Life is to be fortified by many friendships
We Cannot hold a torch to light another's path without
brightening our own
There is a path before each person that seems right,
but ends in death
As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects
from an email I received:
A Comforting ExplanationBeing a veterinarian, I had
been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named
Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their
little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and they
were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was
dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left
for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure
for the old dog in their home.
As we made
arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be
good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure.
They felt as though Shane might learn something from the
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in
my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so
calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered
if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes,
Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to
accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or
We sat together for a while after Belker's
death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives
are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening
quietly, piped up, "I know why."
Startled, we all
turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd
never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People
are born so that they can learn how to live a good life --
like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The
four-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do
that, so they don't have to stay as long."
simply. Love generously. Care deeply, Speak kindly. Leave the
rest to God.
The term "Shocking Pictures" used in the series of photos (see
above) lost some of its meaning because all the photos are not
being presented at one time. The commercial press believes in
the phrase "if it bleeds, it leads". Certainly The news from
Iraq is terrible, but there are some good things happening
there and that's what the pictures we've been running are
about-The heart warming, caring stuff.
Why God made Moms -- BRILLIANT Answers given by 2nd
grade school children to the following questions!!
God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the
scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house. 3. To help
us out of there when we were getting born.
How did God
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He Just
used bigger parts.
What ingredients are mothers made
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and
everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use
string, I think.
Why did God give you Your mother
& not some other mom?
1. We're related
2. God knew
she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.
What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My mom
has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be
3. They say she used to be nice.
did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is
he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at
least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?
Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes
the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
She got too old to do anything else with him.
grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap
Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't
want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees
the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only
because she has a lot more to do than dad.
difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work
and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real
power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep
over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you
feel better without medicine.
What does your mom do in
her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside
she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe
If you could change one thing about your Mom, what
would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping
my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom
smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and
3. I would like for her to get rid of those
invisible eyes on the back of her head.
Armed Forces Day
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single
holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military
members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson
announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace
separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The
single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the
Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of
Volunteers NeededCrawford Armstrong Handicapped
Association FUN DAY IN THE SUN PICNIC SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH
8:30am -3pm at Detroit Yacht Club
Skippers call Suzanna
Volunteers call Mary 586-939-3993 Pat
Monday Night Dancers Mon May
Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30-
6:30 PM, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Dance party 7:30-10:30 PM.
No dance partner needed. Lessons $5.00, Dance party 6.00.
Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz,
Polka. 313-295- 1134.
Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C
Hall, 23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price
Singles MON May 15|
Forum. Ms Ann Cole-Pierce, noted Family Law Attorney will
speak on divorce and its aftermath.
There will be a
social period at 7:00PM with coffee and snacks served. The
program starts at 7:30PM.
Contact : Stan 248-698-2300
Kirk in the Hills 1330 West Long Lake Rd Bloomfield
Hills, MI No Charge
Century Dancers Tues May 16|
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
Guys and Dolls WED. May 17 til Sat May
Guys and Dolls performed by the Heart-of-the-Hills
Players Wed and Thur 2:00 PM Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM
Contact : Justine 586-771-9882
Justine Brace and
Trisha Lloyd of Sailing Singles are in the production
Warren Community Center Theater 5460 Arden , West of
Mound Between Chicago Road and 14 Mile Road
in advance $12 at the door.
A1 Singles Wed. May 17|
Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI .
Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road
Dance lessons 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dance party 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487
Kirk and Somerset WED May 17|
A great appetizer menu is available until 6:00 PM for only
$1.95 per item with beverage. Contact : Stan 248-698-2300
McCormick & Schmick 2850 Coolidge Troy, MI South
of the Saks Fifth Ave. store, Somerset Collection- South from
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Selective Singles Social Club THU May
Weekly breakfast get-to-gether. Interesting friends and
good food. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934
Barrel Restaurant S. of 13 Mile, E side of Mack Roseville, MI
from 09:00 AM to Member price Guest Price Reserve by
Sailing Singles THU May 18|
Dinner of the Month Cash Bar Family Style Dinner Park in
the parking structure behind the restaurant
Beppo 270 N. Woodward Birmingham, MI 248- 5409463 On old
Woodward that goes through Downtown Birmingham
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Cash bar and menu
Single Place Thu.May 18|
Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time
from 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM, then the program from 7:45 PM to 9:00
The meeting will take place at the First
Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167
The price is $5.00
PWP- Rochester THURS May 18|
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
American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan? THU May
Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails and mingling from 6:00 PM
Short meeting at 7:00 PM mingling continues after meeting.
Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Drive Novi, MI
Somerset Ski & Golf Club THU May
Call Bev or email email@example.com 3 days prior to
date for reservation. Leave name & number. Arrive 30
minutes prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a
drawing. Call to cancel. Course is Friendly. Contact : Beverly
Bruce Hills Golf Course , Van Dyke N to
34 Mile , left to Eldred, left to Taft, right to course. 11:00
AM Member price $20.00 Guest Price $20.00
GM Ski Club
FRI May 19|
Dinner and harness racing. For reservations and info
contact Bill (248) 540-4547 or email: Bill.Given@phmic.com
Hazel Park Raceway 1650 E. 10 Mile Rd Hazel Park, MI
Starts at 7:00 PM
Boat Club FRI May 19 and Sat May 20|
Mystery Dinner Theater Murder on Maui Contact : Patti
Emerald City Boat Club 14655
Frazho Warren , MI 586-774-7540 Starting at 07:00 PM Member
price 20.00 Guest Price 20.00
Singles Social Club SAT May 20|
Contact : Bobbie 248-435-5320 or Kathy 248-641- 8509
Hampton Golf Course Rochester Hills, MI Turn north at
the first traffic light off Auburn east of Rochester Rd..,
turn right on Hampton Circle, course is on the left. Arrive in
time to tee off at 3.
North Oakland County SAT May 20|
Sock Hop Live music by Debbie Lee and the Kruizers. For
info cal Don 248-623-6771
St Daniel Cushing Center
7010 Valley Park Clarkston, MI from 08:00 PM Member price $10
Guest Price $10
& Golf Club SUN May 21|
Shambles golf. Everyone is welcome. You may choose a
partner but foursomes are selected from a blind draw. 18 holes
of golf with cart with a buffet dinner and gifts, prizes and
other surprises. See golf schedule. Contact : Beverly at
Timberwood Golf Course , North Avenue to
31 Mile Rd, turn right 1/4 mile on the right. from 11:00
Member price $65.00 Guest Price $75.00
Singles SUN May 21|
Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
$7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564
Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 sevice drive
between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to Member price
Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan? SUN May
Shamble Format. Dinner after at local restaurant Contact :
John Raymond firstname.lastname@example.org
Course 57737 Nine Mile Roasd South Lyon, MI 248-468-6877 from
01:30 PM Member price $42 Guest Price $52
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The Barque Picton Castle, famous for her year-long
voyages around the world as a sail training vessel, will
visit the Great Lakes this summer as part of the ASTA
2006 Tall Ships Challenge This is an excellent
opportunity for young men and women age 15+ to
experience being a sail trainee on a Class "A" square
rigged ship. We hope this opportunity will excite some
of your young people.
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