He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious
will have the King for his friend
Proverbs 22:11Laughter is the shortest
distance between two people.
Victor Borge Be the change you wish to see
in the world.
Gandhi Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
Let us keep these people in our thoughts and
prayersRich Hooper who is undergoing chemo and radiation
therapy, Anita who is recovering from knee surgery but is
having difficulty with blood clots, Jim who had a bone marrow
transplant and needs it to arrest his Leukemia, and 51 year
old Jeff who has to change his lifestyle because of his recent
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1. Do not walk behind me,
for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not
follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a
broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest
before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's
newspaper, that's the time to do it.
5. Don't be
irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be
6. No one is listening until you say something
7. Always remember that you're unique. Just like
8. Never test the depth of the water with
9. If you think nobody cares if you're alive,
try missing a couple of car payments
10. Before you
criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That
way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have
11. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving
is not for you.
12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for
a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and
drink beer all day.
13. If you lend someone $20 and never
see that person again, it was probably worth it.
14. If you
tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
16. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
17. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of
that comes from bad judgment.
18. The quickest way to
double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in
19. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark
side, and it holds the universe together.
21. There are two
theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips
23. Experience is something you don't get
until just after you need it.
24. Never miss a good chance
to shut up.
25. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get
slapped on our butt. Then things get worse.
under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative
on the same night.
27. There is a fine line between "hobby"
and "mental illness."
28. No matter what happens, somebody
will find a way to take it too seriously.
29. There comes a
time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big
deal about your birthday ... around age 11.
seems normal until you get to know them.
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Things I Love
∑ Receiving mail that
∑ A good conversation
∑ Elevator operators
wearing white gloves
∑ Making new friends
∑ Being able
to follow a new dancing partner
Things I Hate
∑ Seeing that the expiration date has passed on a food
I was dying to eat
∑ Stepping into slush in my good shoes
∑ Not being asked to dance
∑ Getting charged in a
restaurant for a cup of hot water
∑ Being in a house
thatís too cold
STORY BY LINDA ROSS:
Stop and HELP! I
just came off working from a long,hard weekend showing
houses,writing two offers, and walking in the door both
Saturday and Sunday at 5:;30 ,,(8:30 inspection on Sat morn);
and very tired. Why am I telling you this? Well- my car needed
washing after showing it on muddy roads, I was out of gas in
my car and needed to fill up this morning. At 9:30, I was
leisurely pumping gas when I looked up at Maple and Telegraph
at the Mobil station, - and then something happened that not
only stopped all my worrying about my deals, my clients, the
inspections reports, all the stress that business
creates--------- and put me right back into focus!
was watching a blind man trying to cross Telegraph with his
cane, stuck and out of sorts in the middle of the right turn
lane; he had missed the curb, and his bearings were confused.
I continued to watch,told the Comcast guy next to me filling
his truck , someone should call for help; and not one person
moved. This poor guy was going to get hit,cars were doing the
Michigan U turn at that corner going west up Maple,and there
he was,smack in the right turn lane with cars dodging him. Do
you know what? Not ONE person stopped to help this guy! I left
my car,purse, everything including the nozzle filling my car,
and ran out to the street to help direct him.I told him he was
in the middle of Telegraph; did he have anyone coming for him,
he said no.I asked him where he was going,and he said he was
going to Henry Ford hospital way out Maple at Haggerty; and
had gotten off the bus at the wrong stop. I helped him into
the gas station, inside the owner knew him, and I told them to
call a cab for this gentleman. The guy replied to me, "I
cannot help you pay for your gas"- and I reassured him I did
not want anything from him other than to help him. I proceeded
to tell the gas station owner to get a cab for him,and I would
pay for it. I handed the owner $60.00 and my business card (so
he would know who I was) and told him to give it to the guy
for his cab. I started to cry, actually sob, it just hit a
spot in my heart that was another reminder we all need to
stop, and be kind, and be a good person. I told him he would
be ok, and I then went to finish filling up my car.By this
time I was crying, really crying, I felt so badly for this
guy; and then the owner came out of the gas station over to my
car, to make sure I was ok. He wanted to give me back the
money, and he was going to drive him himself! I told him to
give the cash to the guy, so he could take a cab home wherever
he lived. I left the corner sobbing; for whatever reason, I
was so grateful to be here,healthy, and then seeing this poor
man just broke my heart. By the time I got to Birmingham,my
face was purple from crying, and by the time I met my
customers, I assured them I was not sick, just emotionally
upset from this whole thing. I started thinking about all the
people filling their cars, not one of them, all too busy to
stop and help this poor guy. What is wrong with people; busy
on the phone, busy thinking about their own problems , and
lost in their own lives. I cannot begin to tell you that every
pump was filling; it is a busy gas station, and corner, and
here was this poor man trying to get to safe land.
the moral of this all is once again; reach out, help others
who need it worse than we do, and give of yourself,whether it
is time, money, effort, whatever it takes to make someone's
life better. I don't think I will ever forget this morning; it
was something that was supposed to keep me in focus, and it
did .It took only seconds for me to leave my car, the pump
filling, my purse, everything ,to get this guy to safety,take
him inside,and make sure he was taken care of. I looked at
these other people very busy with their own lives, including
the people inside the gas station who did not bother to ask if
they could help this guy, just rushing wherever they were
going to; and it upset me worse.Where is our human kindness?
Where is our compassion for those that need help and there is
no one around? Where are our hearts that we cannot stop what
we are doing, and help a person out of a busy street, give
directions, help an old lady, or help a crippled person cross
a street. We all need to think about this, and for some
reason, we all too soon forget.
My brother told me
about a cold winter night two years ago coming home from a
long day at work(he is a podiatrist), and the temperatures
were below 15 in the dead of winter.There he saw a crippled
guy in a wheelchair waiting for a bus; practically frozen to
death. Dennis, as tired as he was, stopped to help the
guy,introduce himself, put the guy in his SUV, put the
wheelchair in the back, and drive this guy way out of the way
to get him to where he was going ; this is what being human is
guys. So in closing this message and story to you all, stop ;
and the next time you see someone who needs your help, in
whatever capacity you can help, do it. Today I believe
happened for a reason, and I am never going to forget it;
someday, someone may have to help me or you.
Monday Night Dancers MON March
Singles&Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30-
6:30pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party 7:30-10:30 pm.
No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00.
Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox
O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to
10:00 PM Price $5.00
Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Mar
The Thunderbird Ski / Snowboard Instructors offer Ski and
Snowboard lessons at Mt. Brighton on Monday's starting at 6:00
P.M.:, January 8th through March, weather permitting.
Discounted lift tickets for the evening and equipment rental
is available on site. The instructor's host social gathering
during the instructional season, so checkout the Thunderbird
Ski Club's "Towline" for details, which are available at the
club's meetings or visit their website. Mt. Brighton Ski Area
, from 06:00 PM
Century Dancers Mar 7|
Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish
American Cultural Center which is nearby)
American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen
Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane
Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at
Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north
of Fourteen Mile Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest
Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21
A1 Singles WED March 08|
Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm
$7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487
Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights,
MI Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road
from 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Great Lakes Yacht Club Wed Mar 8
From the DRYA
All sailing races, anywhere in the
world, are governed by the same Racing Rules of Sailing-Learn
the basic rules- those few that you really need to know to get
around the race course safely and have a good time in the
bargain. International judge and national umpire Ted Evringham
makes it easy with his practical and entertaining
This Seminar will be held at the Great Lakes Yacht Club at
23900 Jefferson. St. Clair Shores phone number is
586-778-9510. It is just behind and to the right of Andiamo on
the Lake restaurant.
Windsor Ski Club THU March 09|
Windsor Ski Club Meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion
5645 Wyandotte East Windsor, Ontario Starting at 7:00
PWP- Rochester THU Mar 9|
Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your
Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester
& Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price
Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri Mar
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres
(8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
Double Tree Guest Suites 27000 Sheraton
Drive neare Novi Rd and I-96 exit 162 for directions only call
248-348-5000 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00 for members
$9.00 for guests
Sailing Singles FRI March 10|
General Meeting. Meet for dinner at the Elks Club any time
after 5:00 PM. Meeting 8:00 pm doors open at 7:30. Dancing to
a DJ after the meeting.
Troy-Clawson Elks Club 1451
East Big Beaver Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver between
Rochester Road and John R Starting at 08:00 PM Member price $5
Guest Price $8
Zombies from the Beyond Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat
8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM|
The Cold War paranoia threaten the folks at the Milwaukee
Space Centre in 1955, where the staff is all a-buzz at the
arrival of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett. The budding
romance of Trenton and Mary, the daughter of Space Centre
commander Major Malone, is jeopardized when a flying saucer
lands in Milwaukee. The craft is piloted by Zombina, a buxom
alien aviatrix bent on procuring he-specimens to repopulate
her planet.A zany and outrageous story brought to life by a
The Baldwin Theater (SecondStage)
415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430
Ten Little Indians March 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18,
Ten Little Indians is one of
Agatha Christie's most ingenious plots: a judge, a
diary-toting spinster, an ex-spy in disguise, and seven other
strangers are stranded in a remote house on isolated Indian
Island. People are being murdered one by one until no one is
left. But who's the killer?
Village Players 34660
Woodward Birmingham, MI 248- 644-2075
St. Rene 35+
Singles SAT March 11|
The St Rene Singles will be holding their Monthly Contact
Contact : Shirley 586 939 8357 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rene social hall 35955 Ryan Sterling heights, MI between 15
& 16 Starting at 08:00 PM
GM Ski Club
Feather Bowling SAT March 11|
Feather Bowling from 4:30 - 6:30 with dinner afterward.
Contact Bill Given at 248-795-0037 or my e-mail:
email@example.com. Reservations required.
think of trough bowling as curling without the ice, or
shuffleboard without the geezers. You roll a 3-pound wooden
wheel down the lane, trying to make it stop as close as
possible to a feather that's planted at the other end. That
means there's nothing to knock down. Finesse is rewarded,
rather than testosterone. Try your luck at rolling the oblong
ball down the concave court zigging and zagging/leaning and
careening against your opponents to place as close to the
"feather" as possible.
Bath City Bistro 75 Macomb
Place, Mt Clemens, MI 586-469-0917 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Member price $15 Guest Price $15
the Fleet Sun Mar 12|
The blessing of the Fleet will be conducted at Mariner's
Church 170 E Jefferson Detroit, MI 313-259- 2206 Parking for
the Mariner's church is free in the Ford Auditorium Garage .
The Service actuall Starts at 11:00 am but seating is limited
and there will be a line to get in at 10:00 am. There is no
charge but there will be a free will offering solicited.
Brunch after the Blessing of the Fleet. The
River Cafe is in the RenCen Detroit, MI 313-568- 8699 Parking
at the RenCen is $10.00 You can order off the menu or get
their Brunch for $15.95 Sailing Singles will be seated with a
view of the River
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
MON March 13|
Forum: Monte Clark, former coach of the Detroit Lions, will
speak to the Kirk Singles Forum on "Football and the Game of
Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI Starting at 07:00 PM
& Golf Club TUE March 14|
General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing
to a DJ after the Meeting
Troy Elks Club 1451 East Big
Beaver Troy, MI at between Rochester Road and John R. on the
north side of the street. Starting at 7:30 PM Member price $4
Guest Price $6
Singles Dry Land Lessons TUE March 14|
Dry Land Sailing Classes: Boating Etiquette and Clothing
Tom Langelier Contact : Evie Douglas: 586- 463-5482
Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between
Rochester Road and John R.
from 07:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Member price $30 all Classes or 1 Members Only
League Sun Mar 19|
The Project Hope League of Metropolitan Detroit will hold a
Chinese New Year Celebration at the Golden Harvest Restaurant
at 6880 Twelve Mile Road in Warren. It is beween Mound Road
and Van Dyke. The event will be held on Sunday March 19, 2006.
At 2:00 pm there will be a cash bar and appetizers. At 3:00
pm there will be a buffet dinner served followed by a program
at 4:00 pm entitled The Other side of China: The Silk
The price is $30 formmembers of Project Hope and $35 for
guests. The price is 50% deductible and include one raffle
You can get further information by contacting Larry Marc at
313-881-8513 or Kathy or Jim Serafino at 248-828-3956. You can
also send a check to Project Hope League, C/o Larry Marco, 774
Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mi 48236. Reservations are
requied by March 12, 2006
Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22|
Sailing Singles will hold their Commodores Ball at the
prestigious Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on Saturday Aprill 22,
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Watercolor by Peggy Jo|
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