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OT-HUMOR: non-iris .. Wanting you all to smile!

  • To: Iris Talk <iris-talk@onelist.com>
  • Subject: OT-HUMOR: non-iris .. Wanting you all to smile!
  • From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 20:59:03 -0600
  • References: <95ff536b.3639283a@aol.com>

From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>

This is a short story my cousin sent me and I thought you all might get a smile
out of it.  Hope you all had a great Christmas and hope we all have a much
better Iris year this year than last.  May our blooms never cease!


> " W H A T   I ' V E   L E A R N E D"
> I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "
> Silent Night". Age 6

> I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.  Age
> 7

> I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what
> they are doing and wave back. Age 9
> I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me
> clean it up. Age 13
> I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try
> cheering someone else up. Age 14
> I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my
> parents are strict with me. Age 15
> I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of
> advice. Age 24
> I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's pleasures. Age 26
> I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed
> me there. Age 29
> I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so
> that no one will believe it. Age 39
> I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know
> how to show it. Age 41
> I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little
> card. Age 44
> I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need
> to cast blame on others. Age 46
> I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47
> I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.   Age
> 49
> I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
> Age 50
> I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these
> three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
> Age 52
> I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full
> of pills. Age 52
> I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss
> them terribly after they die. Age 53
> I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.  Age
> 58
> I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance Age 62
> I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both
> hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64
> I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus
> on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing
> the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65
> I've learned that whenever I decide to do something with kindness, I usually
> make the right decision. Age 68
> I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72
> I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I've
> seen several. Age 73
> I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82
> I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People
> love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on
> the back. Age 85
> I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92
> I've learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about.
> Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Southwest Missouri, USDA Zone 6

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