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Re: OT: to my friends

God love you child! I'm not anemic, my thermostat's just set a little
higher than most. The joke here at work is they know it's over 80
degrees when I take my jacket off. Anything under 75 is uncomfortable
and below 60 is sheer torture.

Most of the year, that works out just fine! It doesn't help that we have
idiots here at work who like to run the air conditioner in December.
Bunch of homesick Eskimos if you ask me!!

Break out the hot chocolate and peach brandy - they'll keep you warm from the inside in a pinch - LOL.

back to work.....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 17 Dec 2003 02:16:00 -0500 (EST)

>Pam: Staying warm is not really an option for me at this time of
>year...I get cold about mid-October and don't really warm up again until
>July...that's the consequence of chronic anemia (it's a hereditary
>thing, not an iron deficiency)...today it was in the low 20's but with
>winds gusting in excess of 20 miles an hour, it brought the wind chill
>factor down to single digits...tough driving on the interstate too with
>winds like that...but the silver lining is that it freeze dried all the
>roads in just a few hours...it has been very rainy/drizzling here for a
>couple of days and things were very wet and icy slick...but bitterly
>cold winds did the trick and though we are cold, we are dry! So it is
>safe to drive once again! Thanks for the kind words, though...the
>thought is appreciated! :-)
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Tue 12/16, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com > wrote:
>From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 19:12:34 -0600
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: to my friends
>Just read this again. It's so great!! Your friendship is a true jewel
>in<br>my spiritual treasure chest. In that respect, I'm quite rich -
>thanks to<br>friends like you!! Stay warm girl!<br><br><br>love ya -
><br><br>Pam<br><br>---------- Original Message
>----------------------------------<br>From: "Melody"
><mhobertm@excite.com><br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Mon, 15
>Dec 2003 05:49:51 -0500 (EST)<br><br>>Dear friends: This was sent to me
>by my dearest friend in the whole world and I wanted to pass it on to
>all of you...<br>><br>>Fwd: I think you will really like this, so make
>sure you read all the way down to the last
>sentence...enjoy<br>><br>>There once was a little girl who had a bad
>temper. Her mother gave her a<br>>bag of nails and told her that every
>time she lost her temper, she must<br>>hammer a nail into the back of
>the fence. The first day the girl had<br>>driven 37 nails into the
>fence. Over the next few weeks, as she learned<br>>to control her anger,
>the number of nails hammered daily gradually<br>>dwindled down. She
>discovered it was easier to hold her temper than to<br>>drive those
>nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the girl<br>>didn't lose
>her temper at all. She told her mother about it and the<br>>mother
>suggested that the girl now pull out one nail for each day that<br>>she
>was able to hold her temper. The days passed and the young girl
>was<br>>finally able to tell her mother that all the nails were gone.
>The mother<br>>took her daughter by the hand and led her to the fence.
>She said, "You<br>>have done well, my daughter, but look at the holes in
>the fence. The<br>>fence will never be the same. When you say things in
>anger, they leave a<br>>scar just like this one. " You can put a knife
>in a person and draw it<br>>out. It won't matter how many times you say
>I'm sorry, the wound is<br>>still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a
>physical one.<br>><br>><br>>Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They
>make you smile and encourage<br>>you to succeed. They lend an ear, they
>e words of praise and they<br>>always want to open their hearts to
>us.<br>><br>><br>>Show your friends how much you care. Send this to
>everyone you consider<br>>a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to
>the person who sent it to<br>>you. If it comes back to you, then you'll
>know you have a circle of<br>>friends. Happy Friendship week! You are my
>friend and I am honored. Now<br>>send this to every friend you have!!
>And to your family. Please forgive<br>>me if I have ever left a hole in
>Excite! -
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>Evans<br>Kemp TX/zone
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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