Grandma's Home Remedies


I instilled my love for basketball to my son when he was growing up. I remember that at the tender age of 2 he was dribbling at the entrance of a toy store and a crowd quickly formed around him. He never looked back. Today he's turned into my trainer.

The last time I played basketball was well over a year and a half ago. When we moved I lost my old basketball playmates and searched for suitable replacements but there was none. With no incentive to exercise I started my physical degredation. My rusty body needed a lot of oiling and polishing. Fortunately, my son (who is on an extended visit) forced me to stretch and run and I am now returning to my old glory.

Yesterday I discovered a group of men around my age and played my first full court game. I have returned from the dead. Yup! This petrified tree is back in the forest!

If you have ever wished to regain your youthful strength, I am proof that it can be done. All it needs is a little will power and (of course) a dedicated trainer who loves you enough to push you to your limits.

Youth is a wonderful thing ... especially if it is returned to you by your children. I knew there was a reason God created kids.

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena
Words of Wisdom

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena; Rod of Arcadia; Naomi of N Hollywood, Mike and Charlie of New York.


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Grandma's Home Remedies
sent by Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

“For better digestion I drink beer, in the case of appetite loss I drink white wine, in the case of low blood pressure I drink red wine, in the case of high blood pressure I drink scotch, and when I have a cold I drink schnapps.”

Doctor: “When do you drink water?”

“I’ve never been that sick!”

From the TGIF vault: Probably the most popular joke I ever illustrated. I have received this joke and the illustrations several times through the years with the sender not realizing I made the drawings.

Monastery Life
Originally sent by Rod of Arcadia, CA on May 12, 2006

A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."

He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing,
"We missed the "
R" ! , we missed the "R" !"

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying
uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"

With A choking voice, the old abbot replies, "The word was CELEBRATE."

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Dog Twerking
Contributed by Mike of New York

Dog Twerking

Don't know what twerking means? Neither did I ... until I watched this. Oooo shake it baby!!

Puppy Faints After During Reunion With Master
Contributed by Mike of New York

Puppy faints

After a long separation this dog faints when it finally sees its master.
There are some other funny vidoes in the link.
FYI, it took me a while to download so just be patient.

Sound Compilation of Expensive Cars Starting Their Engines
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

sound of starting car engines

Love cars? Love the sound of it purring as you step on the gas? Then you'll want to watch this.
I'm not a die hard car fan so I never realized cars had this kind of personality.

Climbing to the Top of the World
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Climbing Mount Everest

I never appreciated the challenges of the explorers who treked up Mount Everest until I relived their experience watching this video. Must be an exhilarating feeling standing on top of that rock.

Cirque du Soliel at the Oscar Awards
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Oscar Cirque de Soliel

The following 3 minutes and 47 seconds of the OSCARS OPENING CEREMONIES was not shown on T V. You must watch is absolutely spectacular!! Enjoy!

The Incredible Monster Wheelchair
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Monster Wheelchair

This guy built a wheelchair to beat all whellchairs. I'd like one of those if I ever lose control of my legs.

Houdini Horse: The Horse That Knew How to Escape
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Houdini Horse

Smart horse. I guess we underestimated a horse's ability to strategize an escape.

Waltz of the Flowers Flash Mob at Hadassha Hospital
Contributed by Naomi of N Hollywood, CA and Charlie of New York

Waltz of the Flowers

Don't remember if I featured this before but I watched this till the end. Hard to imagine that the place where this beautiful music came from is now under military attack.
Let's pray for peace to return to the Middle East.

A Beggar for Others
Contributed by Charlie of New York

A Beggar for Others

An incredible story of one man's love for his fellow man.

Try to do something nice to someone this weekend. TGIF!


I found a way to chase the doldrums of a Saturday when there are no interesting programs to watch on TV. I went thru previous TGIF and watched again my favorites. This afternoon, I watched the Circus Soliel at the academy awards. Spectacular. Made my day. Thanks Raoul.


When I was in my mid-30’s, I cracked my ankle playing volleyball. It causes pain now that I am older.

When I was almost 40, I was still practicing martial arts and saw another student get hurt and they had to take him away in an ambulance. I realized that as the sole source of my income and not being able to recover as fast as I did when I was younger, I should concentrate on less “dangerous” athletic activities. So I focused on my gym workouts to where I am at Gold’s six days a week.

Bottom line is always do something active. We spend too much time at our desks. I’m off to Gold’s at 3:30 today.

Tom L

About your return to basketball, where’s the pool on how soon you break or hurt something?

As someone with said experience, I figure the bet will be easy money


O How I love the Tskaichowsky flash dance. I notice the faces of the performers, mostly young people with vigor and enthusiasm. I pray that they are all okay, and please God, give them all Thy peace.

P.S. I'm glad you got back your own vigor thru the enthusiasm of your son.


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