To Love and Lose – June 30.2011

To Love and Lose To love and to lose is one of the biggest tragedies in life, yet one fails to see the blessing in the loss. We lose for many reasons – a death, a divorce, a broken friendship and the end of a relationship. In that moment, we feel our life has come…

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Recipe For Washing Clothes – June 29.2011

Recipe For Washing Clothes Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe for washing clothes. It appears below just as it was written, and despite the spelling, has a bit of philosophy. This is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrap book (with spelling errors and all)…

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Burnt Biscuits! – June 28.2011

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits…

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Parker Pens – June 27.2011

Our pens will write in any language. ―George S. Parker George Parker kept his eyes open for new opportunities. Of course, he had to make a living in the meantime, so he taught telegraphy. One day in 1892, George finally found an idea worth pursuing. He had come up with a concept for a fountain…

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Eddie Bauer – June 24.2011

Eddie Bauer “Ideas must work through the brains and arms of good and brave men, or they are not better than dreams.”  -Emerson Eddie Bauer was an experienced hunter and fisherman, but one fishing trip almost cost him his life. It was in 1928 when his partner went ahead to the car while Bauer stayed…

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Sonny Bono – June 23.2011

Sonny Bono “Some people were under the misconception that Son was a short man, but he was heads and tails taller than anyone else.” —Cher Following his untimely death on the ski slopes in January 1998, Sonny Bono was remembered by four-term congressman and fellow actor Fred Grandy. “One thing you can say about him:…

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Levi Strauss Invents Bluejeans – June 22.2011

“Study how to do the most good, and let the pay take care of itself.” —Lyman Abbott In 1853 Levi Strauss was invited by his brother-in-law David Stern to help start a dry goods store in San Francisco during the gold rush. Levi packed goods onto a ship that sailed 17,000 miles from New York…

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Edison’s Bright Idea – June 21.2011

Edison’s Bright Idea Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”         —Thomas Edison  In 1878, when Edison announced that he would have a working small electric light “in a matter of weeks,” gas stocks plummeted. Riding on his already legendary reputation, Edison raised money, organized the Edison Electric Light Company, and set out to…

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A Life That Makes A Difference – June 20.2011

A Life That Makes A Difference by Steve Goodier “How do you account for your remarkable accomplishment in life?” Queen Victoria of England asked Helen Keller. “How do you explain the fact that even though you were both blind and deaf, you were able to accomplish so much?” Ms. Keller’s answer is a tribute to…

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My Dad – June 17.2011

The story starts, “I knew the day would come when I would get “the” phone call. The Doctor’s had told us the tumors were inoperable this time. Dad had about 6 weeks to live. The news came on his 63rd birthday and it was devastating.” I have read that story on the air, every Friday…

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