Jewish and Italian Moms


Are you part of a non-profit organization? I don't mean working for one but volunteering for one. Do you do things only if you get paid for it? Are you constantly expanding your influence or are you happy with just a select circle? How big is your dream?

Today I was part of a group of entrepreneurs who started a dialogue with some department heads of the business section of the Pasadena Community College. Our ultimate objective is to create jobs.

For years I volunteered with organizations that help the unemployed. In those years I realized an endemic problem---these well meaning organizations have been training people to become more presentable to potential employers but that exercise didn't change the number of job openings --- a thousand people were still vying for that single job. So in the succeeding years I've been looking for like-minded entrepreneur makers.

Through a series of events I found my way into this amazing group. One of our members has recently returned from Africa where he taught thousands of people how to start a business.
When I was a boy I would climb mango trees and gather the ripened fruits. One day I noticed a volleyball made out of the mango leaves and I realized it was home to a weaver ant colony.

Curiousity made me poke it but suddenly the protective ants started swarning up my arms and my legs. The attack was so swift I thought I was going to be eaten alive. I was forced to jump on a pile of leaves 10 feet below narrowingly avoiding the branches. My human size was no match for the collective strength of the little army.

How big is your dream? If your dream is limited to the power of YOU perhaps itisn't big enough.

" Our bodies have many parts, but the many parts make up only one body when they are all put together."
---1 Corinthians 12:12

Wisdom from Naomi of North Hollywood
Words of Wisdom

If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we'd be happy with more?

Thanks to this week's winners:
Art and Tom of Pasadena, CA; Naomi of North Hollywood; Mike and Charlie of New York; Cheryl of Arcadia; Don of Kelowna; Melba of Covina.


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Italian Mother
sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Giuseppe excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in love and that he is going to get married.

He says, "Just for fun, Mama, I'm going to bring over three women and you try and guess which one I'm going to marry." The mother agrees.

The next day, he brings three beautiful women into the house, sits them down on the couch & they chat for a while. He then says, "Okay, Mama, guess which one I'm going to marry?"

Mama says immediately, "The one on the right."

"That's amazing, Mama. You're right. How did you know?"

Mama replies: "I don't like her!"

Jewish Mother
sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

The year is 2016 and the United States has elected the first woman as well as the first Jewish president, Susan Goldfarb.

She calls up her mother a few weeks after Election Day and says, "So, Mom, I assume you'll be coming to my inauguration?"

"I don't think so. It's a ten hour drive, your father isn't as young as he used to be, and my arthritis is acting up again."

"Don't worry about it Mom, I'll send Air Force One to pick you up and take you home. And a limousine will pick you up at your door."

"I don't know. Everybody will be so fancy-schmantzy, what on earth would I wear?"

Susan replies, "I'll make sure you have a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in New York."

"Honey," Mom complains, "you know I can't eat those rich foods you and your friends like to eat."

The President-to-be responds, "Don't worry Mom. The entire affair is going to be handled by the best caterer in New York, kosher all the way. Mom, I really want you to come."

So Mom reluctantly agrees and on January 20, 2017, Susan Goldfarb is being sworn in as President of the United States. In the front row sits the new President's mother, who leans over to a senator sitting next to her and says,
"You see that woman over there with her hand on the Bible,
becoming President of the United States?"

The Senator whispers back, "Yes I do."

Mom says proudly, "Her brother is a doctor!"

Real Love
sent by Ernie of Fountain Valley, CA

I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years...

If my wife
finds out,
she'll kill me!

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Beer/Clothing Drive
Contributed Charlie of New York
Warning: Not for the ultra conservative

Beer Clothing Drive

An office donation campaign gone out of control.

Never Say Can't
Contributed by Art of Pasadena, CA

Never say cant

Inspirational clip of a woman who never understood her limitations and an amazing discovery about her past.

Beatles Pancake
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Beatles Pancake

A clever trick. Now why didn't I think of that? If I ran a breakfast diner, I'd make something like this.

Bowling with Sponge Bob
Contributed by Art of Pasadena, CA and Don of Kelowna, B.C.

Bowling with SpongeBob

Not a video game fan? Well, try this out for size. I played it a couple of times but never got a perfect score. Literally had to pull my way out of it. It could get addicting.

Creative Business Cards
Contributed by Mike of New York

Creative Business Cards

The link is not really a video but a web page that shows some clever ideas for the ordinary business card.

Can We Auto Correct Humanity?
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Can we auto correct humanity

Heavy duty ideas here. Looks at our modern day habits and how we are slowly drifting apart from each other.

The Filipino Way
Contributed by Melba of Covina, CA

The Filipino Way

A glimpse of the Philippine culture. Amusing and funny.

Charlie Brown Song for Seniors
Contributed Cheryl of Arcadia, CA

Charlie Brown  by Piano Guys

We end this edition with one of my favorite tunes --- the Charlie Brown theme music. These two musicians do their own lively interpretation for some senior citizens and you can see it erupts into a party. What a treat!
TGIF people! Enjoy your first weekend of October!


Hi Bro,

The Italian Mother and The Filipino Way are my two favorites, but I guess [being Italian and married to a Filipina] I am a little biased.

Thank you and have a good weekend!


Thanks Raoul, some of the greatest Joy in life can be obtained in working or rather volunteering for Non Profits and enjoying the influence they have on People. Tom

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