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Do I Understand This Correctly?

Do I Understand This Correctly?


Do I Understand This Correctly?

Let me see if I understand all of this…

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY…

YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR


IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY…

YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY


IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GE…

A DRIVERS LICENSE, A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS AND FREE HEALTH CARE


Maybe I still don’t understand.

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BANNED FROM WAL-MART…

BANNED FROM WAL-MART…

This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart.
Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.
Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women – she loved to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Wal-Mart:

Dear Mrs. Gilbert
Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store.  We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Gilbert are listed below and are documented by our
video surveillance cameras ..

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4 July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away.’

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M’s on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he’d
invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ‘Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through yelled, ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal
position and screamed, ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’

And last, but not least…

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very
loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here!’

Sincerely,
Wal-Mart

PEAK Trip

We got to go on the PEAK family trip this past weekend. OMGosh it was so much fun! I love spending time with my family; we always stay up way late and play all kinds of games!

As Andy and I were driving to Grandmas house we saw this guy, I could not stop laughing at his racing gloves that he had on… LOL

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We got to Grandmas and got the cars packed, when everyone got there (Marie and Kenn, Steven and his family and Andy and I) we all went to Grandma and Grandpa Greats grave site. I have not been there in almost 3 years:

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We also put flowers on Aunt Marjorie, and Joe’s grave sites:

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I thought that these froggies were so cute:

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When we got to the resort we pulled out the camping chairs and hung out in the living room and did what we all do best (LOL) talk!

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We talked for hours and also played games until WAY late Friday night. We got to play Phase 10 Twist. I have never played it before and I am now hooked! Andy and I will buy that game. Then Saturday morning Andy and I went fishing. It was a lot of fun hanging out relaxing looking at the beautiful view:

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Andy and I right before my cell phone took a dip in the water… I was so sad!

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After fishing we went back to the resort and got in our swim suits and went to the pool with my uncle, aunt and their kids. We were only at the pool for about 20ish min when they closed the pool because of thunder. We found my other Aunt and Uncle and stat and talked to them. My Uncles and cousins played Soccer and Horse Shoes:

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Andy and I got to hang out with my youngest cousin Jace, he loved playing with Andy. They made up riddles, and played all kinds of games. I love watching Andy play with kids, I know he is going to be a great dad when we have kids!

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We got back to the room and played games again until about midnight! Then Andy and I went up to the bed room where Kenn and Marie were. We all stayed up and chatted and hung out even later:

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Sunday we got up and went to church, then came back and took a nap then play Wii. It was fun watching Uncle Steven, Andy, Gray, Kenn and Jace playing Wii. I even played it bit… I did a boxing challenge and boxing lesson. I lost to Gray…(yep he’s 9)

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Monday Andy and I got up early so that we could get home and go to a BBQ with Jose and his family. We took some pictures on the drive home:

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By the time this weekend was over we were pooped!

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What a day

OMGosh, what a day today has already been…  I have some updates to my family …

  • My step mom had surgery on April 3ed; she had a lesion in her mouth. She had to have it removed, it was on her tongue. Everything went pretty well. My dad took her home so that she could rest.

About 2-3 hours later my dad had to take her to the ER because she had some bleeding and pain. The dr. and nurses were extremely worried because her tongue had swollen up extremely bad. They admitted her in to the hospital or observation over night.

The results came back about the biopsy and they found that it was cancer. They will have to do surgery again. It will be on the 24th. We are hoping that they will be able to get it all out this time and she will be okay.

  • My mom called me about 6:45am today… the first thing she said to me was “get your sister on the phone” I questioned her and she just told me to hurry… (The last time she did that is when we found out that my aunt had gone missing). Marie did not answer so I just talked to my mom.

She informed me that my Aunt Anita had been found. She was found in California yesterday.  Miles was arrested after a short foot pursuit. Anita was then arrested without problems in a motel in Vallejo.

Anita will be in California for up to 45 days, then she will go back to North Carolina. Anita has been able to talk to my Grandpa and also to her husband. As expected she is scared.

  • My mothers Father-In-Law is going to be having surgery today. He is going to have his left foot removed due to problems. I do not know all of the details. Please keep him in your prayers….
  • My last bit of news…. Andy was laid off yesterday. All 10 of the people that were in his training class back in February we all let go. They did not give him much info or details. So we are back to looking for a new job. If anyone hears of one PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Thank you to everyone that has prayed for my family and thank you to everyone that has put our names on the Temple Pray roles. When I get some more updates on each family member I will let you all know.

Fixing Americas Problems

My sister posted this the other day and I loved it!!! Take a look…

Dear Mr. President,

Patriotic retirement:

There’s about 40 million people over 50 years old……. in the work force – pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following stipulations.

1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings – UNEMPLOYMENT FIXED

2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered – AUTO INDUSTRY FIXED.

3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – HOUSING CRISIS FIXED.

It is all gone!!!

OMGosh It has taken me for ever to get this all taken care of…

On October 24th I started posting about this darn “Sty” that I had on my eye.  I did everything that I could to help it go away. When I finaly could not stand it any more and in the end of December I went to the  eye DR. he told me that I would need to go to my family DR if it was not gone with in 2 weeks. He sent me home with some meds. and some treatments to do at home (all of them I had been doing for almost 2 months).

In the end of January I went to my family Dr. He looked at it and said that I needed to see a “Eye Lid Speshalist” and have it removed. So I called the number he gave me and set up an appointment. They were not able to get me in until March 2 at 8am.

When I got to the appointment the Dr. said that it was not a “Sty” it was “Chalazion” (A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid. Chalazia (plural) may look like styes, but they are usually larger.)

The mornin gof March 2 this is what my eye looked like…

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I dont want to go in to detail on how the surgary went, but it was okay… I did passout when it was all over but my sister Marie (she  is small) was able to stop me from falling on the floor… THANKS MARIE

About 4 hours later this is what my eye looked like….

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Oh my goodness was I hurting so very bad… On tuesday morning it looked like this…

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It is getting so much better. On Wedensday when I finaly got to go back to work it looked like this….

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And today it lookes even better! I am so happy that it is gone, I dont have to deal with these issues any more!!!

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It looks so good I am so happy!!!

The “official” hugs BOOK, by Martha Bolton

These are from the book  The “official” hugs BOOK, by Martha Bolton. **

< > or (  )   E-mail hug

(((( ))))  E-mail group hug

>0  0<   two huggers who haven’t yet found each other

0<  >0   two huggers preparing to hug

0<. >0  0< >0  0< >0  0< >0   a huggers convention

0X  X0    two huggers meeting

8<  a California hugger wearing sunglasses

0< X0  a hugger meeting a nonhugger

“A hug is powerful.  It’s the act of closing your arms around  someone to open your heart to them.” **