Monday Night Laughs

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Some Updates 

Late in November of last year we lost Mark’s father.  Al lost his battle with cancer and he is dearly missed.  Thank God he only lasted about a week on hospice when the angels took him home.  Sebastian was his buddy and he still looks for him every time he goes to their house.  He knows he’s not in the bed anymore, so he talks to Poppy’s picture instead ūüė¶

Speaking of Sebastian, he’s 18 months old already!  Remember this little guy?

Well, here he is now…

And those sweet little twin babies my son had…

And let’s not forget my two little scholars…

Where does the time go?  I can feel myself aging by the minute!  

Last but not least, some of my latest work…

I hope everybody has been as well as can be expected!!

God bless and keep you all,  Terri

Your Sunday Funnies

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¬†I Was Taught Respect

From a young child
respect was taught
for those whose lives
our safety bought

It mattered not
what badge they wore
more important
the oath they swore

A debt we owed
of gratitude
freely given
without attitude

Killing police
condoned by blacks
proves just what
this country lacks

Following God
His laws to keep
was in our hearts
conviction deep

Yet to believe
today brings scorn
an evil soul
in us was born

If once again
we put God first
He’d prosper us
and lift our curse!

Weekend Wackey Stuff

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Minion Mania

What?

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016,
Wow, where does it end?
First Grandma, Marian Robinson, to Receive Lifetime $160K Government
 Pension
>¬† By¬†Lorne Armstrong¬†–
      October 17, 2016
Photo by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr (CC BY 4.0)Washington D.C.

Subject: First Grandma Marian Robinson to Receive Lifetime $160K Government Pension

First Grandma Marian Robinson to Receive Lifetime $160K Government
Pension

Washington D.C. ‚ÄstFirst¬†Grandma Marian Robinson, 79, will receive a¬†lifetime 160K government¬†pension when she leaves the White House next year,according to¬†congressional budget statements.

According to documents obtained through the Freedom of
Information¬†Act¬†(FOIA), Mrs. Robinson earned¬†the lifetime pension¬†for ‚Äúservices rendered as full-time/in-home¬†caregiver‚ÄĚ for¬†granddaughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, during¬†President Obama‚Äôs two¬†terms in office.

In January of 2009, it was reported that Mrs. Robinson was living in the White House full-time to tend to her granddaughters. She was the first live-in grandmother at the White House since Elivera M. Doud, the mother of Mamie Eisenhower, during the Eisenhower
Administration.

Critics say Mrs. Robinson should not profit from something as simple as taking care of family.

Sally Kellner, volunteer/activist
for the National Taxpayers
Union, says this is a prime example of needless spending.

“I think it’s ridiculous that taxpayers must pay this woman a lifetime salary for something everyday Americans do for free.

We take care of¬†our families because we love them, not for profit.”

When asked if Mrs. Robinson’s lifetime pension was justified, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget
Committee, declined to comment but said a special oversight committee would review all post-Obama Administration budgetary
obligations.

Before her son-in-law became President of the United States, Mrs. Robinson had never been abroad.

Now, after almost eight years of being the nation’s Grandmother-In-Chief, she’s a seasoned world traveler who has, accompanied by her granddaughters, been to Senegal, Tanzania, China and Italy, where she even met the Pope.

‚ÄúShe‚Äôs¬† been the rock of the family,‚ÄĚ says Obama family¬†friend and biographer,¬†Peter Slevin. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been a real blessing for¬†the girls (Malia &¬† Sasha) to have their grandma with them during¬†these formative years,‚Ä̬†he said.

Shortly¬†after the 2008 presidential election, President¬†Obama called Robinson¬†‚ÄúOne of the unsung heroes‚ÄĚ of his campaign,¬†and said, ‚ÄúWe couldn‚Äôt¬†have done it without her.‚ÄĚ

First Lady Michelle Obama has said that if Robinson had not been available to step in and watch over the girls, Obama might never have launched his campaign.

While¬†holding no official job title, Mrs. Robinson¬†likely qualified for her¬† lifetime pension under the ‚Äúoptional‚Ä̬†eligibility requirement for¬†the¬†Civil Service¬†Retirement
Act (CSRS).

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Hitchcock Couldn’t Have Wrote it Better – Email from Mom

Truth is stranger than fiction!
Anyone want to tage a shot at the odds of this ever happening again?

For those who have served on a jury, this one is something to think about.
Just when you think
 you have heard everything!  Do you like to read a good murder mystery?
Not even Law and Order
 would attempt to capture this mess.
This is an unbelievable twist of fate!

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science (AAFS), President Dr. Don Harper Mills
astounded his audience with the
 legal complications of a bizarre death.
Here is the
 story: 

On March 23, 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died
from a shotgun wound to the head.
Mr. Opus had jumped
 from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide.  He left a note to
that effect indicating his
 despondency. 

As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast passing through a window which
killed him instantly. Neither the
 shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just
below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been able
to complete his suicide the way he had
 planned.

The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife.
They were arguing vigorously and he
 was threatening her with a shotgun! The man was so upset that when he pulled 
the trigger, he completely
 missed his wife and the pellets went through the window, striking Mr. Opus.

When one intends to kill subject ‘A’ but kills subject ‘B’ in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject ‘B.’

When confronted with the murder charge, the old man and his wife were both adamant that they thought 
the shotgun was not loaded. The oldman said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the
unloaded
 shotgun.  He had no intention to murder her. Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident;
that is, assuming the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple’s son loading the shotgun about six weeks
prior to the fatal 
accident.  It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son’s financial support and the son, 
knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that
his father
 would shoot his mother.  

Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even though he didn’t actually pull the
trigger.  The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.

Now comes the exquisite twist..
Further investigation
 revealed that the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus.
He had become
 increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother’s murder.
This led him to jump
 off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed by a shotgun blast passing
through the ninth story
 window.

The son, Ronald Opus, had actually murdered himself!
So the medical
 examiner closed the case as a suicide.

A true story from Associated Press.      

Hump Day Humor

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