, exactly two
years after Waterloo's first observance. That year Waterloo joined other
communities in the nation by having their ceremony on May 30.


tftd will return on or about Tuesday May 27th

Thought for Thursday, May 22, 2008

Golden Oldie

Are you interested in making $$$$ fast?
Here's an incredibly simple way to do it,
and there is nothing to buy, no investment
to make, no money to lose! Try it now!

Follow this simple procedure:

1) Hold down the shift key.
2) Hit the 4 key four times.

-(Archives)(tftd assumes of
"Profusions of Puns Gaggles of
Groaners" <Groaners@mail.otherwhen.com>)

This thought goes out in honor of Penny Pennington who conducts
a tireless crusade to rid the Internet of the chain letter,
get-rich-quick mail, and urban legend clutter.

Thought for Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Don't stay in the shower for 20 minutes.
Just clean up, get out and keep singing.

-District spokesman Charles Hardy

This is a quote from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about
the water restrictions imposed by EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility
District) for residents in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties . . .
it made me laugh (my area is under voluntary cutbacks . . .
no restrictions [yet])

-Penny Pennington


Thought for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Legislation proposed in the Illinois State Legislature, May, 1907:
"Speed upon county roads will be limited to ten miles an hour unless
the motorist sees a bailiff who does not appear to have had a drink in
30 days, when the driver will be permitted to make what he can."

Thought for Monday, May 19, 2008

"The identical is equal to itself, since it is different."
-- Franco Spisani

Thought for Friday, May 16, 2008

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Thought for Thursday, May 15, 2008

"... all the modern inconveniences ..."
-- Mark Twain

Thought for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It is always the season for the old to learn.

- Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)

Thought for Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Worst Month of 2008 for Downhill Skiing:
August. The lines are the shortest, though.

-Steve Rubenstein

Thought for Monday, May 12, 2008

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.
The next best time is now.

-African Proverb
Quoted by Bro. Tim

Thought for Friday, May 9, 2008

Golden Oldie

It bothers me when people say,
'We lost Uncle Jim'.
It _sounds_ so careless.

-Irene Lisenbee Galvin
May 9, 1910 - March 8, 1994

Thought for Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt.
"Confound those who have said our remarks before us."
-- Aelius Donatus

Thought for Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We don't understand the software, and sometimes we don't understand the
hardware, but we can see the blinking lights!


Oh for the good old days. tftd

Thought for Tuesday, May 6, 2008


You may easily play a joke
on a man who likes to argue
-- agree with him.

-Ed Howe

Thought for Monday, May 5, 2008

People who want to retire so they can sit under a
coconut tree watching the grass grow baffle me.
We were created for meaningful work, and one of
life's greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of
a job well done.

-John Maxwell
From the Masters:
23 Apr 2008

Thought for Friday, May 2, 2008

Comparison is the death of true self-contentment.

-John Powell
Bits and Pieces
May 2008

Or as a former boss of tftd said, "Don't ever look at the budget.
If you do you will find some old so and so that is making more
than you and doing less and it will just make you mad.
(Much editing of the original statement. tftd)

Thought for Thursday, May 1, 2008

Don't get even -- get odd!

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